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“ExcelEdge delivers results for students. The staff is highly trained, professional, and student-centered, and they deliver a quality, intensive test prep program that raises student test scores. I've worked with Carol Talabay, ExcelEdge's director, for many years and have found her attention to detail amazing. She will work with you to create a test prep program that is focused on the needs of your students for a very reasonable cost. ExcelEdge truly is the edge that schools need to boost student achievement.”

- Ann Kimpton
Assistant Principal
Willowbrook High School

“With so many opportunities for our best and brightest students to be involved in activities, enrichment, and athletics, I recommend without hesitation that our students make time for PSAT 1520. The staff and the curriculum are second to none, and our students get the results that they want to see.”

- Scott Eggerding
Director of Curriculum
Lyons Township High School

“We have maintained a relationship with ExcelEdge for over 20 years. The company provides a personal touch in all aspects of the test preparation experience. They assist students with individual needs, initiate contact with the school staff to ensure a seamless program exists and are available to discuss innovations as needed. We have seen our students who have taken the ExcelEdge courses outperform their peers.”

- Vince Walsh-Rock
Assistant Principal
Downers Grove South High School

“With so many opportunities for our best and brightest students to be involved in activities, enrichment, and athletics, I recommend without hesitation that our students make time for PSAT 1520.  The staff and the curriculum are second to none, and our students get the results that they want to see.”

- Scott Eggerding
Director of Curriculum
Lyons Township High School

“We have maintained a relationship with ExcelEdge for over 20 years.  The company provides a personal touch in all aspects of the test preparation experience.  They assist students with individual needs, initiate contact with the school staff to ensure a seamless program exists and are available to discuss innovations as needed.  We have seen our students who have taken the ExcelEdge courses outperform their peers. “

- Vince Walsh-Rock
Assistant Principal
Downers Grove South High School

“ExcelEdge delivers results for students.  The staff is highly trained, professional, and student-centered, and they deliver a quality, intensive test prep program that raises student test scores.  I've worked with Carol Talabay, ExcelEdge's director, for many years and have found her attention to detail amazing.  She will work with you to create a test prep program that is focused on the needs of your students for a very reasonable cost. ExcelEdge truly is the edge that schools need to boost student achievement.”

- Ann Kimpton
Assistant Principal
Willowbrook High School

 “I would recommend any of the test prep classes of ExcelEdge, Inc. for your students’ test preparation.   ExcelEdge is a company that is fully professional in its dealings with parents, students, and counselors.  If you wish to have a class at your school, ExcelEdge makes it work for your school schedule and your students.  They understand that each school has different schedules and needs, and they will be happy to make their classes work – not because they want to make a sale and have their program at your school – but because they truly believe their program works.  And it does!

We have had ACT 36 at our school for 18 years and do not intend to stop anytime soon.   Sure you can spend thousands on an individual test prep program for your child, but I have found ACT 36 to be an affordable and excellent curriculum-based test prep program.  Carol Talabay is always available to answer any questions from school staff or parents.  She answers emails or phone calls almost immediately or certainly within 24 hours.  The certified teachers of their classes are knowledgeable about not just the content of the subject area and test strategies, but they also understand and communicate well with high school students.  Their teachers are professionals who begin classes promptly so that students get the full two hours of instructional time each week.   

Last year some of our students took a PSAT prep class through a major corporation which came to our school.  I was extremely disappointed with the quality of instruction, the class time wasted, and the poor classroom management.  This year ExcelEdge is presenting PSAT 1520 to our students.  Carol Talabay is completely honest and upfront about who they are targeting and how quickly the class moves.  She will readily admit that the PSAT 1520 class is not for everyone.  She is not interested in just making money on their program.  She truly believes in what her company offers students for test prep.  And she has the statistics to prove it!”

- Fran David
Director of Counseling
Timothy Christian High School


Teachers

PSAT 1520 teachers are content specialists, thoroughly trained and fully-certified. As end-of-the-program evaluations prove, ExcelEdge staff members are knowledgeable, personable and well-liked by students they teach. Because staff members are referred by administrators at their schools, our teachers are among the very best. Working with groups of about 20 students, a team of two teachers helps students acquire the skills necessary for exam success.

To get a sense of the caliber of our staff, note their responses to this question:

What sets ExcelEdge apart from other test preparation companies?

“The ‘edge’ is what defines ExcelEdge. This company is constantly updating information to give your child what they need to compete in the college admissions arena. Content-filled classes taught in a friendly, interactive format by caring instructors make the difference for course participants.”

Ellen Corey

BA English & Psychology, Marymount College
MA Counseling, Pacific Lutheran University
Educator of the Year 2010

 

“I have been working for ExcelEdge, Inc. for a number of years – first as a math teacher and, now, also as a supervisor. This program helps students achieve their ‘personal best.’ The students have the opportunity to practice strategies and work with actual retired tests. In the classroom, the students have the opportunity to get immediate feedback on their concerns and also hear how other students are thinking about the same or related problems. The personal interaction is invaluable! Students' scores have improved significantly by applying what they have learned in this course. I wouldn't work for a company unless I had faith in their program.”

Carol A. Tegge

BS Mathematics, University of Illinois
MS Mathematics, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

 

“All ExcelEdge teachers are state certified in their specific subject area – English, math or science. They have experience teaching high school students of all academic levels. They come to ExcelEdge through personal recommendations from current staff. All teachers, both new and veterans, receive annual training to teach and improve our work with the students in our classes as they prepare to take the PSAT, ACT, or SAT.”

Diane Harris

BA English, Purdue University
MS Reading, DePaul University

 

“I have spent 40 years working with high school and now college students. My greatest joy is seeing them learn something for the first time and then find success with it. I feel that ExcelEdge provides that same personal touch for all students to find success on the ACT test.”

Richard Clish

BA English, Illinois State University
MA English, Northeastern Illinois University
CAS, Concordia College

 

“ExcelEdge offers students a plethora of test materials, strategies, and resources to prepare for one of the most important exams of their high school careers. This program is unlike any other because it is taught by certified professional teachers who have an incredibly strong knowledge of the material because they teach it every day in the classroom and every evening with your child. The staff at ExcelEdge understands the magnitude of test preparation.”

Alicia Jakubek

BA English Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University
MS Educational Administration, Olivet Nazarene University
MS Counseling and School of Guidance, Lewis University

The Edge....

PSAT 1520 teachers are among the best in their field. Take advantage of their expertise by asking questions in class, participating in group discussions and making sure you get the most out of each session. Your teachers are your coaches for this PSAT/ NMSQT game. Your training will impact your score.


 
 
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