SAT & ACT Score Improvements

Test Results Before & After Engaging with Stoke Education  


High School Success Stories

Jacob has ADHD and used to believe, “I’m just not as smart as my older sister…”.

When Jacob came to Stoke, he was an average student at a high school.  His older sister had been an academic high-achiever, accepted to Yale University after graduating from the same high school. Jacob's academic difficulties stemmed in part from ADHD, and the constant comparisons to his sister took a further toll on his confidence and self-esteem.

Jacob's academic consultant helped him improve his SAT score by deliberately mastering one skill or concept at a time. His math, reading, and other academic abilities began showing improvement, but Jacob wasn't convinced until his score jumped more than 250 points.

Jacob's unproductive beliefs and constant self-criticism had kept him from recognizing his own ability; once he saw proof of his intelligence, however, he and his academic consultant were able to improve his SAT score by 690 points over the next 3 months. He jumped from the 44th percentile to the 96th on the SAT, got accepted into his first choice of colleges, and, most importantly, became empowered. With the help of his academic consultant, Jacob shed the restrictive assumptions and negative self-talk that prevented his success.

Jessica was an above average student whose standardized test scores didn’t reflect her true abilities.

Jessica came to Stoke after earning a 23 on the ACT, which was much too low for the competitive university where she was hoping to enroll that fall. Although diligent, neither Jessica nor her peers viewed her as any great intellect.

However, Jessica's self-esteem improved as soon as she realized that her academic consultant's primary purpose was to help her master the test. After improving her ACT score by just 3 points, Jessica decided she was going to shock every student, teacher, and administrator at her competitive private high school by earning the highest score in her class.

After preparing with her academic counselor, Jessica earned a 35 on the ACT--the highest score in her entire graduating fact! In fact, Jessica didn't just earn the best score in her class; she earned one of the best scores in the country. A 35 on the ACT places Jessica in the 99.7th percentile of U.S. students. In a room of 1,000, only 2 or 3 of her peers would have scores that high or higher.  

Now, Jessica is a freshman at the university of her choice. She was among the first to be accepted from her class.

Nicholas was a class valedictorian with average test scores.

Nicholas had always been a straight-A student, on his to class valedictorian when he came to Stoke for help improving his SAT score of 1900. He was aiming for admittance to an exclusive university, and he knew he needed superlative academic assistance in order to achieve his goals.

Over the course of 4 months with Stoke, Nicholas increased his SAT score by 430 points, shooting from the 85th to the 99th percentile. His ultimate score, 2230, was the highest in his class; and Nicholas had no trouble getting into his dream school. 

High School Services

Test Preparation for College Admissions

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT Achievers: Raise your score to 98-99.9% 
  • ACT Achievers: Raise your score to 98-99.9% 

Academic Consulting: Raise Your GPA

  • Subject Specific Tutoring:  Math, Sciences, History, Literature, Languages
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Advanced Study Skills 
  • Advanced Memorization Techniques
  • Speed Reading
  • Finding & Inspiring "Motivation" to Achieve
  • Time Management & Academic Organization

College Admission Strategy

  • Scholarship Research
  • Strategic Positioning for Ivy League & Special Program Acceptance
  • College Application Assistance

AP Test Preparation & Tutoring

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP German
  • AP French 

Special Needs Consulting

Stoke's academic consultants are superlative educators with experience helping students overcome a variety of challenges. More than 40% of the students we work with have been diagnosed with a learning disability.

  • Dyslexia
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Cognitive Processing Disorders

Contact Stoke Education today to discuss how we can help your child: 844-STOKE-ED (844-786-5333) or