Achieve with private tutors & college consultants.
Get better grades, higher SAT and ACT scores, and into the right colleges with one-on-one professional mentors.
7x winner Best Tutoring Service
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Academic mentorship can change everything
We start with a complimentary consultation to get to know your family. From there, we create an ecosystem of support with professional mentors who work with your child 1-on-1 online or at home.
With one-on-one sessions, our tutors can get to know how your student learns and can scaffold their success as they move forward. By taking time to address underlying barriers which hold your child back, our tutors and college consultants can teach your child the skills and knowledge that will serve them throughout their lifetime.
How to start
finding your perfect college prep mentor
Book a consultation
with one of our educational experts to discuss how our customized student support and tutoring can help your kid achieve their goals.
by filling out a quick 5-minute questionnaire that helps us understand your unique situation and what you need.
Tell us what you're looking for
Create an actionable plan
filled with specific strategies that cater to your kid's learning style (and workload) during your consultation.
Your all in one solution
that prepares your student for college and beyond
Student metrics that matter
We've empowered hundreds to reach their goals and get into elite colleges with less stress (and better results).
Average scholarship awarded to each college counseling student
Greater SAT and ACT score improvement than competing test prep companies.
More effective than group tutoring sessions or workshops
How We Helped
6-point increase on the ACT (26 to 32)
Accepted at Carnegie Mellon
Aced the highest level math class offered at her school
"Strive to Learn is the only place I would ever recommend for college counseling, tutoring, or test prep (and I've done all three over the years with various tutors/counselors).
Honestly, some companies are so corrupt and really just want to exploit people's anxiety about college admissions and test scores. In the three years since I started with a tutor at StL, I have only ever felt empowered and encouraged by the whole team.
I could talk forever about the value of their services, or the amazing community outreach, or the fact that my ACT composite score went from a 26 to a 32 with their help.
It all boils down to their devotion to their students - my friends and I all were matched with different counselors, and each of the five of us felt that we got high-quality support to write the best essays, be our best selves at interviews, and find the best financial aid opportunities.
School prestige obviously isn't everything, but in case you care: I'm now attending a top 20 university in the US, with a 15% acceptance rate (and a 3.5% acceptance rate within my specific major). I owe it all to them, and I can't recommend this company enough. Thank you Strive!!"
- Lily L.
1-on-1 tutoring with professionals
Learn from the best tutors and college counselors in Orange County
Hand-selected for their academic expertise and tutoring experience, our mentors will stop at nothing to help your student get the results they want 7 days a week. Available online or in-person.
What College-Bound Families Love
Your every question about standardized tests and college admissions — answered.