1-on-1 mentorship that teaches your way
Is your kid struggling with feeling overwhelmed, lost, or burnt out by school and college applications? We can help.
We offer families a comprehensive solution that helps kids improve their grades, achieve high test scores, and get into elite colleges by connecting them to the right people who understand their needs.
By taking time to understand each student, where they are, their learning style, and what they struggle with, we can craft an entire ecosystem of personalized support that scaffolds their success, fosters their self-confidence, and teaches them skills they'll use throughout their life.
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.
for better grades, high SAT and ACT scores, and admission into elite colleges
Metrics that change
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.
Work with the best in OC
1-on-1 sessions with highly-trained experts in education
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.