Tutoring and College Admission
by William C. Michael
I once walked with a mother into the high school office and watched her write a check for $37,000 for her daughters’ high school tuition. As she handed the check to the office secretary, she turned and asked me if I would tutor her eldest daughter because she and her husband (a prominent lawyer) wanted to make sure she was prepared for admission to a selective university.
Despite all the benefits available — and her daughter was an A student — she knew that prep school tuition wasn’t enough to guarantee admission.
The admissions office at Harvard University says:
“By taking the most academically demanding courses you can find, you can improve both your chance of admission to a selective college and your performance during the first years of college.”
Thus, admission to a selective college is not determined by the name of the school one attends, or how high the tuition is.
What determines admission is how “academically demanding” a child’s studies are during the high school years.
Most schools and tutors offer nothing more than the normal set of courses found in all modern schools. Tutoring in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, however, can not only help students raise their grades, but add studies not available at their local schools.
Classical tutoring is the key to gaining admission to selective colleges: expanding the student’s course selection and allowing the student to move into courses other students cannot.
Get in touch with me to learn more.
God bless your studies,Mr. William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academymail@classicalliberalarts.com