Lydia Wang - Currently in Junior Year
Perfect SAT 2400 Score — October 2013
"At the very end of sophomore year, I knew I had two or three months of summer to prepare for SAT which I had to take in junior year.
Both my parents and I decided that we were going to go to the SAT prep. academy. And we spent about two to three weeks just searching around Irvine looking different academies, Elite and Harvard Square. And finally we went ACI and the reason why I chose to settle in ACI is because I found out that they have a class specifically for students like me which I never need preparatory materials for SAT. Instead I just need a little bit of push something to advance me to the highest level so I can get score 2300 or 2400 range which was the most students are looking for.
And I felt ACI really helped me prepare SAT because the teachers I had for SAT class, Mr. Michael Lathrop for critical reading, writing and essay and Mr. Ben Chen for math. In my class, which only was consisted of 7 to 8 students, we all felt so close to the teachers and we never felt intimidated by them or ignored by them.
And me, especially, I had really close connection with English teacher. He helped me develop my critical reading skills more which in the beginning was a bit lacking and also helped me see the flaws in my essay writing. And Ben also helped me with my math by showing me strategies and skills that I hadn't learned before in Math. So through these experience and those two months I spent here ACI, it's what helped me get perfect score on the SAT and I am so happy what I've learned.”