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College Admissions Counseling

College admissions specialist Pamela Donnelly has trained a team of top-level college admissions counselors in her proprietary process for admissions success. At Valley Prep Tutoring, they secure exceptional outcomes with maximum merit-based financial aid.

Services Offered:

  1. List co-creation, introducing appropriate schools based on student preferences and performance
  2. Assessment of extracurriculars/volunteer work
  3. Course selection review
  4. Researching and advising on right-fit major
  5. Summer programs and internship advisory
  6. Assistance in qualifying for merit scholarships
  7. Essays coaching on each and every application
    a. Common App, Coalition App, UC, others
    b. Personal statement
    c. Supplementals
  8. Helping to strategize each step in completion of the application process
  9. Verifying the application before student submits
  10. 15% discount on any tutoring or test prep services desired
  11. Motivation, mindset and timelines Be sure to enroll your student in our exclusive GATE platform.
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Tutoring

HIRE THE BEST TUTORS IN LOS ANGELES

My team of expert educators tutors all high school subjects. Not only do we provide instruction at the AP level, but we're experienced with IB, honors, and of course regular level classes too. If your teen is struggling, we're the pros to get the job done in a way they’ll truly enjoy. I only hire personable, friendly, effective educators, overseeing all placements, and reviewing session notes to ensure student results and parent satisfaction.

This carefully vetted, background-checked, certified team has the professional know-how and training to turn your student's C's and D's into A's and B’s.

Ready to see them score a 4 or 5 on that AP exam? We’re the ones to get it done.

You'll receive regular tutoring notes as well as my popular monthly newsletter, which is always chock-full of information, links, and insights you need to keep everything on track. Parents tell me they love the consistency and clarity of those communications.

Courses Tutored

ENGLISH

Honors and Regular English 9

Honors and Regular English 10

Honors and Regular English 11

Honors and Regular English 12

World Literature

American Literature

AP Language

AP Literature

British Lit

College Essay Support

SOCIAL STUDIES

American History

World History

Geography

Government

Economics

AP US History

AP European

AP World History

AP Government

AP Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics

MATH

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Trigonometry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus AP

Statistics

Advanced Mathematics

AP Calculus AB/BC

SCIENCE

Life Science

Earth Science

Biology

AP Biology

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

Physics

AP Physics

AP Psychology

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Spanish

French

Latin

Mandarin

Japanese

Learning Differences

Does your student have learning differences like ADHD or dyslexia? Are they facing mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety? No problem—I help students with these profiles all the time. My team and I carefully implement guidelines from existing educational testing reports. If you don’t have one, I can recommend you to trusted colleagues who can provide those important services for you.

Test Prep

 Taking an SAT or ACT can intimidate even the most confident students. With admissions to selective colleges sometimes riding squarely on reaching specific scores, this rite of passage requires careful preparation.

My methodology recognizes the overlap of objectives between these exams and future success as a college student, so I often place tutors who overtly support both high school coursework and the transition to exam preparation. Students and parents frequently tell me their increased confidence was as important to them as the scores they improved. Our students commonly see SAT gains of 170-270 points and ACT gains of 4-7 points using our proprietary GATE program. We stand by our results, and guarantee ongoing support if needed with retakes.

EXAMS COVERED

SAT I PSAT I ACT I ISEE I HSPT I CHSPE I GED

Updated Dates for SAT and ACT, 2022-2023

ACT DATES 2022-2023

February 12, 2022

April 2, 2022

June 11, 2022

July 16, 2022

Sept 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022

Feb 11, 2023

April 1, 2023

June 10, 2023

July 15, 2023**

 

SAT DATES 2022-2023

March 12, 2022

May 7, 2022

June 4, 2022

August 27, 2022

October 1, 2022

November 5, 2022

December 3, 2022

March 11, 2023

May 6, 2023

June 3, 2023

Due to COVID-19, the dates above may change, based on geographic location. Please check www.collegeboard.org or www.act.org for up-to-date information. New wording: The dates above may change for various reasons, based on geographic location. Please check www.collegeboard.org or www.act.org for up-to-the-minute information.

Homeschool Support

VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS DISCERNING FAMILIES AN OPTION SO THEIR TEENS CAN ASPIRE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

WE MAKE SURE ONLINE COURSEWORK LEADS TO POST-GRADUATION SUCCESS.

Imagine your son or daughter successfully completing high school while matched with upbeat, effective tutors on their support team. This isn't old-school homeschooling, this is next level.

Best of all, you don't have to be an expert in all subject areas for them to progress. We'd love to screen share and show you how your student can secure their high school diploma without ever having to risk crowded classrooms or deal with. Let's set a Zoom call. Book to discuss now.

This attractive alternative to traditional 7am-3pm scheduling provides the level of flexibility needed due to:

• Competitive athletics
• Emotional/behavioral challenges
• Medical leave
• Work schedules (especially in the entertainment industry)

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Claire-Zeller

The entire time my daughter was growing up, she knew how proud I was to be a Brown University alum. we had the matching sweatshirts and dreamed about her following in my footsteps. We began workign with Pamela Donnelly while Claire was in middle schiil to ensure we made that dream a reality. I couldn't be prouder to now be the mom of an environmental engineering student at my very own Alma Mater!

JENNIFER ZELLER

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Mia with multiple college acceptance letters thanks to Valley Prep Tutoring
Mia and her mom Tina celebrating Mia's graduation knowing she has been accepted to multiple colleges thanks to Valley Prep Tutoring

My daughter Mia wa admitted to so many competitive colleges! Her main tutor became an important part of our family, and even attended Mia's graduation. Pamela and her team made all the difference in our outcomes. I'm convinced that trusting the right support, including Pamela's consulting and test prep from the tutoring team, is why Mia has transitioned so successfully. As a single mom of an only child, you can imagine how thankful I am!

TINA POLLINI

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Desiree & Blair Underwood

One of the most critical and pivotal moments in a young person's life is when they are faced with the proverbial question: what, where and of they will attend college. Because of tremendous hard work displayed by our son and daughter, and invaluable consulting from Pamela Donnelly and her tutoring team, the dream of being accepted into their top choice of university was realized. We are eternally grateful!

DESIREE AND BLAIR UNDERWOOD