I can't recommend Kyle and his Elite test Prep service enough!!! He was so positive from beginning to end. My daughter was stuck at an ACT score and was feeling as if she couldn't break through her plateau. Kyle identified why she had been stuck, clearly outlined his plan to overcome the challenge and explained what her commitment was going to need to be to succeed. Throughout the entire process he built her confidence and provided positive support. His lessons were personalized to meet her individualized needs. She truly felt confident the day she went into the ACT exam because Kyle had systematically worked to help her overcome her challenges. Additionally, we have worked with Kyle for academic tutoring and found his academic coaching services to be the best. Before finding Kyle we tried a few others and have found his services so far above the rest. Highly recommend!!!
Julie - 04/28/19
If you are afraid of spending money and not getting results, don’t be! Kyle helped my son score 6 points higher in english in only 3-4 sessions. He is organized, accommodating, and an excellent communicator!
Sherrie - 04/26/19
Prior to signing up for tutoring I was fearful that my son might not match up well with Kyle’s personality and teaching style. Boy was I wrong! It was a great fit! Kyle is very consistent and structured. He made it very easy to know what to do and how to prepare. My son scored 3 points higher after with Kyle!
Jenn - 03/01/19
Kyle is an outstanding instructor who demonstrates the ability to draw on his in-depth knowledge of ACT subjects, to set clear goals, to use appropriate assessments, and to provide high-quality feedback to his students. My son gained valuable insight into developing critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and problem approach behaviors to use towards mastering the ACT exam. In addition, Kyle shows respect for his students and encourages them to work towards meeting their academic goals. He captures the essence of what an excellent instructor should do and be for his students. I am proud to say that after many long hours of studying my son earned a 32 on his last ACT. Thank you Kyle for your continued inspiration and support!
Chris - 09/20/18
I can't say enough good things about our experience with Breakthru Tutoring! My son, Jack, started working with Kyle to prepare for the ACT. Kyle worked diligently with Jack to teach him how to take the test. With in person sessions, online coursework between sessions, real-time mock ACT tests and analysis of the actual tests, Kyle was able to determine Jack's strengths and weaknesses. He taught him how to optimize his time, analyze the questions and narrow down the answers. All of this resulted in a 7 point increase in my son's score!!! Additionally, he used the techniques that he learned to improve how he studied and took tests at school. This was definitely a great investment in our son's future! Kyle was very easy to work with, very accessible and able to answer all our questions at any time.
Kathy - 07/27/18
My daughter (who is now 13) has struggled in school since the third grade. She doesn't qualify for an IEP. She doesn't have dyslexia. She doesn't have a learning disability. School is just really hard for her. Just when she would start to understand what her teacher was teaching, the teacher would move on to the next section and she wasn't ready. She would always fall behind. She was always discouraged. She would study for hours and days just to bring home a C- or a D. Then she would say "why should I even try?" We have been to many different tutors and although they were good, they didn't impact or help my daughter like Kyle at Breakthru Tutoring.
After the first session with Kyle, she said "He gets me mom. Thank you for finding him". That is huge for a child to say about any tutor. Kyle is personable and knows how to break math down so my daughter understands it. He is building her a strong foundation and will be ahead of the game before entering 8th grade . After just a few sessions my daughter has more confidence and is actually starting to like math. We will continue to work with Kyle as needed all school year long. I wish I would have found him before my son took his ACT's.
If your child needs help with math or prepping for the ACT - Breakthru Tutoring is the bomb! Thank you Kyle for being so kind and connecting with my daughter. We are so thankful!
Michelle - 07/14/18
Kyle Simon is an amazing and kind person to work with. He is very encouraging and willing to offer help to whoever is in need. I went to Kyle in hopes of improving my ACT score. The sessions I had with him were definitely worth my time. All the hard work I put in payed off at the end. Kyle helped me bump my ACT score up by 5 points to a 33! He is a very dedicated individual who is committed to helping his students. I enjoy working with Kyle and recommend tutoring with him!
Meha - 4/29/18
Kyle's service is outstanding from beginning to end! Scheduling with him is easy. He works to find a time to fit your schedule. His lessons are in depth and well planned out. They are individualized to meet your specific needs. He provides additional support material for practice, as well as, review worksheets and practice tests. After each lesson he writes a review of the session, explains what you need to work on and outlines the upcoming lesson. Most of all, he makes sure you truly understand what you are learning. He reviews after tests to make sure you understand what was missed before you move on to the next lesson. He is both a support to what you are learning and a teacher of what you need to know. He is simply above the rest!
Grace - 02/26/16
This past summer, my friend and I began studying for our first ever ACT, and we had no idea where to begin, especially when it came to relearning math concepts. We ended up calling Kyle at Breakthru Tutoring. Throughout the summer, Kyle reviewed many math concepts with us and helped us to really understand any problems that we missed on practice tests. Finally, I took my first ACT in September and received a 32. I continued to practice and then took the ACT in October and received a 34. This improvement was mainly due to Kyle’s excellent teaching skills, and his willingness to listen when one is struggling with a particular concept. I definitely recommend Kyle to anyone looking for assistance with math, not only for the ACT, but also in general. He is a very good tutor and assisted me greatly.
Claire - 09/29/17
Kyle helped me tremendously with preparing for the ACT. I scored a 34!!! Not only does he teach me the material that I don't understand, he also teaches me test-taking tips so I avoid losing careless points and get the best score possible. He’s also very friendly, funny, easy to talk to, and makes the tutoring sessions enjoyable instead of something I dread. Kyle was also very flexible with scheduling, which helped me a lot since I have a pretty hectic schedule that often changes last minute. Overall, Kyle was a great tutor who created a stress less learning environment and was a great help to me.
Minseo - 09/26/17
Kyle has been tutoring my daughter for about a year. We initially contacted him for his services to help with her math studies. After seeing improvement in her math grades we continued using Kyle to tutor her with not only math but her ACT’s. She just took the ACT and after working with Kyle improved her cumulative and individual scores. Kyle always makes himself available for her even in emergency situations when she receives last minute test notifications. He is always prepared for her lessons and incorporates the information she forwards to him prior to the lesson. His instruction is easy to follow and understand. Most importantly he connects with the student. I have a would strongly recommend Kyle to other parents and students.
Renee - 09/22/17
I am a high school teacher and I mentioned to students that I needed a tutor for my son who was struggling in Geometry. Three of my students, including our valedictorian, said that they hired Kyle for ACT prep and went on and on about what a great teacher he is. One of them said they were close to failing geometry until he helped her understand; she said it was like the scales fell off her eyes. Well, upon those recommendations we have had Kyle work with our son. He has been a blessing! Not only does our son like Kyle personally (he’s “cool”) and enjoy working with him, he says that he explains things in such a way that they make sense to him. Kyle has given him confidence that he’s never really had in math. From a mother’s perspective, I am so thankful that Kyle is there to encourage our son and help in ways that we can’t. He is always so well prepared and really earns every cent we pay him.
Holly - 09/10/17
Kyle Simon is an excellent math tutor. He is patient and encouraging, which has helped my son with his confidence in math. My son always feels comfortable to ask Kyle questions, and he truly understands a concept after Kyle's explanation. Kyle also responds quickly to my son's and my email/texts. He answers my son's questions that come up between tutoring sessions, and he provides extra problems for practice to gain mastery. I thoroughly recommend Kyle as a math tutor.
Carrie - 09/06/17
I cannot say enough about Kyle. We hired him to tutor our eighth-grade son in algebra. Kyle went above and beyond to help our son be successful. On his own time, Kyle reached out to the classroom teacher, made templates to help organize my son’s work and began to prep him for the ACTs. Our son’s semester exam scores improved 14% points once he began to work with Kyle. He was friendly, fun, courteous and dependable. I would highly recommend Kyle!
Kathy - 06/29/17
Kyle Simon made a huge impact on our son’s future. Through his patience and dedication (and a 504 accommodation) he helped our son go from an 18 to a 28 on his ACT score during the spring of 2017. Our son is a dedicated baseball player & Kyle was very accommodating to his workout & practice schedule. He would send encouraging messages before the tests & follow up afterwards. Kyle found out our son’s strengths and enhanced those to achieve the highest success. We highly recommend Kyle Simon for ACT tutoring.
Mary - 06/27/17
Mr. S. turned a light on inside my son and ignited a passion to learn that I had no idea still existed. We feel very fortunate to have found Mr. S. and have every confidence in his ability to bring out the best in each of his students. Parents will enjoy his great feedback and concrete plans with clear objectives. Students will enjoy his warm, confident energy and judgement free approach. He will make them feel comfortable and capable of reaching their goals.
Ginger - 03/31/17
I would highly recommend Kyle as a tutor. He is very knowledgeable, but equally as important he knows how to communicate that knowledge to his students. His patience knows no bounds, and he immediately puts the kids at ease. My daughter gained confidence AND improved her math skills. Truly, Kyle missed his calling. He would be a phenomenal teacher!
Chris - 02/09/17
He has helped me tremendously! I was on my way to failing calculus, but after learning from Kyle, I am confident I will pass with a high grade! Thank you Kyle!!
Jaret - 12/20/16
My daughter is a senior who is preparing to take the ACT for the second time. She has been working with Kyle with the goal of improving her math score. Math has always been a challenge for her, yet she has been nothing but complimentary about Kyle's instruction. He has been very patient and encouraging and clearly explains concepts in a way that she is able to understand. He has helped her identify the specific types of math problems she is struggling with and clearly provides the instruction needed to solve them. Her confidence level has greatly improved, and I have no doubt her ACT math score will improve, as well. As a parent, Kyle has been extremely friendly, communicative, reliable, and flexible. I have been very impressed with his professionalism, and I highly recommend his tutoring services.
Heather - 08/30/16
Kyle has been a terrific tutor! He's is very organized and detail oriented, coming up with a plan which focused in on tackling Miranda's biggest issues and she is very pleased with how things have been going so far. She has had two in-person sessions and one on-line and all have gone very well. I especially like that she seems more confident after every session that she will be able to improve her ACT Math score, and her lack of confidence in her own skills is one of her major issues. So, it's not just the "nuts and bolts" that are being dealt with, but he is working on all of the things which will help her succeed.
Susan - 08/24/16
My son is being tutored for his math ACT's. He came away from the lesson excited to learn more and confident in his abilities to do well and improve his skills and score. Very positive experience.
Thea - 08/15/16
The online lessons with Kyle were very helpful! I feel very prepared for the math section of the ACT now and can walk in confident. His little tips and pointers for this section of the ACT are great and effective. I went from a very low score to a 26!
Alex - 06/10/16
Kyle makes things easy to understand and has helped my son feel more confident in his abilities to solve Algebraic problems and in his preparation for the ACT.
Chris - 06/07/16
I am in advanced math classes yet I was still getting lower than expected scores on my math ACT. Kyle explained to me where I likely was making mistakes and after each practice test I took, worked though the problems I missed with me to help me understand where I went wrong. After only 3 sessions my estimated score bumped from a 25 to a 31! Kyle is very patient and makes you feel comfortable asking questions, and helps you to understand exactly what the ACT is looking for.
Elana - 05/28/16
Kyle is very thorough in the subject matter and is very encouraging which helps to instill confidence. He is also very organized in scheduling the tutoring sessions.
Michael - 03/07/16
Kyle has been tutoring my son for about a month now in preparation for the ACT test next month. My son gets anxious when taking big standardized timed tests. Kyle has given him the math and testing confidence which I believe will improve his scores significantly! My son often comes back from tutoring stating that he learned so much. Kyle is easy to work with and always returns texts. Thanks Kyle!
Diana - 02/26/16
Kyle, came prepared and ready to teach. My daughter said he did great job also, which is amazing coming from a teenager who reluctantly gave up three hours of her weekend to review math concepts for the ACT. I would definitely recommend him and we will be using him again in the future!
Marcie - 01/25/16
Kyle has just started tutoring my daughter for the ACT. With each session they have had she has come away with a new bit of information to take with her to her next testing session in December. Her confidence builds with every session they have. He knows his content very well. Kyle is a responsible young man, always on time, lets me know what they have covered for each session they have had and what they are going to cover with their next session. If they are on a roll he doesn't worry about the time and will keep going with the session until they are at a good stopping point. Kyle cares about my daughter's success. We are fortunate to have found him to help her.
Chelli - 11/22/15
Kyle has been tutoring my son for the past several months. The focus is Math and he has done an excellent job in advancing my son in the subject. He has made it easier to comprehend and move forward with even the most mundane Math questions of all. Kyle has prepared him in the aspect of test taking and has managed to observe my son's strengths and weaknesses. When he arrives he is punctual and has a lesson plan available. He is never rushed nor watching the clock during his visits. Kyle comes to perform the task at hand and does a fantastic job of keeping it interesting and informative. Kyle has also given my son the confidence he needed in order to excel. Overall, he has helped him tremendously. He makes coming over for a session relaxing, yet constructive. My son is very comfortable with him, as he is professional and personal all in one. We look forward to the upcoming exam as I am certain we will see an improved score, which has been our goal all along. We thank Kyle very much for his time and expertise. I would HIGHLY recommend him for anyone's tutoring needs.
Deborah - 08/26/15