Preparing students for their collegiate futures through test prep, tutoring, and essay consulting.

With college admissions more competitive than ever, students need to excel in each of these realms to optimize their applications. Ivy Experience is here to help.

Our Services

Empowering and preparing students for success.

College Essay & Application Consulting

We are the ultimate guides and allies through this process - from brainstorming essay ideas and packaging the student, to keeping students on deadlines and providing critical feedback on every draft of every essay, to helping to polish and proof all essays and applications before submission.

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SAT/ACT Test Prep Tutoring

Our SAT and ACT test prep is individualized, efficient, and effective. Meetings are personalized to students based on their specific strategy and content needs. And with free SAT/ACT diagnostic tests, we ensure that students pick the right test to maximize their success. With no minimum packages or obligations, everything is customized to your student.

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Admissions Prep Coaching

The ultimate personalized college prep meeting for 9th and 10th grade students and their families. In these one-time, one-hour meetings, get an invaluable roadmap to navigating the high school experience that is personalized to the student's individual goals and interests.

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Academic Tutoring

Struggling in pre-calculus? Need extra guidance before that chemistry final? Looking for support in writing essays for English or history? Ivy Experience tutors have students covered for their classes, as well as AP and SAT Subject tests.

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Success Stories

Ivy Experience helped us navigate through choosing the appropriate standardized test for our daughter and preparing her to take it, leaving her confident of her ability on the test. Then, they helped her develop her Common App essay and the myriad additional essays for the colleges to which she decided to apply. Their guidance and help with scheduling were invaluable. Perhaps the most invaluable, though, was their support during what everyone knows is an incredibly stressful process. Their input on choosing the right college for our daughter among her various options was helpful as well. We think they are the best and recommend them wholeheartedly!

Stacy L. - Parent

The team at Ivy Experience are awesome. My son worked with them on both his SAT preparation and college applications. I followed my son’s progress keenly during the entire process and the improvement was outstanding. I was not surprised that our expectations were met. My son did marvelously well and got accepted to his first choice, Penn. Ivy Experience, simply the best. I look forward to seeking their services for my remaining two children in due time.

Eric B. - Parent

Eric and the Ivy Experience Team do not just tutor, but support and guide students and their parents through the entire college application process. Their knowledge and encouragement were invaluable. Both my children greatly improved their scores and got into their top college choices. An incredibly stressful process was made so much more enjoyable thanks to Ivy Experience!

Robin T. - Parent

I want to thank you for the phenomenal job Ivy Experience did preparing our son for his standardized tests. Our tutor was exceptionally gifted! Our son being accepted to an Ivy League institution would not have been possible without achieving high standardized test scores…I do not think his college would have even looked at him without these scores. Our Ivy Experience tutor was not only a superb educator but a real friend to our son who always gave him pep talks before the tests and made sure he was feeling confident. He went way beyond the call of duty, even e-mailing or texting our son the night before the tests to wish him good luck.

Caroline R. - Parent

“I could not have done it without my Ivy tutor!” This has been my daughter’s response to anyone who congratulated her on being accepted to her first choice university. The tutors at Ivy Experience were not only knowledgeable in all areas of test prep and essay writing, they were very compassionate when it came to understanding the stress and emotions my daughter was experiencing with the entire college process. My son saw first hand what a supportive and fun relationship the tutor fostered with his sister. At the end of his sophomore year he asked to start test prep with Ivy Experience. He, as well, would be learning and laughing with his tutor as his sister did. The results were a wonderful improvement each time he took a test. He plans to continue with them for college application essays. The tutors at Ivy Experience will instill confidence and a “can do” attitude in your child!

Karen M. - Parent

Ivy Experience by the Numbers

2010

The year Ivy Experience was founded.

35

States where Ivy Experience has worked with students.

19

Countries where Ivy Experience has worked with students.

210

Colleges attended by Ivy Experience alumni.

About Us

We are your essential ally throughout the college admissions process.

We help students in every phase of their education. That is why we provide everything from SAT/ACT test preparation, to college application and essay coaching, to academic tutoring, to admissions prep meetings and college night seminars. With college admissions more competitive than ever, students need to excel in each of these realms to optimize their applications.

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TEDx Temecula 2018

Eric Karlan
Co-Founder & President

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Admissions Prep Resources

Check out these essential links, articles, and other resources that we have compiled. There is no way to feel more empowered and reduce anxiety than having the facts on how to navigate the college prep process.

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