Testimonials

Ivan and his team of educators have done a tremendous job with tutoring both of my teenagers. Dogwood provided a customized approach to my daughter when she needed ACT/SAT preparation, and they were able to assign tutors who excelled in specific subjects. My daughter enjoyed both tutors and really appreciated their distinct approaches to their subject. Bottom line — her scores jumped in both areas of testing. My son also receives math/science tutoring at Dogwood. His tutor has been able to explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand, which has helped build his confidence. He has recommended his tutor to many of his friends who need reinforcement or just a quick refresher – and they all had positive experiences! Dogwood Tutoring is a great resource for anyone who needs the extra support.

~ Riverwood mom

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Frances applied early, early decision to Wake Forest and found out last week that she got accepted for Fall 2019 (a year in advance). She is thrilled!!!  As are we. Thanks so much for working with her.

~ Lovett mom

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Really happy with our decision to go with Dogwood tutoring. Not only did you come highly recommended by our friend, but we were also very happy with our interactions with you. Also appreciate that you didn’t force us to buy a package — but let us go with just as many sessions as our child needs.

~ Galloway mom

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I just received my scores for the April ACT and I got a 31 overall! Thank you so much for helping me this whole year getting better and better each time. I am so unbelievably happy with this score and I cannot thank you enough for all the help.

~ Holy Spirit Prep student

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Jack got a 1480 on his PSAT and 1520 on the November SAT (his first attempt). At this point, he considers himself done with testing. Thank you for all you and your tutors did to get him to that point. He can be difficult to motivate but the tutors pushed him to give it his best.

~ Proud mom of a pending National Merit Semifinalist … and a National Merit Finalist now in college

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Megan ended up with a 30 (super scored ACT) and she’s very happy. I wanted to thank you guys for providing high quality and very effective service. She was very pleased with the tutors that she worked with, and they clearly were able to help her with her challenges and got her Reading/English scores up considerably! Thanks again, and we will be in touch when our freshman son starts to think about testing!

~ Holy Innocents’ mom

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I just had to share the exciting news… Garrett got into Tech. Thanks SO VERY MUCH  for all of your support and dedication! I know it was instrumental in making this a reality! We couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful for you and Dogwood’s tutors! You guys rock!!!

~ North Atlanta HS mom

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Mike had a great report card and made honor roll.  Thanks so much for helping him improve his study skills to get there!

~ Atlanta Classical Academy mom

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Richard is finishing his freshman year at Tech with all A’s and having the best time. Thank you for helping him reach the ACT scores he needed to get in. That made all the difference!

~ Georgia Tech mom

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Both of our boys increased their ACT scores substantially. Your tutors are extremely knowledgeable and know how to motivate their students. I highly recommend Dogwood for both tutoring and standardized testing preparation.

~ Holy Spirit Prep mom

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Kyle really liked the new tutor. Thought he was insightful and really knew how to address the subject from an AP perspective. Kudos on another great hire!

~ Riverwood mom

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Everything came up on Katie’s SSAT scores! She’s right where we were hoping.  Thanks so much for working with us & our limited schedule. Once again, you all really helped. We’ll probably see you again when Peter is in ACT mode.

~ OLA mom

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I just want you to know how appreciative I am of your responsiveness to all my last-minute tutoring needs.  You have incredible tutors that have always engaged and helped each of my three kids master what they need to know for an upcoming test or quiz. Each of my kids is a completely different learner and yet, your tutors somehow help them learn what they need to know. Huge thanks!

~ Riverwood mom

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Sam passed the Math Milestones AND he got a B on his math final.  He is beyond thrilled and I am very pleased [that he improved so much this year].  Thank you guys so much for your flexibility, consistency and support.

~ Riverwood mom

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Thank you and all of the other folks in your shop that have helped my kids over the past couple of years.   You guys have been such a huge help for us in getting ready for the SAT, getting through bumpy times in hard classes, rescuing Lucy when her car broke down – who could ask for more?

~ Holy Spirit Prep mom

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I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for all the help you gave my during my ACT tutoring. Yesterday I was admitted to my dream school with a large scholarship that only would have been possible with the enhancement of my ACT score as a part of my application. You all helped me so much and I can’t thank you enough for helping me reach this goal!

~ Mount Vernon Student
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Hi Ivan.  I wanted to let you know that Amanda scored a 32 (98th percentile) on her ACT overall and actually got a 35 on her science section.  Your team really helped her reach her full potential on the exam!   Thanks for everything.

~ Woodward mom

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Things are going great. Mike is getting so much from his tutor sessions. He came home after the first week and said “Where did he get these guys from?? They are amazing!”  He is learning so much. Really, thank you!

~ Holy Innocents’ mom

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We couldn’t be prouder of Emily. She’s over the moon on her ACT results. Look forward to you helping our sophomore out next year. Thanks to you and your tutors.

~ Riverwood mom

Emily adds:

Hi! This is just relaying my scores to you and Ray! My math score went up six points to a 34!!! My English went to a 36 and my science and reading didn’t improve but I have a 32 reading and 33 science to super score with!! Thank you so much!

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Great! Thank you so much! We are thrilled to have found you guys! Mary really likes both Ray and Erin, and feels they are really helping her. Many thanks!

~ Holy Spirit Prep mom

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To know that Ashley doesn’t have to repeat the SSAT test is just music to my ears.  Thanks so much to you and Lisa for really helping her to do so well; we so appreciate all you’ve done and all the patience you’ve exhibited with our hectic schedules!!

~ Sutton Middle School mom

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Janie improved her SSAT score quite a bit. Both tutors were excellent and Janie thinks they really helped her a lot.  We are very pleased with the help you gave her.
~ Springmont dad

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I just wanted to let you know I got my SAT scores back today and it went so well! I got a 600 math, 580 reading, and. 640 writing totaling an 1820. From my previous score of a 1670, I think that I improved so much! I wanted to thank you for helping me get to this score. Take care and thanks for everything!

~ Weber student

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I was actually surprised by my ACT scores, I knew that I didn’t do well on math because I messed up my timing. I got 32 composite, 35 on English, 29 on math, 33 on reading, and 33 of science. I am going to be out if town on June 8th so  I plan on taking the September test. Thanks so much- I really think you have helped with my reading and science scores.

~ Weber student

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No studying due to finals but she came away with a 33.  Now at 33.75 super scored so she is almost certainly done.  Many thanks to you and her tutor.  The strategies must have calmed her down and allowed her to succeed.  Do not hesitate having folks call me if they need a reference.   Much of the learning was because Sarah is bright but the skills and techniques must have worked.

~ Riverwood dad

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I wanted to let you know that Mike improved his critical reading score by another 30 points (to 590) – for a total increase of 130 points from March.  He also increased his writing score by 40 points from his original score of 580 to a 620. We are very happy with these results. It was money well spent and we were very happy with the results. Thank you very much.

~ Holy Spirit Prep mom

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Thank you! You run a wonderful program. The tutor’s notes are very helpful. Alyssa is not a good test taker, but your tutors are really giving her more confidence, and helping her improve through their knowledge and expertise.

~ North Springs mom