BloomThink Tutoring

BloomThink Tutoring provides one-on-one tutoring in ACT, PSAT and study skills for students. I also offer college selection and application support services.

BloomThink Tutoring is led by Kellie Cripe who holds an M.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University.  Kellie has over 20 years experience in teaching and tutoring across ages and abilities.

ACT Tutoring 

The BloomThink Tutoring approach covers test preparation and test taking techniques as well as subject/topic review and remedial instruction. Students receive an individualized practice plan based on their specific strengths, diagnostic testing and college goals.  Each plan is designed to achieve the best possible individual results across each section of the test; working from the student’s current strengths and through improving their test taking skills across all sections.

Students work one-on-one with me to learn the best test strategies for each section. I review past actual ACT material with the student, helping them learn to spot patterns for both correct and incorrect answers.  A typical student will complete six to eight full practice tests over the course of tutoring.

 Many students go on to achieve a several point bump across all areas of their test and their ACT composite. Students have gone on to prestigious universities: West Point, Naval Academy, Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Chapel Hill, Harvey Mudd, and Notre Dame. Many students have gone on to favorite local universities, often with high merit packages: U of MN, Carlson School of Business, UW Madison, Carleton, St. Olaf, St. Thomas, NDSU, UMD, Iowa State, among many others.

Investment: $100 per hour. Recommended 6-8 hours of tutoring per test. Increments are typically one-hour, once-a-week sessions with homework. See my tutoring FAQ for more details.

College Services

BloomThink Tutoring offers college admission counseling and support. We assist with establishing a list of the best schools to apply to, finding merit scholarships, the application process and final college selection.

Investment: Packages start at $200. See my college FAQ for more details.

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