“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail!”
– Legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
– South African President Nelson Mandela
“Start preparing for college at grade six.”
– UC San Diego Director of Admissions Mae Brown
These are some words of wisdom that we cannot ignore. It is vital to tap into your IQ by logically adding knowledge and measurable skills and by maximizing your academic performance. It is just as crucial to continue to develop and enhance your emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership intelligence (LQ) — intangible strengths including character and social intelligence — as a core part of the upper-tier college prep and personal growth processes.
Comprehensive Guidance toward Personal and Academic Success
Our College Planning Program (CPP) designed for high school and middle school students is like a great strategic and pragmatic coach for a star athlete. We provide high-quality, empowering counseling that you simply cannot find in your school. IvyMax’s CPP team helps you plot an optimal academic and non-academic strategy or game plan:
- Curriculum choices suited to your strengths
- GPA enhancement courses and tactics to help cover your weaknesses
- Study skills (and daily habits) refinement
- Preparation for the PSAT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject, and AP Tests
We also direct and motivate you as you pursue extracurricular activities, paid or volunteer work, and academic competitions. Our expert counselors and editors will even help you find and guide you in applying to quality summer programs that meet or exceed your needs and raise your college profile.
An ongoing relationship with IvyMax guarantees that we will be there to monitor the execution of your game plan and adjust the path towards success. We help guide you in building memorable experiences and enhancing leadership intelligence during the school year as well as during your summer, winter, and spring breaks. As a result, you will become much better positioned for a successful, highly competitive college applications season and beyond.
Unprecedented Challenges for Top Applicants :
As your high school years come to an end, in parallel to your busy school work, including AP or IB classes, your extra studying for the SAT and other standardized tests (if still incomplete), and your commitment to extracurricular activities, you know you need to tackle college applications. And in today’s hyper-competitive environment, applying to ten or more schools (typically the University of California system and many selective private schools for a California resident) is increasingly standard.
More than ever, the college application process feels grueling: demanding, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and time-consuming. And it is, if you want to succeed in an era when more and more amazing students apply to top colleges and universities every year.
Experienced Guidance Can Make a Difference :
Fortunately, IvyMax has just the right solution for you — the customized IvyMax College Applications and Admissions Program (CAP). We realize that applying to college is a very personal, profound, and customized process; no one else shares your brain or your set of experiences, values, goals, doubts, curiosities, and preferences. CAP connects you to a highly seasoned team of college counselors and editors who use IvyMax’s superbly effective methodology to guide you through the entire process.
Our program includes strategic planning, school choices, personal statement/essay brainstorming assistance and editorial feedback, application form review, guidance for teacher recommendations and counselor reports, interview skills training and preparation, and more! We help you make the right decisions, optimize your outlook, maximize your chances for admission, and enhance subsequent chances for success in college and beyond. Unlike many programs, CAP will train you to be a better writer and a more confident student and young adult by helping bring out your authentic best as a whole person.
Results to Take Pride In :
As a result, an exceptionally high percentage of IvyMax students have been admitted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UPenn, Columbia, UChicago, Duke, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Northwestern, Washington U in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins, Rice, Emory, U Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, USC, UCLA, and various other prestigious, top-tier universities. We also connect many of our students to top liberal arts colleges, including Williams, Pomona, Wellesley, Bowdoin, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, and Wesleyan.
Test Prep Course
Do you want to maximize your SAT score? You know that the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) and the SAT Subject Test (SAT II) scores are major factors in college admissions. Take advantage of IvyMax’s industry-leading, superbly effective SAT prep programs, which have benefited thousands of students:
- The IvyMax Intelligent and Personalized Online Learning Program
- Our in-center SAT I Writing, Critical Reading, and Math prep classes
- Our range of SAT II prep classes in Math Level 2, U.S. History, World History, Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish.
IvyMax offers students a carefully crafted curriculum that incrementally builds solid, lifelong skills in critical reading, writing, math, biology, chemistry, physics, literature, history, and more. We don’t just “teach to the test.” We serve the whole student, including the enhancement of EQ and LQ. Start early, stress less.
One-on-One Tutoring, Group Tutoring, and Afterschool Homework Club
We realize some students prefer the privacy of one-on-one or small group academic tutoring sessions led by a seasoned teacher or a star student who is a subject expert and who communicates effectively. We cater to your needs, and we deliver. We provide one-on-one and group tutoring for SAT I prep, SAT II prep, AP prep, GPA enhancement, academic fundamentals building, and other subject areas.
Our afterschool Homework Club is another popular option. Here, you can join a regular study session, a time when you can sit and concentrate in a quiet area with other students equally focused. One of our experienced teachers is always on hand, circulating to ensure that you get your questions answered and that you stay on track.
Our GPL internship programs attract high-school and college students with leadership potential to experience the life of “the underserved population” and learn from professionals associated with prestigious companies and organizations. We hope this experience endows you with a sense of intellectual vitality, interpersonal awareness, and global responsibility that will prepare you to excel in college and beyond.
These internship programs provide opportunities for you to experience leadership in action and explore creative ways to bring sustainable impact to society and the global environment. The mission of our programs is to educate our students about global interconnectedness, which is more important than ever given the current financial crisis. You will study global interdependencies in business and economics through interacting with and learning from international business executives and political leaders from the developing world.
Working with mentors graduated from top-tier universities, high school students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in action and help solve real-world problems. They will also receive professional training in public speaking, presentation, cross-cultural communication, college level research, project management, teamwork, self-reflection, and college application essay writing. These internship programs help students stand out in college admissions and prepare them to succeed in life beyond college.
- Technology Innovation Leadership
Explore interests in STEM fields; preparing future leaders in technology
- Nepal Orphanage Improvement
Experience the life of the underprivileged; promoting human rights
- P2P Microfinance Rural Poverty Alleviation
Experiment with microfinance; changing people’s lives with small loans
- Sustainable Environmental Engineering
Explore reusable energy; bringing sustainability to the global environment
- Village Public Health Project
Shadow village doctor; gaining hands-on experience in public health
- Digital Gaming, ART, and Design
Explore the production processes used to produce content for gaming platforms
College expenses are a major concern for most families. The recent national economic crisis is hurting the higher education system in the U.S. This is especially felt by California residents as the State of California budget crunch is increasingly hurting the UC (public school) system and other universities and colleges. Cal grant continues being reduced. Fortunately, IvyMax’s College Financial Aid Service helps you and your parents maximize financial aid gain and minimize financial pain. We help families demystify common misunderstandings of college financial aid, such as giving up on applying for financial aid based on family income or assets or academic performance, such as believing that attending public schools is cheaper than attending private schools. We provide valuable guidance to families in planning ahead, differentiating between public schools and private schools’ expenses, evaluating assets and tax returns, estimating the ability to pay for college education, and applying for financial aid, including grants and scholarships if applicable, from different schools, handling the 529 tax-advantaged savings plan.
The powerful IvyMax Intelligent and Personalized Online Learning Program can help you raise GPA and test scores and build superior skills and knowledge in SAT I Vocabulary, SAT I Critical Reading and Grammar and Usage, Ivy League/AP/IB-level Vocabulary, PSAT Vocabulary, G3-G9 Vocabulary, as well as select SAT II Subject Tests. This Program is embedded with IvyMax’s internationally patented, highly effective Memory Engine Technology.
Successfully used by thousands of students at home and abroad, the IvyMax Intelligent and Personalized Online Learning Program can speed up your vocabulary and grammar learning and absorption process by five to ten times. Strong vocabulary and smooth grammar are two of the four English language pillars to build on for high achievers. Critical reading and writing are the other two pillars.
The IvyMax Intelligent Online Learning Program is designed to fit the learning needs of students from Grade 3 to Grade 12 to college level. As a result of studying through this IvyMax Program, many students have become the best of the best in schools and on the California Achievement Tests (CAT/6), PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, AP, IB, as well as on other standardized tests. With only thirty minutes a day, you can approach a perfect score!