Test Prep:

John Accardi and Nancy Clark - -
Right brain? Left brain? They’ve got you covered.

John Accardi and Nancy Clarke team up at to provide test taking skills for the ACT and new SAT college entrance exams.

They have been providing effective help for many testing seasons and are now geared up for helping with the newly redesigned SAT exam. Individualized diagnostic evaluation and remediation balanced with practicing test taking skills result in well-practiced and confident students.

See more details at or call 303-247-0306.

Blair Tyse

The Learning Center is a full-service tutoring center for school-aged kids.

Since 1994, we have been serving the academic needs of students from 6 to 22 years old in literacy, speed reading, math, science and ACT and SAT test prep. Our offices are conveniently located in South Boulder near Table Mesa Drive and Broadway; easily accessible from the Skip, Hwy 93 and Hwy 36.

We work with students:

  • who need help with their Language Arts, Social Studies, Math or Science schoolword
  • who are below grade level in reading or math
  • who want that extra edge for their ACT/PSAT/SAT tests
  • Give us a call for a free consultation or if you have any questions.

Josh Pollack:

Josh Pollock has been offering test prep for the ACT, SAT, GRE, and a host of other standardized tests since 2012.  He has helped a wide range of students maximize their score potential, including those working with test anxiety and learning differences.  In addition to test prep, Josh tutors in reading and writing and English Language Arts and Literature, including AP English and IB English courses and exams.  Josh graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and earned his masters degree in classroom instruction and curriculum design for English Language Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He taught high school Humanities in the Denver Public School system for several years and before that worked in the writing lab at Wesleyan University, coaching undergraduate, graduate, and ESL students on a wide variety of academic writing.  Outside of the classroom, Josh worked as an editor of a newswire, a communications officer and media contact for various nonprofit organizations, and a report writer for ecological field research and conservation planning documents.


Blair Tyse
see above bio

Brandon Slade, Executive Function Coach --
My goal is to improve a student’s performance in and outside the classroom. To achieve the goal, focus is placed on boosting executive functioning, organizational skills, and learning how to “play the game” of school and life. Students will learn to create the routines they need for academic success and they will be tutored in individual subjects. Communication will continue between sessions to encourage improvement, further growth and create accountability.  

Essay Writing Help and Editing:

Bonnie Auslander -- 
Bonnie is a college essay expert and writing professor (Colorado). 

Daphne Biener -- Writing Coach - -,
Everyone has a story, a passion waiting to be uncovered. For some, the topic is obvious. For most, however, the story begging to be told is hiding layers deep. Giving voice to your viewpoint through personal storytelling provides a powerful lens through which to address the college essay.
Through a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, Daphne uses exercises and dialogue to help uncover the story that best illustrates your student's talents and voice. The right words allow them to confidently represent themselves to the world.
Daphne specializes in guiding people to identify and clearly articulate their unique perspective. her ability to authentically communicate with teenagers creates an environment in which even the most reticent teens share with confidence. Together they'll identify the best anecdote to use as a framework, crafting an essay that accurately showcases the experiences and skills that have honed your student's specific point of view.

Ann Strobridge -- 
Ann taught AP English for 35 years at an independent school in Colorado. She chaired the English department and developed signature curricula for ten years. She directed the school's literary magazine, which won the highest award from the National Council of English for then years running. Ann was awarded NEH and English Speaking Union grants for advanced study. She's been recognized for outstanding teaching multiple times. She also coaches juniors at Mile High Rowing Club, and has competed at junior nationals every year since 2009.

Websites to Utilize:

Websites for researching colleges: -- college search/financial aid/SAT -- college search/information/scholarships -- test conversion tool -- ACT and SAT test conversion tool -- career, college search, and financial aid -- persistence/retention rates of students -- student reviews of colleges --a guide for students with disabilities -- data and research about college safety -- be careful of how to read this -- great college information -- college information and student comments -- great place to see the campus --  for information about IB credit and schools --
videos of college and university campuses             

Websites for athletes: -- free athletic recruiting website -- graduation rates of athletes

Visit the NCAA eligibility center for help with athlete eligibility

Websites for test prep: -- test prep for SAT --
test prep for ACT -- test prep for SAT and Subject tests -- test prep for ACT/SAT --  test prep for ACT/SAT --  test optional schools and testing research

Financial aid and information:  -- financial aid information -- breakdowns of scholarship platforms -- financial aid information -- financial aid information -- FAFSA registration -- free scholarship search and requires no personal information -- free scholarship search -- money available that is not need based -- free scholarship search -- college information and student comments -- debt at graduation and college comparison -- register for college fairs -- register for Colorado in-state tuition stipend  --  financial aid information

Some of the locations we serve:
Arvada Boulder Brighton • Broomfield • Denver / North Denver • Erie Firestone • Fort Lupton • Frederick • Lafayette • Longmont • Louisville • Northglenn • Superior • ThorntonWestminster  • Weld County

Some of the high schools we serve:

Alexander Dawson • BoulderBrightonBroomfield • Catalyst • Centaurus  • Eagle AcademyFairviewFort Lupton  •  Horizon  •  Legacy • Longmont • Monarch • Mountain View • Nederland • New Vista • Northglenn • Peak to Peak  • Prairie ViewSilver Creek • Skyline • Stanley Lake • Thornton • Westminster

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