Student’s learning materials are developed by experienced creatives and published by prestigious companies.
Our creative team and its sister publishing company, Keystone Educational Publishers, have been working hard to prepare for the updates to the New SAT. Additionally, to reflect the changes in local education, including this year’s administration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we have spent the past years adopting innovative approaches to learning, including smart board technology and focused strategies in critical thinking and writing.
With the help of other creatives, we are continuing to update our ESL and TOEFL programs to ease the transition for new immigrants into the American educational system.
"My name is Huting Lin. I was a junior in high school when I started the SAT class in PA College Prep in September for 9 weeks. I was able to increase my SAT score by 300 points and I got a 2230 on my final SAT. Miss Kitty, the director, told me to take the ACT and I got a 35 out of 36. It was equivalent to 2340 on the SAT. The teachers at PA College Prep really helped me out a lot, especially on my essays and the grammar part. They helped me to understand my mistakes and the concepts instead of memorizing them. The staff there are very helpful and friendly. I was very glad that I came to PA College Prep to prepare for my SAT! Thanks, PA College Prep, for helping me achieve my goals."
"My name is Isaac Cai. I came to PA College Prep in March of 2015. Upon taking my SAT diagnostic test, my score was 930. In 4 weeks, with the help of the teachers on the grammar and the verbal portion of the test, my score increased dramatically - from 930 to 1890! I’m very thankful and happy to have come to PA College Prep; they have helped me improve immensely. I am so grateful for what PA College Prep has done for me. Thanks, PA College Prep!"
"With expert instructors and a myriad of preparatory materials available, PA College Prep is sure to improve one’s test scores. Indeed, a lack of improvement is quite impossible when one is given such quality instruction!"
"...Miss Kitty is very understanding and offers all of the help her students need in order to succeed and get into college. Through PA College Prep, I was able to work with Kitty's career and academic advisers to see which college campus would be the right fit for me. I have received after school tutoring in Trig/Pre-Calc and Algebra II, as well as tutoring for the SAT/ACT tests. I owe much of my academic successes to Miss Kitty and PA College Prep -- because of all of the help that I've received from Kitty, my tutors, and my career advisers, I am now a motivated and diligent student at the University of California, San Diego."
"I really admire the warm and friendly environment that PA College Prep brings. I felt comfortable asking my teachers questions despite how ridiculous or “dumb” it may have been. The staff were extremely supportive and were overall crucial to my academic success. One tip I’d like to give to those worried about college admissions is to simply relax. If you’ve worked hard throughout your high school career, then it’ll all pay off at the end!"
"...PA College Prep has really embraced me with open arms and has helped me a lot both inside and outside of the classroom. I feel that I have made lifelong connections with PA College Prep teachers and students alike. Yet what surprised me most about PA College Prep is that even though I no longer attend classes there, I still maintain a very close bond with teachers and keep in contact with director Kelly Chu. She even offered me a small scholarship! PA College Prep is more than an academy: it’s a family. I truly appreciate that."
"I started to take PSAT preparatory classes at PA College Prep during my freshman year. These classes really helped me to lay a solid foundation to achieve my high SAT score in the beginning of my junior year, allowing me more spare time for my science research. PA College Prep’s staff is not only very knowledgeable but also friendly and easy to work with, and their test preparation and college counseling services are excellent. With Chris’ effective one-on-one counseling, my college application quickly stood out from the crowd. It really made my college application process much smoother and less stressful. I highly recommended PA College Prep to everyone and suggest starting college preparation early."
"...I chose to enroll at PA College Prep because I found out that they have a class specifically for students like me who were already close to their goal but needed just a little push and a bit of guidance to nudge them to the 2300-2400 range. I felt that PA College Prep really helped me prepare well for the SAT because of the engaging and effective teachers I had for my classes... through these experiences and those two months I spent at PA College Prep, I was able to achieve my goal of getting a perfect score on the SAT."
"With the help of PA College Prep, I was guided through the college application process and was confident in my choices each step of the way. From the beginning, I realized PACP doesn't make decisions for you, they open up possibilities and opportunities for you to choose yourself. My college list is my own, but PACP's help and suggestions, hours of looking at colleges and comparing them, questioning my purposes and why I would choose this school, produced a list that I am very happy with. In the writing process, again, I am able to state confidently that the work is my own. Yet, the editing, guidance, and effort that PACP put into perfecting these essays is what shaped them to really have impact. PACP helped turn my essay ideas into impactful tools used to strengthen my application. I am very grateful to PACP for helping me along this journey. I am very excited to be going to U Penn next year, especially into the Healthcare Management Program! Thank you again, PACP, for making this possible."
"...When I took classes at PA College Prep, I felt that PA College Prep provided students with a very comfortable and challenging learning environment. The faculty not only helped us with the various subjects, but they also made themselves available to answer any of our questions about standardized tests and applying to college. As a student at PA College Prep, I always new that the faculty would be available to offer me guidance on academic issues ranging from chemistry review to paper revisions to college essay brainstorming."
"The personalized care and monitoring of my son's progress, and the individualized attention was a pleasant surprise – it was so wonderful to see. I walked away from the meetings with a renewed sense of comfort that he is in good hands – and that PA College Prep will provide the guidance and knowledge to prepare him for success on his SATs. PA College Prep helped instill the proper habits necessary for success with his college future. Again I thank you for your support in preparing my son for his academic journey."
"PA College Prep is the best choice we have ever made. Kevin was trained not only academically but also in his personality. We have no words to describe our appreciation to your team effort and professional expertise."
"PA College Prep Academy has been the best place for academic excellence. Ever since I came to America during the fourth grade, I have been struggling with school. When I first came to PA College Prep Academy as a fifth grader, the staff at PA College Prep was exceptionally kind and passionate about helping me in every subject. No matter what questions I had, the PA College Prep staff addressed my concerns one by one, and helped me every step of the way."
"Thanks to PA College Prep and Kelly (director) for all the help and support. I have finished the college application process with lots of great options."
"PA College Prep has been extremely helpful to me as I pursued my college ambitions. Not only did they help me to score high on my test, but they also provided invaluable college advice. Because of PA College Prep, I was accepted early admissions to Stanford University, and I am truly thankful for my experience there."
"PA College Prep helped me in many more ways than just the SAT preparation. I remember meeting with the director in her office at least once a week, where we discussed my college plans. PA College Prep helped me decide what schools would be a good fit for me and gave me valuable guidance on how to improve my resume and transcripts. PA College Prep helped me tremendously in building study skills and confidence, and I am truly thankful for all that it has done for me."
"PA College Prep's instructors are highly experienced and are very open to sharing their knowledge. They provided me with lots of helpful strategies and information that helped me excel on SATs. If you are looking for an SAT prep school, I highly recommend PA College Prep to everyone."
"When I first came to the United States as a high school freshman, I had difficulty acclimating to the American school system. However, thanks to PA College Prep, I went from being an ESL student to gaining admission at MIT! PA College Prep's ESL, Test Preparation, and College Counseling services have helped me get into the college of my dream! Thanks PA College Prep!!"
“I belong with the children... this is my life.”
For the past 35 years, Kitty Yue has dedicated her life to her goal of helping students achieve the highest educational and academic levels. She strives not only to assist her students in achieving academic excellence, but also to motivate them to become better people.
“Miss Kitty”, as she is affectionately known by staff, students and parents alike, began her teaching career in Hong Kong and continued to hone her skills in the fields of child development and child psychology by working at the South Hills Academy in West Covina, CA as their International Students Coordinator. Always, however, her ultimate goal was to run her own school in the style she felt was best for her students. She believes that helping and developing children is her calling in life. Because of this, Miss Kitty leads with a style and determination that only someone with her life goals and experience can do. The “tough but caring” environment she provides is the cornerstone of her success with her students.
Parents praise and thank Miss Kitty not only for their child’s increasing academic achievements and growth, but also for their child’s improving discipline, maturity, and noticeably better behavior – even at home!