Berkeley² Academy Student
1570 / August 2021 SAT
"Berkeley2Academy offers outstanding courses with a top-notch team of counselors, office staff, and instructors. The SAT course, whether it is through their summer-long or cram course, is very effective. I took the cram course and achieved my desired range in one sitting for the exam. I am particularly happy to have achieved an 800 in reading/writing as that tends to be more difficult for students, like myself, with STEM aspirations. I highly recommend Berkeley for all college prep needs!"
36 / September 2021 ACT
"Moving from the UK in my sophomore year, I wasn't familiar with the US education system, but I was able to achieve a perfect score on the ACT in a short amount of time thanks to Berkeley² Academy's guidance and help. Thank you so much!"
1580 / August 2021 SAT
"I enrolled in B2A the summer after my sophomore year. The Academy was extremely helpful for me while I was prepping for my SAT. The Diagnostic tests were the absolute best way for me to practice and they helped me so much. The classes were also taught by great people and they gave me a lot of assistance if I had any questions. I’m very grateful for B2A for helping me achieve my goals in my SAT!"
36 / July 2021 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy's test prep classes were really helpful in preparing me for both the SAT & ACT. The tutors are very adaptable, and their curriculum is designed to break down the tests in a digestible and intuitive manner. B2A was instrumental in perfecting my score!"
36/ June 2021 ACT
"B2A is a fantastic program that challenges every aspiring student to do their best. It provides excellent material on the SAT/ACT while also making it very easy to understand. B2A also hires great instructors that always answer your questions. They helped me get a 36 on all sections on my first time taking it - and I was only in 10th grade! I highly recommend anyone aspiring to do their best on the SAT/ACT to choose B2A!"
36 / September 2020 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy’s test prep classes and tutoring were integral to my success on the ACT. The B2A material covers all test topics in-depth. Most importantly, the instructors have a genuine interest in seeing their students make progress by analyzing their weaknesses and improving on them."
1560 / March 2021 SAT
"Berkeley2Academy helped me drill in the concepts I needed to raise my score by over 200 points. They had an abundant supply of resources for me to use to practice those concepts and avoid making careless mistakes. The staff and faculty were extremely helpful. Because of B2A, I am standing where I am now. Thank you for everything B2A."
1570 / August 2019 SAT
"Pranav is a goal minded and an extremely hardworking 16 year old who found Berkeley very helpful in keeping him focused with their course material and academic rigor. He was able to achieve a good score in his first SAT attempt, which boosted his confidence and motivated him to excel in his other endeavors as well. He is very thankful to the teachers and staff for providing their time and support."
1550 / October 2019 SAT
"I came across Berkeley2 about a month before my SAT. I wasn’t feeling ready to take the test but their cram session really boosted my confidence and helped me achieve the score I did. The staff were super helpful throughout the whole experience!"
36 / April 2019 ACT
"I came to Berkeley2 Academy looking for a way to bump up my ACT score, specifically my science section. The tutoring sessions were so helpful- my science section score went up 3 points on my retake! I am immensely grateful to Berkeley2 Academy."
36 / February 2019 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy really helped me understand the fundamentals of standardized testing through constant support and resources. Without it, I would have absolutely zero knowledge on how to effectively navigate through school, SAT/ACT, and college preparation. I’m extremely thankful for being given such great opportunities through Berkeley2 and I definitely recommend trying it out.”
35 / July 2018 ACT
“Thanks to Berkeley2 Academy, I was given the help that I needed in order to prepare for my ACT. B2A made sure that I was provided with resources such as extensive practice tests and well-trained tutors, so that I could raise my overall score from 32 to 35 and my English score from 28 to 35. Thank you B2A!”
1570 / November 2017 SAT
"Berkeley2 Academy has been a great resource to ask questions about academics and college."
1590 / August 2017 SAT
"Berkeley’s abundance of resources and dedicated instructors taught me everything I needed to know to ace the SAT. I have no doubt that students who complete Berkeley’s SAT prep will walk into the test more knowledgeable, more confident, and more disciplined."
36 / June 2017 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy really helped me narrow down what my weaknesses were when preparing for the ACT. I had access to countless practice tests and resources that increased my confidence while taking the test."
35 / April 2017 ACT
"The Gateway Program really helped keep me on track for admission deadlines and improved my organization tenfold. They were extremely helpful on pushing me to meet deadlines, and reviewing things quickly and thoroughly, even when I turned them in last minute. Throughout the whole process, the entire staff was super caring, understanding, and truly wanted to see me succeed, and I can't thank them enough for everything."
36 / April 2017 ACT
“Beyond coaching, unlimited access to the test materials was great! Moreover, Mr. Seo’s valuable guidance throughout the college preparation process, all the way from school course selection, gave me confidence and put me in the right path towards my ambition."
1570 / March 2017 SAT
"B2A's SAT Program is incredibly effective. The small classes; attentive, detailed, and thorough teaching of the entire test; and regular test sessions and feedback/revisions of my performance were essential to scoring well on not only my PSAT & SAT, but also on the ACT (as I utilized all the same techniques on both the SAT & ACT)."
36 / October 2016 ACT
“My experience at Berkeley2 Academy was extremely positive! After tutoring and taking many practice tests, I felt very prepared for my ACT and did well thanks to the knowledge I learned at Berkeley.”
1550 / October 2016 SAT
"Berkeley helped me by introducing discipline to my preparation for the SAT. They made sure I never get lazy throughout the summer and continued to hone my skills. In the end, it really paid off."
36 / October 2016 ACT
"I was so impressed with Berkeley's dedication to making sure I did well on the ACT. They provided me with every resource I needed to prepare for the test."
2400 / December 2015 SAT
“Berkeley2 Academy armed me with the tools I needed to conquer the SAT; the targeted practice and helpful instructors helped guide me towards my goal of a 99th percentile score. Standardized testing can make or break a college application, and thanks to Berkeley, my high score made mine spectacular. I would definitely recommend Berkeley to any student, whether they are trying to raise their score by 50 points or 500.”
2400 / December 2015 SAT
”B2A helped me become a more confident test taker and the rigorous curriculum really over prepared me for the exam. The teachers are extremely helpful and the learning environment is incredibly cooperative.”
2400 / November 2015 SAT
"The teachers and staff at Berkeley truly went above and beyond to help be achieve my goals. With engaging classes, extensive supplementary materials, and devoted teachers, Berkeley gave me the skills I needed to do well on the SAT while installing confidence in my abilities."
2400 / November 2015 SAT
"Berkeley provided a community of dedicated students and helpful teachers who genuinely cared. It undoubtedly prepared me for my tests, made studying fun, and helped me grow as a learner alongside a great group of people."
2400 / May 2015 SAT
"B2A has provided me with an education I can only describe as invaluable. I have gained knowledge and skills that pertain not only to certain exams, but that I can also apply to all other academic pursuits. The knowledgeable, dedicated staff, systematic organization, and the culture of guidance and support have culminated in an environment fantastically conducive to learning. I really believe that B2A allows each student to maximize his or her potential. Thank you for everything!"
36 / April 2015 ACT
"Though at first I was intimidated, B2A gave me the opportunity to reinforce and expand my learning horizons and grow into my full potential. From more efficient study methods to improve time management techniques, the skills I have gleaned from the many months at this amazing institution have molded me into the individual I am today. I realized what my strengths and weaknesses were, and it is indisputable that B2A can be credited for bringing me to where I am today. Thank you so much!"
2350 / January 2015 SAT
"Berkeley2 Academy has the wealth of resource. Through a little push, I increased my SAT scores allowing me to have a greater chance in being admitted to the Ivies. The counselors also helped me to be productive and to be on top of things, which was really helpful."
2370 / October 2014 SAT
"The teachers and staff at Berkeley truly went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals. With engaging classes, extensive supplementary materials, and devoted teachers, Berkeley gave me the skills I needed to do well on the SAT while installing confidence in my abilities."
2350 / October 2014 SAT
"The teachers and tests at Berkeley helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly. Berkeley2Academy provided me with the atmosphere and the structure I needed for a disciplined approach towards SAT Prep."
2400 / October 2013 SAT
"Berkeley2 Academy was a great experience. I got to learn from some amazing teachers while still having fun with my friends. We did an incredible amount of SAT practice tests, but the SAT Prep teachers also made the classes engaging and fun with various games and debates. After 6 weeks, my score rose by almost 400 points. I'm very happy I chose Berkeley2 Academy to study for the SAT."
36 / April 2013 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy does a really great job consolidating what you need to know and what you need to do. The instructors are very nice and accommodating. They genuinely want their students to succeed and improve."
2400 / March 2013 SAT
"The SAT prep teachers at Berkeley2 Academy did an exceptional job at clarifying my inaccuracies, and assisting me with the SAT essay writing techniques. Going to Berkeley2 Academy allowed me to have sufficient practice to maintain consistency!"
36 / February 2013 ACT
"Berkeley2 Academy provides a wide array of services in Austin that are designed to help the student succeed. Programs such as their SAT prep classes are known for their rigor and results. In addition, there are many levels of advising and the faculty are always available for timely assistance."
2400 / October 2011 SAT
"Berkeley2 Academy provided me with invaluable support in eliminating those final, careless mistakes, allowing me to achieve the perfect score, something I had previously dismissed as impossible. Berkeley's strength lies in its combination of skilled teachers, who are guided more by an understanding of the test than by uninformed advice, a wealth of resources that helped me up until test day, and an effective team that works tirelessly behind the scenes, to maximize each student's score....."