"Just wanted to give you my daughter's score from ACT [2 weeks after the boot camp].
She started at about a 29 on practice tests."
"We signed our daughter up for the April test since she has a busy summer planned and just in case she was sick or something for the March school test. She did a couple reading practices in between, but didn't really study much more."
--Thomas Worthington (Junior) Parent
I wanted to thank you for your excellent guidance to my daughter the week prior to the April ACT. She scored a 35 on her first attempt. With such a short amount of time for preparation, I saw her going through a range of emotions as she tested herself each day, and your spot-on evaluation of her test results each day as well as the reassuring and practical suggestions to fine-tune the strategy went a long way in boosting her confidence day-by-day. Even though you coached her only for reading, I sincerely believe that the fundamental techniques she picked up from you were largely responsible for improving her science score as well. In fact, I think she will continue to reap its benefits throughout school and college. Thank you for such close monitoring and personal attention."
--New Albany (Sophomore) Parent
"Hi Dr. Sampath,
36! Thank you so very much for your help with my daughter. Scores from March 2nd were released today."
-- Parent of (Junior) Homeschooler
"Hi Dr. Sampath,
My daughter raised her composite score by three points to a 29! (Missed a 30 by only one more point on any section... a 29.25 average overall.) Her goal was to get to a 28 or better to be in the range of last year’s median acceptance scores for some schools where she plans to apply this fall, so she was happy with this result.
Thanks for all your support of her in this process, both in knowledge and strategy, and in helping build her confidence about her ability to reach the goal. Together those made all the difference. I am certain that if we had engaged your assistance sooner, she would have been well into the 30’s."
--Olentangy Berlin (Senior) Parent
We just got our son's ACT scores - he improved across the board to earn a composite score of 29 (vs 26 previously).
We also got his scores from the SAT a few weeks ago - he scored a composite 1350, which we are extremely happy about - your advice and guidance was excellent around taking the SAT.
Once again, thank you for your work with our son and your advice - we will now focus on applications with much better confidence around his target schools!"
--Worthington Kilbourne Parent
"Hi Dr. Sampath,
Scores from the August SAT were just released and I am very happy to say that I got a 1500! I am so thrilled to have finally reached my target score. Your boot camp and private tutoring sessions helped me immensely in reaching this score, and I cannot thank you enough for all the useful tips and encouragement you gave me. Being the night owl I am, I was reluctant to follow your advice on sleep at first, but making a conscious effort to get 8 hours of sleep helped me a lot with focus on test day. It feels great to know that I am finally done with the SAT and that I can just focus on college applications and enjoying my senior year. Thanks once again for everything Dr. Sampath!"
--Dublin Jerome Senior
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
My son received his scores:
We are very happy since this was his first attempt and he is a rising junior. We are very pleased with his scores and are thankful for your tutoring sessions. He found them to be most helpful and informative."
--Dayton, OH, Parent
"Dr. Sampath tutored our daughter in math, reading, and science after she attended his ACT Crash Course. We cannot recommend Dr. Sampath enough. He was direct and encouraging and put our daughter at ease while also holding her accountable to put in the work necessary to succeed. His targeted instruction and test-taking tips resulted in our daughter scoring a 35 on her first attempt taking the ACT."
--Olentangy Liberty (Junior) Parent
"Hi Dr. Sampath,
I just wanted to follow-up and thank you for your help for my daughter in her ACT preparation. She met her target score of 28 after working with you and working hard for the month before the test.
The quality of your tutoring far exceeds anything we have seen from other providers and at reasonable cost. You are wonderful at connecting with the students in a manner that makes them listen and take note.
While I know my daughter worked very hard studying and practicing the concepts you shared with her, you played a key role in her success.
Thanks again for your help!"
--Dublin Scioto Parent
My son has reached his target score, and we are overjoyed! Per your advice in boot camps, he took a few timed tests, and we analyzed the mistakes he was making. We helped him customize a study plan addressing the weaknesses. Then he studied it a whole bunch.
32 score (33 stem score)
Previous composite scores were 27 and 28. English was consistently a 25. He raised his score 5-6 points in some areas.
Oh yes we are happy especially since he is now done with it and is a Junior. We are confident with over 4.0 GPA he will be in good shape for college applications.
Thank you so much for your devotion to your business and the kids! We really appreciated the class offering online and keeping them moving during Covid. My second son will likely show up in your class in a year or so. Until then- thank you!!!"
--Olentangy Berlin Parent
"Dear Dr. Sam,
I just wanted to send you a letter of appreciation for all of your help in J's ACT preparation. He first met you at one of your free lectures at Grandview Library. He absolutely loved your class and immediately asked me if he could attend one of your boot camps. I signed him up for your January class and he devoured every word you taught him. He came out of each class completely exhausted and drained but so excited for all of the tips that you provided. He was scheduled to take the exam in April, but the test was canceled due to COVID. His test was subsequently canceled in July, September and early October. He used his free time to take practice tests, memorize your "cheat sheet" and go over math flashcards. He was worried that he was going to forget all that you had taught him but he eventually sat for the exam at the end of October and got an amazing score of 32. While he was happy with his results, he really wanted to improve the areas where he didn't perform as well-English and the statistics portion of math. I scheduled 2 one-hour private Skype sessions in early December with you and J felt like it was very informative and helpful. Despite hundreds of December 12th test cancellations, he was able to take the test for a second time. We just found out that he scored a 35 overall... a 6-point improvement in English and a perfect score in math. We are SO incredibly thankful for all of your encouragement, advice and endless helpful tips. We will be recommending you to every one of J's friends!! Enjoy the holidays and I will be contacting you again in a few years for my daughter!!!"
--Upper Arlington (Sophomore) Parent
"Hello Dr Sam,
I took your bootcamp last year in preparation for the February ACT. I took the ACT February 2020 and got a respectable score. However, that summer I decided to retake it. I studied using material that I saved from the bootcamp and also took a crash course as a refresher. I took the ACT (with writing) for the final time October 2020 and scored a 33: Eng-30, Math-32, Read-35, Sci-34 and Writing-8. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge!
I also recently applied and was accepted to Penn State! Thank you again."
--Tree Of Life Christian Schools Senior
"Hello Dr. Sam,
I recently received my scores from the September 12th ACT. I know you have a very busy schedule, but I wanted to thank you for all that you've done. In December 2019, I took my first ACT and received a 23. I took 2 ACTs in February and got a 26 on both -- one of them included a 21 in Reading.
Due to COVID-19, my ACTs in April and July were canceled. As a rising senior, the September exam was one of the last chances I had for Early Action deadlines.
Despite all of that, I'm very happy to inform you that I got a 33 (33 English, 31 Math, 34 Reading, and 33 Science) on the September ACT. I'm a little annoyed at the 33 in English, but I'm satisfied with my Composite score.
I cannot thank you enough for your help in the boot camps and the 1-on-1 sessions. Those two, along with the handbook, helped me tremendously.
Again, thank you for all that you've done, not just for me, but for all the students amidst this pandemic.
Update (1 month later)
I hope you're doing well. Just thought I'd give you an update on how I'm doing. A few days ago, I submitted my Purdue Early Action application. I'm currently working on OSU and UC's application. It feels good to submit the apps knowing I have a good ACT score."
Update (2 months later)
"I'm a junior at Olentangy High School. I took the ACT for the first time last year, and I got a composite score of 30 consisting of a 24 in English, 28 in reading, 34 in math, and 33 in science. Needless to say, I was horrified by my English score. So I took some 1-1 hours with Dr. Sampath, and he went through all the grammar rules with me, walked me through practice tests, and gave me numerous tips on how to get through each section efficiently. I now have a composite score of 34! I was able to improve my English score by 10 points and my reading score by 7 points thanks to Dr. Sampath's guidance. I will be retaking the ACT soon in hopes of scoring even higher."
--PR, Olentangy Junior
"Hey Dr. Sam!
I wanted to extend a most grateful thank you for the comprehensive advice your course provided. I studied all the practice material that you gave my classmates and I from Tree of Life Christian School (in November or December I believe), and it truly gave me the edge I needed over the test. I increased my 30 composite score to a 32 following your boot camp, and in my most recent take, the July test, I continued to review your tips and tricks and increased my score to a 35.25 composite. Thanks for everything, I appreciate it more than you could know!"
--Tree Of Life Christian Schools Senior
"Hello, Dr. Sampath,
I know this thank you note is a bit overdue since I got my ACT score a while ago, but now that I'm starting to apply for college, I'm really appreciating all the help you gave me at the library workshop that I attended. The tips from that workshop brought my score up from a 30 on my practice ACT to a 34 when I took it in February. Now that I'm going into my senior year, I'm so happy to have the pressure of the ACT lifted off my shoulders (although now I couldn't retake it even if I wanted to). So I just wanted to thank you so much for being generous enough to take the time to share your knowledge with us, and to let you know that it opened lots of new possibilities for me.
Thank you again,"
--SS, Upper Arlington Senior
I just wanted to thank you for offering your time and services last night for the ACT Crash Course. My daughter felt it was VERY helpful, and provided her strategies/techniques to implement as she prepares for the ACT. She even thanked me for registering her!! The info provided for the parents was also helpful.
It is obvious that you are dedicated to helping the students and for that, I am truly grateful.
"Thank you for the kind words about my daughter. Although her time with you was cut short due to the test schedule, the 5 weeks that she worked with you brought her score on the ACT up from a 28 to a 32!!!! That’s a tremendous improvement! Not only that, her science score went from a 23 to a 33!!! I believe that your direct and lighthearted way with the children really allowed her to be comfortable and comforted by you.
Allow me to also say that we paid $3,000 to a company that gets kids ready for college: tutoring and guiding them. She had taken the ACT 3 times (under their tutelage) and with each attempt her score stayed at a 28.
I know in my heart that you made ALL THE DIFFERENCE and I cannot thank you enough!
Lastly, of 9 schools that she applied to, she was accepted into 8 and offered several merit based scholarships!
My daughter has decided on The University of Southern California or USC, and will be a Trojan this fall! Fight on!!
My youngest will begin working with you this summer!!!
--KF, Jonathan Alder Parent
"I want to thank Dr. Sampath for everything he has done to get me my goal score on the ACT. Before going to Dr. Sampath, I would get low 20's on the reading and science sections. I would never be able to finish the sections without having to put random answers for the last passage; I just was not fast enough. I also went to two other tutors, but nothing seemed to work. However, this changed after I went to Dr. Sampath. His strategies allowed me to go from my 27 to a 30. His strategies are not like any of the other tutors I went to and I know that without him, I would have never been able to get my score. He also told me things I should do outside of the tutoring sessions to have the best chance of getting my score. Because of him, I will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall! I highly recommend him to anyone who is dedicated to getting a good score on their standardized testing."
--MS, New Albany Senior
I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that my daughter received her ACT scores a few days ago. If you’ll remember, she attends Dublin Coffman High School, and she participated in your boot camp a few months ago in the Polaris area. I am happy to report that she got a 35 on the exam, which I believe places her in the top 1% of all test takers. Amazing!
While your boot camp was undoubtedly instrumental in her success, I wanted to also thank you so much for taking time outside of the boot camp to answer our questions and discuss strategies specific to her situation. If you will remember, we discussed that she should take the ACT exam early, with the thought that she could, if need be, just retake a subsection or two over in September to further improve her score. You also encouraged her to complete the writing section, which she did. The path you outlined and the advice you gave were critically important to her success, and have helped cement a bright future for her. For that, I can’t thank you enough!
--Dublin Coffman Parent
"On the last Saturday before her junior year, our daughter attended Dr. Sampath’s free one-day ACT Crash Course at one of the Worthington Libraries. I felt bad making her spend a beautiful Saturday – her last Saturday of summer freedom! – indoors. About two hours after I dropped her off, I received – UNPROMPTED – a text from her: “This guy is awesome! He really knows what he’s talking about and he makes it fun!!”
Our daughter went on to attend Dr. Sampath’s two-day boot camp that was offered through her school later that year, as well as a handful of one-on-one tutoring sessions with him for math. It all paid off! Her ACT composite score increased from a stubborn 28 to a 32 (“33 if you superscore, Mom,” as she reminded me a few times.) As a senior, she was awarded some substantial academic merit scholarships early in the application process.
From a parental perspective, I could not have been more pleased. Dr. Sampath was easy to work with. His one-on-one sessions were customized to our daughter’s needs and he provided ample reference materials for her to continue to work from on her own. He also emphasized the need to get adequate rest leading up to the exam day, which is exactly what we parents tell our kids. But, of course, they actually listen when they hear it from somebody else! It’s obvious that Dr. Sampath truly wants to help kids succeed. He called us after scores were released each time to encourage and/or congratulate.
I’m so glad to have the opportunity to provide this formal testimonial. I recommend Dr. Sampath whenever I have the opportunity to do so because, as my daughter stated so enthusiastically, he knows what he’s talking about and connects really well with high school students!"
--JS, Thomas Worthington Parent
"My son is a junior at Olentangy Orange High School and did improve after taking the 2 day boot camp, however not as much as I had expected. Come to find out he didn't do all the homework drills recommended or memorize the study sheet. So while he learned the tools he didn't practice them. Three months later after doing every single recommended drill and memorizing the study guide my son improved in every single section and his composite went up 4 points. Obviously this opens many more doors for him and makes him eligible for much more merit based aid. Thank you Dr. Sampath!"
--RM, Olentangy Orange Parent
I attended your free ACT prep session at the Westerville Public Library earlier this year. I wanted to share with you that I retook the exam for the second time in December and utilized the tools you demonstrated for the Reading and Science sections.
I am thrilled to let you know that I had a 2 point increase in Reading (31->33) and a 4 point increase in Science (28->32), allowing me to bring my composite score from a 31 to a 32!!
Just wanted to share my gratitude for your help! :)"
I wanted to let you know that my daughter's SAT scores came in yesterday. She got 1450 with 800 in math and 650 in reading/writing. That is 120 points improvement over her last SAT, she improved in both areas by 60 points each, with a perfect score in math. Her weak area is reading/writing and she couldn't have improved this much without your help. You took advantage of her strong area, logic and math, to improve her in reading/writing. And you helped her improve not only from the technical standpoint but also increasing her confidence. That is a big deal. Thank you for your help!"
--LB, Dublin Scioto Parent
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
I just wanted you send you a big thank you! I received a 30 on my ACT! This is a four point improvement and I’m so grateful. I couldn’t have done it without you. Before this test, I was skeptical; I didn’t believe that any tutor was going to be able to help me achieve my desired score. However, thanks to you, it seems the impossible has been done! I wanted to send you this so that you could let other students know that it is possible to get the score they want, even it seems out of reach. Thank you for all that you have done for me; I highly recommend you for any student that needs ACT tutoring.
--Dublin Jerome Senior
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
Hello! I hope everything has been going well for you since February. As college admissions start rolling around, I wanted to thank you and PrepAccelerator for helping me with the whole process. Thanks to this program, I now possess the 36 I wanted for an eternity. Many fears about college that were paramount before have been erased, and tons of opportunities come in the door every day. For example, I recently received serious attention from Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and many more. None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you for absolutely everything!
--HB, Thomas Worthington Senior
"The PrepAccelerator ACT Bootcamp is a clear, concise program that will help any student prepare for taking the ACT! My son raised his score a total of 9 points by following Dr. Sampath's advice and method for studying for the ACT. If you are looking for test prep for your son or daughter, I highly recommend Dr. Sampath's ACT Bootcamp course!"
--MA, Westerville North Parent
"Dr. Sampath’s 13 hour presentation helped me to get a high enough score on the ACT the first time I took it that I was able to go into my senior year with considerably less stress. His test taking tips were incredibly helpful and prepared me to focus better when test day came. The 13 hours were definitely worth it!"
--SZ, Worthington Kilbourne Junior
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
I hope you have been well. I would just like to let you know that the coveted ACT results came out today, and I got a 36! I am obviously very happy and indebted to you for helping me so much. I would also like to share that I didn't miss a single point on the reading or science sections, which is definitely because of the excellent technique that you taught me. Because of you I now have a wealth of opportunities that I wouldn't have had before. Again, thank you so much!
--AA, Olentangy Liberty Junior
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
While my son was comfortable with Math and Reading, he needed guidance for the English/Writing portion. He needed someone who could clarify the concepts and answer his questions in a logical manner. Within a few 1:1 sessions, he was able to understand English analytically and got a perfect score on the PSAT. Thank you for the valuable guidance that you provided him!"
--Dublin Jerome Parent
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
I wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance. Thanks to you I was able to score a 36 on my first ACT. Thank you so much for all your help!"
--Dublin Coffman Sophomore
"Hello Dr. Sampath!
I set an alarm for 1:00 AM this morning to check my scores and after checking them I was too excited to go back to sleep! They were as follows:
English: 34 Math: 33 Reading: 36 Science: 34 Composite: 34
I want to thank you so much for all the time you have spent teaching students like me how to succeed on the ACT. I think that your instruction was the difference between my 27 composite starting score and my score now. When I decided to graduate early I was worried about being able to attain a satisfactory ACT score. That worry is gone and now I can focus on polishing my essays and application. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
--ER, Dublin Scioto Junior
"Hello Mr. Sampath,
I genuinely want to thank you for all of the ACT prep help that you've given by tutoring me in the library on weekends. I honestly have improved so much thanks to your skills because I was able to practice and apply them during the test. Science was my worst section on the ACT, however I am very proud and thankful to say that I got a perfect score of 36 on that section.
June 2016 (base score):
Reading: 29 Math: 26 English: 25 Science: 23 Composite: 26
September 2017 (after one summer of PrepAccelerator):
Reading: 28 Math: 30 English: 29 Science: 30 Composite: 29
September 2018 (after two summers of PrepAccelerator):
Reading: 32 Math: 33 English: 31 Science: 36 Composite: 33
I just want to thank you so much for helping me, and changing my future because I never thought I would be able to turn my worst section into my best. Best of luck in your future classes, I hope other students can benefit as much as I did!"
--NP, Olentangy Liberty Junior
"Dear Dr Srinath,
Thank you so much for helping my son with his ACT preparation. Not only did he gain knowledge and strategies, he also gained confidence from you telling him that he could do it. After taking your ACT classes, he had a 3 point increase, and this is allowing him to apply to the schools he wanted to go to. That early morning he checked his scores and had a big smile. It was such a relief for him and me. Thank you ever so much!!!"
--AR, Thomas Worthington Parent
"Dear Dr. Srinath Sampath,
I would personally like to thank you for the free classes you offered at the Northwest Library a few months ago; they changed my ACT score, and thus my college opportunities, significantly. I had been stuck at a 31 composite for multiple tests, and without having the right information on what to study, I didn’t really know how I could improve my score. Then, I decided it would be in my best interest to come to your free classes at the library. I took notes on every slide, practiced with the sample problems you gave me, and bought and used the official red ACT book. I especially had been having trouble with science; on my last test before your class I got a 26 for that section. I took the ACT again in April after regularly reviewing the material I got from your class, and I was shocked at how much my score had changed. My composite was a 34, and I moved up to a 33 in science. This means that now so many more colleges and scholarship opportunities have opened up to me, and I credit that to your class and the work ethic you demonstrated.
--MS, Worthington Kilbourne Junior
"My daughter had taken the ACT twice before working with Srinath. She wanted to increase her score, particularly in Science. My daughter had one very focused tutoring session with Srinath and it made a huge difference. Her Science score went up by 9 points and her Math by 5 points. Srinath is extremely intelligent, has a wonderful sense of humor and a true passion for teaching."
--AW, Pickerington North Parent
"Thank you, Dr. Sampath, for teaching the PrepAccelerator ACT boot camp that my son attended. He described your teaching method as helpful and enjoyable and raised his ACT score by 3 points."
--AM, Upper Arlington Parent
"Dr. Sampath has a calming voice that kids want to listen to. He has a very scientific and personalized approach to tutoring that is vastly more effective than the mass online test prep services. My son raised his ACT score from 32 to 35 after a single session. I have no hesitation in referring his services to others."
--SG, Carmel, Indiana Parent
I attended your ACT boot camp over the long weekend back in February. I was reminded by your recent email that you sent that I wanted to thank you for the boot camp. The first time I took the ACT, I scored a 32 composite, but it was brought down by my science section, which I scored a 24 on. After one more attempt at the ACT in the fall, and my score going down to a 31, I decided to attend your boot camp. In March, I took the ACT and achieved a 35, including a 12 point science increase, from a 24 to a perfect 36. My other sections included a 36 math, a 35 English, and a 34 reading. The boot camp helped significantly with my test taking, and I just wanted to thank you!"
"Our son has really benefited from the courses that Dr. Sampath has to offer. He did his free ACT crash course first to see what it was about and then we paid and enrolled him in the ACT Boot Camp over President’s Day weekend. He learned so much about different techniques and strategies to do well on test day. We were a bit concerned because his PACT scores freshman year and sophomore year were a 22 and 23 but after all the help from Dr. Sampath, he went into the real ACT test in March and scored a 29. Not only that, but now he wants to raise his goal up a couple of points and do some 1 on 1 tutoring with Dr. Sampath to improve on those areas he didn’t score so well. My wife and I have been so impressed at how engaged he has been in the process and we owe a lot of that to the excellent work that Dr. Sampath does with the high school students and he really motivates them to want to do well so they have better opportunities to enroll in good schools and get more merit aid at the schools to which they apply. We would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a way to improve their kids’ test scores."
--Bishop Hartley (Junior) Parent
"I just wanted to thank Dr. Sampath for helping my daughter in her ACT preparation. His coaching and guidance to my daughter in ACT preparation helped her to bump her score from 31 to 33. While I know my daughter worked very hard to get this score, Dr. Sampath’s way of teaching the concepts played a key role in her success.
We are really happy to share this feedback.”
--Olentangy Liberty (Junior) Parent
Thank you for the comprehensive ACT boot camp. My daughter was able to increase her composite score from 30 to 34. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least as I did not expect her score to increase so significantly.
--Olentangy (Junior) Parent
"Good Morning Dr. Sampath,
I hope the summer is treating you well! I spoke with you in January of this year about options for my daughter and her ACT score. Based on your recommendations she attended your bootcamp in March and took the ACT again just recently. From the bootcamp, she walked away with a couple of important things.
#1 Only use the official ACT book and your study materials.
#2 Practice, practice, practice.
#3 Study - but do it a little at a time.
While she did not start studying until summer started and her test was mid-July, she did those three things and saw a huge improvement in her scores. (See below.) By no means did she study for hours on end - just 30 minutes here and 30 minutes there. Every time we got in the car for a long trip the book/materials were there and she did a little bit at a time to break up the trip.
Thank you for drilling home those three ideas for her! She's pretty excited to know that starting her junior year she is not pressured with studying for or taking the ACT. She can be happy with her latest score if she wants to be.
The time she spent in the bootcamp was well worth it! Have a great day!
-- Olentangy (Rising Junior) Parent
"Good evening Dr Sampath,
I just wanted to let you know that I have received my score from the June ACT. I am happy to tell you that I reached my target score of 28. I didn’t think it was possible to move up 4 points in just a month!
When you first told me at the boot camp I needed to memorize the cheat sheet for English and math, I thought you were crazy. Turns out memorizing both cheat sheets allowed me to turn my 21 in English into a 31, and move from a 19 in math to a 25 despite my dysfunctional calculator on test day. I had maintained my 32 in reading, and improved my science score by 5 points (25 in the end).
I cannot thank you enough for all the help you’ve given me. You helped me realize a lot of the mistakes I was making were silly ones that could easily be fixable with some practice. I completed all of the math and English drills you had given me, and went into my test center feeling confident.
Probably the most important thing I learned from the boot camp was the importance of my sleep schedule. About 2 weeks before my test date, I started going to bed at 9:30pm and waking up at 7am to study for 5 hours. This allowed me to get used to waking up early and thinking for that long of a period. By the time my test date had come along I wasn’t tired at all, and by the fourth section I still had plenty of brain power left.
Thank you again."
Update on Feb 6 ACT: our son is glad to report he increased his composite score 5 points. Previous composite 28.
Feb 6 composite 33:
34 math, 33 science, 35 English, 30 reading
He’s most excited by the change from 21 to 30 on reading.
He will take it again at school. He would like to squeeze another point on reading and science if possible. But overall he was initially stunned by the change and now is excited to start college shopping.
Thank you for the help - it really made a difference for him."
"Hi all! I am currently a Junior at Dublin Jerome High School, and I scored a 33 on my first ACT and a 34 on my second. Getting those scores early in the process was almost unimaginable for me. When I took my first practice test without any preparation for the ACT or Dr. Sampath’s help, my score was not even close to that range. To be honest, I had no idea where to start, what to practice, or how to improve my score. I went to one of Dr Sampath’s crash courses at the library, and I already felt like I had a great deal of knowledge just within those four hours. A month or two later, I attended one of his boot camps, took copious notes, and practiced the way he had recommended by memorizing everything on the cheat sheets and reviewing practice tests. I was supposed to take the ACT once more on December 12th; however, my test center got cancelled. I know many fellow students who faced the same fate and, without these scores that Dr. Sampath helped me get early on, I would definitely be stressing right now since the circumstances are so unpredictable. I give Dr. Sampath all the credit for my score because truly, I could not have done it without his training, recommendations, and PrepAccelerator! Thanks for everything, Dr. Sam!"
--Dublin Jerome Junior
I just wanted to let you know that I got a 34 on my first try on the act recently. I did well on English but a little lower than I expected on the other three. I got a 35 on English, 33 on math, 33 on reading, and a 34 on science. I’m happy with the score given how many times the test got postponed, but I’m still planning to take it again. Thanks for helping me out throughout the studying process. I think it really helped!
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with my SAT and ACT prep. I found your materials, teaching, and courses to be very helpful. I got my SAT results back from September 26, 2020, and I got 1460. It's not my goal score, so I will be taking it again in December, but I just wanted to let you know and say that I am grateful for all your help, and appreciate your insight.
Thank you so much for your help over the past year and a half. Before I got tutoring help from you, I had a 23 overall. After one crash course class, I went up to a 28 composite score. Then after a single 1 on 1 session, my composite jumped to a 30 and superscore to a 31. I cannot possibly thank you enough for the techniques and strategies I learned. I will make sure that when anyone needs help on the ACT or wants to improve their score, PrepAccelerator will be the recommendation I give.
--Saint Charles Preparatory School Senior
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
I hope you are doing well.
I wanted to thank you for all the guidance you provided in preparing for the ACT. Holding the free ACT crash course is very meaningful as it shows the depth of knowledge required to take the ACT and the value of the ACT Prep course. The ACT Bootcamp is vigorous and thoroughly prepares one for the ACT. After attending your classes and practicing many tests, I was still missing one or two questions in every reading practice test. The 1 on 1 tutoring I had made the magic happen- I was able to practice your strategies and was able to get perfect practice tests afterwards.
These events really helped me do very well on the ACT yesterday! I was able to complete and review all sections of the ACT. I also took the ACT writing test and it went well too.
Please continue to provide these opportunities, as they are very helpful and provide great strategies. We will recommend your services to all our friends and family.
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
Thank you so much for your incredible guidance throughout my ACT prep process and helping me achieve a 34. Before being referred to you by a friend of my parents, I tried self studying and getting help from another tutor. It seemed that my previous tutor and I were both unable to provide me with the crucial test taking skills needed in order to tackle the test. However, you were easily able to provide me with loads of tips and tricks so that I could achieve my full potential. Your explanation of test "hacks," thorough math and English cheat sheets, logical breakdown of test sections, and fun, patient teaching style, all helped me do the best that I could on the ACT. Thank you again and I certainly recommend those who want to improve their ACT score to come to you."
--Dublin Coffman Senior
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
I took your ACT boot camp back in October hoping to learn your techniques and cheat sheets, and that is what happened. I took the October ACT under terrible conditions. I hadn’t done too much tutoring before the test and went into the test already dehydrated. I got flustered on the first 2 sections and slowly started to develop a migraine. I couldn’t read well with the migraine. I got a 26 composite with a 26, 30, 21, 27 in test order. After the test I studied your techniques, cheat sheets, practice problems for English and math. I took the March ACT at my school and took the test with confidence. I got a 32 with a 34, 33, 31, 31 in test order. I want to thank you for all the practice and advice you gave me."
"Hello Dr. Sampath,
We would like to let you know what my son's ACT score is: 31.
Thank you so much for your excellent ACT Boot Camp Course. My son is deeply grateful to you. We're so fortunate to have met you, who can truly help all high school students on these ACT/SAT/PSAT tests.
--AB, Metro Early College Parent
We wanted to let you know how our daughter did on the February 25th ACT. She was so excited with her score! Her composite went up to 33! She got a 35 on reading, 34 on English, and improved to 32 on math and 30 on science.
Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to sending our two younger children to you for test preparation in the next couple of years!"
--DS, Big Walnut Parent
"Good morning Dr. Sampath! I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you! I sat in with my daughter on the boot camp yesterday and you are full of so much information that is very helpful.
You present it in a clear and fun way which really helps! It also helped settle her a bit with her concern about the cancellations and limited chances. Hopefully this next time around she will get the score she’s hoping for!! Your boot camp certainly gave her the tools to do well and now she has plenty of time to review and learn!
Thanks again for you professionalism and kindness. I will most definitely send people your way in the future! Stay healthy!"
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
First and foremost, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your ACT preparation. Because of you, I was able to get the scores that I needed to confidently apply to my dream schools. As of today, I have been accepted to Northwestern, Washington University in St. Louis, UChicago, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your preparation and support.
--SJ, Tree of Life Christian Schools Senior
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
Thanks for believing in me,"
--Worthington Christian Junior
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
Yesterday, I got my ACT results from the February 8th test date. As a sophomore, it was the first time I had taken the test and I am happy to report that I received a 35 (36 in reading and English, 35 in math, and 34 in science - 1 more point in any of these sections, and I would have gotten a 36)! I also received a 10 on the writing. I am very grateful for all your help and kindness. I found the boot camp to be extremely helpful and wouldn’t have gotten the same score without your useful and efficient drills and techniques. I am relieved to have gotten a good enough score that I don’t necessarily need to take it again, but I am glad that it happened early enough in my high school career that I can take it again if I wish (without rush) and try for a 36. I wish you all the best, and once again, I thank you for all your help!"
--Dublin Coffman Sophomore
We are beyond thrilled that our daughter achieved her goal score of a 32 on the Feb. ACT. The strategies you provided through your free crash course were a great foundation to start building her confidence. She then began to master those strategies by attending your 2 Day Boot Camp. Lastly, the addition of a few 1:1 private tutoring sessions really put a personalized strategy all together for her to achieve her score. I appreciate the phone calls to check in on her and they provided such encouragement that she would be able to achieve her goal with consistent practice and, of course, plenty of SLEEP! I will continue to recommend you to my friends and I know when our son begins his prep for the ACT in two years we will be sending him your way. Thanks!"
--EM, Dublin Coffman Parent
Last night my daughter got the results of her February ACT. She got a 31! She was so excited and happy. She has worked hard for this and we are proud of her.
We are thankful for the support you gave her (and us) so that she could go into the test feeling confident and prepared. This wouldn’t have happened if she just studied the big ACT book. Thank you so much for all the tips and tricks. We know that the instruction you gave her was the reason she did so well. A six point increase is incredible!!!
--NW, Olentangy Liberty Parent
Our family thanks you! You helped both my daughter and my son to measurably improve their ACT scores, impacting the schools that accepted them and the scholarship dollars made available. My daughter benefited from one-on-one tutoring to improve her math score. She has always done very well in math and took advanced classes, but it was your tutoring that provided valuable tips to navigate the question types and time constraints in order to raise her score even further. My son participated in your free one-day ACT Crash Course (what a great thing to offer the community!) as well as your two-day ACT Boot Camp. He utilized the study materials and practice exams and saw his scores climb. Just one tutoring session with you, along with individual prep work, raised his English score by two points after it was already in the 30’s. You make the sessions fun, pack them with valuable information, and offer them at a great price. But most importantly, you really care. You followed up with each of them multiple times – cheering them on and offering additional assistance.
Thank you, Dr. Sampath. We will continue to recommend PrepAccelerator to all who will listen!"
--AR, Dublin Jerome Parent
"My daughter attended the November boot camp and took the December ACT. I just came to know her score, and her composite increased from 27 to 31.
She is a junior, and she is looking to improve her score even more in February. The boot camp was very valuable and we are thankful!
"My daughter went from a 27 to a 31 on her ACT in just over a month, and I can honestly say that it was the PrepAccelerator boot camp combined with specific and targeted private lessons with Dr. Sampath that accounted for the 4-point increase in her score. I feel confident saying this because our family had previously invested a lot of money and time in another ACT prep course and my daughter achieved a 27. However, after she took the PrepAccelerator course and supplemented that with private lessons with Dr. Sampath, her scored jumped to a 31. This 4-point increase has given her far more options for college admissions and has everything to do with Dr. Sampath's personal and professional guidance, which came through most clearly during their private sessions. I should add that Dr. Sampath will be the first to tell you that no method or professional instruction without a lot of hard work will get the results your child wants on the ACT, but my daughter has a tremendous work ethic; she just needed the proper method to make the significant gains that she was capable of. I truly appreciated Dr. Sampath’s professionalism but also his sense of humor that made their private lessons enjoyable, and the results made it well worth the cost. I would recommend the PrepAccelerator course without reservations."
--Wellington School Parent
"Hi. My daughter took the 2-day boot camp after she took the June ACT. She received her Oct scores today...
Composite increased from 31 to 34.
English increased 4 points (29 to 33).
Math increased 3 points (28 to 31).
Reading increased 3 points (32 to 35).
Science increased 1 point (35 to 36).
Her goal was 34, but now she wants to go for 35 or 36 composite.
--KH, Dublin Coffman Parent
"I highly recommend the ACT boot camp offered by PrepAccelerator. My son took the class in the summer after completing his sophomore year. He took the ACT for the first time shortly after completing the class and got a high enough score that he doesn’t need to take it again. The course really prepared him for what to expect on test day and he received helpful practice drills and study guides. Dr. Sampath truly has a passion for preparing students for the ACT!"
--EB, Dublin Coffman Parent
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
I came to you because I needed a few more points on my ACT to get more scholarships for college, and I only had a few more tests possible before college. I started off by studying for the ACT by myself and went down from 26 to 25. I first started one-on-one sessions with you in late February and met with you up until the week before the test in mid-April. You gave me a plan to increase my scores, and all I had to do was follow. Even though I was out of commission due to a mission trip and shoulder surgery, I still was able to get my English up 10 points, my Math up 5 points, my Reading up 1 point, my Science up 5 points, and my Composite up 6 points to a 31! Your plan was amazing and was something I never would have been able to do without you. Thank you for everything that you have done and being a great teacher – from the ACT to life."
--DH, Worthington Christian Senior
"To potential ACT prep students and parents:
Our experience with Dr. Sampath has been nothing short of spectacular. My student lacked motivation although he is highly capable. His initial results on the test were far less than stellar.
After meeting one on one with Dr. Sampath, his motivation level increased, his confidence seemed to improve and he actually started studying intentionally for the ACT test!! Dr Sampath’s approach, guidance and unique & fun way of relating with my student has made a huge impact. I am overjoyed with the results since his score improved six points in one test.
I would recommend Dr. Sampath and his prep classes to anyone who is serious about getting the best results on their college entrance exam.
--Worthington Christian Parent
I took your 13-hour boot camp in August. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help. When I was taking practice tests, I was averaging a composite score of 30, and my English score was sitting at 28. However, thanks to your boot camp, I got a 36 on English and a composite score of 35 on the October ACT. I can now apply to the colleges that I want, and for that, I am very grateful to you and your boot camp.
Again, thank you so much!"
"We can’t thank you enough, Dr. Sampath, for the techniques and strategies you taught our son on how to take the ACT test. The results were amazing! M. took the test twice after his several one-on-one tutoring sessions with you. The first time he took the test, he raised his score 3 points. The second time, he raised it yet another 2 points. M. was able to improve his ACT score a total of 5 points from a 28 to a 33 using your techniques and strategies. You have taught our son invaluable testing techniques that he’ll continue to use in the years ahead."
--DJ, St. Charles Preparatory School Parent
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
Our daughter attended your Ace The ACT Boot Camp on the last 2 Sundays of August and we have some great news we want to share with you.
We just received our daughter's ACT test score for the September test date and we are elated!
She not only attained a perfect 36 on the English portion, but her Science portion jumped from a 27 to a 35. Amazing!
As we rode home after picking up our daughter at the conclusion of your paid program, we asked her how she felt about you, the course, and what her thoughts were about the actual ACT test that was then less than 2 weeks away. She said she was very confident about the upcoming test, because she felt well prepared by your sessions. She told us you presented each section in a highly coherent fashion and provided test taking strategies and techniques in a very easy way to absorb. She also said that your personality and delivery style connected well with the students.
So, THANK YOU, Dr. Sampath for offering such a highly beneficial program for students who are interested in attaining the most out of their potential. You prepared our daughter well!"
--Mr. and Mrs. L., Olentangy Liberty Parents
"Thank you Dr. Sampath!
My son came to you after scoring 20 on his first ACT attempt. We both knew he could do better, but his nerves definitely had a negative impact. After just a few 1:1 sessions with you, his second attempt went up 9 points! For him, he needed a few academic tweaks but mostly just a confidence boost, which you provided. With that behind us, we can now focus on selecting a school. We have many more options now with a 29 ACT score!"
--KB, Dublin Jerome Parent
"Dr. Sampath -
I attended your ACT Boot Camp a few months ago, and I wanted to express my gratitude for your help in preparing for the test. I scored a 36 composite (35E, 36M, 36R, 35S)! I found your class *immensely* helpful for preparation, and I know that those Sundays were worth their weight in gold (literally, considering scholarships these days). Truly, thank you!"
--RB, Westerville Schools Junior
"Dr. Sampath helped me raise my ACT score with just a few sessions. His tutoring content is created to help students know everything about the ACT, including content and organization of the test. Dr. Sampath has flexible hours that allowed me to fit sessions in after crew practice. His free sessions at libraries around Columbus are so informational and I would highly recommend these to students who want to be confident going into the test but are not interested in the expensive tutoring that so often comes with the ACT. With 13 hours of prep that had both practice problems and review of ACT content, I felt more than prepared. Dr. Sampath is different than other tutors in the Columbus area because he genuinely cares about helping us reach goals on a one to one basis. Dr. Sampath gave me foolproof tips that were easily applicable on the test and helped me diagnose what my weaknesses were."
--SP, Upper Arlington Junior
"My high school sophomore attended PrepAccelerator's Ace the ACT seminars at Northwest Library in Worthington earlier this year. Although it took a little persuading to get him to give up three and a half hours of free time on the weekend, he came away from the first session very enthusiastic about how much he learned in such a short amount of time and was eager to attend the remaining sessions. Dr. Sampath's breadth and depth of knowledge on what it takes to improve scores in each ACT subject area is truly impressive. He builds a rapport with students quickly and really cares about helping them achieve success. I have not found another test prep resource for my kids in Columbus that has been as beneficial and worthwhile. Highly recommend!"
--CT, Dublin Coffman Parent
"Dear Dr. Sampath,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do in the community. I think that I speak for most families including mine, when I say that most of us cannot afford private tutoring. The fact that you are willing to take time away from your family and job to plan materials and make slideshows for free speaks volumes about your character. Thank you so much for your help and I wish you luck in your future endeavors!"
--ME, Thomas Worthington Junior