Welcome to Ames Seminars, the leader in test prep, college admissions help and academic support. For over 17 years, Ames Seminars has provided dynamic and successful classes and tutoring for the SAT, ACT and Subject tests. We also provide College Counseling to help students with their college search.
We offer courses and tutoring for the SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, and PSAT. We know that preparing for major tests like the SATs can be daunting and nerve-wracking. Ames Seminars provides the expertise and atmosphere that inspire success. We view mastering these tests as a process (like learning a sport or musical instrument). The fundamental skills provide the foundation, but practice and feedback are also critical. Thus our courses include many follow-up and practice opportunities after students take our courses.
When students take classes or choose private tutoring at Ames, they are taught by the best. Our skilled teachers not only know how to teach, but intimately know the tests. Meet our staff.
Academic tutoring is growing rapidly at Ames Seminars as people hear about our philosophy, experience successful results and tell their friends.
At Ames students get the best tutors. Our tutors are superb, enthusiastic and engaging. Meet our staff.
Subjects we tutor:
- Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, all levels of Calculus and Statistics
- Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental (regular and AP)
- History: World, US and Euro (regular and AP)
- English: all levels of English. We help students learn to write all types of essays.
Students and families have different needs regarding help with the college search process. Our programs range from free College Information Evenings to in-depth workshops and private college counseling. As with our test prep classes, only experienced and excellent college counselors work with our students. More about our college counseling.
Ames Seminars: why we are so successful
AN EMPHASIS ON COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
Ames Seminars focuses on the core skills and strategies that students need in order to successfully pursue higher education. We know how to strengthen your foundational skills, maximize your tests scores, and help you navigate the college application process.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS and COUNSELORS
Only experienced teachers, tutors, and college counselors work with students and families; our positive atmosphere and high pay scale ensure that teachers and counselors remain with Ames for several years. Meet our staff
FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT for the SAT and ACT CLASSES
This is very important! Reading, Writing, and Math reviews and practice tests are included in the SAT course! Many of our students get their highest score on the second or third try, so we help students remain focused and motivated.
COMMITMENT TO SCHOOLS
Ames Seminars’ commitment to schools is manifest in the partnerships we have formed with Bay Area and Northern California schools. These partnerships (currently with 35 schools) help schools and educational organizations provide valuable services (e.g., SAT and PSAT courses and Practice Tests), often as fundraisers.
To learn more about establishing a partnership with your school or organization, please contact us.