Southlake Tutoring Academy
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I had a great experience at STA for pre-AP english and pre-AP pre-calculus tutoring. My average in both classes went up by 6 points and I perfect scored both semester finals! I also love volunteering at their summer camps over the summer. The kids are great and the activities are fun and engaging. It's a nice and nurturing environment that promotes educational excellence as well as strong character building. I would highly recommend anyone to try out Southlake Tutoring Academy for tutoring or their summer camps!
Of all of the tutoring centers I have visited in the DFW area, Southlake Tutoring Academy is refreshingly unique and comprehensive in it's approach. STA employs highly qualified tutors who are certified teachers, have advanced degrees, and also have years of professional tutoring experience. STA offers an incredible range of subject tutoring and enrichment program offerings including: reading, writing, math (and related test prep), as well as piano, violin, art, table tennis, chess and dance. Also unlike most tutoring centers, STA offers foreign language classes taught by certified teachers and/or native speakers. STA is a wonderful resource because it promotes engaging all aspects of your child's cognitive development and accommodates various learning styles (for example, the creative and kinesthetic, as well as linguistic and analytical). The classes are tailored to each individual student's strengths and weaknesses, and they truly strive to foster a child's development and love of learning - key components for a strong foundation in improved academic performance.
We wish we could give Southlake Tutoring Academy (STA) a negative score. Unfortunately there are no negative stars on review pages, as such we give a rating of 1. I hope the academy and Southlake city takes notice of a service offered by STA that is not up to par. The SAT perp classes run concurrently with camps for young children that is more like a daycare. Kids are often screaming and are noisy when young adults try to concentrate on their SAT training. A quiet environment is not offered during the training classes. Sadly solving the issue seemed to be less of a priority when concerns were raised. As residents of this beautiful community we were saddened to see the quality of service. We were also told that the fee of $499 paid in full will not be refunded. Very very disappointed with this business, We truly hope this feedback would prompt a change and the opportunity to improve.
Wish I could give a negative star as well. I enrolled my child for one on one tutoring and ended up having group sessions all the time. For all the tailor-made tutoring sessions claimed to be offered at the center, there seems to be a complete lack of focus on the needs of the student and the need for continuity during the tutoring process. Even during the short two month period, I have seen tutors leave and new tutors come in for the same subject. All that the management seems to be focused on, is to squeeze as much money out of its clients as possible. I think all that they are good at doing is the after-school care that they provide. And nothing more. I DO NOT recommend this place for parents that are looking for some decent tutoring sessions.