A trusted friend had enrolled her daughter with Kate Dalby a year or two earlier (the daughter, who is extremely intelligent in any case, got 800s on her SAT). She recommended Kate to us and we have enrolled our three kids, one for Spring 2017 (now underway), two for the summer (have not begun).
After one session, our daughter’s ACT average went from a 31 to a 34.5; after a few sessions, a session later her math SAT was up to a 780 and she knew exactly why she had missed the two questions that cost her a perfect score. Her verbal had increased slightly to mid-700s – both are still works in progress. We have found Kate always available to consultation in person and by phone – and our emails have been answered almost instantly, even over the weekend.
We began the process with complimentary, no-obligation practice ACT tests, diagnosis and recommendations for each of our kids. The tests were graded immediately and the feedback was interesting and useful. A friend of ours had his two kids take the test and was amazed at how quickly and accurately Kate was able to identify the specific areas where they needed help.
The office is small and comfortable, and Kate teaches all the classes herself. Her maximum is 12 students per class; my daughter’s Spring class has two students (one Langley, one TJ), very personal attention. We have yet to see class size for the other two. I am writing this review a bit early in the process because, but for our trusted friend’s recommendation, we would not have known about Kate and thought others might like to consider her. We will update when all the classes are complete.