I got tutoring for my PSAT, and my score improved by a lot! Samantha Kata helped me prepare for the test, and made me feel ready for it. She was always patient and helped me work through the difficult problems. Big thanks to SAOTG for all their test prep help!
Evan came to speak to the senior class of our YMSL chapter about study skills, organization and the transition from high school to college. He focused on strategies such as time management and work organization in order to maximize productivity and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
I went to one of their talks with an open mind to hear about their approach, I’m so happy I did! Best invested hour of my life when it comes down how to manage my kids and my parent scheduled when it comes to school curriculum.Tiny strategies make a huge different in discipline and less fighting when it comes down to homework. If you have the opportunity to go to one, do! No regrets 🙂
We have had great success with Staying Ahead of the Game. They are quick to respond to all issues and have made time to address problems that have come up. They communicate well with my teenage son and he feels heard and supported. James is his current tutor and my sons initial reaction, was- "This guy is the real deal." High praise coming from a kid with years of tutorial experience.
I heard Evan give presentation about helping kids improve their executive functioning skills at my son's school. I learned many useful techniques but I knew that my teen had to hear it directly from Evan in order to implement them.My son did a 2-hour session with Evan where they put together binders for his classes and learned how to organize his schoolwork going forward. He learned how to use a planner and how that's different from a school portal. He learned when, where and for how long it's best to do homework.To make sure the new skills become a habit, we will do a few sessions with one of the coaches on the SAOTG team.Highly recommend!
Excellent academic coaching and tutoring service! Highly recommend.
I've been working with Samantha as soon as I started college and started achieving grades that I never thought I would've been able to achieve if I were to have done it myself.
We’ve had a great experience with Staying Ahead of the Game (SAOTG) and our tutor Alec (who is the best ever). Matching a tutor to your child’s personality, learning style, and educational goals is the first and most important step in their process, and they take it seriously. My son actually enjoys his time with his tutor, who has helped him improve his grades, plan ahead, and organize his life. Additionally, SAOTG is great about working around my son’s demanding and time-intensive sports schedule. We couldn’t have successfully (without some family stress) made it to this point in high school without Alec’s guidance and SAOTG.
Evan and his tutors are the best! Highly recommend. They are incredibly supportive of our kids and understanding of our kids' learning differences. Evan's tutors go beyond academic and executive functioning coaching. Last year they gave our kids (ages 10 and 13) confidence to attend a new school with different teaching styles and a new math program. We found our kids' tutors to be attentive, organized and versatile. Evan personally jumped in whenever we needed help, and he took the time to get to know our family's needs. Our kids' grades went up and our kids are more organized and motivated knowing that their tutors believe in them.
Samantha was such a positive influence to my son - she gave him the skills and confidence to apply, interview, and start a new job!
I have had the best time as an Academic Coach with SAOTG! Working with the families & students has been really fulfilling, and added a sense of community and appreciation in my life. The staff also make sure to take good care of their coaches: They communicate exceptionally well, and they keep a nice stock of snacks available in their office!
Best tutors ever!
SAOTG is a wonderful organization to partner with! They are knowledgeable, organized, and outside of the box thinkers. Gateway Academy loves SAOTG!
Fantastic Presentation on how to help your kids with improving organizational skills and gain better study habits! Learned a lot of useful tips and highly recommend!!
Our experience with SAOTG has been amazing. Starting with Evan who helped us understand what executive functions are and how they play in our life while being empathetic and good to connect with my teenager. My son’s organization and time management has highly improved since he started his coaching and most important, due to this, his anxiety at school has also gone down significantly. The coaches are very professional and well trained to work with teenagers. The methodology they use is robust, creative and best of all, with grate results.
I simply love SAOTG! The owner Evan is a man of integrity with a single purpose in mind -- helping students meet with success. After being an educator for 25 years myself, I have chosen SAOTG to help my son prep for his ACT. They chose the perfect person to coach my son through what could be a very stressful time. Most tutors have the brains, but not all can connect with young people. At SAOTG, these tutors get kids! They understand the pressure students are under and know how to alleviate that stress through guided practice and know-how. When our tutor, Alec, left our house after the first meeting, my 16-year-old said, "Man, I'm impressed with how together he is." And that's coming from a teenage boy; he recognized that Alec knows his stuff. Alec was very personable and instilled a lot of confidence in my son. After carefully reviewing his diagnostic, Alec created a targeted plan of study and practice. He created review packets and reference sheets, and he gave my son manageable practice to work on until their next meeting. I highly recommend this tutoring company for any students needing Executive Functioning help, test prep, or subject area/course content help. They are the real deal!
Staying Ahead of the Game has been a blessing for our family! We are so happy with their services and the support they have provided.
Evan was amazing at our NCL meeting. He showed us a lot of cool organizational stuff. It was so helpful.