23:54 23 May 22
My two teen sons have worked with coaches from Staying Ahead of the Game for the last four years. Both boys are academically gifted but both have ADHD and other struggles that make executive functioning a challenge. All of the above makes it difficult to meet their academic needs well. First Chris, then later James both just “got” my boys’ struggles and were able to remain calm and help each with the subjects where they struggled most, help them stay organized and on top of their workload, and helped with project planning. Our oldest son is about to graduate high school and received a scholarship to study computer science at a well-respected state university. I have recommended SAOTG to many friends, and we are thankful for this resource of support!
18:36 06 Apr 22
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!!
15:58 29 Mar 22
SAOTG is above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined! The staff is highly trained, knowledgeable, professional and well vetted for their positions. Their ability to transform and connect with students is amazing! Look no more… this is where you need to be! Life changing.
23:02 24 Jan 22
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.
15:52 06 Dec 21
I owe my career to this place. Absolutely the best and most personable around when it comes to linear learning systems and goal setting. Thanks Evan!
17:30 05 Jun 20
Had a great experience. They really helped me a lot with my organization and making sure I got everything done for school that I needed to get done. They helped me set up binders that really helped me out a lot with keeping track of papers and also having everything organized which made for easier access
Erin Manning, MD
23:52 25 May 20
Tony is an excellent tutor/academic coach. He has taught my son numerous organizational skills and helped him navigate a rigorous middle school curriculum. He is also a great motivator (which can be challenging during the middle school years). He was always punctual and available, and he provided excellent feedback regarding my son’s progress. I highly recommend Tony and Staying Ahead of the Game.
20:32 22 May 20
We have had a great experience with SAOTG. Our academic coach is upbeat, appropriate, intuitive, professional, energetic, compassionate and empathic every time he interacts with our grandson, his teachers and everyone in our family. Tony and our grandson clicked and when you are 14 that is a must. Tony helped us navigate through some real challenges successfully. I highly recommend SAOTG and Tony … the staff at SAOTG worked hard to find a fit and all interactions with the team have been very positive. This was 8th grade which as a parent and now a grandparent I believe is one of the most difficult years students experience. We recommend SAOTG highly.
15:00 14 Apr 20
Our experience with SAOTG has been top-notch from the 1st phone call.Evan has worked closely with my son & me to hear & understand our wishes & to connect us with a counselor who is a great match. Diana has an intuitive understanding of how to work with my son, keeping him on-task in a firm & consistent but collaborative way. After his meetings with Diana, my son is happy, excited and encouraged. It's so great to see.Thanks SO much SAOTG!!
23:20 04 Mar 20
Our school advisory committee was looking for an Executive Functioning Skills coach to speak to our 3rd-5th grade parents in preparation for middle school. Evan and his team came highly recommended from our sister high school. Our parents were blown away by the insight and ideas they walked away with and were able to begin using immediately. Evan and team - thank you! We look forward to introducing our students to you and watching them succeed!
02:38 26 Feb 20
The relationship I have come to have with my tutor, Beth, is one that I value so much and will cherish forever. Not only is she qualified, patient, and extremely smart... she is kind, funny, and always knows how to hold me accountable and push me to be my best when it comes to doing my school work. Evan and his team really know what they're doing and I am thankful to have tutors from SAOTG!
01:24 15 Jan 20
Evan is the best, he has gotten both of my kids organized and on top of their classes to have a great start to their classes. Now they know how to stay organized and make sure they do not lose their notes and homework!! Thank you Evan!!
19:07 24 Dec 19
Our family is forever grateful for Evan & his SAOTG team. My son was in dire need of academic tutoring in the Fall of 2012. We were blown away by the effectiveness of their study skills and time management techniques as well as the tutoring itself. We joined mid-semester, so Evan personally tutored our child until a permanent tutor could be arranged. The results were truly remarkable. Even better, my relationship with my child improved because I was no longer the one holding him accountable. I know firsthand the personnel & processes SAOTG utilized to help our family can do the same for you. Thanks, SAOTG!
05:19 16 Dec 19
Nicolas is a good tutor and working with him is fun. He knows a lot about all my subjects and helped me learn how to organize and study better. I wish I could give him a 6/10 stars, but Google only goes up to 5/10.
00:36 16 Dec 19
SAOTG has helped me for 6 years to manage my schedule, schoolwork, and life. There is a dedicated academic coach or tutor to fit every need and student. I wish I could give 6 stars!!!
00:34 16 Dec 19
Nicolas D’Amelio is a very great tutor and helps me very efficiently with my schoolwork. He does well in all topics.
15:53 13 Dec 19
Evan and his team at SAOTG helped our children anticipate, and prepare for school tests and quizzes, and helped them maintain organized school folders throughout the year. Thank you for helping our children demonstrate their academic potential.
03:34 13 Dec 19
It’s great to collaborate w/SAOTG with our mutual clients!
22:06 02 Sep 19
Our tutor, Chaille, is great with our son. She's very patient when keeping him on track with his school projects. We especially appreciate her creative ideas for addressing his time management and organizational challenges.
03:17 26 Aug 19
Thank you Evan for your recent visit to my son's Boy Scout Troop 125. Scouts and parents appreciated the tools you presented on time management skills in getting ready for college.I have known Evan for years, and our family has worked with his staff. I always learn new ways of helping of my children manage school and all the activities they participate in. Evan's tools help alleviate stress for not only students, but also parents. We highly recommend Evan and his staff for organizational skills and time management.
00:09 07 Aug 19
Evan is the best of the best when it comes to academic tutoring and coaching. It's been great working alongside him with his Northern Virginia academic coaching and tutoring agency, Illuminos. If your child or teen is struggling academically, I highly recommend Evan and his team. Michael Oberschneider, Pay.D.Founder and DirectorAshburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services
15:24 22 Jul 19
I am so impressed with Evan's ability to quickly grasp the needs of his clients. My adult son has ADHD, learning disabilities and developed a mental disorder in his senior year which kept him from graduating in his senior year at UT. After many years of treatment, my son now feels ready to finish his education and get a job for the first time. After being referred by his therapist at Menninger Clinic, Evan expressed great interest in helping guide him in his newly rejuvenated path to accomplishment. After meeting with Evan, my son feels "cared about" and is very motivated to follow the insightful advice he was offered. Feeling much more confident in himself, he is on his way to implement the individuated plan of action designed for him. I am so grateful to Evan for his willingness to assist him to get back on a "new track to success" with achievable and realistic goals for using his potential.
Joy D. Shaw
20:16 24 May 19
Evan's coaching helped us increase our productivity as a development office from struggling to solid. By implementing the communication infrastructure that we needed to effectively support each other as a team, he solved several of our project and task management problems. The ease with which we are now able to respond to and accommodate unexpected changes in scheduled meetings, events, etc. has decreased stress levels across the board as well!
03:21 22 Feb 19
Chris Chambers is a awesome tutor, funny guy, and great mentor. He can help in any subject and just about speak any language. Peace
02:38 22 Feb 19
Chris Chambers is the best, you may ask ¨but why?¨ From telling corny analogies to help with great study skills. He helps you pass your classes and can help you succeed. Chris is great!!!
14:21 12 Feb 19
The tutor that was selected was well qualified with great interpersonal skills to help my child get proactive in organizing school work!
03:18 01 Feb 19
I have Chris Chambers as a tutor and he knows so much about every subject. He is not just a good tutor, but helps me keep all of my binders in order. I highly suggest!!
01:46 01 Feb 19
Chris Chambers in great coach he has taught me everything from the very best organization skills to complex genetics! Highly Recommend!!
23:38 07 Jan 19
Evan and his team have done a great deal to help my two ADHD boys. They take a personal interest in their clients' successes and are able to teach them to stay organized, to manage their time and to build relationships with their teachers. They have been a huge part of my kids' success in high school.
16:37 06 Dec 18
Evan came out for a presentation for our seniors and parents at the high school I work at. He gave concrete ideas and strategies to help students find academic success. His approach is both refreshing and effective. As a seasoned counselor I heard new ideas I have not heard before. I highly recommend him!
16:27 04 Dec 18
Evan started working with me my sophomore year in college (the time when most students actually start taking their studies seriously and are incredibly stressed out as a result). Weekly phone call meetings and strategizing sessions helped me to get organized, improved my time management skills, and kept me accountable; I couldn't slack off because I knew that he could only help me as much as I wanted to be helped. I had to put in the work. I felt like the plan we set up was tailored to my needs and like he really listened to what I was saying. Even now, 2 years after graduating from college, I still contact him if I need help getting organized. I couldn't recommend Evan enough! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up (I'd give more thumbs up, but I've only got 2)!