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Testing Mom vs. in-person tutoring centers

Testing Mom vs. in-person tutoring centers

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - May 10th, 2023 is an online platform that provides educational resources and practice materials for gifted and talented (G&T) tests, private school admissions exams, and state tests, among others. It aims to help parents navigate the testing and admissions process.

Kumon Math and Reading Center:

Pros: Kumon offers a self-learning methodology where students learn through doing worksheets daily. This physical interaction might be more engaging for some students compared to online learning on

Cons: Kumon’s focus is mainly on math and reading, while provides a wider variety of test prep resources.

Huntington Learning Center:

Pros: Huntington offers in-person, one-on-one tutoring tailored to the student’s needs, something that doesn’t provide.

Cons: Huntington doesn’t specialize in G&T and admissions test prep as much as does.

Sylvan Learning:

Pros: Sylvan offers a hybrid of online and in-person tutoring, which could be beneficial for students who prefer face-to-face interaction along with online resources.

Cons: Sylvan covers a broad array of subjects and may not focus as heavily on test prep as


Pros: Mathnasium’s specialization in math could be advantageous for students needing extra help in this area, providing a more focused approach than

Cons: Mathnasium’s exclusive focus on math limits its services compared to the comprehensive test prep offered by

Eye Level Learning Center:

Pros: Eye Level offers a unique self-directed learning approach that can build self-confidence and critical thinking skills.

Cons: It doesn’t provide the extensive test prep resources for various admissions and state tests that does.

C2 Education:

Pros: C2 provides personalized tutoring plans tailored to the student’s needs and offers a wide array of subjects and test prep.

Cons: The breadth of test prep might not be as extensive as, which focuses specifically on test prep.

Explore Horizons:

Pros: It caters to younger children (pre-K to 8th grade), providing a niche service that might not be available on

Cons: Its services are more limited in scope and don’t provide the comprehensive test prep resources available on

JEI Learning Center:

Pros: JEI offers a diagnostic system to understand each student’s strengths and weaknesses, which can provide a more personalized learning experience.

Cons: JEI might not offer the wide variety of test prep resources that does.

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