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Rich & Kristy Smith

Address:  2033 Chardon Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
in Upper Arlington
One block South of McCoy
One house from Mountview

Same phone and email:

614-519-0678 &

We welcome students from our area 
(UA, Hilliard, Grandview, Grove  City Dublin, Columbus, etc.),
our old areas (Westerville, Olentangy, Licking and Delaware Counties) 
and all of Central Ohio.

We're easy to get to from Rt. 315

Award-winning College Counselors
60+ years combined counseling experience
33+ years of test prep experience



Announcing 3 GREAT Options for

ACT Prep

Choose the one that’s best for YOU.

All 3 options contain the same great
info and materials.  The differences

are the number of students involved,

the location, the timing and the cost.

Why pay more (in many cases MUCH
more) and get lower quality prep? 

All of our sessions are conducted by

Rich and Kristy (professionals with

3 decades of experience) and teach

you what you need to know to be

successful on the ACT.  We do not

use other, less qualified instructors, 

require contracts or stretch things out
so we can charge you more. Higher 

cost does NOT mean higher quality! 


1. Workshops
(Class-sized groups)

@ Otterbein University
on designated weekend days before each test date.

Register by
 sending an email and a check.
$99 for the whole thing (6 hours)


Your email to should
contain student’s name, grade, school, best phone

and workshop desired.  Send check to Rich Smith,

2033 Chardon Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43220


1-4 pm

Session 1 is Reading/Science.
Session 2 is English/Math.


Workshop dates: 

Oct 1/8,   Nov 12/19,  
Jan 21/28,   Mar 3/4,   May 6/20

Our sessions receive ave. student ratings of 1.1 on a 
1-4 scale where 1 is excellent.

We have helped nearly 6,000 students in 8 years

(70+ high schools).

All sessions are taught by Rich or Kristy.  


2. Small-group Tutoring

(up to 7 students)

in our home on 4 consecutive
Mondays before each test date.

Register via phone,
then send the email and a check. 
$160 for the series.

 6:30 - 7:45 pm
for 4 consecutive Mondays

Series dates:

Sept 18 - Oct 9, 

Nov 6-27,
Jan 8-29, 

Feb 19 - Mar12,

Apr 30 - May 21


 3. Individual Tutoring        

in our home
on mutually agreed upon dates
(6:30-7:30 pm Tues-Fri
and some weekend mornings)

Schedule via phone
Then, send the email.

  $80 per session 
(cash or check at each session) 
Students usually schedule 1 individual session
    for each section of the test, but you may select 
    only certain sections if desired.

    What We Teach:

  • We have studied dozens of tests and know what you need to be “good at” and that is what we teach
  • We are trying to help you “beat the ACT.” 
  • We can teach you what you need to know in one session per section.
  • You will need to practice what we have taught you using the full-scale actual ACT tests we provide and the user-friendly review materials we have developed over many years.
  • Individual sessions are usually NOT needed after other options IF you practice.

     Reading & Science:

    Our "find the clues, find the answers"     
    approach has been VERY successful helping     
    students finish these fast-paced sections and 
    scoring up to 10 points higher in reading and 11 
    in science with MANY improving 4-6 points.

        English and Math:                       

    We review concepts, often learned much earlier, 
    that students need to know to do well in these
    sections.  M
ost students have learned the     
    concepts previously, but they are often “fuzzy” 
    in their minds.

    English includes 16 grammar concepts and 
    half dozen special ACT questions about

Math includes 30+ Algebra, Geometry and   
    Algebra II concepts.

SAT Tutoring (Individual Only);

  • Sessions in our home, scheduled via phone in 3 sessions (usually 6:30-7:30 pm weekdays)
  • Math (calculator & non-calculator in one session)
  • Reading (very specific tips for certain types of questions)
  • Writing/Language (very similar to ACT English). 
  • SAT Math and Reading are like ACT in some ways but very different in others.



 The BEST College Counseling and

Application Assistance

for MUCH Less:


Both Rich and Kristy

have been the recipients of
Ohio’s Top Award for admissions professionals

given annually to only one person.

  • We have over 60 years of college counseling experience between us.
  • We are still very active in our professional organization.
  • We have worked very successfully with thousands of students and hundreds of colleges.
  • We have visited more than 500 nationally, including most selective schools.
  • We can help with the whole college exploration, selection and application process.
  • We will help you develop a very competitive application package (Common App, essays, resume, and activity list).


Unlike some other companies:

  • We do not obligate you to contracts.
  • We do not drag out our lessons just to make them cost more. 
  • We do not believe parents need to pay us to watch the student practice. 
  • We keep our fees low to help students and families.  Our business is not putting food on our table – it just supports our golf habit.
  • We welcome comparisons to other companies. 
  • Our experience, materials, methods and knowledge of the test are second to none.










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