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Rich & Kristy Smith

NEW ADDRESS:  3761 Criswell Dr.
Columbus, OH 43220
in Upper Arlington
near OSU Golf Course and the 
Kenney/McCoy intersection 
(easy to get to from 315, 
Henderson or Bethel Roads 
and Olentangy River Road)


         614-519-0678 &

           ***** COVID Update: *****
CollegeSmiths BEST ACT/SAT Prep is back!

Award-winning College Counselors
over 60+ years combined counseling experience
& over 30+ years 
of test prep experience


Announcing 3 GREAT Options for


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, location, 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 over 3 decades of experience) and teach 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 elsewhere does NOT mean higher quality! 


Our Next ZOOM ACT Workshop

1.  "Monday" ACT Small-group 

on 4 consecutive Mondays

Nov2, 9, 16, 23 

Register by sending an email and a check. 
$219 for the series. 

 Other 2020-2021 Dates
(watch for updates and details):

Jan 4-25
Mar 1-22
May 3-24
June 7-28

2. also NOW Scheduling

    Individual ACT or SAT Tutoring         

When we can find mutually agreed upon dates 

(usually 6 - 7:30+ pm Tues-Fri 
and some weekend mornings)

Schedule via phone 
Then, send the email.

  $110 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.



(Watch for updates

Weekend ACT Small-groups 

in our home or via ZOOM - tba 
on 2 weekend days (Sat/Sun or Sun/Sun) 

Register by sending an email and a check. 
$219 for the series.

 1-4 pm




    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.”  
  • 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 11 points higher, 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.  Most students have learned the     
    concepts previously, but some are often “fuzzy” 
    in their minds.                            

    English includes about 20 grammar concepts & 
    half dozen special ACT questions about
    Math includes 30+ Algebra, Geometry and    
    Algebra II concepts. 

   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.   
  • We welcome comparisons to other companies. 
  • Our experience, materials, methods and knowledge of the test are second to none

4. SAT Tutoring 
Individual Sessions  


  • 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.

        $110 per session
Cash or check at each session
You need to purchase The Official Guide to SAT and save Practice Test 1 for use in our sessions.


 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).
  • We do NOT require a contract or a certain # of sessions.
  • You get both of us for the price of one, because that's the way we like to work.


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