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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

614-519-0678 &

We're easy to get to from Rt. 315

Award-winning College Counselors
over 60+ years combined counseling experience
& over 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, 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! 


1. Weekend Small-groups

in our home
on 2 designated weekend days
(Sat-Sun or Sun-Sun)

Register by sending an email and a check.
$219 for the whole 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 for 2020/2021:

Mar 1 & 8 (Sun - Sun)
May 16 & 17 (Sat - Sun)
June 27 & 28 (Sat - Sun)

Aug 29 & 30 (Sat-Sun)
Sept 27 - Oct 4 (Sun-Sun)
Nov 15-22 (Sun-Sun)

Jan 17-24 (Sun-Sun)
Mar 20-21 (Sat-Sun)
June 5-6 (Sat-Sun)

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


2. Monday Small-groups

(up to 6 students)

in our home
on 4 consecutive Mondays 

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

 6:30 - 7:45 pm

NEW Series dates for 2019

2020 Dates

Feb 24-Mar16
May 4-25
June 8-29

Aug 3-24
Sept 14 - Oct 5
Nov 2-23

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


 3. Individual Tutoring        

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

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.

    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.  M
ost 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

SAT Tutoring (Individual Only):
Sessions in our home, scheduled via phone 
in 3 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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