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Review for Collegetracks, Bethesda, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The people who run College Tracks genuinely care about giving top-quality educational opportunities to students whose family finances would shut them out from these resources. College Tracks dedicates itself to recruiting and encouraging students who start out with fewer advantages and less academic preparation than their peers--and the program gives them the opportunity to work on skills that will help them to compete and succeed, encouraging them to pursue a college education. I applaud the organization, and I have tremendous respect and admiration for the fellow teachers and tutors who offer top-quality instruction to students who need it most.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My teaching of College Tracks students, who were apt in learning strategies for the SAT and ACT, and who were very grateful to have guidance on this important area of college preparation. One CT student, a refugee, won a merit scholarship to college.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More resources! Although they do very well with what they've got, with more, this organization could do what it does best; smaller classes would help the students even more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dedication of the staff and the enthusiasm of the students who benefit from it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, caring, strong leaders, and committed to helping students achieve their goals, and set high goals for their future education.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Institute itself in a more systematic way to help disadvantaged students prepare for college entrance tests in a manner that is equitable with their advantaged counterparts' preparation; they would help to make U.S. education truly democratic.

Ways to make it better...

The classes for students could have been smaller so that their learning could be more individualized.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and parent/student commitment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Taught disadvantaged high school students to prepare them for the SAT.