Letter from our CEO:
Dear Parents and Students,
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, as,
I'm sure, have many of you. To protect the health of our students and
teachers and in an effort to do our part to contain the spread of this disease,
we have closed our offices and moved all tutoring sessions,
practice tests, and group classes online until further notice.
For those of you who originally enrolled in in-person programs, we will
work to resume in-person sessions as soon as possible. In the meantime,
know that we have spent the past decade building our expertise at delivering
online tutoring, test preparation, and academic support. Our tutors have
logged more than 45,000 hours of online tutoring, and our online students
have earned the same stellar score increases as our in-person students.
We conduct online tutoring via a platform called Zoom. Zoom allows the
tutor and students to see and hear each other in an online room, and they
can both share and write in real time. Our SAT and ACT books were designed
to be used for either in-person or online tutoring, and the tutors and
students can access digital versions of these materials through Zoom,
Finally, I know that many of you have been impacted by changes to the spring
standardized tests. The College Board keeps a
current list of SAT cancellations here, and ACT, Inc. has posted information
about COVID-related cancellations here. Right now, both organizations are
saying that the next exams will be held in June. The
have been cancelled for
this year, and students will be taking
We know that these changes are stressful, and we are committed to helping
support any of our students affected by them. We are working to extend our students' online
access to all of our digital content, to create SAT and ACT review sessions for
them ahead of the next tests, and to let our students whose tests were cancelled add hours at a discounted
rate as appropriate. We have been communicating directly with those students to convey our plan.
Through the rest of the school year, we have also discounted our AP and
academic tutoring and switched to a pay-as-you-go system so that families can get
the help they need when they need it without the need to commit to larger packages.
Thank you, as always, for the confidence and trust you place in us when
it comes to providing student-centered tutoring and test preparation.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
404-728-0661 with any additional questions or concerns.
CEO, Applerouth Tutoring Services