It seemed traditional, franchised testing/tutoring centers focused more on signing up students into long-term agreements than on delivering results. It was not uncommon to see one overwhelmed instructor working with four to five students at a time, all studying for different subjects or tests. Fortunately, Seth and Marla Hochman knew there was a better way… so, over twenty years ago Academic Advantage was started with the simple notion that students can improve with the right techniques and a passionate teacher!
Instructors work one-on-one with students — or in small groups — upon request. In most cases, in-home tutoring/test prep is available for convenience. Parents are often surprised to learn one-on-one tutoring costs about the same as sharing one teacher with four other students, at a franchised tutoring/testing company. Most importantly, students learn better because the individualized instruction is tailored to their needs. Our instructors are either certified or highly-skilled and, most importantly, enjoy what they do. Academic Advantage covers nearly all subjects and tests.
Before starting Academic Advantage, Seth graduated from the University of Florida with an MBA and spent some time working in investments and mortgages. Since he has always excelled with numbers and math, he started helping students with the SAT and ACT, and for subject tutoring like Algebra, Geometry and Precalculus. Some of his students wanted help in other subjects, so he expanded his repertoire to include English, Science, History and more.
Marla has a background in education and health care which has afforded her a sense of compassion, patience and understanding of children. She teaches reading at all levels as well as math, and can also assist with all types of special needs, such as ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hearing Impairment, Processing Issues, Visual Impairment & more. She is also certified in Orton-Gillingham—a specialized way of teaching reading for children with various learning disabilities.
Academic Advantage services Broward and Palm Beach counties, and students range from as young as Pre-Kindergarten to students in their eighties —taking college courses. Also, we are US Government approved, and rated on Angie’s List, Google, Yellowpages.com and many more. At Academic Advantage, “We specialize in results!”
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