Student Case Studies

Naperville Student Raises ACT Score in Only 3 Weeks

This case study tells the story of an 11th grade ACT student in a Northwestern suburb of Chicago - Naperville.  By working with MyGuru for a total of 6 hours, focused on a few particular areas, she achieved a 3 point score increase.  Of course, results are hard to predict, but focused help for 5-6 hours can result in significant bumps of 2-3 points on the ACT if a student is simply “stuck” in a given area.

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Chicago 12th Grader Increases ACT Score by 3 Points

This case study tells the story of a 12th grade ACT student in a western suburb of Chicago.  By working with MyGuru for about a month, focused more on having the right mindset when taking the ACT than reviewing test content, the student increased her ACT score by 3 points.

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Chicago Student Improves Calculus Score After 6 Weeks

This case study tells the story of a first year engineering student at Oakton Community College, taking Statics & Calculus in Des Plaines, IL.  After 6 weeks of intensive work with a MyGuru tutor, the student had no further need of tutoring and had improved his calculus score from ~30% to ~70%. 

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Graduate Student Dramatically Improves GRE Score

This case study tells the story of a recent graduate of Loyola University in Chicago.  By working with MyGuru for several months, focused on his performance in the verbal and writing portion of the GRE, he achieved a GRE score above the 90th percentile on Math and above the 80th percentile on Verbal Reasoning, a dramatic improvement relative to his starting point. 

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GMAT Student Increases Score by 100 Points

This case study tells the story of a young professional who increased his score on the GMAT by over 100 points (scoring a 720) after working with MyGuru for about 25 hours.

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Student Athlete Increases ACT Score

This case study tells the story of a high school athlete who increased her ACT score by 6 points after spending a total of 30 hours with 2 separate tutors.  This score improvement allowed her to attract attention from top Ivy League recruiters.

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Physics Graduate Student Achieves B+

This case study is about a young working professional living on the north side of Chicago.  She was taking a prerequisite Physics course for a graduate program she hoped to apply to in the near future.  However, she was struggling to understand the material.  This student worked with three separate MyGuru tutors to ultimately get a B+ in the course. 

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High School Student Successfully Increases ACT Score & Trigonometry Grade

This case study is about a high school student in Evanston, IL.  She primarily reached out to MyGuru to receive assistance increasing her ACT score for college application purposes.  Throughout the tutoring experience, it became evident that she could also benefit from MyGuru tutoring regarding her Trigonometry course she was currently taking. Ultimately, she succeeded in increasing both her ACT score and Trigonometry grade.

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