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The college admissions process is challenging but you can count on Tatum and College Time Now to walk beside you through the entire process.

Tatum Hutton is an extraordinary education consultant that I can recommend without reservation. I first met her when I was an undergraduate at Harvard University. She was the smartest woman in my Calculus class. She tutored me through the class and we became close friends. When it was time to send my daughter to college you would think I would have called her right up, but no, I thought I knew it all. After all, I had attended an Ivy League College! No, I wasted precious time floundering around before engaging the full services of College Time Now. She did an amazing job of partnering with my daughter to first broaden and later narrow her list of colleges, plan successful college visits, complete compelling essays and prepare for relaxed interviews. My daughter applied to a select group of top colleges nationwide and while she was not admitted to every single one, she had many excellent schools to choose from and is excited about her choice. The college admissions process is challenging but you can count on Tatum and College Time Now to walk beside you through the entire process.

- Lisa W.
Parent, 2017

 

The one on one attention Tatum was able to give was extremely helpful...
We used Tatum to help both our kids prepare for HSPT exams and would gladly recommend her to others. The one on one attention Tatum was able to give was extremely helpful as it allowed the time to be spent on my children’s specific areas of need. My kids did great on their exams and were admitted to both high schools where they applied. We also recently used Tatum to provide some early college counseling for my oldest child. Kids don’t always want to listen to their parents, so it was great to have a resource like Tatum. Tatum spent an evening with my daughter and me covering all kinds of important college prep things to be thinking about during high school. My daughter came out of that meeting with a clearer understanding of her options and a road map for her remaining high school years.

- Kate B.
Parent, 2015

Hiring Tatum to help me with my daughter's college applications was one of the wisest decisions I have made.
I engaged Tatum's services to help my daughter in her prep for the MCAT. In her first attempt at the MCAT, my daughter got a decent score in Biological Sciences but an average score in Physical Sciences and a low score in Verbal. I realized that my daughter needed a personal 1-1 help with prepping for MCAT. Tatum's positive energy and specialized training helped my daughter develop newer strategies to tackle the tough exam that the MCAT is. She also needed to ensure that the Bio and Physical Sciences were not neglected. Tatum with abundance of patience and positive outlook helped my daughter believe in herself and her capabilities. In her second attempt at the MCAT, my daughter got a score that was 5 points more than her first attempt. She not only got a decent score in Verbal but also maintained or bettered her scores in Bio and Physical Sciences. Another positive feedback about Tatum being that Tatum spent extra time with my daughter explaining various other aspects about Medical School applications which was above and beyond our agreement/understanding. Tatum did not stick by the clock and was willing to answer the 100s of questions we had as parents of a prospective Medical student and I am very grateful to her for that. I would whole heartedly recommend Tatum's tutoring services to any prospective MCAT student.

- G. M.
Parent, 2014

The choice has been fabulous, and I know he never would have considered this school if not for the assistance he received from Tatum.

We are happy to highly recommend Tatum Hutton as a College Prep Coach. We hired Tatum when our son, Aaron, was starting to make decisions about where he wanted to go to college. This was a great decision. Tatum is very organized, thorough and knowledgeable about the college application process as well as various colleges around the country. At the beginning of the process, she interviewed Aaron several times, and had him fill out an extensive questionnaire. This gave her some ideas about different schools, which she discussed in-depth with both my son and ourselves. She then prepared a very detailed book highlighting approximately 50 colleges, complete with statistics, pictures, student comments, and a wealth of information. From this book, Aaron narrowed his selection to 10-12 schools. Tatum then assisted Aaron with the application process, discussing and editing various drafts of the essays that he wrote. In the end, Aaron chose to attend the University of Michigan. The choice has been fabulous, and I know he never would have considered this school if not for the assistance he received from Tatum.

- D. Cahen
Parent, 2013

Tatum is exceptionally personable, and truly works to understand the individual.

I just returned from my daughter’s college orientation and it seems the right time to reflect on how she got there. My daughter is a hard-working student with very good grades, but her standard test taking ability rarely reflects her abilities. She took the SAT class with a local ‘expert’ and learned all the SAT ‘tricks’, and did the prep she was asked to do. Yet, her SAT score was disappointing and she knew it would make getting into a desirable school difficult, if not impossible. We found Tatum and thought we would give it a try. From the first meeting, Tatum earned my daughter¹s trust and successfully over the next 6 weeks inspired my daughter to follow her guidance and instruction. Tatum is exceptionally personable, and truly works to understand the individual. She builds self-esteem while building ability. Under Tatum's direction, my daughter increased her SAT score by 150+ points! In 6 week, with that confidence and ‘can do’ success, my daughter is headed to the COLLEGE OF HER CHOICE to start her career. Since our experience, we have recommended Tatum to a friend to work with their son who is struggling with community college courses. They are thrilled with the results as well. Tatum is truly a gift, and I cannot give her a stronger recommendation.
 

- Suzanne D.
Parent, 2013

Tatum spent countless hours providing feedback on essays until they were finely honed.

Tatum was a huge help for my son when he applied to transfer from a junior college to a four year university. She helped him choose a full range of colleges and he was accepted to the majority of them. He is excited to be going to Rhode Island at the end of this month to start school at Brown University. Tatum spent countless hours providing feedback on essays until they were finely honed.

- Elizabeth A.
Parent, 2012

Tatum worked so well with our daughter that she was able to get into a top tier school.

In the beginning of the movie Mary Poppins, the Banks children write a description of their perfect nanny and lo and behold, Mary Poppins came to there rescue. That's how we feel about Tatum and College Time Now! Tatum worked so well with our daughter that she was able to get into a top tier school. Tatum helped our daughter understand her learning differences and showed her how to use it to her advantage with her college essays. Our daughter increased her SAT scores by more than was ever hoped for. Tutoring was a priority for us, but not so much for our daughter, but once Tatum started working with her, her attitude changed immediately. This was certainly the BEST value for our money. I HIGHLY recommend Tutor Time Now or College Time Now for any student, but especially those with learning differences.


- Sam L.
Parent, 2011

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