ACT/SAT Test Prep and Academic Tutoring

Reach Your Potential With Tutoring and Test Prep

Tutoring For You

Improve Your Odds Of Being Accepted To A College Of Choice

HelloCollege has partnered with Method Learning to bring our students a customizable and comprehensive tutoring experience that has helped more than 100,000 high school students from throughout the United States raise their SAT and ACT scores and improve their performance in the classroom for more than two decades.  All of our tutors have excellent academic qualifications, top test scores, extensive teaching experience, and complete a comprehensive tutor training program to deepen their knowledge and expertise with regular testing and professional development.

ACT, SAT, and Academic Tutoring Packages

When it comes to studying and test prep, every student has different needs and learning styles. That’s why we provide a variety of ACT and SAT tutoring options that include self-guided study guides and presentations, private coaching sessions and standardized testing practice. Choose from our comprehensive packages to find one tailored to your needs.

Online Self-Guided ACT/SAT Test Prep

Enhanced ACT/SAT Test Prep

Hourly Tutoring Packages

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Contact us to learn more about the tutoring program

Steps for Tutoring

How the Tutoring Process Works


Speak with our advisor to understand your tutoring needs.


We identify the ideal tutor based on yours needs.


You make your initial connection with your tutor and book your upcoming tutoring sessions.

Scope of Our Tutoring

We Tutor on a Variety of Subjects

In order to be beneficial, tutoring should be well-rounded and thorough, covering everything from mathematical equations to spelling and grammar. The tutors at HelloCollege are trained to provide AP test tutoring for students who are struggling in a number of subject areas. Here are just a few of the subjects HelloCollege tutors are able to assist with.


English, Math, Reading, Science, Test-Taking Strategies


Reading, Writing & Language, Math, Test-Taking Strategies


Writing, Grammar


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science


Algebra (I&II), Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Calculus (AB & AC)

AP Exams




Our Team

Our Tutoring Team

Allison Dahleen

Director of Counseling Services

With diverse experience working with students in college prep and higher education, Allison Dahleen is a true “people-person.” Throughout her career, she has held various positions, including roles in student activities, admissions, student enrollment and retention, and academic advising. Allison’s ability to establish rapport with students and families from all walks of life is truly remarkable, and she finds immense joy in helping students achieve their educational goals.

In college, Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Comprehensive Marketing from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She also showcased her athletic prowess as a basketball player, representing her school for two memorable years. Building on this foundation, Allison pursued her Master of Science in Administration Leadership at the same institution, where she served as a Graduate Assistant for her school’s Student Union. Upon returning to the Chicagoland area, Allison dedicated herself to advocating for online learners while also spearheading the onboarding process for prestigious programs like the University of Kentucky’s Master of Social Work online program.

Although born and raised in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, Allison has an insatiable wanderlust. She finds great pleasure in traveling to new destinations and immersing herself in different cultures, from Puerto Rico to her lake house in Minnesota. When she’s not exploring the world, you can often find her relishing a breakfast taco during a delightful brunch in the city, indulging in Netflix binges of true crime documentaries, or sharing her passion for basketball by coaching the Southside Shooters basketball club.

Allison Dahleen is an exceptional individual who effortlessly connects with students, drawing from her wealth of experiences in higher education and beyond. With her expertise, genuine care, and love for travel and sports, Allison brings a dynamic perspective and a wealth of knowledge to her role. Students and families can count on her unwavering support as they embark on their educational journeys.

Chris Bench

Director of Essay Services

Chris Bench has known that words were his vocation since he first learned, bedtime-bound, that Horton’d heard a Who.

Chris earned his AB in English from Kenyon College, writing poetry and combining his interests in systems theory and cognitive science with contemporary literature (wildly pretentious Honors Thesis title: Pynchon, Gaddis, and the Art of Artificial Life: Cybernetics, Nonlinearity, and the Recovery of Structure in the Discourse of the Novel), before spending the better part of a decade in the University of Chicago’s English Literature Ph.D. program, teaching courses (both there and at Roosevelt University) on writing, literary analysis, and American literature (wildly pretentious undergrad course title: Wayward Shots from the Western Canon: Alternative Aesthetics of the US West).

At UChicago, Chris realized his love of working with young people and, especially, his love of teaching writing. At the same time, he also worked a side gig as the UChicago Laboratory School’s in-house essay tutor, which allowed him to further deepen his love of writing instruction and to hone his editor’s craft.

When Chris left academia, that side gig quickly turned – as side gigs are wont to do – into his central pursuit, and Chris has spent the last 15 years aiding students with essays (and tutoring them for SATs and ACTs). Since joining HelloCollege in 2018, Chris has primarily served as an Essay Coach, helping students to transmute experience lived in the world into pixels glowing on a screen – and into admission to institutions ranging from community colleges to Ivy League universities. He now serves as HelloCollege’s Director of Essay Services.

When he isn’t ruthlessly pruning students’ superfluous modifiers, Chris enjoys cooking regional Mexican cuisine, binging kung fu films, and scrambling mountains. If you ask him about the time he was emergency choppered out of Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park, he will briefly feign embarrassment before detailing every bumbling step of his ill-fated adventure.

Sreevarshini Karthikeyan


Sree currently attends the Cooper Union in New York City, where she majors in Civil Engineering and hopes to specialize in structural engineering. She graduated from Hauppauge High School as IB and AP Scholar in the top 5% of her senior class. Sree has worked as a tutor and mentor, helping peers and younger students in a variety of subjects, including science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics), mathematics (Algebra through Calculus), and humanities (World History, US History, English/Writing, Spanish). Sree is passionate about learning and education, and devoted to making academic study and test preparation a fulfilling experience for her students. In her free time she loves to sing, learn languages and cook.

Chris Judkins


Chris graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. After graduating, he jumped right into teaching and tutoring and hasn’t looked back. For more than a decade, Chris has taught Chemistry, Biology, and Physics at the high school level and tutored a variety of academic subjects and all manner of standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, and MCAT. Most recently Chris has been teaching and tutoring various subjects in Taiwan to local high school students. When he’s not teaching, he loves to play pickup basketball. If seen in the wild, he can be drawn in with a casual mention of tacos.

Azadi Bhatt


Azadi is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. They’ve been tutoring both online and in-person for the past 6 years, specializing in math-based subjects for students from a wide breadth of grade levels, although they enjoy teaching all subjects. When they’re not tutoring, Azadi is usually playing music or burying their nose in an old sci-fi book or adding words to one of their many manuscripts