Programs

Tutoring Program Designed to Help Students Succeed

Excel Learning Center's flexible and proven system of courses and personal academic counseling produces real results. Just ask our students. We have a variety of programs and classes to fit your timeline and goals, so whether you're getting a head start on high school or bound for college, Excel Learning Center can help you get there.

SSAT Private School Admission

SSAT

Admission to a top private school is one of the most important steps in a child’s life.  At Excel, our SSAT prep program is uniquely designed to build skills and effective strategies to adequately prepare students to maximize their scores.  All sessions are private lessons that are customized to the individual learning needs.  Through SSAT preparation, students not only develop key academic skills but also build confidence to succeed in school.

SSAT Acceptance Rate

2020 Acceptance Rate to Iolani and Punahou School

6th Grade Punahou 83%
Iolani 91%
7th Grade Punahou 81%
Iolani 96%
9th Grade Punahou 96%
Iolani 97%

Note: The calculation was based on the number of students who had completed our full SSAT prep program.

2019 Acceptance Rate to Iolani and Punahou School

6th Grade Punahou 71%
Iolani 71%
7th Grade Punahou 83%
Iolani 80%
9th Grade Punahou 80%
Iolani 86%

Note: The calculation was based on the number of students who had completed our full SSAT prep program.

SAT / ACT College Admission

SAT/ACT

SAT

College admissions are more competitive than ever. The SAT is a crucial part of the college admission process.  Excel’s proven SAT prep program is designed to provide students the skills they need to master the test.  Excel’s one-to-one SAT prep sessions will focus on Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.  Students will become familiar with the format of the SAT and learn tricks and strategies to identify the concepts being tested in each question. 

ACT

The ACT is designed to measure what you learn in high school. Excel’s ACT prep program focuses on building excellent time-management skills, along with mastering and becoming familiar with the exam’s structure.  The individualized sessions will focus on English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing.  Our carefully crafted curriculum and team of expert teachers will give you the confidence you need to reach your ACT score goal.

 

ACADEMIC TUTORING Available for core subjects

Academic Tutoring

Our academic tutoring programs assist students in addressing learning problems, overcoming specific challenges in a subject area and improving overall academic performance. Throughout each session, students receive individual attention and are taught at their own unique learning pace. Our experienced tutors provide extra help in understanding the fundamentals of a specific subject, conduct solid review sessions before tests and final exams, and develop study skills to increase academic performance. We offer a wide range of tutoring subjects:

Academic subjects

  • Mathematics (Elementary to Calculus)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Reading Comprehension and Writing
  • English Language and Literature
  • History (U.S., European, World)
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese)

Test Prep

  • SSAT
  • SAT & ACT
  • PSAT
  • AP Exam
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • College Essay Writing

AP Exams / SAT Subject Tests

AP Exams / SAT Subject Tests

AP Exams

AP classes present some of the most difficult material you will encounter in high school.  Also, since they are only offered once a year, you need to be ready to perform at your best on exam day.  Excel AP prep courses dive deeply into the course material, giving you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that will be tested on the exam and reinforcing what you have learned in class.  Excel’s qualified AP instructors give you the edge you need to ace our AP exams, get those college credits, and submit truly outstanding college applications.

SAT Subject Tests

Submitting a great score on one or more SAT Subject Tests is a terrific way to showcase your abilities in a particular subject and add to the quality of your college applications. SAT Subject Tests can also demonstrate your specialized interest in a specific program or major, making you a more attractive candidate for admission. Our expert teachers know the material covered by SAT Subject Tests inside and out. Get the knowledge and test-taking strategies you need to achieve stellar SAT Subject scores and impress even the most selective colleges and universities.

COLLEGE CONSULTING Strategic Planning

College Consulting

With over 3,000 colleges to choose from and growing competition for admission, the college search and application process can be complicated and overwhelming. Excel’s Director, a Certified Educational Planner and a Professional Member of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) will provide expert advice and guide you to make the experience manageable.

 College-application package:

  •  Strategizing standardized tests based on your target schools and intended major
  •  Researching best-fit schools and developing a personalized college list
  •  Choosing a major
  •  Creating a college-admission action plan and schedule
  •  Building an impressive college resume by selecting classes and extracurricular activities
  •  Completing the Common App, University of California application, and private college applications
  •  Writing the personal statement and supplemental application essays
  •  Securing letters of recommendation
  •  Preparing for college interviews
  • Completing the FASFA and applying for scholarships.

2020 SUMMER PROGRAMS SSAT/SAT/ACT/Math, Reading & Writing Enrichment

2020 Summer Programs

Power Reading & Math Enrichment (entering Grades 1–8)

Excel’s academic-enrichment courses are carefully designed to help students entering grades 1–8 get a head start on the knowledge necessary for academic success.  Students build foundational skills in reading, writing, and math that will help them excel in virtually every class they will encounter in middle and high school. 

 SSAT Prep Course (Elementary, Middle & Upper Level)

We understand admission to a top private school is one of the most important steps in a child’s life. Our SSAT Prep Course is designed to build key skills and effective strategies to adequately prepare students for the test.  One-on-one individualized tutoring sessions are customized to meet the learning needs of the students and are designed to maximize test-taking techniques and scores.  The course will cover vocabulary building, reading comprehension, math, and essay writing.  The prep sessions will also teach students time management and key test-taking strategies.

 

SAT/ACT Prep Course

SAT is a crucial part of the college admission process.  Students are easily intimidated by the SAT which is almost a four-hour-long test.  Excel’s SAT summer prep program is designed to give students the skills they need to master it.  All sessions are individualized, covering Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. Our qualified, experienced SAT instructors will help students get intimately familiar with the format of the SAT, learn strategies to identify the concepts being tested in each question, recognize and improve their weak areas, and ultimately raise scores.

 

General Information:

Dates:
Flexible start/end dates between June 17 to August 9

Duration:
Choose from 4-week, 5-week or 6-week course

Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 2 hours per day

Time:
Morning schedule: select time between 9 am–1 pm
Afternoon schedule: select time between 2 pm–5 pm

Tuition:
Special Summer rate applies. Please call 808-955-9388 for detailed information.
Tuition to be paid by either check, cash or credit card upon registration.
3% fee will be added for credit card payment.

Registration fee:
Apply to newly enrolled students. It includes an initial assessment and materials needed throughout the program.
$100 for students enrolled for enrichment program
$150 for students enrolled for test prep program

Early Registration:
5% discount for full payment made by April 27 (cannot be combined with another offer)

Sibling Discount:
5% discount to second child (cannot be combined with another offer)

Cancellation fee:
10% of tuition on or before April 26
50% of tuition from April 29 to start date
No refund on/after start date

Payment plan is only available for full payment:
1st payment – upon registration
2nd payment – 2 weeks before start date
3rd payment – 2 weeks after start date

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