The College Wizard has a consumer rating of 4.95 stars from 66 reviews indicating that most consumers are generally satisfied with their purchases. The College Wizard also ranks 3rd among Tutor sites.
Just giving a quick update guys! Following my first semester at Cornell University, I am proud to say that I have achieved Dean's List for my performance in my first semester courses. I have maintained contact with Harvey throughout this entire experience: periodic check ins and discussions with regards to my course load, schedule building, and casual conversations about my current topics of study. I can say that I would not have achieved Dean's List without him. His continuing support and guidance extends far past SAT and ACT exams, and the college application process. Additionally, Harvey has assisted me with my resume which has been crucial in finding job opportunities and internships for the summer. Harvey is the man!See positive reviews
All Harvey does is force you into practicing SAT (which is why people have been seeing results) and give you gimmicky, cheesy tips such as "picking the shortest answer". His Skype lessons are unreliable and he constantly disconnects. The only thing he did was go over my wrong answers, and waited for me to fix the answer on my own. Under Harvey, I was advised to not guess and skip the questions I did not know. I ended up with an 1830. I decided to stop going to him for lessons and self-study. Please do this instead of wasting $2400. Self-studying is the same as his lessons, if not much more better--Harvey is utterly useless. I ended up with a 33 ACT and 2110 SAT in the end, without his help. Waste of money. UPDATE: After reading your response, Harvey, I have to admit that you're a class act--buttering up this negative review to somehow make it seem like a success story. Funny point there about my internet connection. I love it. I've had numerous Skype videos with others and they were flawless, unlike yours. But you can blame it on me, that's perfectly okay. I'm fine with that. I'm just glad I'm not suffering through your meaningless lessons anymore. Also, a tip for the future: you should provide some form of evidence for your ballsy claims-- I am appalled that from your "years of analysis', you have gone through every SAT question and analyzed every single response to conclude that when students guess, they get it wrong "over 90% of the time". I'm also appalled at your ability to mind-read. How else you would know if a student is completely guessing, or simply calculating an incorrect answer?! Amazing! Another tip: You should stop wearing a dirty white T-shirt during lessons. Try to be a little more professional. I wish you the best of luck in your excuse of a business. I hope more parents are eager to waste their money on you. Happy New Years.See critical reviews
Tip for consumers: Worth every ounce of sweat if you want to get into your college of choice.
I carefully choose the students that I work with. Unfortunately, I am forced to turn away about 3-4 students for every student I accept. But that ensures that the roughly 15 students per week I do work with have easy access to me. And since I generally make myself available to my students from 4PM-11PM (eastern time) on Sunday through Friday as well as 9AM-2PM (eastern time) on Saturday, there is a great deal of flexibility.
Harvey The College Wizard tutors SAT and ACT via Skype using a unique method that guarantees perfect scores when followed.