We bring over 15 years experience developing curricula, training teachers, and teaching students at both the high school and collegiate levels.
Hello, We are Natalie and Ryan
and this is the story of Felix.
After achieving top tutor status at 3 different test prep companies (The Princeton Review, Ivy West, Compass), we discovered the secret to maintaining the highest score improvements and student evaluations: break all the rules.
Instead of teaching the curriculum as we were trained, we omitted questions and taught them in a different order – based on the student. We cultivated multiple ways of teaching each concept, ready for every kind of student, and every possible mental block. We didn’t split the sessions evenly between math and verbal, but rather put the focus where the student needed it most.
In other words, we were teaching the student, not the curriculum. And we knew we could improve scores even more if we freed students from pre-set packages and cookie cutter curricula.
We were on a mission to fool-proof test prep. We wanted more than higher average score improvements – we had already been doing that for years. We wanted to find a way to give every student the tools to reach her highest score possible.
After witnessing the admissions industry mushroom into something that focused more on the bottom line than the student, we set out to create a simple, stress-free way for students to reach their peak. We bring over 15 years experience developing curricula, training teachers, and teaching students at both the high school and collegiate levels into the Felix experience.
Felix Personalized Prep represents our passion for teaching and our dedication to the whole student. We have a great time doing what we love and take enormous pride in our ability to give students a positive, fulfilling learning experience.
1. David Hawkins “Report Highlights Test Prep Paradox” NACAC May 20, 2009