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Jim Treadway founded Growth Wise in 2017 to create a tutoring company that grew more than grades and test scores -- but one that grew character as well. Self-awareness, grit, and mindset in the face of a challenge are what Growth Wise aims to cultivate in its students, all the while creating a uniquely deep sense of trust and connection in the student-teacher and teacher-parent relationships. As his students gained skills that helped them far beyond the classroom, he realized that they led to even greater academic success, too. Over the last two years, his students have averaged an 8-point gain in their ACT scores.

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“I've always been drawn to helping others and to curating information so that it's understandable. I’m also deeply passionate about personal growth and connection - to one’s own personality, to one’s purpose, to the people in your life - and it’s these skills which not only create amazing tutoring results, but which I want my students to take forward with them into the rest of their lives, too.” said Growth Wise Founder, Jim Treadway. “That’s why I created Growth Wise.”

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Jim Treadway

Jim graduated from Harvard University in 2008 and he earned two master's degrees -- one from Beijing University (2010) in International Relations and the other from London School of Economics (2011) in History. Deeply passionate about personal growth and connection, Jim founded Growth Wise in 2017 and is both tutor and coach; he frames test prep to his students as a metaphor for how they are showing up to the other challenges in their lives. Jim searches far and wide for whatever will help his students, teaching them speedreading and deep breathing techniques, for example, which many would not associate with test prep. It’s proven that his approach works: over the last two years, his students have averaged an 8-point gain in their ACTs, with highs of 12- and 13-point improvements.

Jim's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Testtaking Anxiety
  • College Essay Writing

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Jim Treadway

Jim graduated from Harvard University in 2008 and he earned two master's degrees -- one from Beijing University (2010) in International Relations and the other from London School of Economics (2011) in History. Deeply passionate about personal growth and connection, Jim founded Growth Wise in 2017 and is both tutor and coach; he frames test prep to his students as a metaphor for how they are showing up to the other challenges in their lives. Jim searches far and wide for whatever will help his students, teaching them speedreading and deep breathing techniques, for example, which many would not associate with test prep. It’s proven that his approach works: over the last two years, his students have averaged an 8-point gain in their ACTs, with highs of 12- and 13-point improvements.

Jim's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Performance Pressure and Mindset
  • College Essay Writing

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Samara Roman-Holba

Samara graduated from Vassar College in 2017, where she majored in Biochemistry and ran track competitively. When she isn't tutoring kids of all ages, she pursues a Clinical Nutrition master's degree at Columbia University and is planning on doing nutrition research in her future. Samara prepares students for standardized tests and revels in showing any student that they can succeed by helping them gain confidence and teaching them how to effectively approach material. Practice, consistency, and an open mind are the keys to success she emphasizes. Aware of how much stress and pressure major tests can cause, Samara aims to be both teacher and support system, not only for kids but for their parents whom she is guiding through the process as well. Samara's teaching highlights that the skills one learns to improve in academics can be used far beyond the classroom -- in the rest of life as well.

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • English
  • Writing
  • College Essays

Samara's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • English
  • Writing
  • College Essays

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Marc Langer

Marc hails from New Rochelle, New York where he attended New Rochelle High School. He continued to Brown University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and master’s degree in Teaching. When he's not tutoring, Marc can be found playing trumpet for the Soul-Pop band "Lawrence" or running around Prospect Park playing ultimate frisbee.

Marc's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Physics
  • All High School and College Math
  • Statistics

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Marc Langer

Marc hails from New Rochelle, New York where he attended New Rochelle High School. He continued to Brown University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and master’s degree in Teaching. When he's not tutoring, Marc can be found playing trumpet for the Soul-Pop band "Lawrence" or running around Prospect Park playing ultimate frisbee.

Marc's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Physics
  • All High School and College Math
  • Statistics

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Hailey Loomis

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Hailey's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • GRE
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • SAT Subject Tests (Math I & II)
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Hailey Loomis

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Hailey's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • GRE
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • SAT Subject Tests (Math I & II)
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Yeji Park

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Yeji's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Biology
  • MCAT
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • High School Math
  •  

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Yeji Park

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Yeji's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Biology
  • MCAT
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • High School Math
  •  

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Anna Pacheco

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Anna's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Writing Composition
  • Pre-Calculus
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Anna Pacheco

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Anna's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Writing Composition
  • Pre-Calculus
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Delcan Gruber

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Delcan's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • All High School Math and Physics

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Delcan Gruber

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Delcan's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • All High School Math and Physics

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Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

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Albert Xing

Albert's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • MCAT
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

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Skyler Siegel

Skyler's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • English
  • Essay Writing
  • 6th-11th Grade Math

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Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

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Albert Xing

Albert's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • MCAT
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

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Skyler Siegel

Skyler's Areas of Expertise

  • ACT/SAT
  • ISEE/SSAT
  • Essay Writing
  • English
  • 6th-11th Grade Math

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Carina Seah

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Carina's Areas of Expertise

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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Carina Seah

Hailey has worked with over a hundred one-on-one students from both the US and abroad at all different starting score ranges. Her students have experienced score increases of as many as 510 points on the SAT (2400 scale) and 13 composite points on the ACT and have been admitted to every Ivy League school and top 25 university in the US. She is both the author of her own unpublished prep curriculum and has assisted top test prep companies write and revise their curriculum.
Prior to tutoring, Hailey completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on socioeconomic disadvantage and international human rights, and eventually presenting independent work on the US’s International Criminal Court Rome Statute signatory strategy to then-President-elect Barack Obama’s US-UN Transition Team.
Hailey is based in Austin and she’s pursuing independent research on geographically concentrated intergenerational poverty, a keen interest of hers as a Detroit native. She is also training in classical ballet as an adult beginner, which is a continuously humbling experience that reminds her how challenging and rewarding learning can be.

Carina's Areas of Expertise

  • Biology
  • Chemistry