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Mrs. Kellie Cripe To All Instructors

Kellie Cripe graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1999 with a Masters of Arts in Communications. While at Northern, Kellie taught undergraduate level classes in Public Speaking and Debate. She also coached the NIU intercollegiate debate team. Through the years Kellie has continued to teach and tutor students of all ages: elementary, junior high, senior high, and college. Kellie has been homeschooling her own children since 2003. Most recently Kellie taught classes at STAR Academy (gifted and talented homeschool cooperative), Cornerstone Academy, Academy College in Bloomington, and privately through her company BloomThink. In addition to classroom experience, Kellie runs a thriving ACT and Study Skills tutoring service. Through tutoring and teaching, Kellie has helped many area teens achieve their ACT and academic goals. Kellie believes the goal for every student taking the ACT is for them to feel comfortable, confident, and calm. All students should feel comfortable with the material on the test, confident with a personal testing strategy, and calm due to preparation. Testimonials from former students "Mrs. Cripe was a huge help to not only my standardized testing, but my college search as well. She offers a great service that is definitely worth your money. If I had to go back and do the process again, I would do it. With her help, I was able to feel completely confident and prepared for ACT's tricks. I am going to recommend her to anyone who needs help with their ACT scores. " -Annelise, ACT prep senior "With the impact an ACT/SAT score has on college admission and financial aid it was important to provide the best resource for our student. During the summer our child was able to improve these results by 20%. Kellie has a unique gift to bring out the best in people through her proven methods and techniques. She is very professional, well-organized and the experience was a true partnership. I encourage any parent/student to utilize her services." -Adam, parent of ACT prep senior "My son John had a great experience with ACT Tutoring. Kellie has a wonderful knack for nurturing the kids' strengths and correcting areas that need work. She is creative, patient and relates well to the students. I recommend ACT Tutoring without reservation." - Casey, parent of ACT prep junior "Kellie obviously knows what she is doing! She did an excellent job and made my son comfortable with the overall experience. Kellie was able to boost my son's confidence and she was able to help him feel confident with answering the questions with the amount of time he had. My son felt ready to take the test and improved his test score by 2 points, we were very happy with the results. Kellie is an excellent communicator and was very accommodating." - Lisa, mom ACT prep senior

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