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Success Stories

Read our students' testimonials.

  • Lily Zhang
    Princeton University

    "When you walk into ACI, the first few things you notice are the enthusiastic voice of the director and the warm smiles of the staffs. Starting from the summer before my freshman year of high school, ACI became a sort of second home for me."

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  • Felipe Acevedo
    Cornell University

    "There is something extraordinary about ACI. While it is the individual who yields his own scholastic success, ACI provides the tools, resources, people, counseling, guidance, motivation, and atmosphere very helpful to obtaining that desired success."

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  • Keith Hawk
    Yale University

    "The SAT and Subject Prep session really improved my test taking skills and gave me the confidence I needed to improve my scores. Thank you again for the counseling sessions and for always believing in me."

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  • Nahlee Lin
    Stanford University (Early Acceptance)
    SAT 2400

    "ACI helped me reach my full potential and achieve a score that I had initially thought was impossible for me. Thanks to ACI, I no longer have to worry about the SAT!"

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  • Fiona Xin
    Duke University
    SAT 2400

    "I can confidently and wholeheartedly say that ACI has been an enormous factor in helping me achieve the first step to success."

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  • Virginia Chu
    Harvard University

    "I thought ACI would have monotonous classes and mechanical teachers, but in reality, the classes are enjoyable and the teachers are helpful and dynamic."

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  • Bruce Tiu
    Stanford University

    "I would especially like to thank my teachers for their motivating and inspiring way of teaching."

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  • Eric Bai
    USC (8-yr Medical Program; Full-Scholarship)

    "With quality teachers, in-depth coverage of material, ACI delivers on its promise of aiming ever higher!"

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When you walk into ACI, the first few things you notice are the enthusiastic voice of the director and the warm smiles of the staffs. Starting from the summer before my freshman year of high school, ACI became a sort of second home for me... Thank you ACI for guiding me throughout my high school career!

Lily Zhang

Princeton University

Our Faculty Team

Here at ACI our instructors and counselors are experts in their fields and have a deep passion about teaching.

  • Patrick Perrigue

    Ph.D. City of Hope National Medical Center
    B.S. San Diego State University
    AP Chemistry & Biology

  • Jamie Aviles

    J.D. Chapman University School of Law
    M.A. Loyola Marymount University
    B.A. UC Berkeley
    10+ years counseling and SAT teaching experience
    SAT Verbal & ACI Counselor

  • Rebecca Gray

    M.F.A.in Creative Writing, UC Irvine
    B.A. in Telecommunications and Media, University of Alabama
    UC Irvine English Professor
    2-year SAT teaching experience

  • Daniel Floren

    B.S. in Film, Cinema, & Video Studies, Texas Christian University
    Summa Cum Laude
    SAT teaching experience

  • Rachel Mykkanen

    Ph. D. & M.A.UC Irvine
    B.A. St. Olaf College
    Magna Cum Laude
    SAT Verbal & Grammar

  • Melissa Bishop

    Ph.D. & M.A. Claremont Graduate University
    B.A. St. Olaf College, Cum Laude
    AP Language/Composition & SAT Verbal & Grammar

  • Micahel Powers

    Ph.D. Candidate USC
    M.F.A. Univ. of Houston
    B.A. Univ. of Houston
    SAT Verbal & Grammar

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