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ACi is the gateway to your dream college!

Since 1987, ACI Institute has been committed to helping students receive all the tools necessary to succeed in school today and get into a top-tier university tomorrow.

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Incorporating creative lessons and ideas, remedy we designed our curriculum to help students prepare for the most current standards and tests.

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Our highly-trained teachers have tons of classroom experience and provide a fun and nurturing learning environment.

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Whether you’re trying to get straight A’s in school, a perfect SAT score, or into the college of your dreams, success is inevitable with us. Don’t believe us? Check out our testimonials!

Team ACI

Meet the heroic faculty

Success for our students is made possible by the dedication and heroic efforts of our team.

Mr. Perreault

SAT Curriculum Developer & 18+ years of experience.

Mr. Hayashi

M.F.A., USC & USC Professor.

Ms. Aviles

J.D., M.A., B.A., UCB & 10+ years of experience.

Mr. Perrigue

Ph.D., Cellular Bio. & B.S., SD State Univ.

Ms. Gray

M.F.A., UCI & UC Irvine Professor.

Ms. Mykkanen

Ph. D., M.A., English Lit., UCI & UC Irvine Professor.

Mr. Floren

B.S., Texas Christian Univ. & Speech Coaching Specialist.

Mr. Powers

Ph.D. Candidate, USC & M.F.A., Univ. of Huston.

Ms. Masud-Ruiz

M.A., Univ. of Miami & Curriculum Developer.

Mr. Morales

J.D., M.A., UCI & 4+ years of experience.

Ms. Duan

Ph.D. Candidate, MIT & M.S. in Biology, UCSD.

Ms. Yu

M.A., Claremont Univ. & M.A., Pepperdine.

Mark Fang

M.A. in S.E., Azusa Pacific Univ., B.A. in M.C., UCLA & 15-year instructor at ACI Institute.

Nelson Chu

J.D., UC Davis & B.A. in Sociology, UC Berkeley.

Jennifer Kavesky

M.A. Lit. Studies, Ph.D. in English from UCR.

Jeff Brandts

M.A. in Education & Single Subject Math Credential.

Ana Rydman

M.B.A. Saint Leo, Former UCB Admission Officer, & College Counselor

Lisa Yamasaki

UCLA Lecturer, Teaching Associate, Ph.D. in Education, & College Couselor

Stacie Hulm

p.G.C.E., B.A., London & 8+ years experience

Benson Chen

B.S., UCSB President of Actuarial, Association of UCSB, & Currently working in Actuarial Field

Max Murphy

Ph.D., M.A. UCR & B.A. in Math Columbia University

Jesse Merrill

B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, B.A. in Theater McNeese University & Speech Coaching Specialist

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Scored 2000+ on the 0fficial SAT

Scored 2000+ on the 0fficial SAT

Improved 250 points or more on SAT score

Improved 250 points or more on SAT score

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A Response to Perceived Discrimination of Asian-American Applicants by Top Colleges

Over the past year or two, Asian-American parents and students, as well as those who have struggled ... Read more

What Top Undergraduate Business Schools look for in an applicant?

--Boost your financial IQ and get the attention of admissions committees-- GPA is still the King ... Read more

What do you do before the actual SAT Test?

For several years, I would take the last 5 minutes of my verbal class to talk the SAT test taking ex... Read more

Arm Yourself with Knowledge in the Academic Battle

"Where do I want to go to university? Well let’s see. I want to go to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MI... Read more

How to Keep Calm and Beat Senioritis

We get it. You spent countless hours applying for college, preparing for the SATs, studying for your... Read more

New SAT delayed to 2016

Talks about new changes to the current SAT can be stressful for both parents and students, alike. We... Read more

Common College Myths Unmasked

Year after year there are many beliefs and theories regarding the whole college application and admi...
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How Many Colleges Should One Apply To?

Students are always worried about the number of colleges that the average person should apply to. So...
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The Truth Behind Obtaining a Liberal Arts Degree

What can a student do with a Liberal Arts education? What does it mean if a school is considered a L...
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Alhambra Campus

1041 S. Garfield Ave. Suite #101

Alhambra, CA 91801

Tel: (626)-300-8352


Arcadia Campus

208 E. Duarte Rd.

Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: (626)821-6525


San Marino Campus

2118 Huntington Dr.

San Marino, CA 91108

Tel: (626)289-1081


Temple City Campus

5951 Temple City Blvd.

Temple City, CA 91780

Tel: (626)286-5903


Rowland Heights Campus

18957 Colima Rd.

Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Tel: (626)913-1242


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15906 Halliburton Rd.

Hacienda Heights, CA 91790

Tel: (626)968-1915


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