Alhambra,CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2006
Patrick was not your typical high school student. With successful parents, you may fancy he was bound for an elite east coast institution. But while that may be the case now, it wasn’t a few years ago.
Low grades (a 2.5 sophomore GPA) and SAT scores (1050) weren’t his only struggles. Bright, but rebelling against pressure from his parents and fierce high school competition, Patrick floundered at a local prep school. To make things worse, his teachers and counselor lost confidence in him.
Suddenly something changed.
Patrick met Jonathan and Melody Mitchell, co-founders of the Ucan Prep. Jonathan’s creed “students will rise to a teacher’s expectations” made an impact on Patrick.
After a year long academic makeover, Patrick’s low GPA improved dramatically (to a 3.8 in his junior year), his SAT scores soared (410 points on the old version SAT) and he gained admission into some of the best liberal arts US colleges (including Bates and Colby, where he is currently enrolled).
A 2005 Ucan alumni, Patrick’s success inspired the class of 2006. These seniors’ test scores on the new SAT and admission to top colleges have been outstanding.
- In 2006, 1 out of 5 UCAN grads were accepted to Ivy League schools: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Cornell, Dartmouth, U Penn and Columbia
- 1 in 2 UCAN grads were accepted into first-tiered colleges: Georgetown, University of Chicago, USC, Rice, UC Berkeley
- A good number of UCAN seniors were National Merit Scholars and recipients of academic scholarships including USC’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarships.
Patrick’s success story is no anomaly for Jonathan – or UCAN. One reason may be that Jonathan can relate. Jonathan Mitchell, Ucan’s co-founder and author of “Boost Your SAT Verbal Score” found his way into his role as an academic coach and mentor for a reason.
Attending French private schools, his grades plummeted nearly sabotaging his future. All his instructors “dropped him like a hot potato”.
It was one teacher’s faith in him that changed his grades, academic and career destiny. Ucan’s mission is to continue that teacher’s legacy.
In the last 10 years, the program Jonathan and his wife Melody devised combines effective critical thinking skills, test prep strategies, motivational techniques, small class-size, personal attention and college admission counseling.
They’ve also launched a cutting edge online program available globally with live instructors in real time.
Jonathan contributes the X factor and 15 college admission secrets to Ucan’s students’ success.
“Strive for the highest GPA and class ranking” may seem like an obvious tip, but Jonathan Mitchell notes:
“Elite colleges use a mathematical formula that determines a student’s probability for admission, based on an average of highest SAT scores, average of the three highest SAT II tests and a student’s class ranking score”
Ucan seeks to optimize high school students chances of admission into selective universities. If offers online and offline college planning, college essay workshops, and coaching in standardized tests such as the SAT, SAT II, ACT, AP, PSAT, ISEE and HSPT.
Jonathan created an MP3 recording. “The 15 Secrets To Win The College Admission War And The X factor” which you can download free at http://www.ucanprep.com .
You can also register at this site for an upcoming free college planning seminar on June 3rd in Alhambra, CA. Jonathan Mitchell can be reached at (626) 798 5879. Members of the media are encouraged to visit Ucan’s media room at