College in Bellevue, WA
Mercer Education (ME) is a premier school delivering tutoring and educational enrichment programs in language, literature, history, math, and science. We offer academic consulting, college counseling, and admissions prep. Established in 1999 by Eric Cohen, a graduate of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Harvard University, ME offers an exceptional learning environment of well qualified teachers whose rigorous teaching methods and high standards have proven effective in helping students of all levels attain their academic goals.
read moreIn the more than twenty years since its founding, Mercer Education has provided expert guidance to help over a thousand students with the stressful, all-consuming process of identifying suitable schools and then securing admission. And each year, Mercer Education students have entered the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the U.S., including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Wellesley, Stanford, and Berkeley. Our focus is getting you into the school of your choice, and we offer multiple private and group-class college counseling options.
read moreEnrichment Education, as opposed to test prep or homework help, is not always goal-oriented instruction designed to help a student ace a specific test or pass a course. Rather, enrichment education, broadly defined, can involve activities or instruction simply for the sake of learning or enjoyment like taking an elective class in literature. It can also be a non-academic activity like learning to play chess or the guitar. As our Mission Statement explains, "Our teachers and innovative curriculum go beyond establishing competitive test-taking skills and the pursuit of academic excellence to cultivate vibrant, intelligent minds."
read moreStudents are carefully assessed and attend small group courses (up to 6 students in Learning Camp and College Admissions Prep Camp and up to 8 students in other camps) customized to meet their academic needs and to prepare them for the challenges of the coming year. If you are looking for rigorous test prep, a head start with your college applications or a fun and educational learning experience for younger students, we would be happy to see you this summer! Students receive 100 hours of instruction (5 hours a day) over 4 weeks.
read moreWe have seen multiple changes to both the SAT and ACT over the years, and with each change we have invested substantial effort to craft rigorous programs with clear and helpful course materials and curricula to help students achieve their goals. The SSAT and ISEE are relevant to many students applying to local and far off secondary schools, and this is another area in which our years of experience has made a crucial difference in testing outcomes. AP, IB, SAT Subject Tests, the TOEFL, TEAS and Cogat are all areas in which our instructors have experience.
read moreWhile matching students and teachers is not a perfect science, the teachers at Mercer Education are professional educators who are experienced and dedicated to providing dynamic instruction, and we have had consistently positive results with enthusiastic families introducing their friends and returning year after year. Also, with our standard two-month billing cycle, students and families are not roped into any long-term commitment; we appreciate that we are "on probation" and strive to earn your trust.