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Meet Young Scholars Institute

Today we’d like to introduce you to Young Scholars Institute (YSI) .

Applying to colleges is too stressful. Every year, top universities get more and more applications and accept fewer and fewer students. You need to be a cut above the rest, and stand out! Our solution is all about YOU. We are NOT your typical prep company that throws you into a crowded classroom with one instructor – at YSI, our solution is to give you the most personalized and comprehensive experience when it comes to mastering the SAT and ACT.

We are your roadmap to college, and our highly qualified and experienced instructors and counselors will help you through the SAT, ACT, College Application Process, Career Counseling, Resume Building, Essay Writing, Scholarship Searching, and everything else to get you to where you deserve to be!

Our instructors and college counselors not only has the experience in the recent application process, but they also understand what it is like to be juggling multiple classes, seek unique activities and upkeep a demanding schedule. With the help of college counseling, we work to balance the heavy load of school work, extracurricular activities, and regular life with time management. YSI has been committed to helping students receive all the tools necessary to succeed in school today and get into the college of their dreams!

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Sometimes called the “best-kept secret” in Los Angeles, Young Scholars Institute (YSI) offers individualized academic tutoring and counseling program for elementary, middle school and high school students to optimize their academic success. YSI provides one-on-one and small group tutoring in all subjects, including AP and Honors courses, creating customized tutoring plans for each student based on their unique learning profile and goals.

YSI College Counseling addresses the student’s personal interests in order to create a blueprint for college. With a well-planned high school experience, students will reach their ultimate potential. YSI believes that investing in our students now is the key to help them become highly educated individuals in the future. With an increase in competition, we understand that it is difficult to find test prep schools or academies that will go the extra mile for you.

With our individualized consulting and priority of relationship building, it is our goal to make sure each client is 100% satisfied and that our students are on their way to a brighter future. At Young Scholars, we strive to give you the absolute best rate with an abundant amount of resources and personal time with our instructors and counselors.

We believe every student should have the opportunity to maximize academic success through personalized instruction. As students struggle to navigate the competitive process of college admissions, YSI is here to walk each individual through the procedure. Unlike other preparation services, we offer personalized portfolios to each of our students and focus on building a relationship with our clients.

We will sit down with each student and discuss the best strategies to enable your child to achieve a successful future at a college or university that has been personally and carefully selected to meet your child’s goals. At YSI, we screen our instructors and counselors through a rigorous interview process and only employ highly qualified candidates (only 10% of applicants are accepted). We can ensure that your child will receive the highest quality preparation for both standardized tests and college admission procedures.

Our goal is to give our students a competitive edge and pursue a career in the field that they select. Our intensive curriculum and renowned instructors help our students increase their SAT and ACT scores. We strive to build personal relationships with parents and students so that students stay focused. This produces remarkable results. Utilizing the special educational tools that YSI provides enables students to feel comfortable about their future education and career prospects. Our Scholars Package includes SAT and ACT preparation, college application and admissions consulting, as well as a scholarship application package.

Our SAT, ACT, PSAT, and AP test preps are the most intensive courses designed for highly motivated students desiring to increase their chances of entering an Ivy League level school. Students will improve on their test-taking skills, gain confidence in the subject, and develop speed and accuracy during the real test.

Students come to YSI to develop study and test preparation skills while enjoying an intellectually stimulating environment with other high performing students. We use our best methods to reveal students’ potential and maximize their chances in getting into the top colleges.

COLLEGE COUNSELING – Admissions to the College of Your Dream:
YSI offers a variety of Academic and College Counseling, whether you are in Middle School, High School, or in College. The YSI College Admissions Team dedicates to help every one of our students enroll into his or her top college choices. As universities become increasingly harder to get into each year, YSI will ensure that you stand out from the rest of the crowd by making your application competitive, constructing your unique personal statement, as well as walking you through The Common Application.

With our college admissions professionals, we will take the time to analyze which schools fit your personality, interests, competitiveness, finances, location, or any other important values you may have. Attending the right college has never been easier!

Contact Info:

  • Address:  2920 Huntington Drive, Suite 110B, San Marino, CA 91108 (YSI of San Marino)
    909 S. Santa Anita Avenue, Suite B &J, Arcadia, CA 91006 (YSI of Arcadia)
    520 S. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 (YSI of Arcadia)
    1433 Foothill Blvd, 2/F, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (YSI of La Cañada)
    2600 Foothill Blvd., Suite 100, La Crescenta, CA 91214 (YSI of La Crescenta)
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  • Phone: (626) 286-0200 (YSI of San Marino), (626) 538-4848 (YSI of Arcadia)
    (818) 864-6855 (YSI of La Cañada), (818) 369-7491 (YSI of La Crescenta)
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