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1150 S. King St, Suite 1201
Windward Mall, 2nd Floor, Macy's Wing
Lifesavers! My daughter attended the SAT prep class and continues to receive tutoring in physics and algebra. The staff here are so nice and helpful and most importantly for my daughter, empowering. She has more confidence and has raised her goals because of the education and support she receives from Mrs T. and her staff.
Words cannot describe how helpful Accelerations was to both of my kids. My oldest took the ACT without any help and scored a 27 the first try. After working with Cassandra the score rose to a 30 the 2nd time and then a 31 on the 3rd (and final) try. When it was time for my youngest, we enlisted Cassandra’s help before the first test and scored a 1430 on the SAT the first try. The 2nd try scored a 1510. Cassandra and her staff at Accelerations are simply the best.
I hesitate to post a review for Accelerations Learning Center because most of their business comes from word-of-mouth referrals by happy clients. I don’t want the word to get out to the general public because they are already pretty busy! However, Mr. B is the very best teacher that my daughter has ever seen. My daughter signed up for their SSAT prep class, and we just found out that she was accepted to the school of her choice! She personally decided to write Mr. B an email to thank him, which says a lot about how much all of the kids respect his teaching methods. My daughter was always a bright student, but I noticed her struggling a little. She seemed to lose her passion for learning. At first, I chalked it up to some covid-related delays, but we eventually signed her up at another tutoring center, which was very expensive. My daughter still seemed to cruise along without any noticeable changes. Finally, we were referred to Accelerations, which was a game changer! Within 3 weeks of classes with Mr. B, her school teacher noticed her confidence grow. My daughter started raising her hand in class, actively participating, and was curious again about the world around her. She now enjoys math, reading and her vocabulary is extensive. She went from being a little below the curve to one of the top students in her class. Needless to say, the results speak for themselves. She will be attending arguably the best school on the island, and I credit the SSAT prep class she took at Accelerations. Please warn your kids, it is a lot of work! The packets that Mr. B sends home are thick, but each section is on point for the real test. Mr. B is one of those cool young teachers who can relate to all ages, and his passion for teaching is evident in minutes.
The rest of the tutors are amazing too! We’ve been to both the town and Windward Mall locations, and my daughter said Mr. Kawelo is also amazing. Plan ahead way before the test process as their classes do fill up quickly, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the transformation you’ll see in your kids!
I am beyond thrilled with accelerations learning center! I wish I could afford to send my son here year round but alas I just sent him for a few month to prepare for 7th grade testing. I have no idea whether he got in or not ( it’s a long process) however I’ve already seen the benefit in his regular math school work. After going to accelerations he started bringing home the best math grades he’s ever gotten!! He enjoyed his time with Mr. B and he really learned alot. He was well prepared for his test and spent one session with Mr. B dedicated to interview skills which was so helpful.
As a parent I thought the staff was accommodating, kind, organized, responsive and helpful. Mr. Kawelo is so quick to answer any questions, emails and phone calls. Scheduling was a breeze and I would definitely recommend Accelerations for any tutoring needs. The bottom line is you get what you pay for and Accelerations was worth every cent.
W.T. – Accelerated Tutoring
Our twin daughters just heard the great news – they will be entering 4th grade Punahou this fall. A huge thank you to Brandt Izumo!! Our kids call him Mr. B. – he really helped them prep for their SSATs and they both scored very high. They always enjoyed going to Mr. B’s sessions because he makes it fun, he has a calm, positive and funny personality, and the girls liked the way he explained how to get to the answers. He also helped prep for the group session as well. My girls never once complained that it was extra work beyond all the homework they had to do because they loved Mr. B. As parents, we did too. The owner Mrs. T – Cassandra Tokars – is great as well. Accelerations has such a positive, supporting and nurturing environment. THANK YOU MR. B!!!
Sandra Z. – Harvard Student
Mrs. T is absolutely amazing. She has great tips for testing that came to be very useful and efficient. Not only was her teaching very direct but also very fun and entertaining. I had a blast. She makes great connections with us students. My highest ACT score was a 34 out of 36. I will be attending Harvard in the fall of 2017.
I cannot say enough about this wonderful organization! My son was tutored primarily by Mr. B – who helped my son discover a love for math. His instruction approach was hands on and ideal for my son who does not learn in the traditional, lecture style method. He allowed my son to walk around while learning, without making him sit still in his seat without squirming. Allowing that was half the battle.
We were also delighted to have worked with Miss Chloe, who was a huge help in English.
She built up his confidence and gave him reachable objectives to meet on a regular basis. He looked forward to going to tutoring, and never came home discouraged or unhappy. They absolutely know how to get through to kids and connect with them on a very authentic level.
We had a number of other tutors work with our son, and every single person we encountered was absolutely phenomenal. I want to thank everybody at Accelerations. We’ll be back again!