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“Sam: Here is another success story for you. My grandson Chris just finished freshman year at D-II West Virginia Wesleyan. His GPA was 3.0. Chris started as the 6th string QB and worked his way up to the scout team QB while red-shirting. After the spring game he is now the #2 QB with 4 years of eligibility. He had a terrific spring game. Without your help he would not have been there. Thanks again.”
— Bob S

 

Hunter S., a senior at Unionville High School is a bright student, enjoyed his scholastic education, participated in the music and drama departments, and was a member of the L.I.N.C. organization. Sam Alfonsi was tremendously helpful in walking Hunter through the College prep process, encouraging, and keeping Hunter on track. Hunter did well on the SAT’s and the ACT’s. Mr. Alfonsi helped identify the types of schools that would be a good fit for Hunter. Hunter is currently preparing to go to Shippensburg University and was also accepted to Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Temple University, and the University of South Carolina.

 

“Thanks again for all your help back in high school. I ended up graduating in the top 10% of my college class, went to grad school for an MBA at Duke (top 10 grad program) and graduated in the top 10% there as well.”
— Matt Clymer, Kennett Sq., PA

“I worked with Sam Alfonsi and College Bound for almost an entire year. My first SAT started at a 1580 and I improved to an 1870. I am a senior at Unionville High School and will be attending Bates College next year. ”
— David Kurey

Olivia Gatto
Bayard Rustin Class of 2019
I plan to pursue a degree in the field of medicine at a local university. With help from College Bound, I improved my score on the SAT by 120 points!

 

Evan Fenster
Garnet Valley High School Class of 2020
Evan is on the Football team, Track team and plays intermural Basketball. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council & Spanish Economics Club . Evan is a straight A student taking 4 AP classes this semester. He also pursues Acting & Modeling. Evan received 1450 on his first SAT test in August and will be taking it again in October 2018.

Jane Shevlin
Bayard Rustin Class of 2019
Improved SAT score 160 points Jane is a member of The National Honor Society, Bringing Hope Club, and Class Cabinet. She is active in video and film production , while also working outside of school as a waitress.

Faith Schmidt
Rustin Class of 2019
Improved SAT score 170 points Activities: Cross Country, dance, Track Captain, member of class cabinet

Member of the National Honor Society

Clubs: Knights in Community Service

Hopes to pursue a major in the STEM field

Kathie Heldt
A Junior At Unionville High School.
Kathie is a member of the National Honor Society, while also a member of the varsity basketball team. She plays club basketball with The Chesco Lightning AAU team. Kathie also volunteers with Cuddle My Kids. Kathie raised her SAT score 400 points!

Patrick Bromley
Class of 2019
Salesianum School
SAT increase 140 points
Spanish Honor Society
Audio Engineering Club
Intended college major: Business

Emma Nelson
School: West Chester Rustin High School 2019, Providence College 2023
Activities: volunteer for special Olympics for 3 years, plays tennis, HUGE penn state football fan
Clubs: Knights in Community Service, student council member
Awards: honor roll, Team Captain, All chesmont volleyball freshman-junior year, all district sophomore and junior year, all state junior year, club team national qualifier 2012-2017

Ben Ansley
SAT increase: 130 points
I am a junior at Garnet Valley High School. I run Cross Country and Track, and am a member of the marching band. Additionally, I am a member of our schools competitive drumline, where I play the tenors. I try to involve myself in community service activities on a regular basis, the most memorable being a ten day mission trip to Guatemala with Saint John's Episcopal Church. I enjoy running, drumming, traveling with my family, and hanging out with my friends. This summer my family and I hope to complete our quest to visit all fifty states.

Nic Gustafson
Nic attends the University Scholars Program at the PA Leadership Charter School.

His favorite subjects are Chemistry and Biology. He plays baseball for All Star Baseball Academy in West Chester and hopes to become a chemical engineer.
SAT increase 260

Camryn Carter
Unionville High School
Class of 2019

Camryn is a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society at Unionville High School. She currently swims at Suburban Swim Club and is captain of The Unionville High School Team. Camryn is planning on swimming Division 1 in college.
SAT increase 230

David Bussard
Bayard Rustin High School
Grade 11

David is very involved in the swimming community participating on three competitive teams annually. He is also involved in a few clubs at school that he enjoys. He hopes to do something in the mathematics/engineering field when he gets out of college.
SAT increase 250 so far!!

Caroline Mayk
Unionville High School
Grade 12

Caroline is a member of National Honor Society and captain of the Unionville swim team. She is also involved in competitive swimming, Best Buddies, SHOC, and community service. Caroline hopes to swim in college.

SAT increase 170 points!

Jillian Orlandini
-17 years old and going to be a senior at Delco Christian
-a camp counselor for pre-k through 2nd grade during the summer weekdays at Westtown School
-work at a breakfast store on the weekends
-prefect at my school
-involved in student government
-involved in varsity field hockey in the fall
-planned the junior class annual powderpuff football game at my school
-straight A student and 3rd in my class
-SAT increase 240 points!

Connor O'Brien
Junior at Garnet Valley High School. His passion is playing basketball all year long. He is starting the college process and plans to study business.

Mehkhi C Stephens
Garnet Valley Senior, business major, Kappa Alpha Psi. Also captain of the basketball team. Belongs to People to People, as well as Free Enterprise leadership program. Works outside of school in food management and customer service. Mehkhi increased his SAT score 400 points! College Bound is very proud of Mehkhi and wishes him the best in college!

Joe Zubillaga
I attend Unionville High School and I'm a National Honors Society member. Currently I enjoy playing football, baseball, and basketball at a competitive level and hope to play either football or baseball in college. In my free time I like to be active and have fun. With putting in the effort and time, my SAT score rose over 200 points. I want to thank all the people from college bound who have helped me get to this point.

Ben Meisinger
Junior at Rustin High School.
Plays on Jr. Flyers and Rustin High School Varsity Ice Hockey.
National Champion and 3 time State Champion.

“I have seen my SAT Score already increase and I am looking forward to my last tests scores coming in to see how much more they will increase.”

Andrew Marini

First test scores - 1180
Improved to 1370
Garnet Valley High School
Class of 2018
Varsity Soccer, Winter Track, Social Justice Club, Interact
Club Soccer - FC Brandywine Elite B+, Volunteers at St. Patrick's Church in Wilmington, DE, Volunteers at FC Brandywine soccer camps

Tess Elder
Tess is currently a Junior at Bishop Shanahan High School.
In addition to focusing on studies, Tess is involved in volleyball, National Honor Society, and community service.

Katie Beauchamp
Unionville High School, Grade 11
Katie is a member of National Honor Society and choir. She is also involved in competitive dance, ultimate frisbee, and community service. College Bound would like to recognize Katie's work ethic and commitment regarding her latest outstanding ACT score!

Evan Greenberg
I am currently a junior at Rustin HS. I’ve been playing Varsity Ice Hockey for 3 years and have played for the Quakers organization for the past 10 years. Along with sports, I am involved with many youth activities at Calvary Lutheran Church, and was recently elected as a youth representative to the Church Council.

Zach McDonald
I am currently a senior at Bishop Shanahan High School. At Shanahan I am involved in baseball, Community Service Club, Art Club and Italian Club. In college I plan to study mechanical engineering. I want to continue my education at either University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Matt Malinchak
Bishop Shanahan High School
Class of 2017
Activities: Golf, Fishing, Pro-life, Community service corps, DECA

I started my SAT without training of College Bound and found myself struggling so I decided to turn for help. My first SAT score without training was a 950 on the new SAT. I eventually after months of training got my score up to an 1150 and now find myself very satisfied and thankful for the help from College Bound. The current schools I am looking at and have applied to are St. Joe's, West Chester, Temple, Penn State, and Scranton.

Lauren O'Brien
SAT Increase: 290 Points
Senior at Rustin High School
Played tennis for four years and is varsity captain. Hopes to attend Penn State or Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2017. Works as a professional aesthetician in a hair salon 25+ hours a week.

Matthew Schellenger
Senior
Malvern Prep.
Football, Lacrosse
Congratulations Matthew!

Alex Gustafson
Favorite clubs at school are Academic Team and Model UN. Favorite subjects are statistics and history, and hopes to major in statistics.
Volunteer at Longwood Gardens and the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

Anna Costello
Bayard Rustin High School
SAT increase: 460 points!
Club soccer, school soccer. Wants to pursue business major in college.
Karl Hoegstedt
Henderson High School
Junior
SAT increase: 420 points
Piano, guitar, and recording music.
Lived in Chile and speaks fluent Spanish.
Alec Grabaskas
Senior at Bayard Rustin
Ice hockey, yearbook committee, community service.
Alec hopes to attend either Cabrini College or Immaculata University and major in social service.
Liza Fahey
11th grader at The Agnes Irwin School
Volleyball, Robotics, STEM Club, Council for the Advancement of Girls, Invest in Girls Program. “Thanks College Bound for helping me reach my goals for my test scores!”
Maddie Barth
11th grade at Westtown School
290 point SAT increase!
Maddie is a lacrosse and field hockey player who is also a member of yearbook committee. Maddie dedicates herself to community service at Thorncroft and New Bolton Animal Hospital, while also working as a cashier at Pete's Produce. Great job Maddie!

Shayon Sinha

School: Bayard Rustin
Nationally ranked table tennis "When I first got to College Bound, my ACT score was a 26 with an English score of 22 and my Reading was a 24. After College Bound, I was able to get a 36 on the Reading and a 31 on the English and my superscore is as follows English: 31 Reading: 36 Math: 32 Science: 29 Thanks so much Sam and the College Bound staff!"

Haley Flynn
Bayard Rustin
Track, swimming, snowboarding, volunteer at SPCA
SAT increase 310 points.

Christian Verdecchia
Downingtown East High School
Swim team freshman and sophomore year
100 Breast and 50 free
“Thank you to all of the people at College Bound for helping me get my SAT scores up by 320 and also getting my school grades back on track.”

 

Bobbi Rae
Current 11th grader at Bishop Shanahan High School
Activities: Stage Crew, Student Council, National Honors Society, French Club, and Community Service Corps
Thank you College Bound for helping me increase my score into the 2000s!

Mitch Lowe
Unionville High School
Increased Math Score to 750
4 year varsity lacrosse, 3 year cross country, civil war century finisher (106 mile bike race), DAR Citizenship award winner, President of SHOC (freshman integration program), NHS Vice President, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards seminar attendee, Keystone Boys State attendee.

Will attend West Point Military Academy. Major in systems engineering and try out for the parachute (skydiving in formation) team.

Zack Owens
Rustin High School
Grade: 11
Currently participating in many Advanced Placement courses, helping manage the Varsity Baseball Team and participating in the Junior Achievement Program. I took the SATs for the first time in June of my Sophomore year achieving an 1890 (630 Reading, 650 Math & 610 Writing). After working with the College Bound Team for 12 weeks my score increased by 190 points to 2080 (660 Reading, 720 Math & 700 Writing).

Veronika Konovalova
Henderson High School
Grade: 11
SAT Scores: Reading (720), Math (750), Writing (790) Activities: West Chester Feminist Organization (co-leader), Calliope Literary Magazine (junior editor-in-chief), French Honors Society (vice president), Improv club (co-president) Areas of interest in college majors: Biology, psychology, language (French)

Branden Murphy
Current 12th grader at
Rustin High School and varsity golfer. I love hockey, football, golf, and skiing. Thanks a lot to Sam Alfonsi and the College Bound team for helping to improve my SAT score from a 1640 to a 1770.

Kyle Ball
Henderson High School
Overall Score Increase: 250 raw points!
Thanks to everyone at College Bound for their cooperation, flexibility, and overall helpfulness in my pursuit towards achieving higher SAT scores. Everyone I worked with was friendly and easy to relate to, which further helped improve my scores and allowed me to prepare for college and future opportunities. Thanks College Bound!

Nathan Ventura
11th Grade
Unionville High School
“I'm a current 11th grader at Unionville High School. I love soccer, baseball, and basketball. Thanks to College bound I was able to improve 210 points! Although sitting there and taking practice SATs was annoying and hard, it was all worth it when I first saw the improvement.”

Kelsey Donehower
Bayard Rustin High School
SAT increase 230 points!
Lacrosse, field hockey, dance and Young Life.

Megan Jensen
Bishop Shanahan High School
Class of 2010
Activities: President of French Club, Member of French National Honor Society, Captain of Tennis Team, Four Year Varsity Tennis and Track & Field
Guitarist for Hunger Relief Benefit Band, Ambassador of Bishop Shanahan High School

Rebecca Sherry
Congratulations Rebecca! A 2014 Henderson high school senior , will play soccer at Lehigh university this fall . Sam Alfonsi and everyone at College Bound wish Rebecca the best of luck!

Matt Schaub
Football: NFL Quarterback
East High School Class of 1999. University of Virginia Economics major.
ACC "Player of the year" 2001. “Heisman Trophy candidate" 2002. College Bound wishes him the best.

Aidan Walsh
First I would like to thank Sam and everyone at College Bound. With their help I improved my SAT scores by 350 points. I am very grateful for what College Bound has done for me with increasing my confidence in test taking and in the college process overall.
If you want to dramatically increase your SAT scores College Bound is the right place for you.

Cara Luke
West Chester East High School
Class of 2010
Fordham University
Global Business Honors Program
Dean's Scholarship
Nick Intenzo
Grade: 12
Garnet Valley High School
I would like to thank College Bound tutors for all of their help with improving my SAT scores by 250 points. Tutoring not only helped me with improving my scores but also made me more comfortable with test taking. It has also given me more confidence in the classroom and in everyday life.
If you are interested in improving your scores, College Bound is a great tool for success!

Nick Rizzo
I would like to thank everyone at College Bound for all they did to help me achieve the highest test scores I could, and put me in the greatest position possible for college. College Bound not only helped me improve my test scores, but they helped prepare me for what was going to be on the test. With their help, I was calm and comfortable going into the testing room.

Tomas Brooks
Penn State University
Bayard Rustin High School Grad
Football / Track&field
College Bound commends Tomas for his strong efforts both on the field and in the classroom!

Katie Hahn
Grade: 11
School: West Chester East High School and is hoping to attend Messiah college for Nursing or Elementary Education.

SAT score Increased 240 points College Bound has not only helped me to increase my SAT score, but helped me to become more comfortable taking tests in general. Thank you so much!
Megan Pearson
Current member Villanova University women's basketball team.
Forward #20
Red shirt Freshman
Archbishop Carroll High School
Satwik Sehgal
Sam, I thank you and your West Chester team for the help and relentless support with coaching for the SAT examinations. Please note that I secured admission in six colleges including West Virginia University, Penn State - Altoona campus, University of Cincinnati, Univ. North Carolina Greensboro campus, Eastern Michigan Univ. etc. I have decided to attend WVU for Chemistry major and Econ minor.
Justin Lucker
I want to thank you and everyone there at College Bound for helping me greatly improve my SAT score by more than 300 points. I looked forward to each of my sessions because I felt so at home. Being able to combine the great grades I already have with all that you have taught me gives me a lot of confidence entering the college process.
Nick Simmons
Penn State University
School Henderson Grad
Activity: Golf
Congratulations on your recent SAT increase! Best of Luck!
Bobby Watters
A Junior at Devon Prep. A six-year scholarship recipient, he is also a member of the National Honor Society. Bobby has been a member of the Devon track team and plays baseball for Devon Prep Varsity Team as well as travel tournament baseball. Bobby is also active in community service, especially LYA Challenger Division baseball.
Danielle Puccino
Henderson High School 2010
Activities: Varsity Softball and Basketball, National Honor Society, Student Senate, Helping Hands Volunteer Group

SAT score increased 220 points!

Zack Greer
Zack Greer is a Junior at Downingtown East High School. Zack is a member of the National Honor Society and is active in the Special Olympics Clubs. Zack plays catcher for the High School Team and also plays Travel Tournament Baseball. Zack’s score went up 340 points on the SATs as a result of working with College Bound!
Ryan McGinn
High School: St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia
Football - Served as team captain during his senior year
Named first team All-League by the Philadelphia Daily News
Selected All-Academic by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2006 and 2007
Liam Harsh
My time spent at college bound was definitely worth it. Not only did I enjoy gaining more and more knowledge each time I went there, but also it improved my SAT grades so much that now I have a chance to get into the schools i really want to go to. Thank you so much for everything you guys did for me.
Courtney Kirkman
SAT increase was 160 points (final score: 1870)
WC Henderson High School
Katie Kirkman
SAT increase 360 points!
Junior at Henderson High School
Activities: Soccer, National Honor Society, Italian National Honor Society, Andrew L. Hicks Jr. Foundation Volunteer, Helping Hands, Hickman Volunteer
Dan Bott
Bishop Shanahan High School 2006
The Pennsylvania State University
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Accomplishments: Eagle Scout, Deans List, Photographer for The Daily Collegian
Shaun Kenney
Bayard Rustin High School
Grade: 12
First SAT score: 1580
Second SAT score: 1720
Third SAT score: 1810
Activities: Golf and Tennis Teams, Involved in other community service
Hayden White -
School: Unionville High School
Grade: 11
Activities: Soccer, UNITY, Concert Band, National Society of High School Scholars
SAT score increased 250 points!
Chris Barrett
Valley Forge Military Academy
SAT increase 210 points

Christopher received substantial academic scholarships from all four schools; however, he ultimately chose to attend WV Wesleyan College where he was awarded the prestigious Dean's Scholarship as well as a Division II Letter of Intent to play QB as a result of being recruited by their head football coach.
Richard "Rip" Hamilton
Coatesville High School Class of 1996. Basketball: Point Guard University of Connecticut
Won National College Championship in 1999. Most Valuable Player
NCAA Tournament 1999.
Won World Championship with Detroit Pistons in 2004. NBA "ALL-STAR" in 2006. Current member of the Detroit Pistons.
Christine Ottley
Susquehanna Lacrosse, Field Hockey Sophomore Midfielder West Chester, PA (Unionville).
Alex Law -
Playing golf at High Point University
Downingtown West HS Grad
Activities: Golf, Band, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Church Youth Group
SAT score increased from
1200 to 1780
David Bish
Junior at Kennett Square
High School.
Soccer, track, National Honor Society, and Student Council. SAT scores up 200 points on first attempt in January 2012! David's brother Jonathon , University of Cambridge, and sister,Helen, Washington College, also attended College Bound.
Dylan Nalbandian
University of South Carolina
West Chester East Grad
Activities: Lacrosse, Eagle Scout, Guitar, CYO basketball, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Interact club, Third Party Club
SAT up 200 points
SAT Score: 1830
Mackenzie Hornibrook
Unionville High School
Class of 2013
Activities: Swimming PIAA All-State Team, USA Swimming Scholar All-American, National Honor Society, Best Buddies Club, Young Life
Garry Gregory
Bayard Rustin High School. Activity: Baseball
Garry will attend Pennsylvania State University. SATs scores went up 250 point!! Great Job Gary!
Andrea Hartfield
Bishop Shanahan High School 2006
Crew- Coxswain St. Joseph's University
Academic & Athletic Scholarships Business/ Marketing/Sports Event Management.
Sarah Broomall
School: Penn State University
Major: Special Education
Accomplishments: Deans List, National Collegiate Honors Society.
Maura McGinn
Merion Mercy Academy Applied to Penn State, Pittsburgh, Delaware, Towson and West Chester
Mary Monte
Mary Monte is in 11th grade and attends Bayard Rustin High School. She's interested in photography, writing, and sketching. She's involved in GSA, Yearbook, and Newspaper and hopes to go to college and minor in photojournalism
Kyle Baxter
B. Reed. Henderson High School
Wake Forest University
Graduated High School: 2008, Chemistry, Drummer and Runner
Tom Pace
East High School
2007 SAT increase first time 200 points. US Naval Academy Candidate.
Kyle Darling
Downingtown West High School '11
Attending Cornell University
Majoring in Engineering
Member of the Track and Cross Country Teams
David Kurey
Unionville High School
Will be attending Bates College
Plays Varsity Football and Baseball
Majoring in Environmental Studies
Enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and surfing.
Jason Welsford
James Madison University
Owen J. Roberts Grad
Activities: DECA Treasurer, Musical, KEY Club

SAT score increased 190 points!
Mike Johnson
West Chester University
Unionville High School Grad
Varsity Football and Basketball
250 point SAT increase
Richard DiPrimio
Bayard Rustin HS, Class of 2011
Will attend: Immaculata University Class of 2015
Baseball - Catcher
John Alberici
Malvern Preparatory School 2007
Basketball
Johns Hopkins University Basketball
Katelyn Deese
Susquehanna Lacrosse Freshman Midfielder Malvern, PA (Great Valley).
Laura Rhoads
SAT scores improved 130 points! Applied to University of Scranton, Duquesne University, and Drexel University to major in nursing.
Mike Liacouras
Henderson High School 2006. Villanova University - Lacrosse
Academic & Athletic Scholarships
Commerce & Finance.
Kevin Howe
Henderson High School
Junior
Activities: Baseball and Skiing
SAT's up 370 points!
Jason Malcolm
Malvern Preparatory School 2006
Boston College Lacrosse.
Megan Durkee
Henderson High School 2006. Track & Field.
University of Virginia Women's Cross Country
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