Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Our Main Office is in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) and our in-person service area encompasses the Greater St. Louis region. However, we offer online programs for anyone within the USA and/or international students.

During this call, we guide you through each and every step of our services. Once we start working together, we will communicate via email, phone, and face-to-face meetings.


Our tutors are professional tutors who have deep experience working with many students on tutoring and test prep.

Before kicking off any formal tutoring or counseling sessions, first, we identify each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Then, we design classes accordingly to help the student learn new information while sharpening their time management and test taking skills. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach; for us, each student is a unique individual. 

Yes! We have licensed counselors and psychologists on staff to help students with test anxiety and managing performance-related stress. Performing well on quizzes, tests and exams is as much about applying classroom lessons as it is managing emotions, staying focused and relaxing into the testing environment.

Students may choose the most convenient place to meet with their tutor, whether at home, a coffee shop, a working space, a classroom, or virtually. We find it important to give students the option to learn where they are most comfortable.


The earliest you can start preparing would be 7th grade if you are taking the Duke TIP ACT/SAT. We work with students in grades 7-12. 

The essay portion on both tests is no longer required—and the SAT has become much simpler, with new multiple choice question options.

For most students, we follow the standard ACT and SAT textbooks from the College Board, but if a student is following a particular textbook, then our tutors can work from that book as well.

Yes we have standard practice tests that we will cover during your sessions; we also assign tests for you to do at home.


Like our tutoring and test prep services, we take an individualized, holistic approach to our college preparation services, meeting a student and their families where they are in their search and helping chart a path to success. 

ACG mentors will assist you with all or a combination of these services on a case by case basis as may be determined for your unique educational goals

  • Course Selection
  •  Recommendation Letters
  •  Statement of Purpose
  •  University Essays
  •  Resume Writing
  •  Profile Building
  •  Educational Documents
  •  University Selection
  •  Application Forms
  •  University Scholarships
  •  Financial Documentation
  •  Application Process
  •  Interview
  • Post and Pre-departure


Yes, we help students applying for college, postgraduate and/or study abroad programs.

The student or student’s family first contacts our local agents or on our website to schedule a call with our team. Then, the students complete an application online including a cover form, resume, test scores on our website or with the agents directly. Next, colleges and universities review the student’s portfolio. If they think they would be a good candidate for their program, they will contact you with information.

Yes; we can direct you to some agencies and banks who can assist you.


Most educational consultants are based in the home country of the student and are not accessible once the student arrives on the campus. The ACG team has agents, partners and affiliates, in students’ home countries as well as the countries where their colleges are located.

Yes; we have partner travel companies that can assist you with your bookings.

Yes; depending on your needs, we are happy to guide you through the process of obtaining a student or work visa to study or work in the United States.

Yes; our sister company, Placement Experts USA, exists to help international students find work during and after college. Call our team at +1 (314) 326-7401 or visit for more information.