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MeriEducation

Pasadena, California

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MeriEducation

Pasadena, California

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D
15 September 2019

My son has been coming to MeriEducation and we highly recommend them.  They really value customer service and will do whatever they can to help you succeed. Their tutors are professional and caring and try hard to keep the kids interested, motivated and learning.  Joan and her team are easy to work with and they take the time to get to know your child and customize their tutoring styles for what works best for your child.  They will work with you to try different tutors too if someone doesn't seem to be a perfect fit for your child's learning style.  It's not a one size fits all kind of place.  I also love that we can book sessions online ourselves or have the center book for us.  This lets me have visibility and control over our schedule.  They offer individual tutoring sessions, small group sessions and we also do some online web sessions.  The web sessions are so easy because you can do them from the comfort of your home without having to drive to the center.  If you need some test prep or academic tutoring, I recommend you give Meri a call. More...

A
12 September 2019

This is a great supplement to your Child's education! Whether for specific test practices or just to give some extra help, the tutors are incredibly adept at pinpointing exactly where they need to step-in. We've had great experiences!, the  encouragement and nurturing is beyond expectation. Advisors are assigned to each family and they will easily facilitate tutor appointments, test preps and practice tests. Everyone is helpful and very professional, extremely nice to work with! More...

J
30 May 2019

I started coming to MeriEducation as a sophomore preparing for the SAT and they helped me improve my score by almost 200 points! Their program here combined with the hardworking and charismatic tutors make my experience exceptional. They weren't boring, and the tutors knew what they were talking about, which is why I think I paid attention and did so well.This made me come back to test out their tutoring my junior year in helping me with AP Calculus AB. Compared to other tutoring centers, MeriEducation prepared me and helped me study and understand the material for my final the most. I ended up raising my grade about 5% because they helped me score well with my final.My experience wouldn't have been the same and my academic career has improved because of my math tutor Arlene and English tutor Sean helped me achieve all my goals. Special shout out to the founder of MeriEducation, Joan, who always checked up on me and has a real passion on helping students succeed! More...

K
1 May 2019

My daughter started to go to  MeriEducation as a Middle School student till she graduated from High School. She is currently a freshman at USC . Merieducation has  been a great  experience. She gained confidence and was able to tackle more difficult tasks. She ended up getting accepted to  wonderful schools  from UC Berkeley , UC Irvine , UC Davis, USD, and USC ... this is just a view wonderful school she was accepted to . More...

M
24 October 2018

I've been so impressed with the outstanding services and extremely professional and kind-hearted staff at MeriEducation Pasadena. We have been working with Joanna since July and she's been so helpful in guiding and encouraging my daughter through the SAT process and consistently checking in with her to help keep her on track. She has gone over and above what I've experienced at any other agency which provides similar services. As an example, she even brought my daughter her favorite Starbucks drink the day of her practice test and she wasn't even working that day. The rest of the staff is super friendly as well and the facilities reflect a very comfortable, cool and fun vibe perfect for students of all ages. I highly recommend MeriEducation for any and all of your student's tutoring needs. You won't be disappointed at the level of quality tutoring and genuine care of the staff there. More...

D
17 October 2018

Both my kids have attended tutoring and ACT prep at Meri Education in Riverside. We have always had helpful tutors, convenient scheduling and tons of support. Through their ACT PREP class, my daughter was able to raise her ACT score by several points qualifying her for a higher level grant. Currently my son is attending tutoring at Meri Riverside for pre-calculus. His first pre-calc test prior to tutoring was a 59%. He has been seeing his tutor once a week and he earned an 85% on his second test and is shooting for an A on the next one! Meri Education came highly recommended by a dear friend and has proven to be both positive and effective. Thank you Meri!! More...

J
26 September 2018

We highly recommend MeriEducation!  Our son wanted to try to improve his SAT score after taking it and not getting a score he felt good about.  Friends recommended MeriEducation in Pasadena. We were not disappointed.  MeriEducation has a great program that starts with having separate one-on-one tutors for the English (Jordan) and Math (Farrah) sections of the SAT who really helped him focus on each of these areas.  Our son's tutors were energetic, knowledgeable and very encouraging. Since MeriEducation requires that all the tutors have to have personally scored a very high score on the SAT - you can be confidant they will be good. They spent time with our son going over the MeriEducation custom curriculum to review knowledge needed for the SAT and gave him test taking strategies.   A key part of the program is taking regular practice SAT tests at the Center that are proctored/timed.  Following each test our son's tutors reviewed the incorrect answers with him.  After each tutoring session the parents receive a session update that tells you what was accomplished in the session and how they are doing.  They are very professional.  Our son liked going to the MeriEducation Pasadena Center very much - very modern, bright, clean, with lots of positive energy. They are also able to accommodate the busy schedules of kids' activities with flexibility.  The hard work paid off and our son was able to significantly improve his SAT score.  He could not have done this without MeriEducation.  Our son liked his English tutor Jordan so much he is now going to him for help writing his college essays.  Thank you MeriEducation! More...

R
25 September 2018

My son has worked at this center for the last 6 months plus for Calculus  and ACT prep. The tutors have helped raise his ACT score several points. He really likes the tutors and I like the feedback/ reports I get from his tutors each time a session is completed. More...

P
11 September 2018

Highly recommend for SAT Prep! They teach both the substantive subjects and testing techniques. Pricey but truly worth it - we found out about Meri from a satisfied parent and in turn recommend Meri to others.  They helped our youngest child go from slightly below average on the PSAT to slightly above average on the first SAT try to top 20 percent on the second SAT try. They helped our oldest child raise her score by 120 points or more. The staff is friendly and helpful. More...

M
20 March 2018

MeriEducation is a wonderful establishment and a dream come true!  We needed some help reinforcing Math....I sadly couldn't do it and needed help. ...BADLY!! MeriEducation to the rescue!!They were able to help us! Jocelyn and Katie were very helpful and efficient! They were very patient and taught the material in a way where we were able to retain the information!  In no time did we see the improvements! I highly recommend them should you have education school needs or simply enrichment purposes.  They also do ISEE testing preparation for high school!Thank you again for doing what you've been doing and continue the great work! More...

R
20 March 2018

MeriEducation has made a remarkable difference in my 7 year old daughter's progress and attitude toward math! I actively sought out tutoring for my daughter because I was concerned about her growing fear and dislike for math.  We feel so blessed to be matched up with Joslyn who is the perfect fit for our daughter! Not only is Joslyn very gentle and patient, she tutors math in the most engaging and interactive way. Our daughter went from avoiding and being anxious to enjoying and looking forward to working on math. They have a very special bond and connection, which has made all the difference in helping her progress, advance and be excited about learning math! Important to mention - their support staff are excellent! They are very friendly, accommodating and goes above and beyond to meet our needs. Our daughter loves MeriEducation and we give the highest possible review! More...

V
12 March 2018

We have been extremely pleased with our daughter's math tutor, Jocelyn.  She is very knowledgeable and is able to help her better understand topics which require further review in her accelerated math program.  Jocelyn's ability to ascertain whether our daughter truly understands the material being covered is exactly what we had hoped for when we looked around for a tutor.  The 45 minutes every week is time very well spent going over material and ensuring she's ready for quizzes and tests.  Additionally, Katie, our coordinator, is very responsive and checks in on us regularly.  We definitely highly recommend MeriEducation Pasadena! More...

J
9 January 2018

Hannah is a wonderful coordinator.  She is very warm and helpful. Nicole, my tutor, is very knowledgeable and patient.  After several months of training, I am able to write and communicate more effectively and confidently. Josie L

E
27 October 2017

There's not enough words to describe how much I love MeriEducation. I originally began working with them for  SAT tutoring(shouts to Sean P, you rock dude) where after 8 weeks of home tutoring my SAT score went from an 1180 to a 1380! Their customer service is seriously outstanding and after chatting with Marianna about my scores and the colleges I wanted to attend she hooked me up with a free college app workshop in Riverside where I finally got the inspiration to start my essays! 2 days ago I went to another college workshop, this one in Redlands, and Joan(the sweetest person ever) got my 3 personal insight questions all cut down to size, helped me fix silly mistakes within my UC up, and helped me to solidify what to write my 4th essay about. All in all this company is truly outstanding and has really really made my college process so much easier and more enjoyable. More...

M
13 October 2017

After trying out two other tutoring centers, I was highly recommended MeriEducation by a friend. The vibe in the Pasadena center is very unique and engaging. My children have been going for test prep and math; both really like their tutors, finding them to be energetic and encouraging.Katie H. has been very accommodating in helping me put together a schedule and I appreciate that we can get a late or weekend session, if needed.As a parent, I greatly appreciate the progress reports that are emailed after each session, which details what they worked on, suggestions/tips on study ideas and future plans. I highly recommend this place. More...

L
4 October 2017

We are having the BEST experience with Merieducation! Our son is a junior and started using Merieducation for SAT test prep. His scores have gone up substantially since starting the program. They have a friendly, engaging and professional staff that have encouraged our son to perform well on his exam. Their approach combines subject review in addition to test taking strategies.  Our son enjoyed working with the tutors so much, that we had them start to also help with school classes and have seen an improvement in his GPA, and over comfort level with the subjects.He typically goes into the center, which is very modern, and friendly, however if he has a tough homework assignment that he needs help with, he has used the online tutoring also.We are so happy with Merieducation that we plan on having them also tutor our Sophomore daughter, who is a strong AP student, but would like to get the best score possible for the SATs. More...

S
4 October 2017

We are using Meri for PSAT test prep.  I can't say enough great things about them.  I heard about them from another mom.  Katie is my point person and she is very knowledgeable and a great communicator.  We are using Agnes for English and Joseph for Math.  My son (15) was originally reluctant about having the extra work, but all the people there were on my team helping him understand the value of the time and effort.  After a few sessions he is actually really enjoying his time there, and sees how it is helping him not only with testing but also in his school work (which he was already doing great in, but now is doing even better).  He likes his tutors and respects them.I haven't felt any pressure at all to spend a certain amount of money.  Meri has online booking which is convenient for me to look and see what we can do that fits our schedule.  I book the tutoring on a week by week basis.  I do it a few weeks in advance in order to get times that are best for us.I've been grateful for the time that Katie and Agnes have spent with me and my son explaining how the testing process works and what we need to do to help him earn his highest possible score, since he has certain schools he really wants to get into that are very difficult to gain entrance to.The atmosphere is engaging and comfortable. I feel like Katie gave me a lot of extra time on the phone explaining the process and I really appreciated that.  She texts me each week to make sure things are going well.  After each tutoring session I receive an email from the tutor that tells me what they went over and even includes how my son was responding to the session from their perspective. I'm really happy we are doing this and feel great about our choice with this service! More...

B
4 October 2017

With so many test prep center to choose from , we are certainly very lucky to have found merieducation Katie our coordinator help us along the way to arrange for tutor sessions for ISEE prep and just after one class my daughter tells me immediately she likes it a lot since finally someone is showing her the right way to take the test her reading comprehension improved so much that I really want to thank everyone here how much we appreciate the confidence michelle gained from hereI recommend even if your kids are not doing test prep but if they are just stucked on math or English homework they should just come and get tutoring here

E
4 October 2017

This is a great place and the teachers (Joseph, Jocelyn, and Aguns) are great teachers. There really good at explaining things and make the classes really fun. They don't give that much homework so that way people can balance out schoolwork. You can also book your own time so that's why it's really nice since the teacher's schedule are flexible. More...

D
15 September 2017

I never get to escape MeriEducation, in the best way possible! Originally coming from the 626 area, my family and I tended to move pretty frequently. I moved to Culver City in the middle of the school year and ended up being pretty behind with the math material. I found Meri on yelp and was pleased to see that they offered online tutoring! I met with Jocelyn twice a week and she was fantastic! I've never met anyone so passionate about teaching math! My family has officially moved to Philly due to my parents' job. However, I still have the opportunity to meet with Jocelyn online! I'm one star away from perfect only because scheduling can be difficult due to Jocelyn's available hours and our time zone difference. More...

R
15 September 2017

There are so many options for tutoring in the san Gabriel valley and LA that it's so hard to pick a place. I needed to find a place that could offer the flexibility of online or in home while still offering quality services. I found that at merieducation. I was studying for my GRE while working full time and needed to find tutors that could work with my schedule. In home tutoring given my distance wasn't ideal but I got set up with tutors online. I met with Joseph and Agnes online and they exceeded my expectations as tutors. Truly the best of the best in their subject areas. Four stars because online tutoring comes with its occasional flaws like getting your mic and webcam to work when you want it to. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend Merieducation for anyone looking for quality tutors at a great value! More...

M
15 September 2017

My husband and I take the kids out to vacation in LA for the summertime, but we don't believe in all play and no work!  Coming from NYC, we are used to having our children get tutored in our home.  It's more convenient for us and our schedules.  I was searching for tutors that could come to our vacation home in the late afternoons to tutor the kids and keep them sharp during our stay.  3 months off school is not ideal for our young ones, so we decided to do some digging with the in-home options in our area.  After visiting MeriEducation's website, I filled out a quick form to opt for more information.  Within the hour, I received a call from one of the managers, Justin.  He was informative, helpful, and let us know about our options for in-home tutoring.  During that call, we were able to get our first session set up.  Some feedback:1. Our tutor was punctual and professional. He arrived at least 10 minutes early to each session we scheduled. He came prepared to each session with his own materials for instruction.2. Since we're able to split the time between our kids, he would spend 45-minutes with each of them, tailoring each of their sessions to their grade level and needs.  We appreciated this, as each of our kids respond better to individual instruction, whereas we've had experiences before where our tutors are trying to see both kids at the same time, and it just doesn't work out attention-wise.3. We received an in-person update AND an online update each time!  I know the tutoring is happening in-home in our presence, but it's refreshing to find a place that keeps you in the loop.Now, having returned home, I am able to still reference the progress we have made during the summer to pass along to our regular tutors.  Justin checked in along the way to ensure things were going well, and even now, having been home for almost a month, he still checks in to make sure the kids are thriving.  Thanks, Justin and MeriEd for your services this summer!  We'll definitely be back next year. More...

J
15 September 2017

AP Stats is such an annoying class. The school year started off rough but i needed to get A's to maintain my GPA and so I could get a 5 on the AP test. I came to the conclusion that i would need some help. I decided to go with Meri since my classmate recommended it. Unfortunately, they were pretty limited with their tutor availability and only had one stats tutor, Justin, available and since the tutor was an admin and visited other centers throughout the week, we would have our sessions online. I wasn't sure how it was going to be since I wanted to meet in-person but whatever I was down for anything at this point. After my first session, I was super surprised about how smooth the online session conducted. We were able to write on an online whiteboard and i was able to share documents through the app so he knew what i was working on. I met with him throughout the year for one session a week but if i had a test coming up, I would just request an extra session. I was able to reschedule sessions too which was nice since my volleyball/dance schedule would sometimes change. In the end, i did get my A's and my 5! I couldn't be happier. The 4 stars is mainly because we were unable to meet in person which is what i preferred and since Justin was the only tutor available for stats, i had to adjust my schedule to meet him at times but in the end i'm happy with the results. More...

P
14 September 2017

This place does everything!!! I needed help prepping for my ACT. DONE. I needed help with my AP Calculus class. DONE. I needed help with my college application essays. ALMOST DONE. They are currently helping me with those right now. Without them I would've been completely lost since I'm the first in my family to apply to college. My only regret is that I didn't go to them earlier. The tutors are so fun during our sessions and I always leave feeling more confident with everything. More...

J
14 September 2017

MeriEducation is awesome! I can't tell you how happy we are with their in-home tutoring service and how I wish we found them sooner.  Joan was so good at finding the perfect tutor for my daughter and she's been doing so well with her in home sessions. It's great seeing how excited she is about learning and seeing her progress. Her tutor goes above and beyond. She always comes focused, prepared with a lesson plan, and finds ways to make learning fun, which to me is the most important! And the best part is she also follows up with emails after each session! Even though I'm present for each one, it's so nice getting a follow-up email listing exactly what was covered during each session and what my daughter learned. This service is invaluable and definitely a selling point for me as a parent! I can tell you that you will have no regrets with MeriEducation. More...

N
14 September 2017

I was referred to MeriEducation by my mom's friend but was reluctant to try it out since I lived all the way in corona. Getting to the location took quite some time and I didn't want to be late to any of my sessions. An employee, Justin had let me know of some alternatives to in-center tutoring. MeriEducation offered me in-house tutoring with a great tutor, Sean, as well as online tutoring with a tutor from any center! I met with Joseph from the Pasadena center a couple times online too! :) Math has never been easier. More...

M
13 September 2017

Never thought I would say this, but my brother loves getting tutored here! He always had difficulty focusing and understanding some concepts, but now he's finally getting the hang of things. They really care about his progress and make sure that he's getting all the help he needs in his classes. All of the tutors are super helpful and knowledgeable! Jared in particular consistently did check ins and always encouraged my brother to keep trying and learning. Thanks Meri!! More...

K
12 September 2017

The best! We saw real results with Parker. So sorry he moved! The staff here is very helpful and nice. My son likes coming here. We will continue to use them.

M
12 September 2017

MeriEducation is a great tutoring center. They individualize the programs for each student.  My son has used MeriEducation to improve his SAT scores. Katie reminds me of my son's appointments and we work together. He is currently working on his college essays. The goal is to find a good academic college for my son. Each person truly cares about the needs of their students and prepares them for success. More...

B
8 September 2017

My daughter needed help with the ISEE and I didn't like how other tutoring places didn't have their own lesson books. They were just using those Ivy Global books off of Amazon, which I tried with my older daughter and it didn't work. When Merieducation did a meeting with me and showed me that the wrote their own curriculum, I was super impressed. My daughter just started prep but I know she will do well for her November ISEE because the tutor and one-on-one attention is going to really help. I get a session update after every session. My daughter loves her tutor!!! She wants to do her homework to impress her tutor so I don't have to nag. Also the team at MeriEd always follows up on us to make sure we are doing okay. So far so good. Highly recommended from the few sessions we have tried." More...

C
8 September 2017

The appointment system can be a little complicated to find the class needed but everyone is very helpful. If you do get an appointment it's worth the money and they will help you with SAT problems as well as ACT. All the staff is very welcoming and if you have any questions or concerns they will always take the time to help you in whatever it is you need. More...

V
4 June 2017

My daughter went to MeriEducation last year and got help with her college applications. It’s so convenient that it’s in Pasadena. Most of the college counselors I interviewed were in West Los Angeles and they seemed to not really care about what my daughter REALLY wanted. They just wanted her to apply anywhere without understanding her interests. Thanks for MeriEducation, my daughter got into a lot of top 20 colleges. Thank you, Joan, for helping my daughter! More...

A
4 June 2017

I went to MeriEducation during my Junior year of high school for SAT prep and college apps help. The tutors were super smart and helpful. I live in Rosemead, so it was far for my parents to take me but it was worth it. I hated the idea of big classrooms. I really can't learn that way. I feel that the tutors here really care a lot. More...

J
4 June 2017

Definitely worth it. They invested a lot of time to help me succeed and I got the results I wanted. Everyone is helpful, reliable, and knowledgeable. They are people I can trust and go to when preparing for future exams. More...

N
4 June 2017

The best tutoring center I've taken my children to. They love the one on one attention they get from the tutors and staff here. I am 100% satisfied with the improvement and growth my children show in their academics. I get to stay involved with MeriEducation's session updates which keep me updated with my kids progress. More...

K
4 June 2017

I love it at Meri! The tutors are very helpful and they always have appointments available immediately. I would recommend this place. (:

A
4 June 2017

Great tutoring center and learning environment. It was really easy to get an appointment same day and tutors were really thorough on helping me understand concepts for my math class. I’m happy to have found this place during my first week of school. Would definitely recommend. More...

J
4 June 2017

Currently doing SAT preparation here. Tutors and manager keeps me accountable to my homework, taking test, and coming in for sessions. Sometimes they tell me to just come into the center to study for free. They really push me to do better but they also understand I’m a busy student at school so they always lighten the load when I feel like I’m swamped. I’m happy to be pursing my prep here! More...

L
4 June 2017

I love Meri-Education. The tutors and facilitators are always helpful and cater to the need of students! It's a really positive learning environment and tutors are always rooting for the kids!

N
4 June 2017

I was stressed out about applying for colleges and needed help with my applications. The people here were very helpful and nice. My stress went away and the whole process was a piece of cake. I could not have asked for a better place to help me with my college applications! More...

M
4 June 2017

Merieducation redlands is my favorite place to go whenever I need any help preparing for whatever tests I have coming up. Whether it was preparing for the SAT/ACT in high school or assistance in my college level courses, the staff at MeriEducation did everything in their power to ensure that I would succeed. I cannot thank them enough.

J
27 April 2017

MeriEducation is nothing like any other SAT prep school, the tutors are knowledgeable, they are passionate and they make the work fun. Joan was my personal tutor and helped me with my college applications. Beyond the 1-1 writing sessions, she would also text to check in with my progress. She was passionate about reaching my goals with me and making sure everything I sent was top notch and polished. She pushed me, believed in me and made writing exciting and fun. I would highly recommend MeriEducation if you're seeking to enroll in the top UC or Ivy league schools. More...

J
24 April 2017

If it were possible I would I would give merieducation 10 stars! I am in 8th grade, I went to merieducation for tutoring in math. My grade in math started off as a D- and they helped me raise it to an A-. In my math class at school I didn't understand anything that they were teaching but when I started going to meri education it all started to click. It is also really nice because the tutors are very with flexible schedules. At merieducation the tutors don't only teach you they believe in you too. I have loved going to merieducation!  I always look forward to coming here!-Megan More...

G
6 April 2017

This staff is an amazing team! They take the time to sit down with you and customize an action plan to achieve your goals. This is the best investment you will make for your future! More...

A
4 April 2017

My family and I love this place! 3 of my children (3rd grade, 6th grade, and 10th) have been coming here for almost a year. The tutors here are  engaging, knowledgeable and all around awesome! Through MeriEducation, my children have gained confidence in themselves and have been inspired to do better. The tutors treat each child with respect and challenge them to reach their potential. I also like that the tutors send me an update after each tutoring session so that I am looped in on what they covered. I can't praise MeriEducation enough and I have recommended them to my friends, too! More...

S
28 March 2017

"My daughter goes to Poly High school and is an active swimmer, so her schedule is really crazy. Most tutoring places can't accommodate her schedule because they are closed on the weekends or close early on weekdays. My daughter can get late night appointments at the Riverside office and can just text in to ask for an appointment. One time, she couldn't get an appointment and they scheduled an online session for her with a tutor at another center in Redlands. They always tried their best to accommodate my daughter and me. I highly recommend MeriEducation for tutoring. When my daughter becomes a junior, I hope to have her do test prep here too. More...

B
21 March 2017

Excellent tutoring center! MeriEducation Riverside is a perfect one stop shop that provides assistance from grade school tutoring all the way to college applications. Every tutor I've interacted with has been knowledgeable and very resourceful when it comes to problem solving and tips for advanced learning. The staff is very friendly and the owner Joan genuinely has the best interest in mind for all the students. I love that the center feels fun and fresh even though it's a place for serious learning. It's the BEST tutoring and education center in all of Riverside...hands down! More...

C
21 March 2017

This pasadena location is everything my family needed. We went to many other places and none of them were able to offer what merieducation does. They get down to the the problem and work out a plan to have you kid improve. Our tutor really cares and is excited about helping. Staff is super friendly. Great communication. My son has improved greatly and he looks forward to his lessons. Not only that but the place looks amazing and is so cozy. It's a great learning environment. I highly recommend it if you need tutoring. More...

K
4 February 2017

Merieducation is the best!  My husband, daughter and myself first had an initial interview with Joan, the owner and was so taken with her professionalism, knowledge and sincere concern with helping our daughter with her difficulties in  math.  Even though my husband was reluctant to hire a tutor, after our meeting, he was completely on board!  Jeanne is the BEST, and has turned a C- to a B+, or A, not sure waiting on report card.  We highly recommend merieducation, it's definitely worth the money, every cent!!!   By the way, my daughter actually looks forward to her sessions with Jeanne! More...

M
3 November 2016

I had been stressing over college applications for the past couple of weeks with the November 1st deadline approaching really soon. My grades had started to slip with all this stress piling up in both math and physics. Luckily a friend of mine recommended me to Alex here at MeriEducation. Alex was able to tutor me in both subjects and my chapter test grade has gone up drastically since my last test. He usually breaks down difficult concepts into simpler models, which is definitely more helpful than the dense pictures my teacher uses. Coming here also helped me with the college application process thanks to Jose and his educational consultations. He helped me make a schedule to balance out my schoolwork while still being able to focus on my application deadlines. I will definitely be continuing my sessions with Alex! More...

V
1 November 2016

Love MeriEducation. The Riverside tutors are awsome! They helped my daughter every step of the way increase her ACT scores. Mike and Justin made sure she stayed on track. Even after she finished with her tutoring, Mike continued to check in to see how my daughter is doing in school. They really want there students to succeed.Joan at the Pasadena location is a life saver. Joan helped my daughter with College Applications. From writing the college essays, filling out the college applications and sending them, she made sure everything was done at the highest quality. Even at the last minute when my daughter changed majors to nursing, she helped fix and adjust applications with ease. She made it stress free for mom. I would definitely recommend MeriEducation! More...

K
19 October 2016

MeriEducation is the the best tutoring center I have ever been to! I started tutoring at Meri in June for my ACT, and the tutors, staff, and atmosphere have really helped my skills develop. I love going in for sessions. All of the tutors want you to do your best, and will help you in whatever way they can. I highly recommend MeriEducation for all of your tutoring needs! More...

L
9 October 2016

This is a great establishment and a great addition to the community. The tutors are knowledgable and most importantly patient with their students. Making mistakes is part of the learning process and MeriEducation really provides a safe haven for students to ask questions and make mistakes.  I've seen my little cousin make great progress while attending MeriEducation. More...

T
3 October 2016

Joan and her staff are amazing. They are very attentive with all the kids.  If you have a child that either needs help with reading, math or even SAT tutoring. MeriEducation is the place for them. You have to come see for yourself. More...

A
3 October 2016

Excellent tutoring staff. Tutors seem to genuinely care about the students. My younger sister has been coming here for a little over and year and her grades have improved dramatically. Their progressive curriculum is refreshing and seems to keep students learning, while still having fun. More...

J
29 September 2016

Great place to get last minute tutoring before a test. I live in Northern California so I did an online session and Cherisse set me up with a tutor that same day. Fast and quick service but wish there was another location closer to me! Thank you so much  Merieducation! More...

G
29 September 2016

Started tutoring here earlier this week. I go to the U of R and had trouble with my chemistry class. Found this place and was happy to see they can set me up with a time that was flexible with my schedule. Suffice to say I passed my first college midterm and feeling ready for my next one too! More...

G
19 September 2016

I started studying for the ACT a bit late in the game during the end of Junior year, but working with my tutors at MeriEducation helped me bump up my composite score faster than I could imagine! In just two short months working 1 on 1 with tutors and taking many practice tests, I was able to bump my score up 5 points. The tutors here are incredible and super friendly, and made me feel really comfortable asking questions if I didn't understand something. It's easy to see how much everyone here genuinely cares about helping their students learn! More...

J
20 August 2016

I started tutoring sessions here towards the end of my sophomore year and have been continuing my SAT studies here. This tutoring center is unlike any other. Not only is it one-on-one but the tutors are very understanding and can connect with the student on a different level. I've been to many tutors and education institutes but by far this is the only place I enjoy going. Also, they are willing to adjust the schedule if something ever comes up. All the tutors here go out of your way to make you feel welcome. During my first session, my tutor told me, "We don't judge here." And it's true. No matter where you are academically, they will make it their mission to do whatever they can do to help. More...

P
10 August 2016

I came in over the summer to work on my college applications. I'm applying to a lot of schools and had trouble managing all the deadlines, essays, letters of recommendations, and just everything I had to handle. I'm so happy my friend referred me to MeriEducation. They basically told me week-by-week what to work on and helped guide me through everything along the way. I'm happy to say I'm officially done with my college applications and I haven't even started school yet! More...

M
4 August 2016

This a very good tutoring place. They have quality tutors, provide you with learning material, and have a very flexible schedule

A
14 July 2016

My younger brother has been going to MeriEducation for the past 1.5 months and so far, it has been an awesome test preparation center with a learning-oriented atmosphere. The tutors and staff genuinely care about the student's studying habits and test scores, with the goal of helping him improve his SAT. In addition, my parents and myself always get follow-up emails on practice tests he takes, which explain possible areas of improvements or weaknesses. My parents really enjoy the end of session emails that comment on his strengths and areas of improvements, as well as routine checkups on the student's sessions. Kamilah, in particular, has been serving as the liaison between my parents, myself and the tutors. She has been wonderful, caring and helpful. She has always been able to help resolve problems that either myself or my parents had and responds to emails, text and phone calls in a fashionable manner. I would highly recommend this friendly and wonderful tutoring center!! More...

W
11 July 2016

MeriEducation went above and beyond to help my daughter be a successful student and she really enjoys going to the center after school. Her time management skills and grades have improved greatly since she started working with the tutors. The entire staff is friendly, caring, and always encouraging. I appreciate the end of session emails that enable me to pickup at home and help with any studying she did not complete in session. More...

S
11 June 2016

After going through couple of places for my daughter's SAT preparation, we finally chose Merieducation because they are very professional and  reasonable price compare to the others we went. The director Joan took the time to explain everything and help us to select a schedule suit our time.  My daughter took some of their online classes and she seems very happy, which improved her grades. I would recommend any one looking for tutoring, ACT or SAT or any other help for their children to give them a try. More...

L
9 June 2016

My daughter has been coming to MeriEducation since they opened.  She has used them for one on one subject tutoring (at times last minute just to review).  After taking a practice SAT a couple of weeks ago, Joan sat down with us, gave us an evaluation and planned out a customized (flexible) test prep plan.  She gave us feedback and words of encouragement.  Of course, the success of all of this depends on how much your child will put into it too! More...

Y
27 May 2016

This is such an amazing place!  My daughter's ACT scores have  gone up 5 points in just 2 months.  She has worked with 4 or 5 different tutors there, and all have been fantastic.  Joan, who runs the program, is extremely kind and helpful.  My daughter adores her.  They have also been helpful with school work whenever questions arise.  The environment is fantastic.  Students look engaged and happy to be there. More...

L
27 May 2016

My son likes MeriEducation after his trial session.  They go over the results of the practice test in detail and know how to help him with his study habits.  The staff here are very friendly. More...

I
14 February 2016

Great place,, it is not inexpensive but it  worths every penny. I dont have to fight with my son to review the material,, and he loves his teachers,,,,Nice location,,

J
2 February 2016

Love love love MeriEducation and Joan. My 10th grader is so happy to be here and be tutored. She loved Joan and said Joan is "so cool and fun". The whole environment is geared to bring out excitement on learning. I haven't seen my kid this excited in a long time. Thank you Joan! More...

E
12 January 2016

This place is awesome. I have been going here since the start of my high school and I was able to get through a lot of my tough classes(AP, honors). The tuition may be a little strong but it is definitely worth it. More...

S
17 December 2015

Can I just say that personal attention, caring about the students, learning their names goes a long way.  My child had been struggling at their school but is now doing amazing and starting to enjoy math,,,,,starting!

J
24 October 2015

Merieducation is the absolute best!  I was looking for a tutor for my 3rd grade daughter as I was worried she was struggling in a couple of areas.  Through my extensive search, I found Merieducation and I am so thankful I did!  From the moment you walk in you know they truly care about your child and their education and learning - you are not only a number.  Joan (the owner) is warm, caring and knowledgeable- she is always checking in to make sure they are meeting my daughter's needs (which they are).  Stephanie is her tutor and she works so well with my daughter and my daughter trusts her and likes her which makes it easier for her to be willing to learn.  My daughter looks forward to going every week and she is showing continuing improvement in her subjects and also she is becoming more confident in her learning.  Amazing personalized customer service.  And I love that they text and that you can text them which is so convenient for a busy parent.  I highly recommend Merieducation Pasadena! More...

V
21 October 2015

My son goes to Loyola High and was in search of a college counselor. I was completely lost-- it was all very overwhelming and the process caused a lot of tension at home. I found out about Joan at MeriEducation and she is a top-notch expert. She knows about different types of colleges and programs and was able to help my son navigate the process. They are finishing my son's applications and it's not even November! Joan is a god-send. The MeriEducation team as a whole is wonderful and the center is beautiful. Bravo to the MeriEducation team and Joan for a winning formula. More...

S
30 September 2015

I went to MeriEducation for ACT and SAT tutoring in high school.  I loved all of the tutors and staff there - the amount of care and effort they put into their work was always obvious.  They really, truly care about the kids.  The structure MeriEducation provided helped me to not only do amazing on the standardized tests, but MeriEducation also taught me how to be a better student.  MeriEducation really helped in giving me the skills necessary to succeed in college.  I now go to my dream college (UPenn) and I'm able to excel at an Ivy League in large part due to my time at MeriEducation.  I can't speak more highly of a tutoring center!!! More...

M
10 August 2015

My highschooler started at Meri Education 6 mos ago.  She has improved greatly.We love the facility, the staff, customer service and the results. I've  seenmy daughters confidence soar. The tutors actually care about making a difference.I highly recommend Meri Education for ALLLLL your academic needs.We are looking forward to starting the College Boot Camp for seniorsin a few weeks.  Thanks Joan, for getting us back on the right track. More...

D
29 July 2015

My daughter goes to Field Elementary and is in a Chinese Immersion program. The kids in this program only get 26 minutes of English a day, so my daughter was really behind in English, phonics, and spelling. I called the manager to ask about a tutoring option.The manager knew RIGHT WAY what I was talking about. Joan is the director and knows SO much about the Pasadena schools and area. It seems like she makes it a point to understand and learn about the schools. Joan was so familiar with the program; I was pleasantly surprised. She offered a free session and then develop a course structure for me to follow with my daughter for one on one tutoring...it has been four weeks and it's been so incredible. My daughter was shy at first but really opened up to her tutors. More...

K
11 June 2015

I came here to ask about tutoring for my daughter for the ISEE. I had never heard of MeriEducation so I was a bit skeptical. The center looks really nice so I decided to walk in and ask a few questions about services for my daughter. I didn't know this but the owner, Joan, is actually the director of the center and she was so personable and explained everything thoroughly-- very thoroughly. I felt as though she cared more about informing me than selling me. She offered my daughter a free one hour session and just to test it out. I told her that I wanted to sign my daughter up and was ready to sit in the contract but she was very adamant that my daughter try it first. Wow. I was really impressed by that. For that reason, I really wanted my daughter to be part of Meri even more. My daughter has been going for three weeks and loves it. She comes home happy and wanting to come back. Just incredible! Great job, MeriEducation on such an authentic service. More...

T
8 June 2015

This is a fantastic tutoring center! Everyone is extremely knowledgable and kind. They genuinely care about the students and want them to succeed! Plus, you can't find people who are more FUN to be around! They offer a free first session with no pressure, which I really appreciate! Check them out! More...

J
26 April 2015

I'm so glad I found MeriEducation! My daughter and my son love coming here and actually have fun learning. I've seen great results in their grades and study habits. It means a lot to a parent when your child tells you they want to go back again and again. The tutors are great and they really care about the progress of my son and daughter. I highly recommend this place. More...

C
9 April 2015

This is the best tutoring center I've ever dealt with! The tutors are so amazing with my son and helped him pull his grades up so fast and he is actually happy to go to his sessions because he has such a good time with the tutors he's had. They also have very good communication and are always flexible with their scheduling. I can't say enough good things about merieducation. More...

H
31 January 2015

My daughter goes to the center in Riverside and now that she's in high school I'm so glad that they have a center in Pasadena. My daughter spends weekends with me and weekdays with her mom. I came into the center asked about he prep programs and the manager stopped what she was doing and sat me down to explain everything about the program. She offered a free SAT and ACT test. My daughter took the test and the manager went over everything thoroughly. I spent almost two hours asking questions and she was SO patient. I only have one child and I don't want to mess up so I asked as many questions as I could and go very thorough answers. Never did I feel like they were pressuring me to sign up. The manager cared more about informing me than selling me. My started tutoring for SAT last week and she is happy with her tutors and I get emailed updates after her sessions. I can honestly go on forever. Just come into the center and talk to them. You will be impressed. More...

D
15 January 2015

Beautiful tutoring boutique with top-notch instructors in every subject. Love the philosophy behind this place! As a science major, I always struggled with my humanities courses. Peter really helped me break through many barriers that I faced with my writing bringing my grades up from a C to an A! I plan to take advantage of their science tutors in the near future :) More...

C
15 January 2015

First of all, MeriEducation is SUCH a beautiful tutoring center. As soon as you walk in, you instantly know that you are in for an entirely different tutoring experience! Everyone who works there is friendly, and it's awesome to see people tutoring subjects they are passionate about. More...

R
26 November 2014

MeriEducation was fantastic! We took our son there first to help him prepare for the ACTs. His initial score was a 22. After completing the tutoring program he got a 28! Kaplan only promised a four point increase max. We also took our daughter to get help with her college applications. We didn't have time to complete all the work, but MeriEducation did. It made life so much easier for the whole family. Great vibe, easy to find and really nice people. Thanks to Joan the owner and Mike our son's tutor. More...

A
6 August 2014

I enlisted in MeriEducation's help during my junior and senior years of high school in order to master the skills needed to pass my AP calculus, chemistry and physics tests. Their AP bootcamps are clearly structured with plenty of practice problems and their instructors are highly skilled in their areas of expertise. Although I did not receive one on one tutoring, the tutors really honed in on my needs and were so warm and friendly that I never felt the dread that one normally feels when entering an educational institution (ha ha kidding). I ended up passing all of my AP tests and still retain many of the skills I learned today. I loved MeriEducation's style of instruction so much that I actually returned my freshman year of college to get more tutoring for my calculus class. Their tutoring services are boundless and they were able to help me again as much as they did in my high school classes. I will forever be grateful to MeriEducation for contributing to my academic success. More...

R
3 April 2014

Awesome sat prep company. Their small classes and tutors are pretty amazing. They really care about their students and it shows. The place is modern, hip and a great atmosphere for students to learn and be inspired to go to a great college. I would highly recommend this place. More...

A
27 March 2014

First of all, love the atmosphere of this place! From the modern interior design to the friendly staff, this place met and exceeded my expectations. I was having trouble in my trig class, especially with inverse functions, & I had a test coming up and need help quickly. I have a busy schedule due to work and sports and Merieducation gladly accommodated my hectic schedule. & I am glad that I didn't have to commit to a set number of hours compared to other tutoring companies I looked at.p.s I got an A on my trig exam!  Thanks Merieducation! More...

R
5 February 2014

I live in Riverside, but go to school in Redlands and was referred over to MeriEducation from a friend when I started to fall behind in my classes. I was overwhelmed with the amount of info that I had to know before my first semester finals and was starting to panic about my grades. I signed up for tutoring to review for my chemistry and pre calc finals and the tutors are awesome. Every tutor I've seen really knew the material and taught it to me in a way that I understood. I was barely passing both classes with low C's, but their last minute help before finals helped me bump up to a B in both classes! Now I schedule appointments when I know I have tests or quizzes coming up.Oh yeah, and it always smells really good whenever you walk in, and, conveniently they have a Riverside center near me that is also great at squeezing me in with a tutor when my tutors' schedules get really full. More...

L
5 February 2014

Seriously, there could not be a more perfect tutoring center for students in any and all academic standings.  It doesn't exude the kind of stiff and rigid sentiments of your "ordinary" tutoring centers, but rather emanates this sense of cool and unique atmosphere.  Tutors are extremely knowledgeable, and that's the least of the many positive attributes they share throughout the centers.  All of the tutors boast near to perfect or perfect SAT/ACT scores, to briefly note their qualifications.  Not only that, the staff is committed to nothing but the best for their students- whether it's accommodating the busy schedules of Juniors in HS, or assisting with graduate school applications over the weekend, Merieducation provides the optimal environment for all of the students to study and prepare for whatever it is their academics may entail! It doesn't hurt that each office has the decor and ambiance of hip LA boutiques either ;) More...

K
5 February 2014

I usually go to the MeriEducation in Redlands for SAT prep since it's closer to me, but I needed a calculus tutor asap and Redlands was booked so they sent me over to the Riverside center. I texted in sometime in the morning seeking a tutor that afternoon and Erin and Mike were really quick to respond and accommodate me! Within hours, I had a session set up with an amazing tutor and I felt a lot more confident about my quiz the next day.Even though I'm used to the staff and tutors in Redlands, everyone at Riverside was also super great and really helpful! What would I do without them!!? More...

H
5 February 2014

My daughter stays with her mom on the weekends and goes to MeriEducation in Riverside. She always talks about how much she loves her tutors and how she learns more at MeriEducation than at school. If MeriEducation had a location in LA, I would have her go there on the weekdays too. For one on one tutoring, it's half the price of the local tutoring places around LA. Open one in LA Merieducation!!! :) 4 stars for being great one less star because there is not one in LA. More...

W
23 December 2013

MeriEducation's tutors are friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is really unique. I tried different tutoring options, and no where really compared because I felt like my tutors here really cared about me, my grades, and helping me succeed. MeriEducation is like a second family that helped get me through the craziness of high school, and I would recommend them to anybody! More...

E
22 July 2013

MeriEducation is truly amazing! When I first went to MeriEducation I had a C+ in chemistry and I didn't know how I was going to pass my final with only two weeks left in the semester. The tutors at MeriEducation helped me to ace the test with 108% and bring my grade up to an A! I don't know what I would've done without them. The tutors are super friendly and knowledgeable, and they're excellent at teaching. I would definitely recommend MeriEducation! More...