Their winning strategy of one-on-one sessions make scores skyrocket while magically keeping the sessions interesting...
The Waterton Group provides the most exclusive, results-driven test prep in Dallas.
The Waterton Group maintains a limited annual acceptance rate so that each student's progress can be monitored closely and with purpose.
Due to extensive research and experimentation, The Waterton Group relies solely on one-on-one instruction -- no overwhelming, unnecessary classroom settings.
The Waterton Group seeks out only the most proven and capable instructors within the Metroplex. All have graduated from top tier universities, and many are MENSA® members.
The Waterton Group formulates the structure for each of its individualized programs with one person in mind -- the student taking the test.
Follow the tabbed links on the left to read a 2009 Letter, and a 2011 local Interview, from Executive Director James Denke.
Navigating today's complex world of test preparation is daunting and students often wonder what makes up the best Dallas test prep option. Here's some of the savvy advice Executive Director James Denke gives to Dallas clients:
The competition for undergraduate and graduate programs is fierce. Many students have a top 25% class rank or a stellar undergraduate GPA, and this is why more emphasis has been placed on SAT scores over the past five years, particularly the last eighteen months. For example, every wait-listed applicant to Notre Dame was ultimately rejected this year.
Students and parents often think that one can't study for these tests. What we've seen is sharp increases in students' scores throughout town. We can immediately begin effective work to improve students' scores. For example, after a few pointed questions about a student's background, our Directors quickly gauge proficiency in areas of math, grammar, logic, and verbal skills. I know, for example, that a Junior who attends Highland Park HS taking Mrs. Smith's AP English class has been exposed to little grammatical rules this year. When I start to delve deeper into a student's background, I can typically identify the top 5 areas for improvement within minutes. It is quite amazing what experience can do for test preparation.
Students contact us because the process of self-preparation for important tests like the SAT® or the GMAT is simply insufficient for top academic programs. When considering other Dallas options, including classroom courses, students choose to work with me and other Waterton instructors for a tailored lesson plan. It also helps that they were referred by a close friend.
Results. We offer such hyper-customized test preparation, selected students have no choice but to improve their scores. Waterton students regularly realize 300+ point improvement on the SAT®, 10 points on the LSAT, and even 150 points on the GMAT. We utilize materials created by test makers. Whether it’s College Board practice tests or paper tests from GMAC, Waterton efficiently guides students through actual problems from past tests.
Absolutely! Their friends and family members have relied on our instructors and they have come to know Waterton as the best test prep option in Dallas. I'm sure there are great shops in different cities throughout the country, but in Dallas, Waterton is king. Interested students can contact our Park Cities office or fill out the Preliminary Application form on our website for a personalized assessment with myself or another Director.
Of course! Not only do we value our students, we rely on them. We stopped advertising in early 2011. Waterton now operates mostly off of referrals from past Dallas students and parents. To be specific, we regularly receive referrals from students at Highland Park HS, John Paul II, Jesuit, St. Mark's, Hockaday, and other private schools throughout DFW. Each student that we accept receives direct, one-on-one attention, and most continue communication with our team even after their time with us is complete. One of my first students in the Dallas area is now Director of Operations for the Waterton Group.
Whether attending a public high school or an elite college preparatory academy, The Waterton Group can help you reach your goals. We remain small and local in order to maintain the home field advantage we have earned over the years. Check out our Highland Park PSAT® Resource page for information tailored to Dallas area high schools.
The Waterton Group maintains solid relationships with many prominent Dallas families. As of 2011, The Waterton Group is a certified member of the Dallas Better Business Bureau. To see what students, parents, and key educators have to say about us, check out our Reviews page or visit us on Google Places. Check out our In The News page as well!
At The Waterton Group, we only work with the most experienced tutors, and all have graduated from flagship universities. Our team of Directors and tutors have a combined 100+ years of experience with private instruction, many are MENSA® members, and most have always called the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex home.
Working with Waterton was absolutely the best decision for my SAT® prep. They taught me the skills to improve my scores in not only my weak area, but also my strong subjects... Read more
The Waterton Group is often interviewed for education-related pieces in Dallas newspapers, magazines, and even the nightly news. Check out our News page to read more about our involvement in the community.
Visit our Contact Page to fill out a preliminary application form. A Waterton Group Director will get back to you within one to two business days. Contact us today, and your future will be brighter tomorrow!
An initial assessment with a Waterton Group Director can help gauge a student's specific skill set and needs. Check out more details of our programs below.