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Matt Larriva
Oct 01, 2021

I started Powerful Prep ten years ago, with the goal of a customized program that created the industry's best point gains. Thanks to our excellent tutors and our stellar students, we have achieved this goal.  I'm happy today to announce that we…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 14, 2021

The confusion of the testing-optional trend has somehow made college admissions even more intense and competitive. With strong schools looking for even stronger scores, we are proud to continue our commitment to our students' success by introducing an offering guaranteed to…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 08, 2021

Powerful Prep founder, Matt Larriva, was invited to give a presentation on the test-optional trend at the 2021 TPAPT Virtual Summit, hosted by The Association of Test Preparation, Admissions, and Private Tutoring (TPAPT). In his presentation, The Faults in the…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 09, 2021

UNITED STATES, June 8, 2021 || Higher Ed Dive [...] Matt Larriva, founder of tutoring business Powerful Prep, in an interview rattled off these criticisms. He said it's unfair that most critiques focus on the tests. The SAT and ACT don't…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 07, 2021

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 7, 2021 || College Express Concierge Tutoring Firm Works with Test-Prep Student to Consistently Increase Score Powerful Prep, a leading concierge tutoring firm dedicated to transparency, massive point gains, and customized curriculum, announced today that…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 18, 2021

UNITED STATES, March 18, 2021 || College Express In this last installment, international students can learn about essays, application details, and final things to keep in mind for Ivy League admission.Admission to Ivy League colleges and universities is highly coveted…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 12, 2021

UNITED STATES, March 12, 2021, USA TODAY Prior to COVID-19, some universities, such as UCLA, were considering abolishing standardized testing as a basis for admission. But the pandemic's disruption of typical school patterns "is causing standardized tests like SAT and…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 11, 2021

UNITED STATES, March 11, 2020 || College Express In part two of the three-part series, we discuss how international students can plan early, be aware of test requirements, and invest in their extracurriculars.The US has most of the world’s highest-ranking…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 10, 2021

March 10, 2021 || Parentology If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League school, chances are the stress level is running high in your house. These colleges are among the most selective, with an acceptance rate of…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 04, 2021

UNITED STATES, March 4, 2020 || College Express In part one of this three-part series, we discuss international students' desire to attend Ivy League institutions and the chances they have of admission.Getting into the Ivy League as an international student…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 26, 2021

How Deliberate Practice Leads to Success || Deliberate practice is a term that shows up in biographies of almost every elite performer, and for good reason. Deliberate practice is a method that can be used to improve performance at anything,…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 23, 2021

In January 2021, Powerful Prep founder, Matthew Larriva was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding SAT test biases. You can read the full article below, which was written by Reggie Wade and Alexis Christoforous and originally appeared on Yahoo! Finance on…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 22, 2021

The Subject Tests—not to be confused with the SAT Test—are one-hour exams focused on a  Subject of the test-taker’s choosing. Topics ranged from advanced math to languages and were seen as a way for students to demonstrate their expertise in…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 08, 2021

From letters of recommendation and college entrance exams to showcasing extracurriculars and navigating the logistics of submitting applications, rising high school students are facing high stress as they prepare for the college admissions process. More than 1,600 colleges have gone testing-optional,…

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PRESS CLIPPING FEATURING MATT LARRIVA, FOUNDER OF POWERFUL PREP
Matt Larriva
Dec 15, 2020

IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2020 EINPresswire U.S. Tutoring Firm Forecasts Surge in International College Applicants, Translates Site to Multiple Languages || We expect universities to raise their international-student quotas in the coming years to fill budget and enrollment…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 14, 2020

Hi Matt, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?It occurred to me that test-prep and tutoring was this massive billion-dollar industry that was plagued by informational asymmetry. Parents and students have no idea…

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PRESS CLIPPING FEATURING MATT LARRIVA, FOUNDER OF POWERFUL PREP
Matt Larriva
Dec 08, 2020

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 8, 2020 EINPresswire Elite Super Tutor Evaluates Growing EdTech Space || "The space rapidly snowballs into a behemoth, and not one that merely caters to the school-aged student.”— Matt Larriva, founder of Powerful Prep --…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 02, 2020

I would probably start with education, experience, results, constant reevaluation, and empathy. The last one is likely unexpected, but the idea of a teacher being good without being empathetic is misguided — a teacher may be able to pull this…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 13, 2020

Education has been upended amid COVID-19. Across the country, many schools and universities have had to shut down physical campuses and have rushed to roll out online learning. While online college classes, web-based test prep, and other internet-facilitated learning methods…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 05, 2020

UNITED STATES, March 12, 2021, COLLEGE EXPRESS This May, the Regents of the University of California school system voted to phase out the SAT and ACT over the next five years. Working to eliminate the socioeconomic bias latent in the…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 29, 2020

UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 – Parenting Herald Tell us a little bit about yourself and Powerful Prep. I am the founder of Powerful Prep, a leading concierge tutoring firm, dedicated to transparency, massive point gains, and customized curriculum, and an expert…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 26, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 – EmergingEdTech University of California Case Ruling || Recently, the University of California was ordered to stop using SAT and ACT test scores in admissions, and while the case involves students with disabilities, the judge’s…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 20, 2020

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 10, 2020 - EINPresswire Matt Larriva, founder of Powerful Prep, a leading concierge tutoring firm dedicated to transparency, massive point gains and customized curriculum, recently received his millionth answer-view on Quora, a platform to ask questions and…

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Matt Larriva
May 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 – Los Angeles Times Here, to save the state of education and eradicate bias, comes the University of California system with its plan to reject the SAT and ACT and create its own test —…

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