Rocco still talks about
taking your class last summer. The practice test in the spring and the
two-week course in the summer was exactly what he needed to prepare for
the HSPT. It definitely made him understand what he was getting into.
Without your course, Rocco would not have had the confidence and skills
needed to take this exam.
- Nicole R., Jan. 2019
My daughter took this
class to gain more confidence in test taking. She is intelligent but
gets nervous when it comes to test taking. Taking this class boosted
her confidence & prepared her for the HSPT. She really enjoyed
taking this class. All the teachers are very passionate about teaching
the kids. My daughter told me the hours spent learning the material
went by quickly. I would highly recommend this prep class to anyone.
- Myra M., 2018
My son enjoyed your
Winter Break class, and we are pleased with the results! While coming
into your class as a strong student, your test prep put him over the
top and gave him the HSPT test taking skills to ace the exam! Thank
you!! Will recommend you to others!
- Dana H., 2018
The review class helped
our daughter in math and language as a refresher course and to learn
new rules. It also helped her get used to test taking and time
management. Overall, it was work taking! Thank you very much Mr. Saso!!
- Dawn F., 2018
My son was really happy
he took this course. Although the first class he was a little annoyed
that class was on Friday, he quickly got used to the schedule and
enjoyed it. He said he had a fun time studying and practicing with his
friends. He also took the mock exam and it boosted his confidence lots.
This class definitely helped him do his best on the test. Thanks!
that your class helped prepare our son for the
HSPT, especially with the time management and what to expect.
He felt confident when he
came out from taking the test. We have already recommended
your course to current 7th graders.
Noah walked away from his
HSPT feeling very confident and
subsequently worried less during the wait for the results! He got
all the high schools and will be attending Bellarmine, his first choice
He was humbled and grateful he got accepted to all of them and we know
HSPT course helped him achieve this goal. With heartfelt gratitude
Thank you so much for the help you and your team not only provided my
daughter, but also to the hundreds of other children that have taken
your courses. As you know, trying to get a straight answer from a young
adult is like pulling teeth, but overall what Ava mentioned on more
than one occasion was how the practice tests being administered helped
prepare her for the actual test. Also, the review work given to her to
do at home kept the material fresh in her mind. I will definitely
recommend your course to family and friends and when my youngest is
next in line to take the HSPT, we will be signing her up with SASO.
Thank you for all the work you do.
Zachary took the test last weekend. His words when I picked him up from
the test were “I am so glad I took the SASO course.” He said it was a
lot easier for him and that it took the stress away from him. My wife
and I appreciate what you taught Zachary and getting him ready for the
test. It was money well spent. Thank you.
- Jim M. 2017
Your course was exceptional. It really helped our daughter. After each
class, specifically math, she understood many of the concepts that she
was not understanding or getting wrong.
She regularly commented how her regular teachers would confuse her
while the folks at your program made things simple and easier to
- Arthur B. 2017
We appreciate all the
help and information you provided Shyna in preparation for the HSPT.
You have an excellently conducted course. Shyna definitely benefited
from doing your program. Thanks!
Sandhya B., 2016
difference in our son's confidence and ability to effectively get
through all the questions in time. We saw the most improvement in his
vocab skills. Thanks again for running a great program! We'll see you
again when our 6th grade daughter enters 8th grade! Thanks!
Stephen I., 2016
review from my son. He told me that Mr. Saso reviewed the concepts very
well and in depth. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is
trying to get into a private high school.
Jeannette S., 2016
are delighted that our daughter is attending her first choice
(Presentation H.S.) in the fall. Your program helped her reduce her
anxiety about what would be on the test and how it is structured.
will definitely recommend
your program! Thank you!
Bret Harte Middle School Parent, 2016
Thanks to you and your wonderful staff, our
second son Lionel, has made
it to Bellarmine. Three years ago you helped our elder son Joshua get
into Bellarmine. They both attribute their success on the HSPT to your
summer course and all the help they received at the review class, the
week before the HSPT.
Chris & Pat Jeremiah, 2015
wanted to thank you for another wonderful experience. As you can
imagine, Connor was NOT thrilled to be spending his winter break at
"school". But when I picked him up on the 3rd day he said, "To
be honest, I think I learned more math in the last few days than during
all my school years." Doesn't get better than
My son, Bobby, said the
class was worthwhile, and he was "glad
Wow! I know that sounds like faint praise, but for a 13 year old boy,
the day after Christmas, I'd say it is a home-run!
- Kate, 2015
I liked that this class
covered all the topics that are going to be on the HSPT because now I
know what I need to work on. I also liked taking the practice tests
because I got a feel for what the test will really be like. It made me
feel less stressed.
- Alyssa M., 2018
liked this class because it has made me feel
much more prepared for the HSPT. The class has been more helpful than
anything else I have done (like the HSPT books) I feel I can now get
into the school of my choice. Thank you so much for preparing me for
the HSPT in January!
- Emma T., 2018
I need to thank you for
the wonderful prep that
SASO gave me! The HSPT was really easy! Thank you so much for your
help! I will recommend this to my friends and family!!
- Nikhita, 2017
I think this program
really helped me
do my best on the HSPT. The teachers and aides are super nice and the
class is well-paced and thorough.
-Irene P., 2017
What I liked most about
this HSPT class is how Mr. Saso teaches us. His teaching style helped
me understand the concepts of language and math and he also gave me
confidence and made me feel like a high schooler. I now feel prepared
to take on the HSPT. Thank you!
- Christina R., 2016
Mr. Saso and his TAs
were very interactive during this HSPT class. They walked around the
room and helped everyone with problems: formulas, parts of speech, etc.
think Mr. Saso did a great job maintaining the class's attention and a
great job keeping everyone involved.
- Trenton W., 2016
I would like to say
thank you very much! I probably wouldn't have a chance to get into my
#1 school without this class.
- Srikav G., 2016
HSPT class helps everyone and leaves no one behind. If someone doesn't
know something, they take the time to explain it in detail.
- Earl D., 2016
I really liked how
organized the class was and how I knew at all times what to do and what
was going to be discussed. I just want to say I thought this was a
- Raunak D., 2016
I enjoyed how friendly
Mr. Saso and his TAs were. I feel that is very important in a learning
- Alex M., 2016
The little tips and
strategies were very useful, but what I really thought helped me the
most were the language and verbal sections (which used to be my weak
points.) I feel more prepared than when I first came, this class has
only given me a confidence boost but has also sharpened my math and
other skills greatly. Thank you!
- Andy H., 2015
I liked a lot about this class. (I'll miss it) I loved the way you
taught everything; it was so simple. In addition, you don't judge a
student's score or skills. Instead you strive for improvement in that
student. The encouragement, community, and overall general interactions
in this class were great.
- Sohinee T.S.., 2014
I have found the most
helpful part of this class is that they showed
us how to do the problems; instead of taking a course online it's
helpful to have an active person to help you, plus the binder was
I learned more in 1 Saso
class then 3 weeks in my English class.
- Shaan P., 2014
I've found the test
taking skills I learned in this class most helpful
in preparing to take the HSPT because they helped us work on timing
which I needed most help with.
Kaley G., 2014
[What did you like best about the class?]
I liked the fun
that Mr. Saso brought into learning the HSPT. I liked the tips and
tricks because they helped me do better on the tests. Also, the fun
environment helped me to remember the material in the class. There is
only one thing I would like to say: I loved the class!
- Sarieli S.,
I have learned
sooo much! I really like the way everything is presented. I find the
class super easy to follow and I feel very prepared to take the HSPT.
- Tess, 2018
I learned more
than I thought I would in this course. I'm glad I took it.
- Leila M.,
really liked how this class helped me improve my time management in all
of the subjects. Before when I practiced at home, I couldn't finish on
time, but after taking this class I can.
- Archita S., 2018
enjoyed the helpful TAs who were always ready to help me when I got
stuck. I would recommend this class to others because it has many
helpful resources and a knowledgeable teacher and staff.
Gabriela N., 2016
the teacher and the way he teaches. He makes sure to talk to everyone
and keep everyone involved. The binders were really cool too. I loved
the class overall.
Andrew L., 2016
Taking the practice
tests. Personally I suffer from testing anxiety, but this class helped
me to get rid of it.
The organization because
it allows for students to learn in a standardized, easy procedure.
liked this class because it has not only exceeded my expectations about
how much I have improved, but I also feel way more confident with
myself in all subjects.
- Stefan, 2014
I liked the best about the class was the review of the basic
fundamentals of the different subjects. It helped alot because I forgot
some and the review helped me regain the knowledge I had lost. The test
taking was also enjoyable.
Armand A., 2014
I liked how we took
lots of practice tests, so it's not as frightening when I actually take
the real test.
I liked the math
portion of the class most. I normally don't enjoy math but this was a
bit of fun and I learned a lot.
What I liked the best
about the class was that it
wasn't like ordinary school, it wasn't really boring. It was more fun
than school and the teachers were pretty cool too.
I liked that it has made
me confident for the HSPT because I was really nervous before.
I liked that I learned
more in this class than the past year of school. I feel a little too
prepared. The class is well done.
Yes because I feel so
much more prepared and confident after taking this class.
I would because it will
make them more confident and show them their weaknesses so they can
improve on them before the HSPT.
I would recommend this
class to others; it is
very helpful. If I had not taken this class, I would not have been
prepared for the HSPT.
No, I would not tell
anyone about this class (at
least this year!) because competition is too hard as it is and this
course gives a big edge!