The Crimson Review was started in 1986 by William H. Wood. After receiving a BA from Harvard (magna cum laude), he earned his law degree from Villanova Law School. While he attended law school, Bill tutored part-time, and discovered that he liked teaching more than lawyering. Thus, Crimson review was born, and has served thousands of students over the last thirty years.
We expect our students to succeed. When the SAT was last a 2-score test, over 85% of our students improved 100 points or more. We expect similar results with the current version of the test. Our students have been accepted at all the most selective schools in the country, including all the Ivy League colleges.
Over the years, we have refined our approach to the SAT and ACT. We use group classes to introduce test taking strategies, understand content, and review foundational skills and knowledge. We use one-on-one sessions to cover individual needs with students, whether that is some extra algebra, tips on reading questions, or methods to reduce test anxiety. We also give students a variety of materials to continue their study outside of our classrooms, and are always available for questions.
If you have any questions or would like more information on what our courses cover or options for your student, please give me a call.
Director, Crimson Review
Craig M Director
Craig has been tutoring for nearly 25 years. His educational background includes being high school valedictorian, attending Denison University on a full academic scholarship, and graduating magna cum laude. He scored in the 99th+ percentile on the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, and LSAT. When our founder Bill Wood retired in 2015, Craig took over as Director, where he has responsibility for monitoring all student progress at Crimson Review to ensure all students achieve their goals for college admission.Matt T Senior Instructor
Matt started his tutoring career in high school helping his peers at Willam Penn Charter with college entrance exams after scoring in the 99th percentile on the SAT. He went on to attend Johns Hopkins University, where in addition to earning his degree in political science, he worked in the student writing center teaching other students how to improve their writing and editing essays. He went on to work as an editor at a Baltimore-area magazine, teach English in China, and helped lead a startup in Washington D.C. that is still thriving today. We’re very happy Matt transitioned full time to test prep education, as his knowledge and patience are a great asset to all our students.Kathryn F Senior Instructor
Kathryn is the rare combination of a writer who is also very good at math. Her parents are from the area, but a good deal of Kathryn’s primary education was in Singapore and Jordan. There, she picked up Arabic and Mandarin, before returning to the U.S. to attend Villanova University. While in school, she began tutoring and hasn’t stopped since. Prior to joining us as an instructor, Kathryn wrote questions for SAT practice material. She has also brought that knowledge to improve many of the materials we use every day at Crimson.Matt P Senior Instructor
Matt is a former student at Crimson Review; we helped him to score in the 99th percentile on the SAT and get accepted to Wesleyan University. During school he began his tutoring career with the SAT, helping local high schoolers improve their scores. He was also a varsity wrestler and hospice volunteer during his time in Connecticut. He earned his degree in Neuroscience and Behavior and graduated summa cum laude. Matt provides most of the instruction at our Malvern office.Bill Wood Founder, Retired 2015
Crimson Review was started in 1986 by William H. Wood. After receiving a BA from Harvard (magna cum laude), he earned his law degree from Villanova Law School. While he attended law school, Bill tutored part-time, and discovered that he liked teaching more than lawyering. Thus, Crimson review was born, and has served thousands of students over the last thirty years. Even though he’s currently enjoying retirement, many of Bill’s teaching methods and ideas are still in use today.