The Crimson
Review Story

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. Our students regularly improve over 150 points (many 200+) or reach the 99th percentile. Our students have been accepted at all the most selective schools in the country, including all the Ivy League colleges, and we’ve had numerous students achieve perfect SAT scores.

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.

Craig Miller
Director, Crimson Review
director@crimsonreview.com

Our Locations

347 East Conestoga Road, Wayne, PA, USA

23 Mystic Lane, Malvern, PA, USA

Our Staff

  • Craig Director

    Craig has been tutoring for more than 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.

  • Jason Senior Instructor

    Jason attended Crimson Review himself as a high school student, which helped him score in the 99th percentile and get into Vassar College. During college, he developed a love of teaching while working as an SAT tutor and as a youth educator at a local farm. After graduating, he was accepted into the Teach for America program and earned a master’s degree in education from Wilmington University. Alongside with being a classroom teacher for the past 9 years, he has also worked as a tutor and curriculum developer.

  • James Senior Instructor

    James grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Crimson Review as a student, helping him achieve nearly a perfect score on the SAT. He then attended Amherst College and graduated with Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics and Music (double major). After graduating, James found his love of teaching while tutoring during COVID. Since then, he has obtained a Master's of Education from Penn State and spent years in the classroom. His well-developed mathematics knowledge coupled with his pedagogical expertise make him an excellent tutor.

  • Thu Senior Instructor

    Thu graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Classics, and received a PhD in the same subject from Bryn Mawr College in 2023. His love of teaching and desire to work with students of all different backgrounds led him to teach standardized test prep to both low-income and ESL students in Philadelphia and beyond. As a PhD holder with extensive teaching and research experience, he is well-equipped to help students to increase their test scores and performances.

  • Sara Senior Instructor

    Sara grew up in Philadelphia where she attended Central High School. While there, she scored in the 99th percentile on the SATs. She also took multiple AP and honors courses, including AP Statistics and AP Language and Composition. For college, she attended Arcadia University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Data Analytics. As a tutor, Sara uses her advanced knowledge of mathematics and her experience with testing to fully break down and explain complex concepts in a way that's easy for students to understand.

  • Ina Administrative Manager
  • 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.

As Pennsylvania’s premier tutoring center, Crimson Review provides test prep programs for students for all skill levels. We offer individualized test preparation for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE and college entrance essays that will give your student the confidence needed to perform better. Our convenient location allows us to service students across the Main Line and Philadelphia area including Malvern, Radnor, Newtown Square, West Chester, Chester Springs, Havertown, and Wallingford.

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