Congratulations To Our Winners!

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015 by Adam Keller

We here at Excel would like to congratulate the three most recent Excel students to have claimed our $1,000 scholarship for receiving perfect scores on the SAT and ACT! Sameehita Mohan, a student at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, scored a perfect 2400 on the January SAT. She hopes that the score will help her get into top-notch programs for the subjects she loves: computer science and business. “I’ve always been really interested in technology,” she said. “My dad’s a computer engineer, too. As far as business, I’ve been in the Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA] since… Continue Reading

Congratulations Vineet Kosaraju!

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Adam Keller

Congratulations to Vineet Kosaraju, who received a perfect score on the SAT after taking Excel’s classes and practice tests! Hailing from The Harker School, Vineet is heavily involved with the campus newspaper. “Last year I was a copy editor, which meant that I reviewed most of the articles before they went into print,” he said. “This year I moved to the online publication, where I’m one of the assistant tech editors. I review all of the articles that are based on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and sometimes business as well.” In addition to his… Continue Reading

Congratulations Vrinda Vasavada and Rishi Veerapaneni!

Published Monday, February 9, 2015 by Adam Keller

Congratulations to Rishi Veerapaneni and Vrinda Vasavada, two Excel students who have recently received perfect scores on the SAT! Rishi scored a perfect 2400 on the October SAT and says he was initially bewildered by the results. “When I saw the score, I thought that was just the default value, so I thought, ‘Okay, they’ll add my score later.’ I didn’t quite believe it at first,” he said. “The next day…I go back and look at the same number, like, ‘They can’t be that slow.’ I was happy-ish, I don’t know. I was kind of… Continue Reading

Breaking Down Vocabulary

Published Friday, January 23, 2015 by Alina Krjukova

So you’ve been studying your vocabulary list for the last few weeks, and you have a pretty good hang of it. You know the definitions, and you feel pretty comfortable about understanding the words in context, but what about the other hundreds of thousands of words in the English language? One thing that you can do to prepare yourself for a run-in with the more remote words is learn to dissect words and figure out their meanings based on the roots. By dividing words into familiar parts, you can learn how to decode even the… Continue Reading

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Adam Keller

We here at Excel would like to congratulate three students of ours who have claimed $1000 scholarships in the past month after receiving perfect 2400 scores on the SAT! Like many Excel students who receive perfect scores after taking our class, Prashant Desai initially did not believe his eyes when he saw his score. “I was sitting with a couple of my friends, and I noticed that scores were out, so I opened my laptop and I checked,” said Prashant. “I thought it was a mistake at first, because I thought everything was out of… Continue Reading


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