Congratulations AMY YU on perfect ACT score

Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Chuck

Excel To a Perfect score

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015 by Adam

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 achieves a Perfect SAT score! 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… Continue Reading

Congratulations Vineet Kosaraju!

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Adam

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

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


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