MONROE, CT — Tutoring, college entry exams and navigating financial aid programs can be a source of anxiety for families, especially at a time of remote learning. Debbie Malewicki, of Monroe, an educational specialist with over 30 years of experience, has a business offering private and group tutoring and expert guidance on standardized testing, college admissions and financial aid. Families of incoming college freshmen learn about the transition as they go. Among the things parents may not know is that AP credits do not necessarily guarantee placement into the next level class if students do not score comparably on the college placement exam. “We help students brush up for college placement exams in order for them to avoid repeating classes and families needing to spend thousands of dollars additionally to retake classes,” Malewicki said. She said college placement tests are now more important than ever, because the College Board is eliminating all SAT subject tests, as well as the essay sections on the exams.
Though Integrity 1st Learning Support Solutions has thrived since Malewicki founded it three years ago, enabling her to open an office in New Haven in the summer of 2019, it’s just starting to gain traction locally.