Student Success in a High-Stakes Education System



As the 2012-2013 college application season winds to a close, the education world is braced for news of yet another record breaking year for college admissions. For the past several years, the nation’s top colleges and universities have posted record-low admission rates, leaving tens of thousands of students disappointed by their college options. As the number of high school graduates going straight to college continues to rise, the level of competition for admission into top schools will climb as well.

The competitiveness of college admissions has created a situation in which top students must begin the road to college as early as possible. This competitive atmosphere has given way to a variety of tutoring and test preparation services. While the proliferation of such services provides ample help for students, it can also make choosing the right program exceedingly difficult. When choosing a tutor or test prep program, it is important to find a solution that meets your student’s unique needs.

One Atlanta based company, C2 Education, has long worked towards meeting the various needs of students from different academic backgrounds. Founded in 1997 from a Harvard dorm room, C2 Education is now a national education support provider with more than 100 locations across the United States and Canada. Uniquely, C2 Education offers personalized programs that are designed to address each student’s strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that students focus on the areas in which they need the most work rather than reviewing materials that students have already mastered. C2’s personalized approach focuses on creating strong relationships between students and their teachers as well as a steady and reliable support system of which parents can be proud.

“I got into this industry because I was one of the lucky few who had the support and opportunities necessary to be admitted to an Ivy League school,” says C2 Education co-founder and CEO David Kim. “I wanted to provide those same opportunities to other students, to give them the tools to succeed.” As the company has grown, this core philosophy has remained the focus of its centers. At each C2 Education center, dedicated program directors, teachers, and support staff work to provide each student with the attention and direction necessary for academic success.

“The success of our company depends on the success of our students,” says Kim, as dedication to student success is paramount for C2 Education to continue its rapid growth. Soon, C2 Education will be expanding its operations in Georgia, adding several local centers in 2013. On Thursday, January 17, C2 will be opening a new center at 415 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, which is right down the street from South Forsyth High School. C2 is excited to become a part of the Cumming community and looks forward improving the education of its students for many years. For more information about C2, please visit

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