First Choice Prep is my first choice for tutoring! They exceeded my expectations for both of my children. Nick helped my son achieve success, boost his confidence, and raise his SAT scores significantly. He personalized a plan tailored to my son's strengths and weaknesses, based on his PSAT results. My daughter was very happy with the tutoring as well. Her grades in school increased and so did her self-esteem. The tutor explained concepts in a way she was able to understand the material. I would highly recommend Nick and his team of tutors at First Choice Prep. Wendy L. Livingston
We would not only recommend Nick and his company, we already have spread the word to as many of our friends as possible. EDDY S. Livingston, NJ
We were so happy with the tutors and my daughter crazy enough looked forward to her sessions because she knew she was improving her skills every week. DANA S. Glen Ridge, NJ
First choice prep is awesome. They have tutored three of my children who have gone on to great schools (Yale , Harvard and Stanford). They are excellent with research papers and I attribute my children's written skills to them . When it came to preparing for SAT test they again were great. They prepared my children on each subject and helped them understand tricks of the test. Lastly what makes them the absolute best is the fact they still stay in contact with my children and are available to help at the college level. ANN B. New Vernon, NJ
First Choice Prep delivers on their commitment to improving our children's test scores. I loved the one-on-one tutoring followed by the weekend simulated and scored tests. My child was ready for the SAT and ACT tests and got into her top school. Thank you First Choice Prep! Dianne G. West Orange, NJ
My son was always just an average standardized test taker until he worked with Nick and took the ACT. In only 10 to 12 short weeks he raised his score considerably and was way above average in his final score . Nick personalized the tutoring and helped my son on specific learning techniques to build his confidence and increase his score significantly. His high ACT test score definitely made him more competitive for college acceptance to some of the top 50 universities. I would 100% recommend First Choice Prep to any high school student. Mia K. Basking Ridge, NJ
Nick and his team of tutors are always super responsible and professional in every session. Also, very flexible when schedules change. My son was very happy with his results on the SAT. Would highly recommend to anyone needs a tutor. Debbie G. Livingston, NJ
Our daughter's tutor made it possible to move up a considerable amount from an already high ACT score. I highly recommend First Choice Prep and our tutor James who consistently pushed Ava to work harder and provided immense amounts of the most up to date materials for studying. Cathy and George A. Verona, NJ
First Choice Prep should be your first choice! Used them for both of my kids and they reached beyond their goal scores. We are thrilled and this has opened up many college doors for them. Whatever they are doing is working. We would highly recommend. Anonymous
First Choice Prep's service is priceless... Nick was recommended to me by a friend, and he has exceeded our expectations; he is courteous, timely, and, more importantly, genuine...a true professional...I have recommended First Choice Prep to several friends and they are also extremely happy with the services they've received. Bob G. Florham Park, NJ
Three of my children have used Nick for ACT and SAT preparation over the past 3 years. We were very pleased with his pleasant attitude, ability to communicate and teach and his professionalism. Test scores rose with his assistance and he instilled confidence in my children. We have one more child to go and will use Nick when she hits 11th grade. Wendy B. Millburn, NJ
My experience with First Choice Prep was absolutely amazing. From the beginning of the testing process to the end, First Choice Prep worked with me to help improve my SAT scores dramatically (over 300 points overall)!The improved score helped me get into my dream school, and I couldn't be happier! Corey S. Millburn, NJ
Our experience in working with First Choice Prep has been outstanding. Nick is professional and comes well prepared for each session. He is very knowledgeable in many subjects, as well as in working with the SAT materials. Nick has an ability to simply explain the answers to difficult questions. And he makes learning interesting and fun! We were very pleased with his services and believe he was able to help our son achieve his strong SAT scores. We would certainly recommend First Choice Prep for any tutoring needs. Ted and Andrea K.
Nick came highly recommended to us by our college counselor, and he did not disappoint. Nick displayed an incredible combination of patience, great teaching skills, and an ability to connect with and motivate our son. And it helps to produce results. He helped prepare our son extraordinarily well. Nick helped us identify which test (ie the ACT) was best for our son, who was so well prepared that he only had to take it once. In addition, Nick helped our son prepare for the SAT subject tests successfully.
Finally, he helped our daughter successfully prepare for the ISEE private school standardized admission test. Nick was a pleasure to work with, our kids liked and responded to him, and he gets results. We recommend him unconditionally.
David G.
Nick Wierda helped increase our son's SAT scores significantly. He is methodical in his lesson planing, creates a a good rapport with the student and produces results. We recommend him highly. Allan R.
We have used Nick for both of our kids for ACT prep. He is fantastic. He knows the subject matter very well and explains difficult concepts in ways that are easily understood. He is calm, caring and patient. Nick is an excellent teacher. My children loved working with him and improved their scores throughout the process. I highly recommend him. Bill B. Short Hills
I really enjoyed working with Nick and his team. They were very knowledgeable in all aspects of the standardized testing and very accessible based on my child's needs. Their enthusiasm with their students was very effective in the learning process. Alice O. Livingston
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Nick Wierda and his staff at First Choice Prep. My daughter worked with them 2 years ago and my son more recently and both saw a significant increase in their scores. Nick and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, confident building and a pleasure to work with. Debbie W.
Nick and his team of tutors came highly recommended to me from many friends. Now I see why. They were professional and accessible and most of all, were able to improve my child’s ACT scores. We were so happy to work with Nick and his team. Heidi A. Short Hills, NJ
When my oldest child began his sat/act prep work, I was introduced to first choice prep.His act score improved 5 points. Nick and his team we our first choice when my 2 younger children were prepping. each child learned differently and we were so happy that first choice prep were able to work successfully with each child. I would wholehearted recommend them to anyone. Michele C. Livingston, NJ
First Choice Prep was recommended by a friend and I can say I was very happy with them!! Nick and his incredible team are all: Amazing Knowledgeable Enthusiastic Professional Each week FCP came prepared to help my daughter learn the material as well as boost her confidence. We are so happy that we chose First Choice Prep! Stephanie Morristown, NJ
Our son had a wonderful experience working with First Choice Prep. First they determined which test would be the best for him and talked us through the decision. Nick took his time explaining their recommendation. Then our son was matched with a tutor for both math and verbal and they worked with our son directly, I did not need to be involved which was delightful for me! They were also super helpful and sensitive to the issues our kids were facing with covid—my son had two tests cancelled and his tutors helped him stay focused despite his frustration. Ultimately, my son was able to reach his goal test score after his second test. The whole process was smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend First Choice Prep and have giving out their information to anyone I know looking for SAT prep. Amy A. Short Hills, NJ
The choice to work with Nick and First Prep for our son’s SAT tutoring was academically the best decision my wife and I could have made. Our son responded to Nick in every way we had hoped, and he looked forward to the sessions working with Nick and his team. Nick brought consistency and patience to the process, not just for our son but also to us, the parents, explaining to us each milestone in the preparation and setting expectations. I would say that Nick is 100% responsible for our son reaching his top line potential in his SAT and probably even exceeding it. Jared S. Millburn, NJ
Nick was instrumental in helping our son increase his SAT score by 200 points! He was patient, accommodating, thorough, and instructive. His effective teaching style enabled my son to balance his course load and SAT prep without undue stress. Supplemental live diagnostic and practice tests were instrumental in providing reinforcement and multiple opportunities to acclimate to a testing environment. I highly recommend Nick and his team and look forward to working with him again! Lori H. Livingston, NJ
We have used First Choice Prep for several high stakes test preparations. Each time Nick and his team have exceeded expectations. Nick takes the time to understand the learning style of each student and ensures that they master the material and their nerves. Recently we have also turned to them to supplement in Chemistry and Calculus where remote learning has fallen short. Tanya C. Jersey City, NJ
I was referred to First Choice Prep when my daughter was beginning to study for her SAT. Nick was super helpful in explaining the process and guiding us in registering for the various test dates. His Zoom lessons with my daughter were invaluable, and she was able to quickly improve her score. His timing was flexible for her sessions, and he was thoughtful in his explanations. The whole process was very professional from the billing to the tutoring. We are very lucky to have found FCP. Laura H. New York, NY
The team at First Choice Prep was exceptional from start-to-finish. Always available to answer questions and very responsive to emails, Nick walked us through the process, and remained on top of my daughter's progress. He was very thoughtful in developing the best approach for my daughter following her diagnostic test, and matched her with an experienced tutor -- Jay Cha. In addition to being very knowledgeable, Jay was a calming and encouraging voice, and an overall great fit for my daughter. The back office was similarly organized and easy to work with. First Choice Prep was instrumental in making a daunting and stressful process much more manageable. Denielle W. Summit, NJ
Working with FCP has been a great experience for me as a parent and my son as a student. I really appreciated the timely updates that were provided on his progress throughout the year. Dan has been very flexible and works easily with Rishi's schedule. Will definitely recommend First Choice Prep to other parents. Alpa P. Randolph, NJ
Not only did Nick and his team at First Choice Prep help my daughter improve her SAT scores, those scores helped her win a $15,000/year college scholarship! Madeline R. North Caldwell, NJ
Kurt from First Choice Prep was an incredibly choice for my daughter’s SAT prep. He helped her reached her goal and increase her confidence when it came to testing day. He is highly knowledgeable in all sections of the test and is very direct about what the student should focus on. Elizabeth B., Short Hills, NJ
We are extremely pleased with our experience using First Choice Prep (FCP). From the diagnostic exam to the weekly tutoring sessions, FCP has been professional, approachable and supportive. We have used them twice for both of our sons and can’t say enough wonderful things about our tutor, Ann. She really engaged with our kids and was very in tune to their needs so as not to overwhelm them. Through her help and guidance they each increased their score with each test they took. Using FCP was a great decision! Emily T., Montville, NJ
I was absolutely thrilled with First Choice Prep and the experience we had with tutoring for the ACTs. From the first conversation with Nick, all of my stress was alleviated - I knew I was speaking with someone who would help my kids. Nick paired my boys with Maurice Wright who had an instant connection with both of them. He kept them engaged, motivated and wanting to keep at it. The results were amazing. Couldn’t imagine possibly having a better experience! Donna Livingston, NJ
I cannot thank Jay Cha and First Choice Prep enough for the unbelievable experience my son had in preparing for the ACT test. In addition to being relatable and patient, Jay’s study and test taking strategies resulted in my son surpassing our goal. I highly recommend Jay and First Choice Prep to anyone looking to maximize their child’s academic potential. Matt North Caldwell, NJ
We were so happy with our experience at First Choice Prep. Nick was extremely professional and responsive, and really listened to our daughters needs. He was able to fit her into a pretty booked schedule when we only had a few weeks to prepare. He steered our focus in the right direction, and due to his advice, and my daughters incredible tutor, she was finally able to achieve the ACT score she had dreamed of, and we are just thrilled. My only regret was not having started our journey at FCP, but thank goodness it is where we ended it (for now!). We will be using FCP 100% in a few years for my son as well! Dara Montville, NJ