Testimonials

Accommodating hours, personable and intelligent instruction, and a major jump in test scores — it's hard to imagine how Straight Line could have been better.

— Charles, Manual senior, and family

Alan has engaged our 4th grade daughter by sparking an enthusiasm for reading and level of confidence that we did not expect. In the first hour of instruction Alan, with ease, engaged in her school work and enhanced the learning process with his own extensive knowledge of word origin and relatable examples and stories that left our child wanting more time with him. Read More
— Holly von Deylen Waters

My son took the SAT his sophomore year and wanted to work on improving his scores in time for his college applications. The only place we could find was group SAT classes held in a large classroom, which didn't work well for my son. When I came across Alan Krome's bio, I was very impressed with his educational background and career in journalism. We set up tutoring sessions at our home twice a week for several months. During this time, Alan got to know the strengths and weaknesses of my son's test-taking and writing skills. My son improved in all three areas of the SAT, but what most impressed us was was his writing score, which went 570 to 700. His report card also reflected his marked improvement in English. There were comments from his teachers about his papers being "the best one turned in," "very well written piece," and "extremely insightful paper." Read More
— Grateful Parent

"Off to an excellent start!"

Thoroughly satisfied with our initial contacts and consultation with Alan. He has responded promptly to our phone calls and e-mails answering all questions. He is flexible with his availability. He is able to confidently articulate a strategic plan to work with our daughter and her ACT prep. He sat down in consultation with us before the initial assessment and provided instant feedback after meeting with our daughter for the first time. He seems to communicate and relate well with both parents and student. This seems like a good fit. We believe we've made an excellent choice.

— Stephanie B.