The Ivy Town Educators is a group that consists of only the most accomplished and dedicated teachers and writers, most of whom are graduates of Harvard and Yale. We launched our online education programs with SATwords.com in 2000, IvyTown.com (formerly TopEditors.com) in 2002, and ReadingCare.com in 2003.
SATwords.com provided high school students with 1200 SAT vocabulary flashcards in pocket-sized boxes, along with 20 corresponding booklets of SAT reading comprehension practice problems. We merged this program with ReadingCare.com after we expanded the flashcard system to 4800 flashcards at four difficulty levels.
In Nonfiction Reading for SAT/ACT, the other sub-program of ReadingCare.com that launched in 2009, students read two articles every day, which are accompanied by detailed tutorials and SAT/ACT reading comprehension questions. Writing and posting detailed tutorials and questions for two new articles every day is a novel and ambitious concept that no other tutoring service has ever instituted. Students in this program can ask questions and get individualized answers from ReadingCare specialists.
In 2012, we added another sub-program, Nonfiction Reading for 6th – 8th graders, designed to cater to middle school students. In Nonfiction Reading for 6th – 8th graders, we post one premium article every day for 6th-8th graders, accompanied by in-depth tutorial notes, problem-solving drills with video lectures, and more.
IvyTown.com, launched as TopEditors.com in 2002, is our online writing-tutorial program, in which our writing specialists teach students, one-on-one, how to write short stories, news articles, and several different kinds of essays. They also teach high school students how to write successful SAT essays. In this program, 40 multimedia lectures on grammar and usage are also included to help students prepare for the multiple-choice questions in the writing section of the SAT. (IvyTown.com has recently become WritingCare.com.)
At Ivy Town Educators, Inc., we have always placed pedagogical principles above commercialism, and our primary goal is to enhance the effectiveness of English-language teaching methodologies.
Director: Myung! Joh