In 1987, Elite founder J. Patrick Park opened a small tutoring center in a Koreatown storefront. From those humble beginnings, Elite has expanded to 43 locations in 6 countries, and has helped thousands of students realize their academic goals. At Elite, our goal is to provide not only preparation for college, but learning for life.
Our vision is to provide students with a challenging academic environment that promotes personal growth and discipline, develops the knowledge and skills necessary to unlock their academic potential, and ultimately assists them in gaining admission to the colleges and universities of their choice. Furthermore, we believe in instilling a passion for learning and promoting high standards of academic ambition in our students, encouraging them to develop their talents and passions so that they may reach their full potential both academically and personally.
At Elite, we believe that a student’s academic success comes from great teaching, regular counseling, and an excellent curriculum, all of which we provide — as well as active parental involvement, which we require. The combination translates to a degree of personal attention that other educational centers simply cannot match and gives the student an outstanding academic environment in which to grow.
Elite offers solid preparation in fundamental academic skills, not quick tricks to beat standardized tests. We are dedicated to helping students and families who are committed to high achievement and ready to dedicate the time and effort it takes to succeed, and we get our results by taking college admissions seriously.