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About Elite

Our History

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 Mission

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.

Our Educational Philosophy

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.

The Elite Difference

 
  • Personalized attention from a caring staff providing academic counseling tailored to each student’s needs.
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  • A top-flight faculty with a passion for teaching and extensive experience in their fields.
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  • A stimulating, challenging environment that instills self-confidence and discipline.
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  • Emphasis on mastery of core skills in mathematics, critical reading, and writing.
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  • An internationally recognized, cutting-edge curriculum developed and updated by leading educators.

Memberships & Affiliations

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  • Center for Future Global Leaders
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  • The Center for Future Global Leaders, formed in 2006, is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow through educational attainment and character development. The CFGL-sponsored International Academic Competitions seek to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding skills in the areas of persuasive writing (CFGL Essay Contest), linguistic and verbal arts (CFGL Lexicon Challenge), and mathematical thinking and problem solving (CFGL Math Challenge).
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  • The National Association of College Admissions Counseling, founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 12,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
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  • The American College Counseling Association is made up of diverse professionals from the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work. Our common theme is working within higher education settings. ACCA membership includes professionals and student members who work largely in college counseling settings. There are a growing number of community college counseling professionals who comprise the second largest group within ACCA. Members hold primarily a master’s or doctoral degree with the largest group being master’s level professionals. Counselor educators and Supervisors are also part of ACCA membership.
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  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators, with its nearly 10,000 members, is the world's largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA and its members believe that international education and exchange—connecting students, scholars, educators, and citizens across borders is fundamental to establishing mutual understanding among nations, preparing the next generation with vital cross-cultural and global skills, and creating the conditions for a more peaceful world.

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