Designed to Increase Admissions Options and Maximize Merit-Based Financial Aid

Equip Your College and Career Readiness

What is GATE?

GATE is a college and career readiness platform created by a team of 40 expert educators at Valley Prep Tutoring in Los Angeles. GATE offers a video-driven, interactive road map to optimize post-graduation outcomes. GATE students gain access to over 100 videos featuring effective on-camera educators distilling a proven step-by-step process to significantly improving Grades, Applications, Testing, and Essays. Full length SAT and ACT prep materials are included, as well as holistic wraparound support appropriate for freshmen. Trainings include metacognition strategies, guidance in picking the right-fit colleges and majors, coaching on writing effective applications essays, and more.

Utilizing the Platform 

In order to more fully and directly impact system student outcomes, GATE offers a significant value-add by optimizing the face time each teacher or counselor has with students, personally connecting in an engaging way to help teens sort through their options and make wise decisions.

Best of all, GATE empowers not only 11th and 12th graders, but also prepares the 9th and 10th graders who will be in their shoes in a few short years.
Many students need SAT or ACT test prep support, which few busy adults are able to provide. Instead of having to outsource to corporate vendors with outside educators, GATE provides an on-site curriculum — including original practice exams — that can easily be implemented within the community among those who already know the students.

"Being in charge of 1000 students' futures is overwhelming. I’m grateful for GATE, because without help I’m going to miss some kids."

 Lynda McGee, College Counselor - California