"Dave was an amazing asset in helping our daughter Alana achieve her goal of attending Gonzaga University. Dave began working with Alana during her junior year of high school guiding her through elective course decisions and keeping her organized and  focused. The excellent report that he established with our daughter helped to keep her energized during the process. This combined with his attention to every detail in the college application and essay writing process made it possible for Alana to be accepted at her top three college choices. Thank You, Dave."

Mike and Robin Mosca
South Lake Tahoe, CA


"Our son has significant learning challenges and he began working with Dave Czarnecki for math tutoring in third grade. They worked together since then and now our son is heading to the University of Denver for his first semester this fall. We credit Dave for providing our son with the skills necessary to succeed in a challenging private high school environment as well as preparing him for the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. Dave not only tutored our son, but mentored him and encouraged him to achieve his goals over the past 10 years. We appreciate Dave's hard work, dedication and creative approach and highly recommend him for any motivated student who needs additional support in grade school and/or high school."

Wendy and Philip Wilkinson
Rancho Santa Fe, CA


"Looking for an SAT/ACT tutor for our 3 boys, Dave was recommended to us by a friend. Aside from the convenience of his coming to us, our boys immediately responded to him as a tutor. He motivated them to stay current on their test preparations and was actively interested in their progress and results. He was effective and reliable and gave our boys the needed confidence to succeed.
Just as important though, Dave provided invaluable guidance with all their college essays and applications. He got to know our boys and understood the process and timing of how to most efficiently get through all the applications and I feel he contributed greatly to their getting into the colleges of their choice. Having Dave help with both the test tutoring and the application process was an invaluable bonus."

Tina Thomas
Rancho Santa Fe, CA


"My kids have been tutored through Mountain Dragon education for the past six years beginning in elementary school and continues now through high school. Their tutors are highly knowledgeable in all areas of study, and have been kind and respectful to my kids and myself. My kids could not have gotten through school with their help. I highly recommend Mountain Dragon education for tutoring and test prep."

Molly Olberz
Olivenhain, CA


"I noticed something special in my house on Tuesday afternoons during my son Matt's junior year of high school; he would be huddled around the kitchen table with his college tutor, Dave Czarnecki from Mountain Dragon Education, looking quite studious and seriously engaged in preparing for the SAT exams. Dave set high expectations with Matt and delivered a sensible framework and methodology for SAT preparation. Matt quickly developed respect for Dave and knew he would need study hard to meet those expectations. Dave was fair and even-handed but it was clear there were no excuses for missing work or not completing an assignment. Dave not only instilled the work discipline to be prepared for the tests, but I saw Matt mature as a high school student while he worked with Dave. He was also better prepared to go to college and know what he wanted to achieve through his college experience. All of this paid-off in Matt's SAT scores, which gave him many quality college choices. We also had Dave help us with the application process. Matt ended up being directly admitted to the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri with an academic scholarship for which he was eligible based on his SAT/ACT scores and his high school grades. But working with Dave produced many great outcomes beyond just SAT preparation."

Steve Hundley
Poway, CA


"It is not often that you find a tutor who not only is able to get your child focused on the task at hand, but also does it in a way that makes the time spent not seem like school! We used Dave Czarnecki for a few years when our son was prepping for SAT/ACT testing. Although good in school, he was not a good test taker, having issues with time management. Dave was able to customize his tutoring to meet Daniel's needs, and worked with both his strengths and weaknesses. My son had a very busy schedule, but he always made time to meet with Dave. Dave was always punctual, very professional, and was flexible with my son's schedule. My son was able to generate good grades on all his exams, and is now studying at Yale! I would highly recommend Mountain Dragon Education."

Lori Faierman
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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