The Success Doctor

Established in 1996, mAke the grAde Academic Services has provided educational consulting and tutoring services to over 11 000 students and their families.
Harnessing the power of tutoring via the internet, mAke the grAde is truly a local company with a global reach.


Turbocharge Your Education

Published in 2016 by Dr Steven Greene, this Amazon best seller provides a template for academic success by teaching:

  • Time Management,
  • Information Management
  • Daily Success Action Plan

Based on principles in the book, students are taught and they establish productive systematic daily habits which create productivity, efficiency, better grades and better test scores.

The Maximum Education system also reduces inefficiencies and distractions and saves time.

The result is that students will reaching their goals and “mAke the grAde!”


Your Blueprint for Student Success!

The Success Doctor, Steven Greene, provides actionable ideas that students and parents and use immediately in their academic lives.   These help your student stay on track with their academic goals as well as test prep and college admissions goals.

The podcast includes: systems for managing time & information (based on Maximum Education), actionable tactics for improving grades and school work in general, strategies for achieving your target scores on the SAT, ACT, & other standardized tests and much more as well as interviews with other educational professionals.

Listen. Learn. Get involved. Take Action.

mAke the grAde specializes in academic tutoring for all levels of math and the sciences, as well as Maximum Education study skills , and preparation for the SAT PSAT ACT exams.


The mAke the grAde mission is to provide individualized and personalized instruction including tutoring for students of all ages and grade levels designed to address the individual’s needs and goals and to help every student reach their goals, both in and out of the classroom.

We live in a very busy world.  The time and energy demands on students: academic, athletic, extracurricular, and in the community often exceed the hours in the day or week.

mAke the grAde provides academic support and coaching, including helping a students with a Math or Science based school subject, or helping with general organization using the Maximum Education concepts, or preparation for college entrance exams: PSAT SAT ACT.

mAke the grAde will design a program customized to your student’s ability, needs, and personal goals.


The personalized interaction with a qualified tutor and using a clear and objective based learning plan can provide learning “luxuries” which are not practical in a classroom setting:

  • Ability to work on any subjects of choice and to ask any questions freely. 

    Many children are afraid to ask questions in the classroom even though the answers might help them with their work. They believe the rest of the class understands the material, so their question will appear “dumb.” so they are intimidated.   One-on-one tutoring eliminates the fear of embarrassment.

  • Instant feedback on performance

    A child who is having trouble understanding his work needs to have constant assurance that he is doing his work correctly. With one-on-one tutoring, students are given instant feedback and are kept on course academically.

  • Freedom to work at one’s own speed

    During one-on-one tutoring, students are free from the often-frustrating time constraints they experience in the classroom. (too fast or too slow)

  • Close attention to individual learning needs and learning style

    A private tutor can help break down an assignment into manageable portions so that the student can successfully complete each step at a level where they can understand the material and process the meaning of the material.  Students can also be shown how to use their own particular learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)  to their advantage. Similarly, their areas of weakness can be identified and strengthened.

  • Undivided attention for the impromptu questions that feed one’s intellectual needs

    Students should be encouraged to be curious about their studies. They  should have a forum to get answers to their questions. An answer is so much more meaningful when the child has asked the question themselves. There is rarely an opportunity for students to ask their individual questions in a large classroom setting.

  • Avoidance of the inevitable conflict that arises when parents have to help with homework at the end of a hectic day. Unfortunately very common.