ACE Tutoring

ACE Tutoring provides more than homework support. We are passionate about our goal to mold our students into competitive college material! We have developed a unique hybrid tutoring approach that combines the latest in educational technology with traditional face-to-face individualized tutoring. Students begin their path to academic success by taking skills assessments, discussing their goals and challenges with the program director, and enrolling in customized programs to plug in foundational skill gaps as well as excel in courses at school.

ACE Tutoring - Client Testimonials

Testimonial - Carl Thompson


Dear Steve Eggers,

Thank you for your unending support towards my family. Thanks to Ace Tutoring I improved my grades in my junior and senior years, I graduated with honors and ranked in the top 3% of San Marcos High School's  Class of 2015.

Ace Tutoring taught me to admit my misconceptions  in a topic, to carry an academic discussion with my teachers, to be confident enough to ask questions. Ace Tutoring taught me the skills that are essential in college, work, social interactions and higher level education. Ace Tutoring taught me how to be a scholar.

I am currently studying Biology in the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is now more than ever that I am grateful for the above stated skills. Being called upon by a professor - a recurring event in my classes- for my insight is no longer an overwhelming occurrence. I would not have approached this situation with such ease prior to my physics chats with Tim, my tutor. I would not have been able to keep up with my readings had Diana not thought me how to read appropriately. My writing would not contain the quality of a college essay without Carol's numerous critiques and tips. I would not be who I am today without Ace Tutoring. Thank you for giving students like me access to Ace Tutoring.


- Noemi Quinones

Congratulations to Luke H for receiving a 2050 on his SAT score! He worked really hard with us to get that score over 2000. Luke has now been accepted to the elite private school of his dreams!

An excited mom popped in the center to thank us for helping her daughter Ashley. With two weeks left in the semester she discovered her daughter was bombing AP Calculus and if she didn’t get at least a “C”, would not be able to qualify for admittance to UC Berkeley. We engaged Ashley in two weeks of intensive tutoring with our AP Calculus tutor Stephen. The parent was thrilled to report that Ashley earned an amazing 98% on her final exam…and has been accepted to UC Berkeley!

Well it doesn’t get any better than this. Oscar Arce (see letter below) has been with us since 6th grade. Anh set the family up with a partial scholarship program when Oscar was first enrolled. His sister Janet was also at our center until she went off to UCLA. Oscar and his father, who have always been super appreciative of our efforts, came in to meet with me, thank us for our efforts, and give me this heartfelt letter. It made my year!

- Steve Eggers,

Director ACE Tutoring of San Marcos

June 4, 2014

Dear Steve Eggers,

While growing up, I often found myself standing on the sidelines as I overheard many of my instructors (and so-called experts) doubted my learning potential and proclaimed that I was both "academically challenged" and "a slow learner".

This is turn created an internal struggle, a struggle that pinned my academic abilities, Cliché?
Perhaps. Nonetheless, it was such a powerful internal conflict that I found myself doubting my own abilities many times.  There was even a point where I was so afflicted even my teachers noticed.  In eight grade, I even overheard a conversation between my middle school teacher and school psychologist where they described my academic potential as "limited" due to my short term memory loss diagnosis.  I was destined to be another statistic: a high school dropout.

I felt hurt...shot down...betrayed, betrayed by the very system and officials that were presumably there to help me overcome these academic struggles.  At first, I fell into dismay and almost accepted the idea that "they [the psychologist and teacher] were both right."

Needless to say, I fell into a slump.  A dump, frustrating slump.

Yet, it wasn't until I walked into ACE Tutoring, that my broken spirit was uplifted.  ACE Tutoring helped me from accepting defeat to saying "No, they are wrong!" ACE Tutoring helped me refuse to accept the notion that negative assumptions and theories from "professionals" could control my life.  In fact, ACE Tutoring gave me the confidence I need to come to the conclusion that, I am the only one with the ability to control my own academic success.

Thus, it was you Steve, who gave me the critical epiphany that I needed.  You were the spark that empowered my aspiration to not just "catch up" but an environment taht had pretty much given up on me.  You were always there making sure that my grades were not just adequate but above average.  As well as, you were always concerned about my well being which always reassures me that someone always hed my back.

Therefore, I write this letter in sincere gratitude because you gave me a second chance to accomplish a dream that I believed wasn't possible to reach four years ago.  I know if it wasn't for you I would not be where I am today.  Hence, I am privileged to call you a mentor and friend for the tremendous impact you had made in my life.

Thank you again


- Oscar-Elvis Arce

My experience at ACE Tutoring was great. I started out as an average student with C’s and B’s. Now I’m improving on my math and reading. ACE Tutoring helped me if I had a question on a worksheet or if I needed to study for a test. What I can say now is that without ACE Tutoring I wouldn’t be getting the good grades I am and succeeding in school.

- Dan, 8th Grade

This has been a very good experience for Audrey. ACE Tutoring has done exactly what they promised to do. Audrey has a new found excitement for math. She has for the first time in a long time felt the joy of success. Both her grades and her confidence have improved. She really enjoys the tutors as well as the rewards program. Thank you for this wonderful experience.

- Margaret T, Mother of 7th grader

Dear ACE Tutoring,

We are writing this letter to thank you for all the wonderful help you have given our family. When Allison started your program, she was showing signs of struggling with the transition from fifth grade to middle school. Since then she has mastered several levels in her math program and is confidently mastering the concepts presented both in school and at ACE Tutoring.

Besides increased skills and confidence in math, Allison has also gained key study skills to help her in other subjects, such as science.

We appreciate all that you have done to help provide our daughter with the tools she needs to succeed in middle school and beyond.

- Carl T, father of 7th grader

ACE Tutoring helped me improve my SAT math score by 90 points and my science subject test by 70 points. They also helped me achieve a 28 on my ACT. This helped me get accepted to Drexel University and put me in the standardized test range for most of the other schools I applied to. Thanks to the awesome tutors at ACE Tutoring!

- Rachel, 12th grader

3 Centers to Serve You

San Marcos

Palomar / CVS Center Plaza
(Near SMHS)
744 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone: 760-599-8873



Twin Peaks Plaza
(Near the Original Pancake House)
14879 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-748-8873



Poinsettia / Ralphs Plaza
7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760-814-2223


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