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Bethesda, MD 20816.


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About Arvin Vohra Education

There are many things that most consider impossible. Many consider earning perfect SAT scores impossible. Others say it is impossible for students with severe ADHD to excel in school, or for students with dyslexia to excel at reading. And countless specialists believe that students who have innate difficulties with math will never be able to excel at math.

AVE’s approach reflects our credo, that Difficult ≠ Impossible. The aforementioned goals, and dozens like them, can be incredibly difficult. However, as AVE has repeatedly shown, they are not impossible.

AVE has inspired formerly apathetic students to strive for academic success, and even attend Ivy League colleges. We have helped students move from the absolute bottom of their math classes to the absolute top. We have helped students with dyslexia master the reading sections of the GRE and GMAT, and have helped students with severe ADHD earn perfect SAT math scores. Time after time, we have helped students achieve goals that no one, not even the students themselves, previously considered at all possible.

And AVE applies the same principle to our innovations. While many twelfth graders struggle with Advanced Placement BC calculus, AVE’s Accelerated Math Curriculum allows eighth and ninth graders to master it. While standard speed reading methods break down when applied even intermediate level texts, AVE’s Rapid Analytical Reading method has been successfully applied to SAT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT passages.

AVE helps students develop the cognitive abilities others consider innate and unchangeable. We inspire students to strive and to excel, and to bring out the absolute best in themselves.

Recent AVE students have helped raise the standards at the following colleges and universities:

  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Brown University
  • Cornell Univeristy
  • Dartmouth University
  • Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania)
  • University of Chicago

And many other competitive colleges and combined medical programs.

About Arvin Vohra

The author of The Equation For Excellence and the founder of AVE, Arvin Vohra is considered one of the most important educators in America. His educational programs have transformed the lives of countless students, and he has inspired audiences nationwide through his speeches and community outreach programs.

Arvin's passion for educational innovation began while he was studying at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. Frustrated by the limitations he perceived in standard education, he began to test the limits of a different type of approach. He learned algebra in a few weeks to advance a level in math, and even attended college courses as early as eighth grade. In high school, he received a score of 5 on 10 AP exams to become an AP National Scholar. For 6 of those exams, he did not take the corresponding AP class, and instead relied on intensive outside study. He was also a National Merit Finalist, with the highest SAT and PSAT scores in his graduating class. On the SAT, he received a score of 790 on both the math and verbal sections. He also received a perfect score of 800 on both the Math IIc and Chemistry SAT II tests. For his efforts he was awarded the Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science in his Junior year. During this time, Arvin worked actively as a tutor for younger students, most notably at the North Chevy Chase Elementary School.

Arvin attended Brown University, where his passion for educational innovation continued to grow. He worked as a tutor and teacher as part of the Wheeler School's Aerie Program. At Wheeler, he designed accelerated and nontraditional curricula for students ranging from second to eighth grade. Later, he worked as a consultant for the Hamilton Institute for Learning Differences. After graduating from Brown University with a B.Sc. in mathematics and a B.A. in economics, he received perfect scores on both the GRE and the GMAT, finishing each test with well over an hour to spare. He also passed two actuarial exams in a single testing period while working as an actuary at GEICO.

Through the years, his initial frustration with standard education had developed into a powerful educational philosophy. This philosophy, combined with creative problem solving applied to education, formed the foundation for AVE.

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