Streamline’s mission is to democratize the power of 1-on-1 tutoring, a service historically reserved for royalty. From our proprietary technology to our nonprofit arm, we equip middle and high school student with the tools to excel in school, on standardized testing, and in college admissions. Our tutors scored in the top 98th percentile of the SAT or ACT and are passionate about transforming our students. We specialize in test prep and college counseling but tutor every middle and high school subject. We’re constantly innovating with new technologies to expedite and enhance our students’ learning experience. In short, we’re the best tutors in town.
In 2014, Ian Siegel set out to make a revolutionary form of education widely available in Baltimore. His primary focus was one of the most significant determinants of a college-bound student’s future: standardized tests. Over the next 6 years, he’s built digital learning tool like SmartyPrep & SmartyBubble, and launched SmartyScholars, a non-profit that makes this transformative instruction available to high need, high achieving students.
Meet Ian Siegel
When Ian attended high school at Saint Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, DC, he felt that he could be learning at a faster pace. Even at what the Washington Post ranked the most challenging high school in DC, Ian found himself unsatisfied. He’d stay up late reading Russian novels or writing short stories that he’d submit to writing competitions. He completed 3 years of Latin in one and by senior year was taking 4 AP language classes in addition to AP classes in math, science, and history. He still felt like he could be learning more.
After 4 years at Vanderbilt and 2 years at an education consulting firm in Silicon Valley, Ian had discovered the key to a faster pace of learning: expert one-on-one tutoring. Through his experiences tutoring athletes at Vanderbilt and the children of some of the most powerful families in the country in Silicon Valley, Ian observed skill and knowledge acquisition that far outpaced his experience in class or learning on his own. In Silicon Valley, for example, he created a holistic reading and writing program that increased students’ reading percentile scores on the ISEE/SSAT by 50-150%. The magic blend of customized instruction, near peer mentorship, and a results-oriented philosophy contributed to an exciting efficacy that was impossible to ignore.