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BlackBench Fit and Turbo Tutoring Partner to Offer Scholarships to Local Students
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By: BlackBench Fit
The partnership provides Turbo Tutoring clients with the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend a 12-week Academy training session at BlackBench Fit.
BlackBench Fit and Turbo Tutoring announced the first scholarship winner, Gaby Gallegos, an Ashburn resident and junior at Stone Bridge High School.
Gallegos is the starting varsity point guard for the women’s basketball team, and also plays on the lacrosse team. She is the president of the Special Ed Club, plays violin, and manages the varsity football team.
“I applied for the scholarship to improve my strength and overall health. I hope to improve my body and get in shape before the basketball season,” Gallegos said.
Gallegos will receive a 12-week Academy training session at BlackBench Fit.
“Gaby epitomizes that special combination of student and athlete,” said Turbo Tutoring co-owner Dan Harris. “She thrives on pushing herself to be better academically and athletically.”
“Our academy is focused on athletic development, but before kids are athletes they are students. That should be their number one priority and we want to support that. Partnering with Turbo Tutoring made a lot of sense as they have a new and innovative approach to SAT prep which was very similar to our philosophy at BBF Academy. It is efficient and effective and prepares athletes for their next level,” said BBF co-owner Trish Drennan.
Gallegos took the Turbo Tutoring SAT prep class to achieve a higher level of success on the SAT and learn tips and tricks for how to do so. The Turbo Tutoring class is accelerated, and geared toward a lot of student-athletes who have busy schedules, or for students who do not need to take a two month long prep class.
“If we can help young people achieve their dreams by raising their SAT scores, and BlackBench Fit can help them athletically to achieve high athletic success, it is a win for everyone,” Harris said.
About BlackBench Fit
BlackBench Fit is a lifestyle fitness and nutrition program based in Ashburn, Va. BBF offers a holistic approach to better health for both adults and youth through its “sweat, nourish, commit” philosophy. Members participate in progressive, group workout sessions, receive regular nutrition support and commit to their goals with ongoing help from their trainers and the larger BBF community both inside and outside class.
About Turbo Tutoring
Turbo Tutoring is a quality, affordable SAT prep seminar and we are proud to be partners with several northern Virginia high schools and businesses. For just $175, we cover all of the sections on the SAT in a single 2 ½ hour interactive session. We discuss strategies for eliminating incorrect answer choices and ways to move through the test faster and more efficiently. We also provide confidence-building techniques that can be applied to other exams as well. Packets for each section and take home questions are provided for students. In addition, we offer scholarship opportunities for our attendees! Go to our website to read what students, parents, educators, and local media have said about Turbo Tutoring.