Our preparation methods are so effective when properly followed that we guarantee you will improve your SAT score (for example) by at least 100 points on actual tests. We don't play games as some courses do by giving you a contrived, difficult test the first day and then counting your increase based on that artificially low score. We work individually (but affordably) to ensure that each student gets the attention he or she needs; this is not a factory approach. We prep all year round and customize both curricula and schedules for your convenience and optimal results. We also help with essays for college and scholarship applications.
We work with students wherever you are, and our tutors are phenomenal! We also offer an extremely effective online PSAT/SAT prep course that uses video and audio to teach everything that appears on the SAT, with unlimited access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for up to a year (extensions are available).
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"Boot Camp For Your Brain is the most wholesome and complete study guide out there. It enumerates all the skills that are necessary for the new SAT. It has been invaluable in my studies. The Math worksheets prepare one for any problem that may arise on the test. Every required skill is taught in the book as well. Even a few that aren't necessary but good to know. The English section of the book raised my average verbal score 100 points with only hours of work. If a lot of time were to be dedicated to study in this book, a 2400 is virtually guaranteed. Especially with the new writing section of the test a complete study guide is needed. This book is geared to the test. It contains all that anyone could hope for, and then some. There are literally 1000 vocab words. But this book is hardly just pounding vocab. Vocabu-toons are colorful comics that can teach through pictures, not just words. The book is written very well too. It is not just a list of the things on the test. Mrs. Manning is able to connect with the reader beyond just talking at them. She talks to the readers. Boot Camp For Your Brain is a great book. Do not hesitate to buy it. And unlike other books, it has not only the answers to the problems, but a description of how to do them."
-B.H., Thornton, NH
"In my opinion, the biggest strengths of the book are that it's easy to read and very entertaining to read. It is not boring like most SAT books....I really enjoyed the vocabu-toons. Not only were they funny, but they made vocab stick in my head."
-J.H., Ashburn, VA
"It really helped me out. The first time I took my SAT I got a 980 and after one [class session], I got an 1110." [Note: this is based on the old SAT scoring system.]
-C.J., Ashburn, VA