Not all prep classes are the same.
There are significant differences between our program and the big-box test prep classes or the no-name tutoring plan. Here’s why you should invest in our course:
1. Class Structure That Mirrors The Actual Test
Each SAT class meeting we will cover overall strategies, reading, math, and writing. We switch back and forth from one topic to another. Our classes are teaching students to focus intensely for 15-30 minute periods– exactly what they are expected to do on the SAT.
This frustrates some students. They want to do all math or all reading in a class. But the SAT demands students switch topics every 25 minutes. Our class structure is mirroring the SAT so students learn to focus on all topic areas and quickly switch from one to another.
ACT classes have another structure designed to mirror the demands of that exam.
2. Schedule Designed For Busy Students
Our SAT classes meet once a week for eight weeks. This allows busy students time to attend all classes AND complete assignments. Over years of helping students prepare for the SAT we have found this approach produces the best results for the SAT which requires some long-term content knowledge (learning vocabulary).
Our ACT classes use a condensed schedule for the students who want to work hard for three and a half weeks and be done with it. Students attend 8 session over three weeks (total of 20 hours) and do homework in-between. This schedule work for the student who can give 100% for a short period of time.
3. Instructors Who Are Test Prep Professionals
Our classes are taught by certified professionals with years of experience. Our instructors have worked with students of all ability levels and have specific training in how to help students with learning differences. With other big-box test prep programs, classes are led by college age instructors trained to teach from a workbook. Why not study with an expert?
4. Students Have Time To Learn & Master Concepts
An eight-week long program doesn’t work for everyone which is why we offer a three week condensed ACT program. Whether preparing for the SAT or ACT, our students have time to process new information, practice it on their own, ask questions, and adjust strategies before taking the actual exam.
5. A Program Developed By A Nationally Recognized Expert
All course materials were developed and revised by College Prep’s founder, Megan Dorsey, a nationally recognized expert in the field of test preparation. Megan was a former SAT grader and is incredibly knowledgable in test content. She combines that with over 20 years of test prep experience and graduate work in testing, psychology, and learning styles to offer a prep class that works.
Megan’s advice has been featured in the following sources:
6. Locally Owned & Operated
Locally owned businesses can serve you better. We offer expert instructors and proven materials at a competitive price because we aren’t paying franchise fees or high overhead. College Prep LLC was founded by Megan Dorsey, a graduate of Rice University, and certified high school counselor. Megan lives in Sugar Land and teaches some of the courses. If you have a question about the material or the SAT / ACT in general, we are here to help.
7. Founded On A Belief That ALL Students Can Succeed
We believe all students can improve their options for admission to a college of their choice. Strong test scores are part of the admissions process at most colleges and universities. By helping students prepare for these tests, we are helping them open more possibilities for the future.
We have taught valedictorians, struggling students, perfect score earners, nervous test takers, and students with severe learning differences. Our classes provide a safe environment for students of all ability levels. We never humiliate or shame students as a method of teaching. We are proud to help every student improve.