What does the Personalized Online Test Prep Program cost?

The Personalized Online Test Prep Program is $1500.

How long does it last?

The program is designed to be completed in 12 weeks. However, depending on your needs and schedule, it can be done in as little as 4 weeks or as much as 24 weeks.

How long will it take for my student to do each assignment?

Each assignment will take your student about an hour and a half. The two practice tests will take almost 4 hours each.

How do we make sure my student actually does the assignments?

I take being in good communication very seriously. I'll be in constant contact with you and your student throughout the course. You'll hear immediately if your student doesn't turn in their assignment, and then you can assist them in getting their assignment in as soon as possible.

What does it mean the that assignments in the Online Course are "Video-Graded?"

When one of my students turns in their assignment, I load it into a program on my iPad which records both what I say and what I write as I'm grading it. The result is a 10-20 minute video file full of instruction, tips and tricks for mastering the ACT or SAT that I then email back to the student, along with their next assignment. See the homepage for a sample.

How can the Video-Graded Assignments replace live tutoring?

In some ways, the Video-Graded Assignments are even better than live tutoring. With live tutoring, as soon as I've delivered a piece of instruction, it's gone and lives only in the student's memory or in their notes. However, Video-Graded Assignments exist forever as video files and students can refer back to them as often as they'd like.

What if I have a question?

Email us anytime, and we'll respond within 24 hours. If we can work it out through email, great. If not, we'll give you a call and work it out over the phone.

Do you guarantee score increases?

Yes, as long as all of the assignments are completed, I guarantee that every student's score will increase from their first practice test with me to the actual test. If a student's score doesn't increase, I'll refund your money. By the way, I don't know of any other Test Prep program that does that. The best you'll get is an offer to retake their course for free, but why would you want to repeat an ineffective course?

Is there some kind of wrap-up or overview at the end?

Yes. I include a "Key's to Success / Things to Remember" specific to your student in their final Video-Graded Assignment. Then, when your student has received their scores, we'll have a conference call to celebrate their score increase and discuss what's next.

Do you tutor other tests besides the ACT and SAT?

In the past I have tutored other tests (ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, etc), but I'm focusing only on the ACT and SAT at this point.

Do you do subject tutoring? If so, which subjects?

Yes, I have extensive experience providing subject tutoring and can do this when there is time available in my schedule.  My availability for subject testing may be limited, however, due to my focus on test preparation tutoring.