SAT and ACT Prep in Sugar Land, Texas
An Approach that Addresses Your Child’s Specific Test Prep Needs
Standardized tests are a permanent fixture of college applications, and are used to determine which students get admitted, which of those students are considered for honors colleges and advanced programs, and how much merit aid students are awarded. With so much riding on a single score, you want your child as well-prepared as possible before they sit down to take the test.
Ivy Scholars delivers exceptional Test Prep results. During our 2020 SAT summer workshops, our students improved by an average of 180 points. This is immense compared to the average of our competitors. Unlike other forms of education, Test Prep requires bespoke instruction. Many other companies offer a one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t maximize student outcomes. At Ivy Scholars, our Test Prep lessons are formulated to identify and improve upon your student’s specific weaknesses. While we’re not the cheapest standardized test prep option, we deliver the best results. Here’s how we do it:
Identify Strengths and Weaknesses
First, we work with your student to assess their quantitative strengths and weaknesses. This is possible thanks to one of our partner companies - Test Innovators - who use a proprietary data analytics platform that provides unique insights into standardized testing. By knowing where and how each student struggles, we’re able to precisely modify our curriculum to suit their needs.
One-to-One SAT & ACT Tutoring
Next, your student works with their mentor to develop an understanding of the subjects they struggled with on the quantitative assessment. Our mentors are standardized testing masters. In fact, our department head Alex Nelson scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT and a 36 on the ACT. He knows every subject on these tests like the back of his hand, and all our mentors are similarly equipped to guide students through the tests.
Finally, we create a practice test schedule for your student and guide them through it. As they do these tests, they will be constructing a failure log: this is a compilation of every question they missed. Although this is time consuming, our experience has proven that this trick is critical to the success of your student in their Test Prep journey, as it allows us to track students’ improvements, struggles, and successes, so we can adjust our focus as needed.
How We Achieve Our Industry-Leading Results
We're experts in the New SAT, and have revised and updated our proprietary curriculum for the recent changes.
Your Program Manager will monitor your child's progress and, if necessary, work with you and your SAT tutor to make adjustments.
Exceptional SAT Tutors in Sugar Land, Texas
We're extremely selective for intellect and teaching ability, and unlike many other companies, we provide comprehensive training.
We'll work with you to find the right tutor match: someone who can explain difficult concepts and motivate your child.
Practice with Real SATs
Practice and familiarity are essential to earning a stronger score, so we provide a minimum of three full-length Practice SATs.
Score Increase Guarantee
The vast majority of our students meet their goal the first time, but if you don't, we'll provide 18 hours of tutoring for the next exam for free.
Over just five 3-hour sessions, the average score of our small group class improved from 1280 (84th percentile) to 1470 (97th percentile).
Demystifying the SAT & ACT®
When you work with Ivy Scholars, you receive full access to Demystifying the SAT & ACT®, a premium test prep course by Bob Alexander, founder of MaxTheTest.com. The 15-hour course contains 120 comprehensive video lessons that serve as excellent supplements to our complete program.
There are countless test prep courses available, making it challenging to sift through and determine what is actually essential for SAT and ACT success. Unlike other test prep courses that reteach students the material they’re taught in school, MaxTheTest.com teaches them to think like a test writer. In essence, the curriculum helps you know the test writer’s game plan before you play the game.
Bob Alexander likes to say to his students, “Yes, I’ve lived on the dark side as a test writer for the SAT publisher.” Since 1995, he has been using this knowledge to teach students everything he knows about test writing and test preparation.
We welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about our unique approach to test prep, maximizing test score increases, and how to best equip your student for the college admissions process.
With MaxTheTest.com, individual high schools and entire school districts have documented SAT average score improvements of 180-225 points. (Individual results may vary)
- A unique, confidence-building approach to the current SAT and ACT.
- A flexible program that is tailored to your student’s needs.
- Engaging, exclusive, and proven test-taking strategies.
- 120 HD quality videos with on-screen teachers.
- 13 enlightening college admissions videos.
- Automated note-taking exercises, or “Wizard Reviews,” are sent to students after each video lesson for additional practice.
- The Demystifying the SAT & ACT® Student Guide that contains over 270 pages of information.
- Six test-taking principles to help maximize your score.
- Over 400 sample questions that reveal test-writer tricks and traps.
- Engaging, exclusive, and proven test-taking strategies.
- Countless SAT and ACT insider secrets.
- Effective strategies the test writers won’t tell you.
Meet "The Wizard," Bob Alexander
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