Test Prep Boot Camp
The Premier SAT and ACT Boot Camp in Houston, Texas
Even in an era of “test-optional” admissions, high SAT/ACT scores are a factor for admission to America’s top universities. When all other factors are equal, students who submit strong test scores will be accepted over students who submit no scores.
With so many programs for classes, tutoring, or self-preparation, parents struggle to find the most efficient, reliable option for improvement. We can tell you the exact results of our most recent test prep boot camp: four students started with an average SAT score of 1280 (84th percentile) and, one month later, finished with an average score of 1470 (97th percentile). These students moved a score that was below-average for Texas A&M to a score that was average for Cornell University, an Ivy League.
These results are simply outstanding. Most test prep companies take students starting with scores around 1000, which are much easier to improve. We took four students already scoring in the top 20% and improved their scores by 190 points, more than any average improvement you will find elsewhere, especially for a group class lasting only one month. How do we achieve these results? Instruction from one of Texas’ foremost test prep experts, Mr. Alex Nelson.
Meet Your Instructor: Alex Nelson
The Ivy Scholars test prep boot camp is taught by Alex Nelson, Houston’s premier test prep expert. Alex scored a perfect 1600 himself in high school, was a National Merit Scholar, and with over 10,000 hours of SAT and ACT teaching under his belt, he has the experience necessary to put students on the path to conquering the test. Before each class, Alex spends hours reviewing every student’s homework to create a lesson plan that is truly targeted at the issues the class most needs to address on that day. With his extensive experience, preparation, and sheer passion for demystifying the test, Alex gives students the mental tools and shortcuts to take them to the heart of each question and learn from their mistakes.
Boot Camp Overview
Your student will meet with Alex Nelson, our test prep guru and a perfect scorer on the SAT, twice a week. Our July-August session is for the August 28th SAT and the September 18th ACT.
Practice Test: Weekend, July 24-25, four hours (self-administered)
Class 1: Monday, July 26, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Class 2: Monday, August 2, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Practice Test: Mid-Week, August 3-4, four hours (self-administered)
Class 3: Thursday, August 5, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Practice Test: Weekend, August 7-8, four hours(self-administered)
Class 4: Monday, August 9, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Practice Test: Mid-Week, August 10-11, four hours (self-administered)
Class 5: Thursday, August 12, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Class 6: Sunday, August 15, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Practice Test: Mid-Week, August 16-18, four hours (self-administered)
Class 7: Thursday, August 19, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Practice Test: Saturday, August 21, four hours (self-administered)
Class 8: Sunday, August 22, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Final 1-on-1 Meeting with Alex: August 23-26, 30 minutes (scheduled individually with student)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH – REAL SAT
Where: Zoom, secured network unique to Ivy Scholars
Total Student Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
Over just five 3-hour sessions, the average score of our small group class improved from 1280 (84th percentile) to 1470 (97th percentile).
How it Works
During our boot camp, students spend a total of 24 hours in the virtual classroom and over 40 hours studying independently. The class feels much more like individual tutoring than a traditional class, and it allows us to cover both the SAT and ACT as needed. Enrollment is capped at just six students to ensure tailored instruction.
The cost for the course is $2,950, payable upon enrollment. Our next boot camp starts in June for students preparing for the August 28th SAT. You can enroll your child here.
If you would like our help on your test prep journey, or you have questions about our boot camps, we encourage you to reach out. If your child has not yet enrolled in Ivy Scholars, please schedule a free strategy session with Alex Nelson. He’ll help you determine if this class is the best fit for your child.
Enrollment is Open
Six boot camp spots are available on a first come first serve basis. Seats will fill up quickly, so sign up today to reserve your spot.