Beyond Tips and Tricks
Test Prep Gurus goes well beyond the standard "tips and tricks" that can be found in most test prep books.
Content Oriented: Comprehensive practice exam analysis enables us to zero in on the specific content areas where the student stands to make the largest gains. Our expert tutors use proven techniques and exercises to address those areas. Students save time by only focusing on the areas where they need the most help -- and their scores rapidly improve as a result.
Total Mastery: Our experienced instructors are trained to go beyond "teaching to a test." Their aim is to improve scores, while developing skills that will last a lifetime, such as teaching students to read faster with increased retention, imparting a deep understanding of mathematical concepts that will serve students well on standardized exams and in their classes, and improving students' logic, rhetoric, and argumentative skills.
The Secret Sauce: We focus on the student. Who are you? What are your goals for college? How can we help you reach those goals? When a student knows why they are prepping for a specific exam, and how the process is relevant to their goals for the future, motivation increases exponentially. Increased motivation, and a sense of ownership over the process, leads to healthier, happier students who earn scores above and beyond what otherwise would have been possible.
Test Prep Gurus utilizes the latest research in positive psychology and education to engage students and unleash their potential. Our students' superior results on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and other standardized exams over the past 10+ years proves that it is possible to lower the pressure put on students in the college admissions process while simultaneously achieving higher scores than those produced by the standard (outdated) models of test prep.
Scroll down for more information on the "secret sauce," including our use of growth mindset, learned optimism, mindfulness, selective attention, and positive psychology.
No gimmicks, no sales pitches
You won't find any hybrid SAT/ACT exams because they don't produce accurate results.
You won't see us offering boot camps because they don't work.
You won't be quoted a low initial "starter price" only to be upsold later. We take the time at the outset of the program to plan out each student's path to success from beginning to end. That way the client knows the total price of our services and what benefits they can expect in return.
We keep our promises. We are honest. We tell the truth. It's in the DNA of our firm.