SAT Test Prep 40 Years Ago - Ivy Bound Students on Average Earn $80,000+ in Merit Award Scholarships
Mark Greenstein explains why he did test prep 40 years ago. www.ivybound.net 860-500-1672 . A free course that only slightly elevates you is rarely worth the time spent. If a student needs just 30 more points to reach a scholarship threshold, then the free-but-limited course may make sense. But many places will have a higher scholarship award with 130 more points! So paying the extra better assures the student of reaching the first threshold, and puts her in the likely realm for the higher award (Ivy Bound's diligent students average over 160 point increases).
Many families happily pay more to have a student on a path to a better college, with the likelihood of better career opportunities. Ivy Bound propels a higher percentage of students to better scores than any canned course will. Most families who are looking for reduced tuition find the greatest reducer is a better ACT/SAT score. Ivy Bound's scholarship-seekers report four year awards of nearly $70,000.
Our students report an average increase of over 160 points from their previous SAT score. All of our tutors and classroom instructors scored in the top 1% on the SAT or ACT. Our senior instructors continue to test regularly and thus can impart "test situation" tips to all their students. They have practical expertise in the academic subjects they tutor. Whether for SAT or academics, our tutors and instructors bring clarity, enthusiasm, knowledge, and empathy to help students significantly raise scores.
We can tailor a program that best fits your time, cost, and educational needs. Need-based scholarships are available for families with limited means (In classes that have already reached our minimum, Ivy Bound offers scholarships of as much as 80%).
Call (860) 500-1672 ask to speak with one of our School Coordinators. The Ivy Bound staff and instructors look forward to helping more of your students maximize their scores.
Is your child struggling with SAT test prep? Ivy Bound has been enhancing students’ success since 2001. We tailor SAT options to each student, regardless of subject or location using private tutoring for individuals and group sessions for kids who want to learn as a team. Ivy Bound tutors are in the top 1 percent, enabling them to quickly give students test-taking and time-management skills. Motivated students should see a 100-point increase and at least $80,000 in scholarship awards.
Ivy Bound tutors help average students become ready for success. Learn how a tutor can help your child with College Admissions and SAT test prep success. At YOUR home and YOUR convenience! Visit ivybound.net or call (860) 500-1672!
Ivy Bound excels at teaching new SAT and ACT skills that students don’t consummately learn in school. Few schools “teach to the test” but we do. Ivy Bound teaches to the SAT and ACT unabashedly — for some students, these are the most important tests in their school lives. For many parents, the scholarships earned from a high SAT or ACT score make a huge financial difference.
Ivy Bound can work WITHIN the school’s curriculum to invoke test prep or it can work extra-curricularly, with weekend sessions or summer sessions. (We try to avoid weekday afternoons and weekday evenings — students have enough on their plates Monday-through Thursday). We put our abilities to a high demand. If a targeted SAT Prep class does not bring students an average 150 point improvement, the school or the students themselves get money back. For ACT the guarantee is a 3 point average improvement.
Schools that see an improved SCHOOL-WIDE average SAT score help their students with college admissions individually and as a whole. Colleges respect schools with high average SAT scores. It means those colleges trust the GPA scale of that high school. When a school’s average scores are 1300 versus 1180, EVERY college applicant from that school carries more clout.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Since it was debuted by the College Board in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, then simply the SAT.
The SAT is wholly owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, not-for-profit organization in the United States. It is administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service, which until recently developed the SAT as well. The test is intended to assess students' readiness for college. The SAT was originally designed not to be aligned with high school curricula, but several adjustments were made for the version of the SAT introduced in 2016, and College Board president, David Coleman, has said that he also wanted to make the test reflect more closely what students learn in high school with the new Common Core standards.