Private PSAT Tutoring: Industry-Leading SAT Score Increases

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A Letter From Our CEO

Dear Parent-

I understand that the decision to invest in PSAT and SAT preparation is an important one, and that it can be difficult sorting through so many options. And with the recent changes to the New SAT, that task has only grown more challenging. Given this, my primary goal is to help you understand why we're a national leader in PSAT and SAT tutoring.

What Matters Most: Our Results
When researching test preparation options there is one number that matters most - the organization's average SAT or ACT score improvement. Everyone can say that they have the most selective tutor hiring process, or that their curriculum is the strongest, but ultimately there is just one measure of success in this industry: how much your students improve. And thankfully there is a highly objective and rigorous measuring stick: you have a PSAT score and an SAT score, and the difference between the two is your score increase. Yet remarkably, most companies are unwilling or unable to disclose this critical number.

At StudyPoint we take a lot of pride in our results: on the old SAT our students increased an average of 179 points, and our ACT students increased an average of 3.4 points. And many of our students earn improvements that are literally twice those average increases.

A Close Second: Our Guarantee
Another key way in which our SAT and PSAT tutoring stands out is our willingness to stand behind our program with an industry leading guarantee. We run a values-driven organization, and we believe that standing behind your product and delivering what you promise is just common sense. 

Where many companies offer little or no guarantee, we're proud to have always backed our SAT tutoring with an industry-leading one: if your child completes our Standard SAT Program and doesn't improve by at least 140 points from his or her PSAT score (or proctored SAT practice exam), we'll provide you with an additional 18 hours of SAT tutoring for a subsequent exam for free.

Tutoring is Our Specialty
You should also know that private, one-to-one tutoring is and always has been our only focus. A lot of companies offer SAT and PSAT tutoring, but very few actually specialize in it. All too many are generalists, offering classroom based programs at local schools, or small group test prep in their learning centers.

From an educational perspective, one-to-one tutoring is a unique specialty with specific curriculum design needs. Too many companies have simply taken their small group or classroom PSAT and SAT materials, changed the covers, and handed them to 'tutors'. Developing a world class tutoring operation takes focus and investment, and the quality of programming suffers when companies try to be all things to all people.
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I welcome you to learn more about our SAT and PSAT tutoring. We're very good at what we do, and we would welcome the opportunity to work with your family.

Sincerely,

A picture of Rich Enos, CEO of StudyPoint

Rich Enos

CEO & Co-Founder

We’ve helped over 30,000 students since the 1990’s
Over 60% of our programs are with returning families
Our customer satisfaction scores are up there with Apple, USAA, and Amazon
We guarantee a 140-point increase on the New SAT

An Approach that Addresses Your Child’s Specific Needs

When a program is designed to address the individual needs of each student, it is called Differentiated Instruction. We’re a leader in Differentiated Instruction and have structured our PSAT & SAT programs to create a personalized learning path for each student. This means your child’s program will focus exclusively on those areas where he or she needs the most help. We accomplish this in three ways:

One-to-One Tutoring

Private tutoring, by definition, is Differentiated Instruction. A private PSAT tutor can focus on specific strengths and weaknesses and move through content areas and strategies at a pace that is appropriate for your child. And since PSAT tutoring provides a safe environment for your child to ask questions and admit when he or she is confused, the instructor is well-positioned to identify and address problem areas.

Assessment Technologies

Before meeting with the tutor, your child will take an initial Practice PSAT. This exam is run through our diagnostic software to provide a detailed report of your child’s performance in different content areas and question types. The tutor then uses these results to focus the program on your child's specific needs. As the program continues, your child will take additional practice tests to ensure that he or she is progressing as expected.

Curriculum Mapping & Personalized Homework

Homework is an essential component of test preparation - the more you practice the better your scores. As a result, we developed Curriculum Mapping technologies that use your child's PSAT Practice Test data to create a Personalized Homework Plan with practice problems tailored to his or her current mastery levels. As your child improves, the system presents increasingly difficult material to ensure that he or she is appropriately challenged throughout the program.

How We Achieve
Our Industry-Leading Results

Proprietary Curriculum

We're experts in the New PSAT and SAT, and have revised and updated our proprietary curriculum for the recent changes.

Program Oversight

Your Program Manager will monitor your child's progress and, if necessary, work with you and your PSAT tutor to make adjustments.

Expert PSAT Tutors

We're extremely selective for both intellect and teaching ability, and unlike many companies we provide comprehensive training.

Matching Process

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.

Leading 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.

You (and your family) are busy

To be effective, an educational program has to work with your family's schedule. We make life easier by bringing the tutoring to you through two convenient options:

In home Psat tutoring

Our flagship program, which we launched in the late 1990's, our in-home tutoring option provides you with the unparalleled convenience and personalized attention of a private PSAT tutor who will work with your child right at your kitchen table. All lessons are one-to-one, and your instructor will ensure that each session is highly focused on your child’s unique needs.

Online PSAT Tutoring

Instead of meeting at the kitchen table, your child and the tutor meet in a custom online learning environment. This innovative tool enables them to talk through strategies and complete practice problems, just as they would on a workbook at your kitchen table. Online PSAT tutoring replicates the in-person tutoring dynamic, and it’s remarkably effective.

Program Options for the New PSAT and SAT

PSAT PROGRAM STANDARD SAT PROGRAM SAT REVIEW PROGRAM
For weak testers or potential National Merit Scholars Ideal for students prepping for the SAT for the first time Ideal for students who have done prep before
12 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction 30 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction 18 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction
Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections
Personalized Homework Path Personalized Homework Path Personalized Homework Path
2 Full-Length Practice Tests 4 Full-Length Practice Tests 3 Full-Length Practice Tests
Dedicated Program Manager Dedicated Program Manager Dedicated Program Manager
  140 Point Score Increase Guarantee  
PSAT PROGRAM
For weak testers or potential National Merit Scholars
12 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction
Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections
Personalized Homework Path
2 Full-Length Practice Tests
Dedicated Program Manager
STANDARD SAT PROGRAM
Ideal for students prepping for the SAT for the first time
30 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction
Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections
Personalized Homework Path
4 Full-Length Practice Tests
Dedicated Program Manager
140 Point Score Increase Guarantee
SAT REVIEW PROGRAM
Ideal for students who have done prep before
18 Hours of 1-on-1 Instruction
Content and Strategy for the Reading, Math & Writing Sections
Personalized Homework Path
3 Full-Length Practice Tests
Dedicated Program Manager

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