Why Prep for the PSAT?
For most students, the outcome of the PSAT test has little impact. Students typically take the simplified version of the SAT as sophomores or juniors to practice for the SAT. The PSAT primarily serves as a snapshot for school counselors and college administrators of students’ college readiness.
But for a handful of students — the very top — the outcome of the PSAT test can be life-changing.
Students who score in the top 4 percent on the PSAT can, as semifinalists, move on to qualify as National Merit Scholars. National Merit finalists and semifinalists receive more than monetary rewards. They are prized by colleges and universities nationwide. Many colleges at all levels offer Merit Scholars full tuition, room, and board — even book stipends. Some also send students abroad for a semester of study.
Our PSAT prep is designed for top tier students — those likely to benefit most from a score increase. In our 15-hour class and one-on-one tutoring, we focus on the skills and strategies students need to go from earning good scores on the PSAT to securing an outstanding, National Merit-track score.
Some students benefit most from our 15-hour intensive PSAT class. Others prefer to work with a tutor in one-on-one sessions. Many choose a combination of both.
We have a proven record of success. In the past two years alone, we have guided 44 students to the National Merit Scholarship.