In response to Covid-19, we are offering online SAT / ACT test prep classes and have adapted methods for effective distant learning, including 1-on-1 test review conferences and interactive lesson materials.
At Insight Education, our 20 years of experience in college admissions counseling, coupled with our mastery of academic tutoring and the Insight Method, give our students the best possible preparation for standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT and their academic subjects. Our test prep and tutoring philosophy takes into full account the college admissions method employed by colleges instead of simply pushing kids to get the highest possible score at any and all costs.
Insight Test Prep Classes & Tutoring are now available in online formats:
What distinguishes Insight Test Prep?
- Practical test-taking skills and strategies
- Bridging gaps in content and conceptual knowledge on a subject by subject basis
- Learning from errors and from correct answers (Why did I eliminate the correct answer?)
- Diagnostic practice tests & instructor review
- Critical thinking and analysis skills
- Anxiety management exercises
- Pushing our students to excel, meeting and exceeding their potential
Who teaches Insight’s class & tutoring students?
Our instructors all hold at least a conferred undergraduate degree or higher. We seek out only experienced instructors who are experts in their subject area. In order to confirm their abilities, all of our instructors must take one or more diagnostic exams during the hiring process. Once they are hired, we train our instructors and prepare them to teach to the Insight Method.
Our private tutoring option is suited to students who are very busy and therefore cannot squeeze in a structured class or boot camp. It is also great for students who prefer personalized attention and tactical guidance suited to their specific strengths and weaknesses.
With regularly scheduled full-length diagnostic exams and subsequent review, students will become more comfortable with the target exam and garner an increasing level of confidence that will help them succeed when they take the real test.
What Are Insight Students & Parents saying?
“Our ACT instructor methods were so helpful and wonderful to have.”
“Zach, thank you so much for helping me become a confident and successful writer”
“We were extremely happy throughout the process – got much more than what we invested in Insight counseling.”
“From their knowledge of all the colleges and resources, professionalism and the hands-on coaching, Insight has raised the bar! ”
“Insight counselors truly care about students not only during their time at Insight but further along the road.”
“I am currently a student at Carnegie Mellon University and I can honestly say that without Insight Education, I would not have gotten in.”
“Sarah was a great mentor & worked with our kid in keeping him motivated & focused along the way. She is extremely knowledgeable ”
“I wanted to thank Purvi from the bottom of my heart for guiding both of my kids through the maze of high school education.”
“Our counselor really helped in educating us – the parents – on the process.”
“I took an Insight SAT Boot Camp, and afterward I got 1570 on the SAT! 800 in MATH!”
Get regular updates about college admissions tips, test prep and high school planning from Insight Counselors and teachers
Early Decision vs. Early Action – Which to Choose?
October 8, 2020
If you are entering the college admissions process, you might have heard of these terms. You might even wonder what they are. What is the difference? Which is better for your college admissions strategy, if at all? Insight College Admissions counselo..
How to Combat Zoom Fatigue
September 15, 2020
If you are finding yourself exhausted between classes, office hours, webinars, and social time all on Zoom, you are not the only one. Over the past few months, “Zoom fatigue” or “Zoomed-out” have shown up more and more over social media and ..
List of All Test Optional Colleges 2021
August 14, 2020
The list contains the test-optional colleges that changed their admission policy’s due to COVID-19. This list was last updated (September 23, 2020). FAQ About Test-Optional 1. Test-Optional vs. Test-Blind Test optional means that you can still su..
What are College Admissions Officers Looking for?
July 17, 2020
An Interview with Santa Clara University’s Claire Kreeft, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions I conducted an interview via email with Ms. Claire Kreeft, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at Santa Clara University (SCU). Ms...
How Covid-19 Has Impacted Insight Alumni
July 11, 2020
This is a special one. At a time of uncertainty for all of us, five former Insight graduates have taken the time to share the details of their experiences in college during the pandemic. There have been highs and lows and their experiences range from..
Standardized Testing: A Reflection
June 24, 2020
I feel like there are certain activities that will always make me a little—okay, very—nervous. These include riding a roller coaster, watching a horror movie, and lastly, taking standardized tests! Standardized testing was not my forte, ..
Finding Your College Match If You Have Learning Challenges
June 9, 2020
Have you ever wondered how to find a good college match if you have learning challenges? In order to answer that question and provide insight, I conducted interviews via email and phone with Gabrielle E. Miller, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Provost, Learn..
From Our Founders
June 7, 2020
Dear Insight Community, It has taken us a number of days to gather our thoughts and put something down on paper to share what we are feeling with our Insight community. The country and the world are going through significant turmoil and the mo..
Transferring Between UC Campuses…Wait, That’s Possible?
May 13, 2020
You’ve probably heard about transferring from a community college to a UC institution, but did you know it’s possible to transfer between UC campuses? This is the path I took—I spent my first two years at UC Santa Barbara before transferri..
Insight’s List of Colleges Accepting AP Credits 2020
April 30, 2020
THE FOLLOWING LISTS THE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING 2020 AP CREDITS Adelphi University: “We will still award Advanced Placement (AP) credit in the same way for virtual exams being offered by the College Board. We will also lend flexib..