At Insight Education, our 23 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, 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.
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
Insight Test Prep Classes
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.
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 areas. 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.
What Are Insight Students & Parents saying?
“I liked the structured method by which Zach approached the whole admission process. First, there was research into colleges to make a list, ”
“Priya was absolutely amazing to work with! We are thrilled that our son got into his top choice for college at LMU for the undergraduate bus”
“Thank you so much for helping me formulate my thoughts into words and help me write my essays. I got into Ut Austin for biology – stil”
“I just wanted to thank you again for your help during the college admission process. My family and I have been scrambling to figure out the ”
“I really couldn’t have gotten to Harvard without you. In shock. Thank you x10000000000000! I have the best college counselor in the wo”
“I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to organize a meeting with me and help me in writing my summer program es”
“I just got my SAT scores on Friday, and I am happy to let you know that I scored an 800 on both the Biology-M and Math II tests. Thank you s”
“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.”
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