Minds Matter’s Test Prep program offers students the benefits of for-profit test preparation services at no cost to students or their families. The program varies by year, in order to meet the needs of students.
The Sophomore Test Prep Program, Math Matters, produces results on par with professional test prep programs. Through a series of sessions over the course of three months, the Test Prep Program provides sophomore students with free access to trained teachers, study materials, a structured weekly curriculum, and the individual attention required to increase their scores.
For juniors, the Test Prep Program takes the form of a full year program leading up to the Spring SAT or ACT. Students are grouped into teams based on their individual development needs, with each team receiving personal coaching from math and verbal dedicated Test Prep Instructors. The curriculum familiarizes students with the SAT and ACT exams, provides test-taking strategies, refreshes basic skills, and provides several diagnostic exams to identify student strengths and weaknesses while reinforcing test strategies. In the 2012 – 2013 academic year, the average improvement was more than 300 points for students taking the SAT exam.
Seniors begin their program year with a refresher Test Prep curriculum for mentees taking SAT or ACT exams in the fall of their senior year.
The Test Prep Program involves extensive hard work and dedication from both students and volunteers and would not be possible without the generosity of Kaplan.