Our Solution to the glaring problems with most SAT and ACT Test Prep options.


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The Problem

We know the glaring flaws of existing test-prep options, but our experience is not simply anecdotal…

A recent study by the National Association of College Admissions Counsellors (NACAC) concludes that there is little correlation between current options for high cost test prep and greater results.

Study concludes: Students and families would be wise to consider whether cost of a given test preparation option is worth what is likely to be a small gain in test scores.

Best Practices for Test Preparation Commission members agreed that the best form of test preparation is focused on core knowledge content and on skills that will help prepare students for their academic future. Members of the commission agree that, due to the inevitability of test preparation, there are aspects of test preparation that may be considered best practice.

The High Priced Test Prep Industry
Unethical. Untenable.

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The Solution

Our Solution to the glaring problems with most SAT and ACT Test Prep options.

The Outdated Approach of Competitors

  • Test Prep by Attrition: the more hours/money one spends studying and practicing past questions, the better off you are. (Is this true of anything anymore?)
  • The more content you can cover through prep, the better. (Is all content really of equal value?)
  • The best way to prep is to practice old tests from start to finish. (How does this drill down towards the most essential skills and test prep needs?)
  • If you want 1-on-1 individualized help for a test, break the bank for high priced tutors - often from $100 to $1500 per hour. (Is it only those with great means who should have access to this support?)
  • Get a different App or test book for each exam that you take. (Is that really necessary? Why can’t we have an all-in-one App like DuoLingo for test prep?)
  • App test prep programs look very much like mobile versions of the old books. (What if we used the best in AI, Gamification, AR and even VR to made test prep as fun as video games…could we imagine the gains that we would see in skill development if we took the slog out of test prep?)
  • Focus exclusively on content, not at all on proven test-taking strategies (i.e., Khan Academy)? (Isn’t that like a sports coach only teaching offence and ignoring defense)?

Test Me’s Advantages

  • Study smarter – using a research-based methodology for greater efficiency and effectiveness. (i.e., the ultimate Hack)
  • Ability to distinguish between the most essential concepts and the merely helpful. (i.e., some questions will not reappear, others certainly will in one form or another!)
  • The creation of virtual study groups through cutting-edge social networking capabilities. (i.e, peer to peer support).
  • Easy and instant access to the very finest, TestMe! credentialed tutors. (i..e, the same quality that one used to pay a fortune to access)
  • "Just in time" advice and guidance around the test registration process, available on demand. (i.e., the Uber model)
  • Easy and affordable access to top flight university admissions counsellors, around the clock. (Doesn’t every student merit this support given the stakes?)

The Right Mix of Passion and Experience

Shahar Link

Chief Content Officer

Dr. Craig Vezina

CEO and Co-Founder

Diego Perez

Founder & App Developer

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Shahar Link

Chief Content Officer

Founder of Mindspire Tutoring, Shahar has established himself at the forefront of standardized test prep for nearly two decades. Shahar earned a Masters degree in History from Stanford University, writing his thesis on the history of IQ testing. Shahar's track record of preparing students for success on standardized tests is unparalleled.

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Dr. Craig Vezina

CEO and Co-Founder

BA Bowdoin (BA) MA Columbia University PhD CEDS

Upper School Dean at the American School of Paris, and Founder of Z School: The International School of Social Entrepreneurship. Craig is a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of classroom experience at all levels of K-12 education. One of his generation’s leading education visionaries, Craig has received summer fellowships from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Project Zero of Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

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Diego Perez

App Designer, Programmer and Founder

Diego earned his computer science engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chemistry and Engineering in Argentina. Since moving to Spain, Diego has worked with leading tech companies and developed a variety of software and mobile applications for both Java and Android.

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