Test Prep

At Solve It!, we produce the best, most improved test results for our students.

• Drastically different test preparation strategy from other test prep companies like The Princeton Review. Rather than solely teaching tips and tricks, which can improve scores only moderately, we focus on teaching a deep, intuitive understanding of the material, which is the only way to profoundly improve students' scores. Here's how we do it:

• We've selected rigorous ACT/SAT/GRE math workbooks that contain all of the conceptual material that students need to master in order to succeed on the exams. Each student learns as much of this material as possible on his/her own, and the tutor then meets with the student to ensure that he/she develops a rock-solid understanding of each individual topic.

• Additionally, students meticulously complete many practice exams, which are official past exams (whenever possible). Each of these standardized tests are basically written from a template. If a student is able to reverse-engineer this template and master all of the problem types on it (which is why we try to use only official exams), he/she is virtually guaranteed a great score. We expect each student to literally understand every problem on every exam so well that he/she could clearly explain it to another student, as well as solve any problem of a similar type in the future.

We teach the material with incredible efficiency. Because of Igor's 1150+ students of experience, he has ever-perfected his uniquely efficient best-practice teaching methods. These methods are especially useful for standardized test prep, because unlike any other test prep service, they allow us to quickly and permanently strengthen students' foundations in math. As a result, our test prep students master by far the largest amount of math that they have ever learned in such a short amount of time.

Amazing test score improvements 

ACT Math: Students starting below a 30 increase their math subscore by an average of 5.5 points.

SAT: Students starting below a 650 increase their math score by an average of 120 points.

SAT Math Subject Tests: 60% of students who complete the Solve It! curriculum receive a perfect score of 800. Virtually all others receive a score above 700.

GRE: Students can increase their quantitative reasoning score by an average of 6 points.

For example, Amanda was a student at Clayton High School who didn't have time to take AP Statistics at school. Igor taught her all of AP statistics during 10 lessons over the course of a two-week school break. As a result of their work together, Amanda scored a 5 on her AP exam. How did Igor do this?

• We've selected rigorous AP workbooks that contain all the conceptual material that students need to master in order to succeed on the exams. Each student learns as much of this material as possible on his/her own, and then the tutor meets with the student to ensure that he/she develops a rock solid understanding of each individual topic.

• Additionally, students meticulously complete many practice exams which are official past exams (whenever possible). Each of these standardized tests are basically written from a template. If a student is able to reverse-engineer this template and master all of the problem types in it (which is why we try to use only official exams), he/she is virtually guaranteed a great score. We expect each student to literally understand every problem on every exam so well that he/she could clearly explain it to another student, as well as solve any problem of a similar type in the future.

For example, with Igor's help, the girl on his right in the photo got an 800 on her SAT Math 2 Subject Test, a 36 on her ACT Math, skipped AP Calculus BC at MICDS, and got a 5 on her AP Statistics exam and a 4 on her AP Calculus BC exam. She was then admitted to Brown University's prestigious 7-year undergrad/med school program. The girl on Igor's left achieved nearly identical results and was admitted to Duke. How do we consistently produce miracle stories such as this?

• We greatly improve standardized test scores, making our students competitive with other Ivy League applicants.

• We help students permanently strengthen their mathematical foundation, regularly resulting in them skipping grades in math. More than this, students regularly become the top performers in their math classes and also effectively apply their enhanced core math skills to all of their present and future applied math and science classes. You can be assured that colleges notice and are impressed by these results.

• In the process of learning math *the right way* with us, students develop robust learning skills which help put them on the path for lifelong success.