Affordable SAT Test Prep. Proven Results.

College-bound students can learn how to ace the SAT (and ACT), even if they aren't straight A students!

Student loan debt can take decades to pay off,

but it's not your only alternative

A lack of money to pay for higher education hugely limits where a student can go to college. Worse, it can limit a student's ability to attend college, period.  Today, the average 4-year degree tuition will cost students

  • Approx. $37K+ for public in-state students
  • Approx. $95K+ for public out-of state students
  • Approx. $129k+ for private school

This doesn't include room and board, books and life expenses during those 4 years.

Most people just don't have that kind of money to pay for college.  So they lean on the only alternate options  they feel are available:

  • Option #1:
    Parents may refinance their homes to pay for a student's college education,
  • Option #2:
    Parents may use their retirement to pay for a student's college education , or
  • Option #3:
    The student takes out college loans in order to pay for school.

All three of these options can be life-altering mistakes that many times can be avoided if you know ALL of your options.  There is another way to pay for college.


Suppose on top of wanting to attend that unaffordable dream school, you have a pretty good grade point average that's not quite strong enough to gain you admittance on its own. Or...


You do have the grades and an amazing transcript, but an acceptance letter will only leave you frustrated because you can't afford the tuition.  


Many will turn to those three options mentioned above, but...


Here is the problem with your current options to pay for college


Option #1: Refinancing homes to pay for a student's college education

This is NOT a great option any way you slice it.  Not only do so many college-bound students NOT have family homes to refinance, even if they do, doing this can put a financial strain on the family.  It's never a good idea to leverage your home for college when there are other, better ways to pay for it.


Option #2: Taking money out of retirement to pay for student's education

Another bad and potentially risky idea.  Because a college education is what you get in exchange for the money, you can never pay back your retirement account.  Plus pulling money out before your retirement age is taxed heavily and a bad reinvestment of your hard-earned money.  Especially since you can never get it back!


Option #3: Taking on student loans

This may be the worst of the three options because this is something taken on by the students themselves.  And with college being as expensive as it is, student loan debt can take decades to repay.  Just as students are ready to begin their lives, they're burdened financially with thousands of dollars in debt.


The Better Option

Did you know that 85% of colleges and universities give admittance and scholarships based on a student's college entrance scores (aka SAT, ACT or CLT)?  It's true.  This is very important to understand despite the rumors that these tests are going away.  They're not.


Strangely, the myth seems to be ever-perpetuating that the SAT and ACT are becoming less important. This is definitely not true and doesn’t appear to be a possibility for a good many years to come.


Here are 6 reasons you don't want to ignore these tests.

  1. 1
    A college’s national ranking is based on SAT, ACT, and the standardized test scores of their students. It’s how they play the whole national ranking system. That’s not changing anytime soon. What you’ve got is a positive feedback loop.
  • You are attracted by a high college rank.
  • Your score makes the college more attractive, 
  • The school is able to draw more funding, and
  • It can award more scholarship money. Win-win-win!
  1. 2
    The higher you score, the more scholarship money, and the more amazing the perks you’ll get. It’s all part of the way they want to attract the best and brightest.
  2. 3
    Standardized tests solve the problem of teacher bias. Simply this: A GPA 4.0 at one school is not the same at another. Hooray for level playing fields!
  3. 4
    Already 15% of schools are test-optional or test-flexible—schools are not actually test-blind. These institutions are generally specialized schools. What does it mean to be test-blind? Well, if you need scholarships, they will ask you to send your scores in.* These colleges tend to have their own standardized entrance test and yet still process SAT and ACT score results for entrance and scholarship eligibility.*
  4. 5
    The other 85% of colleges? Well, they admit and give money on test scores alone.
  5. 6
    While ten UC schools are breaking away from the existing SAT/ACT system, their plan is to introduce their own test. That’s right—a test! It’s very likely any test they design will be of a standardized nature. And for now, you can only use their new entry system if you’re a California resident. College entry and scholarship awarding is still largely reliant on the old faithful system. Now go back to point 4 to revisit points marked with "*".

But now you may be asking, what if my student isn't a good test taker? Does that mean these tests are not an option?

The short answer is NO.  Your student can still do well on these tests with the proper preparation.  While it's true that some students are naturally good test takers, it doesn't mean your student cannot become a great test taker.  

Standardized tests are tests of logic and reasoning. They are not retesting high school.  That's why so many straight A students bomb these tests!

Students who excel on these tests are able to recognize recurring patterns used to quickly solve the problems.  By testing students in this way, it is the only way the test makers have come up with to level the playing field.  Because each student comes from a different educational background (public school, private school, charter school, homeschool, etc.), there has to be a way to equally score the students.  A 4.0 at one high school is not the same as it is at another school.  

Reasoning tests follow certain patterns that don't fall under traditional learning taught in school.  Even though sections of the tests are Reading, Writing and Language, and Math (plus Science on the ACT), questions are logically based, completely objective and able to be solved quickly...if you know how to identify the patterns and eliminate wrong answer choices.

Learning how to take this test can change a student's life.  How? Because if a student can ace this test, not only can they gain admittance to certain colleges, they can also qualify for scholarship money.  Scholarship money not only covers school tuition, but it can cover room and board, study abroad stipends, books, meal plans, spending cash and more.  There are billions of dollars in unclaimed scholarships, so there is plenty of scholarship money to go around.  You or your student can claim their scholarship reward with the right preparation.

Master the SAT Virtual Online Boot Camp

College Prep Genius is an award-winning SAT Test Prep Course that has helped tens of thousands of students raise their test scores and go to their dream colleges.  Some students have used College Prep Genius to raise their SAT score by as much as 700 points, and their ACT by as much as 9 points.  College Prep Genius can work for all students...not just the smart ones.  Our proven tips, shortcuts and pattern-spotting techniques show students how to solve problems on the test in 30 seconds or less!  And with less than a minute to answer each questions, and time being the number one reason students don't do well on these tests, students need all the time they can get.

Here’s What You’ll Get With College Prep Genius

Not only does College Prep Genius offer an award-winning, affordable test prep solution for college-bound students, but opportunities that can change a student's life for years to come.

Scholarship Opportunities

Remember, 85% of colleges and universities offer entrance and scholarship money based on test scores.  With a higher score, scholarship opportunities are increased.  A high test score can extend financial opportunities as far as graduate school programs.

Confidence. No surprises on test day.

Stress and anxiety are key distractions when taking standardized tests.  But when students are able to properly prepare, their confidence increases.  Knowing what to expect on test day and how to attack it is essential to earning a great SAT score.

Increased Test Scores

College Prep Genius strategies are proven.  Thousands of students have been able to increase their test scores because our program teaches students how to see the patterns, apply the correct strategies, eliminate wrong answer choices and answer in 30 seconds or less.  Ultimately, that's the recipe for a high SAT score.

Stand out from the crowd.

Our program prepares students in a way that will give them the edge, many times needed, over their peers.  A high SAT score takes work, but ultimately, with the right preparation, students can stand out from other applicants who did not do the same.  Many either don't know, wait too long or just don't want to do the work.

We've helped thousands of students.  

Here's what they have to say.

Can you imagine having your entire collegiate career paid for?  Not just undergrad, but grad school and even law school?  That's what happened to Joshua.  See how he was able to use what he learned during SAT prep to help him on the LSAT.

Here's what you get in our

Live Virtual Boot Camp

See recorded snippets of Day 1: The Reading Section, Day 2: The Math Sections and Day 3: The Writing Section

The College Prep Genius Live Virtual Boot Camps allow students to meet with one of our certified instructors in our Adobe Connect Classroom.  There, they can interact with the instructor, ask questions and get answers.  Each class is approximately 12 hours of live instruction broken down by SAT section.

8-Week Live Virtual Classes

Students meet for 8 consecutive weeks (except holidays) for 1.5 hours each week.  

Great for students who may have more time to prep for the SAT (or ACT).  

Students join their instructor weekly for their live session, then have a week to do

homework and review what was taught the previous week.

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Week 1: Introduction to the SAT and PSAT

Students will discover the importance and purpose of these tests, test structure, time management skills, scoring and answering correctly, and 13 myths about the SAT.

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Week 2: Reading- Long Passage

Students will learn the five types of questions and how to rearrange them in the correct order and skip reading as much as 75% of the passage. They will realize how the questions are purposely misleading and the wrong answers can be appealing so they can quickly eliminate them first.

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Week 3: Reading

Part 1—Passage with Chart/Graph
Students will be taught

• how to approach a chart or graph inside of a passage.

• how to discern the information in and around the passage, and

• what in the passage is relevant to the question.


Part 2—Dual Passages
Students will ascertain that the two passages have a common topic and learn whether they agree or disagree with each other. They will discover the two main traps in the answer choices so they can avoid them.

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Week 4: Math Multiple Choice Strategies

Students will study how to identify the fast, logical way to answer math questions in 30 seconds or less, without a calculator. They will find out how to eliminate 50-75% of answers based on the order. They will also learn the hidden, recurring patterns that point them to the correct answer.

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Week 5: Math

Part 1—Multiple Choice Answers
This class will go back over the workbook Multiple Choice homework questions and show students why the right answer is right and why the wrong ones are wrong. This can help students self-correct mistakes as well as understand the faster way to answer each problem.


Part 2—Student Response Strategies 

Students will learn to recognize the patterns in this math sections since there are no answer choices.  Also, how to adequately transfer answers to the separate bubble-in sheet.

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Week 6: Math- Student Response Answers

This class will go back over the workbook Student-Response homework questions and show students why the right answer is right and why the wrong ones are wrong. This can help students’ self-correct mistakes as well as understand the faster way to answer each problem.

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Week 7: Writing and Language

Students will acquire knowledge of the three types of writing questions and discover the thirteen recurring grammar and punctuation problems. Students can master many of these questions in ten seconds once the rules and patterns are learned.

8

Week 8: The Essay

Students will find out the five reasons to always write the optional essay. They will learn the scoring rubrics and the six ingredients for a high scoring essay. They will follow a proven template to write an analytical response quickly on a topic they didn’t know ahead of time.

3-Day Boot Camp

Students meet for 3 days for 4 hours each day.    Great for students who are

looking for a jumpstart to their SAT (or ACT) test prep. Students join their instructor

for live sessions.  Following class, they will be given access to their bonus

eCourse to continue with their prep.

1

Day 1: 

Introduction to the SAT and PSAT (other standardized tests)
Students will discover the importance and purpose of these tests; test structure, time management skills; scoring and
answering correctly and 13 Myths about the SAT.


Reading: Long Passage
Students will Learn the five types of questions and how to rearrange them in the correct order and skip reading as much as 75% of the passage. They will realize how the questions are purposely misleading and the wrong answer can be appealing so they can quickly eliminate them first.


Part 1—Passage with Chart/Graph
Students will be taught how to approach a chart or graph inside of a passage. How to discern the information in and around it and what is relevant to the question.


Part 2—Dual Passages
Students will ascertain that the two passages have a common topic and learn whether they agree or disagree with each other. They will discover the two main traps in the answer choices so they can avoid them.

2

Day 2:

Math: Multiple Choice Strategies
Students will study how to identify the fast, logical way to answer math questions in 30 seconds or less, without a calculator. They will find out how to eliminate 50-75% of answers based on the order. They will also learn the hidden, recurring patterns that point them to the correct answer.


Part 1—Multiple Choice Answers
This class will go back over the workbook Multiple Choice homework questions and show students why the right answer is right and why the wrong ones are wrong. This can help students’ self-correct mistakes as well as understand
the faster way to answer each problem.


Part 2—Student Response Strategies
Students will learn to recognize the patterns in this math sections since there are no answer choices. Also, how to adequately transfer answers to the
separate bubble-in sheet.

3

Day 3

Math: Student-Response Answers
This class will go back over the workbook Student-Response homework questions and show students why the right answer is right and why the wrong ones are wrong. This can help students’ self-correct mistakes as well as understand the faster way to answer each problem.


Writing and Language
Students will acquire knowledge of the three types of writing questions and discover the thirteen recurring grammar and punctuation problems.  Students can master many of these questions in ten seconds once the rules and patterns are learned.


The Essay
Students will find out the five reasons to always write the optional essay. They will learn the scoring rubrics and the six ingredients for a high scoring essay. They will follow a proven template to write an analytical response quickly on a topic they didn’t know ahead of time.

Live Boot Camp

Bonuses

College Prep Genius aims to set each student up for success.  That's why we give you ALL of the tools needed to help the college-bound student succeed.

Bonus 1: Master the SAT eCourse Membership

Each live boot camp student will receive a 1-year membership for the Master the SAT eCourse.  This allows them to revisit the strategies they have learned as often as they like. Students are able to renew for $49 within 30 days of expiration each year.

1-Year Membership Access to our award-winning eCourse- 12 -Self Paced Video Lessons.  Learn More

SAT Score Tracker allows students to log their improvement with each practice test.

300+ Interactive Quiz Questions help to keep students engaged and to make sure they are learning the material being taught. Learn more.

Complete Webinar Library Access. Learn More

Parent Dashboard to enable tracking and progress monitoring for each student. 

Bonus 2: Recorded Class Sessions

Each live class session is recorded.  Almost immediately, those recorded sessions are made available to students through the College Prep Genius dashboard, and will continue to be available as long as there is an active College Prep Genius membership. 

  • Recordings are available of your registered session for life of membership.
  • Adobe Connect classroom recording mimics the live classroom setting, allowing students to see polls and teacher/student interaction.
  • Easily access recordings through parent dashboard or student eCourse area.

Please note: An additional hard copy workbook will be added for the free sibling.  Not the complete textbook/workbook combo.

Bonus 3: Books and Study Tools

College Prep Genius gives you all of the tools you'll need to be successful on the SAT.

Bonus 4: Optional Tools (Available for Discounted Purchase)

College Prep Genius offers additional eReaders for a discounted price at time of purchase 

Bonus 5: Monthly Office Hours

The live class is just the beginning of your journey to test prep success.  That's why we now offer active members a chance to attend monthly online office hour sessions with one of our certified instructors.


These sessions are intended to help students through some of the hiccups they may encounter during their test prep.


  • Get help with a problem you're unable to solve.
  • Questions answered about the SAT and test day.
  • Tips on how to better use the CPG program or overcome prep hurdles.

Our Founder, Jean Burk

For speaking engagements, contact [email protected].  Review Jean Burk's speaker packet, here.

SAT Instructor, Jean Burk, is a homeschooling mother and creator of the revolutionary College Prep Genius curriculum which has helped thousands of high school students prepare for the SAT & PSAT/NMSQT. Her expertise has been featured on FOX as a news contributor, CBS, NBC, TXA21, and The Homeschool Channel. She also serves as a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, educational resources, and online publications. Jean currently travels 

across the United States and abroad teaching students how to improve their standardized test scores and speaking to parents about how to get college for FREE!


As a single income family, Jean Burk and her husband did not have the financial resources to send their children to college. When Jean discovered the SAT & PSAT were the keys to getting huge scholarships, she began to research the test to understand how to prepare her children for it. She discovered that these tests could be taught! They weren’t IQ tests, but rather critical thinking exams. After both her children received full scholarships, Jean began teaching these secrets to other homeschooling, public school, and private school students alike. Her program College Prep Genius is the culmination of more than a decade of research, classroom experience and SAT expertise and extends worldwide.

Want to hear from some parents about

College Prep Genius?

Jean isn't the only parent who was able to use the College Prep Genius strategies and pay for two of their children's college educations!  Listen to these success stories of how students were able to receive thousands in scholarships!

Here's everything you get in the Master the SAT

Live Virtual Boot Camp Class

We really want you to know what you're getting and the great value behind our course.  It's an investment, but one that can be life-changing.  Our numbers are based on real costs based on the competition and our a la carte pricing.

12 hours of live instruction from one of our certified instructors

Whether you choose a 3-day boot camp or an 8-week boot camp, students will join their instructors for 12 hours of live classroom instruction.  Students are able to interact with their instructor and get questions answered. ($395 value)

Recorded Class Sessions

Each class session is recorded and available almost immediately after class in the parent dashboard and student membership area. ($195 value)

One-year membership access to Master the SAT eCourse

Each student and sibling will have access to the Master the SAT eCourse for one year following the live course.  Students and parents can track student progress, monitor practice test scores, take interactive quizzes and more. Renews at $49 per year. ($139 value)

Books and Study Tools

Each student/sibling will receive all of the necessary books and study tools for their test prepping.

  1. 1
    College Prep Genius Textbook Hard Copy
  2. 2
    College Prep Genius Workbook Hard Copy
  3. 3
    SAT Essay Templates eReader
  4. 4
    High School Prep Genius eReader
  1. 5
    15 Secrets to Free College eReader
  2. 6
    Daily Homework Guide (3-day boot camp)/Student Syllabus (8-week boot camp)
  3. 7
    Complete Vocab Cafe Series eReader

$285 value

Monthly Office Hours

Active College Prep Genius members will be able to attend live, monthly office hour sessions to get their questions answered about test prep. ($400 per session)


Total Value: $1414

Live Virtual Classes

  • Choose from our 3-Day Live, Interactive Virtual Boot Camp or our 8-week Sessions
  • Led by a certified, professional College Prep Genius Instructor
  • Recorded live sessions
  • 1-year bonus Master the SAT eCourse membership

  • Parent dashboard w/individual student progress monitoring (additional students can be purchased for an additional cost)
  • College Prep Genius Textbook and Workbook hard copies
  • Daily Homework Guide/Student Syllabus (PDF), Class Notes Outline (PDF) and Journal for Success (PDF)
  • SAT Essay Templates eReader, High School Prep Genius eReader, Vocab Cafe Series eReaders
  •  300+ Interactive Quiz Questions
  • SAT Score Tracker

100% Satisfaction Guarantee 

When our program is followed correctly, our strategies have been proven to help students raise their SAT scores.  If you or your student has taken our program and completed everything on our College Prep Practice Plan , and the baseline score has not increased by at least 200 points or 10%, we will allow the student to retake a live virtual boot camp class, as well as extend their eCourse membership for an additional 6 months, free of charge.  


We believe in our program and know it works when properly followed.  There's nothing to lose, only scholarship money to gain!

Hear what these students have to

say about College Prep Genius.

College Prep Genius strategies have not only helped students on the SAT and PSAT, but the ACT, CLT, AP, CLEP, STARR/TAKS, CPA, LSAT, FBI and more! Here it from their own mouths.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this program work on other tests like the ACT or CLT?

Tests like the ACT and CLT are reasoning tests, just like the SAT.  So College Prep Genius strategies work.  College Prep Genius is the official test prep company of the CLT.  For more information on how College Prep Genius works on the ACT, take a look at one of our webinars, SAT vs. ACT: The Real Truth.

Does the virtual boot camp come with everything needed for the course?

The 2020 College Prep Genius Textbook and College Prep Genius Workbook hard copies are included in all virtual boot camps.  If you have already purchased the eCourse and have been using eReaders, you can continue to do so, however, you will receive a set of hard copy books for each student and sibling.  Following the live class, students will have access to the eCourse which will include the SAT Essay Templates eReader, Daily Homework Guide PDF, and Journal For Success PDF.

What happens if my student misses a class date? Can my student attend a different make up class?

All class sessions are recorded should a student miss one of their live sessions.  Recordings will be available to the students immediately following class and during the life of their membership.*  Class transfers can be arranged prior to the first day of the student's scheduled class.  Please email [email protected] to make class transfers.

*Memberships are available for 1 year and can be renewed for $49 if renewed within 30 days of expiration.

Do you offer refunds?

Refunds are not offered on live boot camp classes, however, we do offer a satisfaction guarantee.  If the College Prep Genius Prep Plan has been followed and students have not been successful with our program, they will be able to take another live boot camp class and extend their membership an additional 6 months. 

What will happen in the event of technical issues?

While we try to do everything in our power to prevent technical issues during the live class and in our onsite learning environment, sometimes these things can not be helped.  

For live sessions, should your student experience a technical issue that does not originate on the College Prep Genius side, students will be able to catch up by watching the recording of that session at a later time.  If there is a technical issue on the College Prep Genius side, College Prep Genius will provide a previously recorded session for the student to watch.  

We strongly encourage students to come to class prepared.  That means testing all technology and login information prior to the class.  This prevents rushing, panic and frustration...setting the student up for success.  Parents and students should test their login and ensure they are able to log into the virtual classroom before class and not the day of class.

Parents and students can always contact [email protected] with support issues prior to their first live class session for technical help.  We also provide a link to Adobe Connect support for help with the live classroom environment.

What should I do if my books do not arrive in time for class?

In the event that you register for a class less than two weeks before it begins, your hard copy books my not arrive in time.  Don't worry, we will see that you've registered and will be contacted separately via email.  We will send you the materials you will need via email so that you are prepared for class.

Are there any prerequisites I should know about before class?

Prior to the live boot camp and the eCourse, we recommend students have a baseline score from an actual College Board Practice test.  You can create your own testing environment and score it yourself.  If you've already taken a test, you can use that, as well.  Click here to download Practice Test #1 along with the scoring and answer sheets.

Live Virtual Classes

  • Choose from our 3-Day Live, Interactive Virtual Boot Camp or our 8-week Sessions
  • Led by a certified, professional College Prep Genius Instructor
  • Recorded live sessions
  • 1-year bonus Master the SAT eCourse membership

  • Parent dashboard w/individual student progress monitoring (additional students can be purchased for an additional cost)
  • College Prep Genius Textbook and Workbook hard copies
  • Daily Homework Guide/Student Syllabus (PDF), Class Notes Outline (PDF) and Journal for Success (PDF)
  • SAT Essay Templates eReader, High School Prep Genius eReader, Vocab Cafe Series eReaders
  •  300+ Interactive Quiz Questions
  • SAT Score Tracker

A final note from Jean Burk

Over 15 years ago, I knew little about how to help my family avoid going into debt for a college education. But I'm now in a position to help so many students and families who feel the same way my family and I did. I want students and families to avoid the pitfalls of student loan debt.  I know our strategies work when properly followed.  And I personally feel so blessed that I've been able to to help tens of thousands of students  and families significantly change their futures. Let us help you and your family.  Feel free to chat with us below by clicking the chat icon if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jean Burk

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