Why pay thousands of dollars for SAT and ACT college prep test help for your high schooler when you can get it FREE. College Board, the company that publishes the SAT, offers several free tools, including getting a daily SAT Question of the Day through email. The College Board website also has tools to test SAT skills with practice questions, even a full practice test. All are free.
And of course, “there’s an app for that.” Many SAT and ACT apps, in fact, that either are FREE or cost just a dollar or two. One highly rated free app for math practice is Ace the SAT by Emrecan Dogan, FREE on the iTunes store. It adds new questions with every update and allows students to track their progress. IntelliVocab from faqden Labs offers practice with vocabulary, but with a twist. Developed by students at MIT, it uses a learning algorithm to figure out which kind of words a student needs practice with, making practice time more efficient. There’s a free version and a deluxe version for 99 cents. It’s available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
Also, as we reported recently, there’s comprehensive prep program from eKnowledge, just $200 for followers of NYC on the Cheap, and FREE for military families.
Whatever option you choose, think twice before shelling out big bucks for an SAT class. Spending thousands just be bad math.