Acing standardized tests can ensure that a child’s future contains a prestigious college or a plum job predicting when two trains will pass each other. Get teens on the right track with this Groupon.
$499 for a 30-Hour ACT or SAT Prep Course ($2,500 Value)
Led by a former high-school teacher, prep courses focus on proven learning methods and psychological roadblocks. Classes are limited to eight students, allowing for individual attention and eliminating the possibility of a distracting football game breaking out. Because classes are small, the center can tailor class schedules to student needs—call for scheduling availability.
Park Cities Academic Services
Former math teacher Lindsey Thompson left Highland Park High School to pursue a PhD in math education, and she now uses her powers of explanation in private and small group tutoring and educational-therapy classes at Park Cities Academic Services. Educational therapy is a method of scholastic training that focuses not just on the content of the class but also on the sociological and emotional barriers students face, such as the desire to make their report card spell “DAD.” Tutoring sessions might focus on standardized-test preparation, college applications and essays, or paper writing, and Thompson also fills her calendar with craft activities and field trips.