Illuminare Learning Center

San Carlos

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In a Nutshell

Instructors lead classes focused on the development of math, critical reasoning and writing to prepare students for standardized tests

The Fine Print

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $549 for SAT preparation package including 36 hours of in-class instruction plus 15 hours of take home exams ($1,000 value)

The SAT preparation package is available to students in grades 9–12 for the session running from December 5, 2015 through February 27, 2016.

  • $349 for PSAT preparation package including 25 hours of in-class instruction plus 12 hours of take home exams ($699 value)

The PSAT preparation package is available to students in grades 7–11 for the session running from December 5, 2015 through February 27, 2016.

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our instructors, at the very minimum, have earned their bachelor degrees- some from top tier universities such as Harvard and the University of Chicago. They undergo rigorous training developed and perfected over the course over 20 years. Many of our students have matriculated to universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard, etc. Our pricing is extremely competitive plus we pride ourselves in differentiated instruction based on our low instructor to student ratio.

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? All course materials are provided. Students just need to bring pencils, an eraser, calculator, water bottle, and a light snack.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We began our SAT/PSAT prep course out of pure necessity since typical prep course instructors were just teaching the course material, but were unable to analyze what each individual student really needed to focus on to increase overall score since their classes were so large. We began providing a detailed analysis for each student and were able to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and proceed from that point so score improvement could be maximized. Our business has grown solely by word of mouth referrals. We now have locations on the East Bay, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.

What do you love most about your job? We love to see the look on our students’ faces when a light bulb appears and they figure out how to solve a problem. We know that at that point, they have climbed a huge hurdle and have felt a sense of accomplishment as their confidence in their test taking abilities has increased tremendously. We see this in all of our students and this is the reason why we love helping our students succeed.

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