- $149 for an online SAT prep program ($249 value)
This six-week program begins with a preliminary test before students begin the 18-session curriculum. As students progress, problems are personalized to build on their weaknesses. Afterwards, a post-program test evaluates their progress—and if it hasn’t improved, students can sign up for a week of free tutoring sessions.
The team at Mentored has taken tutoring and homework help and brought it into the digital age. Here's how it works: students log on and are taken to one-on-one digital sessions that can be accessed via smartphones, tablets, or laptops. There they can get quick and interactive help from online mentors when they're having trouble with a homework assignment, need assistance studying for a quiz, or are preparing for the SAT. Each session lasts up to 20 minutes, and mentors can help with subject areas such as math, science, English, and test prep.
The backbone of Mentored are their staff of experienced mentors, who are trained to help students gain knowledge of concepts rather than just providing quick answers, allowing students to actively learn and engage. And the online platform makes it easy to interact with the mentors and ask questions. In addition to single sessions, Mentored also offers six-week SAT math bootcamps that help students prepare for the important test, which includes both pre- and post-evaluation tests to track students' progress.