ePrep Launches Online Video Prep Course for the PSAT. For Free

Students taking the October PSAT test can now prepare with confidence - free! - with ePrep

( PRNewswire ) Princeton, NJ -- September 26, 2007

ePrep.com (www.eprep.com), the world's first online, video-based test preparation company, today announced the launch of its PSAT course, ePrep for the PSAT. Following the company's recent launch of ePrep for the SAT, ePrep.com's PSAT course features two full-length practice exams with expert online video instruction featuring master teacher Karl Schellscheidt, a 16 year veteran SAT/PSAT instructor. For students taking the PSAT (the Preliminary SAT) next month, ePrep is offering free access to its entire online course until October 20, 2007.

ePrep, the easy, expert, and effective way to prepare for standardized tests, uses the internet to make preparing convenient for all students, especially those with busy schedules. ePrep combines offline practice exams with a patent-pending, proprietary video platform to offer detailed video explanations that do more that merely "tell" students how to derive answers; they literally "show" students how to solve PSAT problems with the same pencil and paper they will use on test day. ePrep Analytics™, a core component of all ePrep programs, is an adaptive diagnostic algorithm that does more than offer a simplistic "first test" diagnostic like most traditional prep courses; it continually monitors the strengths and weaknesses of students throughout course, providing feedback after each and every "test-grade-review" cycle.

"After 16 years of preparing students for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, etc., I have developed ways to help students navigate each and every problem type. I co-founded ePrep because, as an effective private tutor, there is clearly a limit to the number of student I can tutor annually in and around Princeton, New Jersey. ePrep.com allows me to help students around the world who would not otherwise have access to expert advice and guidance," says Karl Schellscheidt, co-founder and CEO of ePrep, Inc. "The advent of online video and the explosive popularity of sites like YouTube combine to make this the perfect time to redefine test prep and truly deliver expert, one-on-one tutoring to students globally. All of us at ePrep have worked hard and are excited to finally let students, educators, and college planners experience the effectiveness of ePrep through free access to ePrep for the PSAT."

The PSAT, administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, is given each fall to over 1.5 million sophomores and juniors, and is a shortened version of the SAT. The PSAT also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

ePrep for the PSAT is available free to all ePrep visitors starting today. After October 20, 2007, the course will be available online for $250.00. The logistics of the course are incredibly simple: Students can download, print out, and take (offline) up to two (2) full-length PSAT practice exams. After completing each 25- or 30-minute practice section, students can logon to ePrep.com and:

  1. Enter their answers for grading
  2. Watch videos of an expert solving each and every test question
  3. Review recommended subject lessons in math, critical reading, and writing in ePrep's Study Hall, which is powered by ePrep Analytics™
  4. Build a large and varied working vocabulary with ePrep WordSmith™, ePrep's interactive vocabulary builder.

Through ePrep's comprehensive study program, students will not only increase their knowledge of math, reading, and writing, they will learn test- taking strategies that have been proven to help students reach their maximum scores. Students in need of special, or further, assistance in specific subject areas can communicate directly with ePrep experts by participating in the company's free online webinars.

Founded in November 2005, ePrep has been in private beta testing for the past four months and has received rave reviews from early users. ePrep's management team is comprised of experts in standardized test preparation, secondary and college-level education, e-commerce, web development, and streaming video technology. The company's advisors and guest blog experts include: Don Betterton, former Director of Financial Aid for Princeton University; Fred Hargadon, former Dean of Admissions for Princeton University, Stanford University, and Swarthmore College; and Seamus Malin, former Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for Harvard University.

ePrep, Inc. is a privately held corporation with product and market potential that has attracted capital from angel investors in senior management positions at several of the world's leading global investment banks.

ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their educational goals by offering expert instruction in a way that is engaging, convenient, and student-adaptable. All of us at ePrep believe that master teachers, through their keen insights and broad experiences, are uniquely positioned to engage students as they impart the knowledge and strategies proven to maximize test scores. Using a well established “practice-grade-review” methodology and a proprietary online, video-based delivery platform, ePrep makes connecting with an expert affordable and possible—anytime and from virtually anywhere in the world. The company was co-founded by master teacher, private tutor, and proven test-preparation expert Karl Schellscheidt and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

Catherine Paraiso

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