ePrep Launches Free Online, Video-Based, SAT Prep Course

Students taking the SAT can now increase their scores - free! - with ePrep Express

( PRNewswire ) Princeton, NJ -- October 30, 2007

ePrep.com (www.eprep.com), the world's first online, video-based, test preparation company, today announced the launch of ePrep Express™, the latest edition of its ePrep for the SAT study program. Following the successful launch of ePrep for the PSAT last month, ePrep is ready to continue raising the industry standard with ePrep Express™.

ePrep Express™ (regularly $149, now FREE) was specifically designed to expose students and their parents to a new and better way to prepare for the SAT.

"When it comes to teaching, "showing" is simply more effective than "telling." That's why parents, teachers, and coaches teach through demonstration every day," said Karl Schellscheidt, the Princeton University graduate who co-founded ePrep.com in 2005. "Unlike other online courses that offer only written answer explanations, ePrep for the SAT uses the latest streaming-video technology to model expert problem solving in the same "paper-pencil" environment that students will face on test day."

"Back in 1993, I completed a master's degree in secondary education. To this day, I still laugh when I recall the time one of my professors noted that the overhead projector became a standard feature in bowling alleys fifteen (15!) years before making its way into American classrooms," continued Schellscheidt. "The bottom line is that, while adolescents are quick to recognize and adopt the advantages of technology, the adults in their lives often need some convincing. That's one of the reasons we've decided to offer ePrep Express at no cost-no strings attached."

The logistics of the course are incredibly simple: Students can download, print out, and take (offline) up to nine practice sections. After completing each 25, 20, or 15 minute long 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.

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 the course, providing feedback after each and every "test-grade-review" cycle. Thus, 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.

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 Director of Financial Aid for Harvard University.

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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