For those of you who are new Revolutionaries or just folks who happened to stumble upon us, welcome to the official Revolution Prep blog! Future posts will focus on SAT and ACT prep help, study tips, college admissions advice and education trends, but let me take a moment to catch you up on who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. First off, for more than seven years, Revolution Prep has been lucky enough to be a leader in transforming education in our nation’s communities while always staying true to a strong social mission.
After years of teaching at both Kaplan and the Princeton Review, Revolution Prep’s co-founder Jake Neuberg and I knew we could create a better curriculum that would help even more of tomorrow’s leaders graduate high school and get into the college of their dreams. Going way beyond the typical tips and tricks other K-12 online education and SAT and ACT test prep providers offer, Revolution Prep programs present strategies that actually change the way students learn for a lifetime.
With just a shared passion for education and community (and a few credit cards, too), we managed to bootstrap our way through humble beginnings and build Revolution Prep into the successful, fast-growing company it is today. Since day one, a lot has changed, but our commitment to putting students first and hiring great people to help them hasn’t. Since 2002, we’ve awarded more than $4.5 million in SAT test prep and ACT test prep scholarships to students in need and held free SAT and ACT test prep classes at high schools across the country. Last year, Revolution Prep employees volunteered at local schools and partnered with seven charities across the country to give back. We also just donated more than $5,000 to the Red Cross to support Haiti relief efforts after matching the personal donations of our employees. We’re also continuing to hire aggressively—even through this challenging economic time.
Innovation is in our DNA, and our interactive online learning and study tools used by thousands of students proves this. 2009 extended that notion with the addition of online SAT and ACT private tutoring via Skype to the Revolution Prep service roster, providing world-class online instruction to students anytime, anywhere. Also, we just recently launched Premium Instructor Online allowing students to take a live class from our top test prep experts without leaving home.
So come join the revolution and conversation! We hope our blog becomes a go-to resource for you. We also want to know your thoughts and how we can better help you achieve your educational goals. Please visit our blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed and website for regular updates and to interact with us. We look forward to hearing from you.