Do you already have a curriculum to drive your SAT & ACT prep business?

For that matter, do you even have a SAT & ACT prep business yet?

A robust professional curriculum definitely drives the growth and success of any educational enterprise from the smallest solo practice to the largest national or international organizations. A curriculum represents a game plan, a signal that an educator is proactive about progress. Discerning clients look for tutors that implement an operational model beyond simple test review. Plus, the right curriculum relieves or eliminates prep time for sessions, facilitating smart growth while improving outcomes.

What should you look for in a curriculum?

Curriculum should aspire to be more than a simple sheaf of lesson plans. At its best, a true curriculum incorporates an overarching educational philosophy along with more specific goals, exercises, experiences, and assessments within a sequential framework. Every element of a curriculum should systematically support and drive its broader purpose.

1. Program Philosophy
What core beliefs and instructional principles guide this program?

2. Course Goals
What skills, knowledge, and attributes is this program designed to impart?

3. Lesson Objectives
What specifically should occur lesson to lesson to support course goals?

4. Assessments and Standards
What instruments will be used to track quantifiable progress and what constitutes success?

5. Supports and Integrations
What supplemental instructional resources support, advance, or extend the core program?

SAT & ACT students expect their instructors to work from a clearly defined philosophy that informs both overall objectives and sequential steps towards meeting those objectives, along with ways to consistently track and support progress.

If you’re not already doing that, you can.

If you’re already doing that, you can do it better and easier.

TestBright SAT & ACT curriculum

The TestBright SAT & ACT curriculum is built on the same leading-edge pedagogical framework that powers Chariot Learning’s nationally acclaimed courses and tutoring programs. Chariot Learning, based in Rochester, NY, has worked for over thirteen years to create the most efficient, effective, and enriching test prep tutoring and classes possible. This curriculum is revised every year–which many of the biggest retail prep companies don’t do–to reflect the realities of this year’s SAT & ACT.

Plus, the architect and lead trainer of the TestBright SAT & ACT curriculum is Mike Bergin, one of the most nationally recognized and respected experts in this field. Before founding Chariot Learning in 2009, he spent nearly a decade creating all of Huntington Learning Center’s exam prep curriculum, operations manuals, and teacher training. Very few people in the test prep industry have as rich a background in curriculum development, and nobody combines that experience with Mike’s prominence and leadership in test prep.

The TestBright SAT & ACT proven, research-supported curriculum has everything you need to either jumpstart or renew your test prep programs:

  • facilitates prep for both SAT & ACT at the same time
  • ideal for both tutoring and group classes
  • offers formats for print and online instruction
  • includes videos to facilitate training
  • promotes integration of full-length practice tests and group review sessions
  • supports math-only and verbal-only options
  • connects to a full flipped classroom concept as a deep resource for your students
  • based on thirteen years of continual field testing, iteration, and improvement… and still going!

Possibly most important, the third-party TestBright brand adds to your professional reputation. TestBright doesn’t offer direct test prep, so you don’t need to worry about competing with your own curriculum designer. Instead, TestBright is an informative resource site known primarily as the home of the beloved Tests and the Rest college admissions industry podcast. Letting potential clients know you utilize the TestBright curriculum establishes you as a plugged-in professional educator rather than an unprepared amateur or dilettante.

The TestBright SAT & ACT curriculum is entirely plug-and-play, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the option of accessing pedagogical and operational training from known leaders in the test prep industry. We offer ongoing training opportunities and office hours along with optional coaching, teacher observation, and advanced training support

One of the most exciting elements of the TestBright SAT & ACT curriculum is the potential of an easily accessible, high-quality shared professional curriculum. More users leads to exponentially more and richer resources. Even better, a powerful network of solo and small operators using the same rich curriculum offers tremendous opportunities for contracting and collaborating with other users.

Successful test prep enterprises and sole practitioners require a broad spectrum of educational and business skills. While you’re juggling the roles of teacher, marketer, salesperson, and bookkeeper, don’t also try to be the product developer! Instead, build your business on a rock-solid foundation of proven curriculum and programmatic excellence.

Getting started is simple and shockingly cost-effective. Contact us now to take the next step in your teaching and tutoring business success.