At The Prep Center, we use methods of child-centered education and mentorship to help each student achieve not only academic and test score goals, but overall confidence. We believe in each of our students and are here to support them.
What is Child-centered Education?
At the end of the day, so many companies care about numbers – raising the score, raising the grade, and making more money. At The Prep Center, we put the student first and focus on each child as a unique person, not a number or a dot on a map. Through this approach, we achieve amazing results, not just in quantitative data, but in the quality of the experience and the impact on the child.
More Than Math
We focus not only on teaching the curriculum and math concepts, but on a deeper understanding. Our tutors show each student that he or she is capable of grasping even the most difficult concepts. Students get a tremendous sense of personal accomplishment and build their overall confidence. You will never hear “I can’t do math” again.
Many customers ask us, “What is your curriculum?” We don’t have one! At The Prep Center, we do not have a set curriculum. Instead, all of our lessons are specifically tailored to meet your student’s needs. We fundamentally believe in working with each student as an individual with unique learning needs, and therefore we do not promote cookie-cutter lesson plans, bootcamps, workshops, and packages that you see at the big-box centers. Our tutors will work with you to develop a plan for your child achieve his/her goals.
So No Workshops? No Packages?
No workshops. All of our lessons are one-on-one and designed to make the greatest impact in the least amount of time. Students get more from the one-on-one attention than they do in a week’s worth of workshops.
No packages. If your child needs a brush-up, or to do some specific work in one area, we are happy to book a few sessions to accomplish those goals. If your child needs ongoing support, we are happy to book for the entire semester or year. Each student’s needs are different, and we work with you to meet your child’s needs.
Test Prep Methods
We use the same methods of one-on-one, highly individualized education to prepare students for the ACT and SAT. Tutors focus on specific areas that each student needs to study in order to rapidly improve scores. We also teach test-taking skills and work with each student on strategies and timing. Students will go in feeling confident and prepared.
We tutor for a wide variety of standardized tests. Please contact us to inquire about specific tests.
Our results are comparable, even better, than you will find anywhere else in Madison. At The Prep Center we give targeted, one-on-one attention, thus achieving results in fewer sessions. We provide flexibility and individualization. Finally, we have outstanding tutors – professional educators with years of teaching and test prep experience.
Your student will start with an assessment that includes previous ACT or SAT analysis, ASPIRE analysis, and a diagnostic ACT & SAT. Parents, student, and tutor then meet to discuss goals and make a plan to reach those goals.