You may remember that I introduced you all to College Prep Genius a few weeks ago. As part of the review process, we were asked to update on how we were doing with the program at the end of the review time. I’ll be honest, we’ve found it somewhat overwhelming…and I haven’t had Brianna jump feet first into the program.
Brianna is an average student who has overcome some academic struggles and works hard to maintain her B to C grade range. She wants to go to college at some point in the future, but it’s not a “work hard, get all A’s, and get a scholarship” kind of thing for her. College Prep Genius seems to be designed for the student who is determined to put in a lot of time and effort to do well enough on the SAT to earn a scholarship. I’m not sure that describes us, at this point.
With Brianna, we have focused on having her begin to memorize some of the test strategy acronyms, prefixes from the vocabulary section, and terminology from extensive list in the math section. We have not had her take any practice tests for the SAT yet, because she’s just not ready for that at this time. I do appreciate the test-taking strategies offered in the program, such as setting the practice test situation up to be as realistic as possible. This includes timing yourself based on the same time frame as the actual test and maintaining a test-like setting.
I thought that College Prep Genius was a product that would be more practical for our family sometime beginning in the next year or two, once Brianna really is high school age and has a more defined idea of what her career and educational goals are. However, I’m not sure that I see us ever really using it as intensively as it’s laid out.
If you have a motivated student who is willing to put forth the effort to work through an intensive, thorough SAT prep program in hopes of earning a college scholarship, College Prep Genius may be just what you’re looking for. Keep in mind that the company offers a 30-day 100% money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied with the program.
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Actual results may vary.