From the online Seattle PI:
"Three students, working with the Cambridge, MA based SAT prep
company, Ivy Insiders, Ben Schmechel, a sophomore at Princeton University,
Michael Dunn, a senior at Yale, and Megan Ji, a sophomore at Dartmouth
College, are looking to change the way families approach and handle this
future defining test.
Recognizing the implicit disparity, as well as the increased financial difficulty for many families as part of the current economic recession, Schmechel, Dunn, and Ji, through Ivy Insiders, are moving such traditionally expensive test prep to a more variable sliding scale, "Pay What You Can" model.
Last year, the 1,600 students around the country who were part of Ivy
Insider classes averaged a 265-point gain‹results which beat those of
national test-prep averages by a factor of nearly 2. Having scored in the
99th percentile themselves, averaging a score of 2300, Schmechel, Dunn, and Ji
are seeking not only to change the way students prepare and take the test,
but also to change who is preparing for the test.
Families wishing to enroll in the class have the opportunity to meet with the three undergrads, and decide upon a mutually agreeable price. Those families interested in signing up for any of the 2-week summer prep sessions are invited to attend the free SAT workshop and college admissions Q & A panel, the three will be holding on June 30th, on Capitol Hill, from 7-9pm. Both students and parents are welcome, and asked to please RSVP by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group can also be reached at 206.321.9903.