I’ve been teaching SAT part-time for Kaplan since September. I have come to think that Kaplan sucks the big one. More on that another time.
But it got me thinking about the following questions:
1) Is there any national SAT prep company that caters specifically to low-income students?
2) Are the SAT prep needs of low-income students different from those of higher-income students?
3a) Is it possible to convince TFA-quality people with experience teaching urban students to teach SAT prep classes for less money than they could get teaching for Kaplan or Princeton Review?
3b) Would TFA alumni who are now out of the classroom be drawn in by the chance to work/volunteer part-time teaching SAT prep?
4) Would SAT prep interest donors? It seems like a lot of money is being invested now at getting low-income kids into college, but not necessarily into the college of their choice.