Princeton Review SAT I Course

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  • Is it me, or am I one of the lucky ones?

    Nov 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent math techniques; unlike everyone else, this improved my verbal score
    Cons: Very expensive!

    Summary: Being a typical 17 year old teenager, I am faced with the same daily dilemmas all 17 year olds encounter. No, it's not puberty (where did you come with that, Chris?!). And no, it's not learning how to drive (hell, I'm still not allowed to learn how to ... read more

  • Cancellation

    Dec 26, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: No pros
    Cons: Lack of customer engagement, regard for customer experience, and regard for customer needs.

    Summary: Our daughter had enrolled in the course scheduled to start on December 26th and finish on January 5thin anticipation of taking the SAT on January 25th. The course location was Miramar, FL.  The course was cancelled at the last minute, leaving her ... read more

  • A waste of money

    May 3, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Focuses on "gimmicks"
    Soft ball testing
    Unresponsive

    Summary: My daughter took the SAT prep class in their NYC Soho office.  She is a very good student (B+/A-), but I thought this class would give her an edge.  While the instructors are friendly enough, I don't believe the course adequately prepares you ... read more

  • Unacceptable physical environment

    Sep 27, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Not clear yet.
    Cons: Substandard facilities.  Discomfort.

    Summary: My son is currently taking a Princeton SAT prep class.   After previous sessions, he told me that he feels that it is helping, but of course the jury is still out on the ultimate results.  I'm writing this review because of two ... read more

  • Do it yourself.

    Feb 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: discipline, teachers, good materials
    Cons: like everybody else is saying, too much money

    Summary: It's not really worth the money to take the course since you can do it yourself. the materials they give you are pretty good, so I'd say just get similar materials and be in a similar environment for less than 1% of the price of the course. the only ... read more

  • Not for Everyone, But If It Fits - Wow!

    Jun 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 100+ score gains are realistic; math improvement easier than verbal; (practice); constantly updated content
    Cons: expensive if not committed; learning style must fit course style; SAT is a bad test

    Summary: Disclaimer - I've been a Review instructor for nearly five years, so I've seen a lot of comings and ... read more

  • Princeton Review - Great Gains in SAT scores only with a great effort!

    Mar 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 200 point increase guarantee, builds confidence and motivates
    Cons: on the pricey side, hard work is still required!

    Summary: In this day and age, SAT courses are becoming very important especially in the college admissions process. Therefore, all competitive students should seriously consider preparing somehow for this test whether it be through this course or just buying one ... read more

  • Not all that it's cracked up to be

    Dec 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: SAT type scenarios, becoming more familiar with the SAT
    Cons: Joe Bloggs, Hit Parade, not much help

    Summary: I took the Princeton Review course as a major for a summer program I did in UMass. After finishing my sophmore year, I felt that it was time to get serious and take an SAT course over the summer. My friends and I were late to the first diagnostic test ... read more

  • Princeton Review Falls Short

    Dec 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saving much needed time and money!
    Cons: If you're not self-motivated, you probably won't do the work on your own. You hvae to be able to stick to a studying schedule.

    Summary: I didn't take the Princeton Review Course. I'm sure this leads you to wonder why I'm sharing my opinions with you. I have many friends who took the course, and were extremely dissatisfied with it. They feel that the first practice test the ... read more

  • TPR Needs Better Instructors

    Dec 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good methods, get access to full TPR resources on Internet, good introduction to test prep
    Cons: Mediocre instructors, bad classrooms, classes are too long

    Summary: I have heard many things about Princeton Review - both positive and negative - things ranging from "my score raised 150 points" to "it didn't do anything - just wasted my time." So, I decided I should try it, hopefully to get ... read more

  • It's Reviewtastic

    Oct 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good teachers, little classes, good material
    Cons: time consuming, homework

    Summary: 800 plus dollars. That was the first thing that hit me. My first reaction was, "are you kidding me?" But for some reason, i joined a class. Well, i am not regretting this choice. The staff that work for Princeton Review were very helpful and ... read more

  • One Other Thing

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: still excellent and effective
    Cons: unprincipled pricing

    Summary: Despite creative and engaging strategies and proven results, I stopped teaching for The Princeton Review for one reason: they do nothing to shatter the image of the SAT as a test biased towards high-income students. In fact, they seem to propagate the ... read more

  • Score Improvement: Guaranteed

    Aug 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Improved scores and test taking techniques for those who work hard.
    Cons: Little improvement for students who don't make an effort; extremely expensive

    Summary: Having taught SAT prep in Math with the Princeton Review, I now wish that the option of taking the course had been offered to me when I myself was taking the SAT. At first I was a little wary of the techniques that they taught me in training, since they ... read more

  • It's not your parents' classroom!

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High-energy, good for alternative learning styles
    Cons: Can sound a bit canned, extremely pricey

    Summary: I was a Princeton Review teacher for the Verbal section of the test in 1999. Here i attempt to review Princeton Review, aka TPR, from the inside out. Teachers My training consisted of two weekends in a row of intensive observation ... read more

  • Get it Got it Good.

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inventive, fun, raised my score
    Cons: repetitive

    Summary: Kaplan or Princeton. Princeton. Hands down. Why? The instructor was knowledgeable and I felt better knowing that he scored higher than me on his SAT ("although the standards were different then...it was a lot harder"). I think it was ... read more

  • You can do it yourself, but they guarantee results!

    Aug 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Learn how to take the SAT
    Cons: The SAT

    Summary: I took the SAT several years ago and before I can really show you how I feel about The Princeton Review prep course, I feel I should give you some background on how I feel about the test itself. The SAT is no a measure of how smart you are or ... read more

  • Worth the money

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helped raise my score 170 points
    Cons: Was pretty expensive if I remember correctly.

    Summary: I took this course back in 1998 when I was a junior in high school to prepare for the SAT I, and the class was really good. The one I took was very helpful in both my math and english. I didn't need much help in math because it is my strength, but ... read more

  • NOT for anyone who has some intelligence.

    Jul 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If you have a low score, it will rise to about a limit of 1100.
    Cons: Book work, slow pace of the class, length of class, and the attention twords people who don't know what they are doing.

    Summary: My parents signed me up for this course this summer. I was reluctant at first, but I started to get into the course after my final exams were over in June. I enrolled in the summer course, thinking that, since I am currently between sophomore and ... read more

  • Try something else...

    Jul 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Helps a bit
    Cons: A lot of moolah...

    Summary: Going into the Princeton Review I had my doubts. It is very expensive and I didn't know if it was worth all $700. I had heard from many people that had already taken it that it was boring and not worth the time, effort, or cash. The trick to the ... read more

  • Don't follow Joe Bloggs and steer clear of Princeton Review

    Jul 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You are given a lot of prep material...then again for over $800 you should be getting something out of it
    Cons: Terrible professors and expensive

    Summary: Word to the wise...I highly recommend you not signing up for the Princeton Review. I was satisfied with my scores going into the program, but realized I could still improve. I thought the Princeton Review prep course was the answer. However, I think ... read more

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