...the test prep firm created by Ari Freiser and Linda Litalien. We're not the smartest people on the planet, but we do know one thing: how to take a test. In fact, we've scored in the top 1/2 of 1% on every standardized test we've taken, from the PSAT (we were both National Merit Finalists) to the LSAT (we both have perfect scores). Don't get us wrong -- we know this doesn't make us any better than anyone else. Except at one thing: helping you do better on your LSAT, GRE, or GMAT.
We both worked as Head Teachers for one of the mass-market test prep companies for a long time -- over ten years! -- before we realized we could raise scores more, and charge less, with our own firm (we told you we weren't the smartest people on the planet). So we founded TestWell to help you Score More and Pay Less. Every kind of standardized exam training we offer at TestWell follows the six Principles of Training we've learned over the years:
If you can't do it, you can't teach it.
All our trainers have perfect or near-perfect scores on every test they teach -- and years of professional teaching experience. (Most companies hire instructors who score only in the top 10% -- which sounds great until you consider that, on the LSAT and GMAT, you can get up to 1/4 of the questions wrong, and still be top 10!) Our teachers have scored better, so they can help you score better.
But, just as important, they've worked with thousands of students like you, so they have the expertise to analyze your performance, and know just what you'll need to Get it Right. And our most senior teachers, Ari and Linda, are the ones who trained the other instructors for years. Don't you want to learn from the teachers' teachers?
The materials you'll see in class and use for practice are crucial. Simulated exam questions just don't match the real exams' formulas, or levels of difficulty. So we don't fake it -- at TestWell, we use only REAL exam materials to train you to Get it Right. We even have real LSAT and GMAT questions on file that no-one else has!
Size doesn't matter.
Everyone talks about "small classes." But it's pretty clear that 1-on-1 attention is still the best way to learn. It doesn't really matter if you're in a class of ten or twenty -- it still isn't 1-on-1. That's why at TestWell, even in our Courses, everyone gets 1-on-1 time with their instructor, built into the Course. "Extra Help" is never an "Extra!"
And, of course, if you want your very own Personal Trainer, you can always take part or all of your training 1-on-1 at surprisingly affordable rates -- up to 50% less than other firms' tutoring programs charge for lower-scoring, less-experienced instructors.
There's more than one way to skin a CAT.
Sorry -- inside joke. We won't do it again. But we are serious about teaching more than one method to tackle each question type. People don't all think the same way, so no one technique will work for everyone. We know lots of ways to help people attack their test problems. And we'll work with you to find the ways that work for you.
People teach better than machines.
We'd think this one's pretty obvious. No computer can look at your exam book to see what you're doing right and wrong. No tape machine can answer your questions. That's why our practice exams are always reviewed and explained, and your tests graded and analyzed, by live instructors, not machines. And if you do choose to do our Lessons on video, there's always a top-scoring, highly experienced instructor right there to give you help if you need it.
The best training should be affordable -- for everyone.
In our Courses, our exclusive "Sliding-Scale" Tuition Program brings superior test training into everyone's reach -- your cost depends on your financial circumstances. That's how we can give programs that have been rated superior to $1,040 courses, for up to 66% less! (See our Sliding-Scale cost schedule for details.) And our 1-on-1 Personal Training is so much more effective and efficient than traditional courses, that your score can go up much more, yet you'll pay much less -- hundreds of dollars less than courses!
All the marketing experts told us that if we wanted to be seen as better than the competition, we had to cost more -- that nobody would believe we were better if we charged less. We think you're smarter than that. Since we don't have a huge corporate overhead, multimillion dollar marketing campaigns, or expensive real estate, we can give you much more qualified teachers, better materials, and more personalized attention -- and, of course, higher score gains! -- and still charge you less... much less!
Call us today and see how we can help you...