PrepMe, based in Chicago, Ill., is an education company that specializes in personalized online learning. Currently, the company focuses on delivering high quality prep for the ACT, SAT and PSAT.
A leader in the Adaptive Learning Technology arena, PrepMe provides students with an online learning experience tailored specifically to individual strengths and weaknesses. Students can take advantage of one-on-one online tutoring and essay coaching from current students at the nation’s most selective universities. Students who have used PrepMe’s courses have raised their scores on average by 305 points on the SAT and 5 points on the ACT—industry-leading score improvement averages.
Widely recognized as the first company to leverage adaptive learning in the test prep space, PrepMe is dedicated to helping students learn what they need, when they need it while empowering educators to more effectively use face-to-face time by providing guidance on what they should teach in the classroom. In 2011, PrepMe opened its online learning platform—Coursification™ technology—to education institutions and publishers, building upon the company’s past successes and expanding its reach beyond college readiness and test prep.
The winner of the 2005 FORTUNE Small Business Magazine Student Showdown, PrepMe was founded in 2001 by two college students and aspiring entrepreneurs from Stanford and the University of Chicago who revolutionized the test prep industry by combining their know-how of successful SAT techniques and strategies with the popularity of the Internet. The result is an industry-leading online test preparation service offered at half the cost of its competitors, making academic achievement accessible to all students.
In only six years, the company has already worked with over 30,000 families worldwide (including students in each of the six habitable continents) and has been featured on the cover of FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, front page of CNN.com and BusinessWeek.com, and in The Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Post, The Economic Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, PC Magazine, and TechCrunch.