PrepMe Online Courses and Tutoring
PrepMe is a for-profit American company that offers online courses and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the PSAT and SAT, and also the ACT offered by ACT, Inc. The company was founded in 2001 by Stanford and University of Chicago students. It is based in Chicago with a software engineering team in Palo Alto, California. One of the company's co-founders, Avichal Garg, a former Google product manager, raised investment capital from other former Google employees to fund PrepMe. The company is a 2008 winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards and was featured on the front cover of Fortune Small Business. PrepMe uses adaptive learning technology to provide students with a customized test preparation course specifically targeting individual strengths and weaknesses. Students are also provided with one-on-one online tutoring and essay coaching from current students at Stanford and the University of Chicago. On February 1, 2007, Maine governor John Baldacci announced that for three years PrepMe planned to let every junior in Maine use its online SAT preparation program without cost to themselves, their school, or the state. Office of the Governor Release. Over 50,000 students have used the company's programs.