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Our Mission

Our mission is to make students better learners—not just better test takers. And we believe that every student, regardless of income or location, should have access to the best score improvements and guarantees in the industry.

About Us Founded in 2008 by two MIT grads, Zenith provides unparalleled coaching and services for SAT/ACT test preparation, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, and school subject tutoring.

We offer unique industry guarantees to our students and support their learning with our fully customized intelligent curriculum, proprietary grading software, and supportive learning tools—which we have built ourselves.

We have the ability to design courses for our partner schools by using our tools and curricula to support their distinctive learning environments. We also teach other educators how to use these tools and curricula to achieve the same outstanding results within their own classroom environments.

Our Approach to Learning

We use an intelligent curriculum, which means we adapt our students’ future lesson plans based on the outcome of their past lessons. We do this by breaking down and analyzing each student’s responses to test questions in order to identify, with specificity, their areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. We then formulate a customized lesson plan that responds to those needs while continuing to adapt the plan as the student progresses through the program.

Students learn through a blended model that combines personal teacher-led instruction and online digital learning tools. We have a collection of over 600 instructional videos, each meticulously created by our founder, from which we can draw to create our customized lesson plans. These videos represent the core academic and critical thinking principles tested on the SAT/ACT—which we have rigorously analyzed and categorically broken down with the highest level of detail and precision.

As a learning tool, the videos allow students to develop a fundamental understanding of the core test concepts on their own time and at their own pace, while freeing up class time for more nuanced work (which might include: questions, curiosities and/or clearing up areas they didn’t quite understand). This highly targeted approach not only allows us to support students’ individualized learning process, it also means that we can do so with a great degree of efficiency. Over time, as students assimilate the core lessons, they begin to see the connections between similar concepts such that when they can answer one question of a certain type, they can answer all questions of that type. While the same question may never appear twice on a standardized test, mastering the key lessons around a particular question is what equips students with the tools to succeed.

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