Bybee College Prep started as a research project for my master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Having worked with exceptional students for several years, I noticed that many of these very bright students weren’t doing as well on the PSAT as they could, so I set out to see what schools might be able to do differently.
That first Spring, 72 students participated in a one-session-a-week prep course for five weeks, and 55 of them took diagnostic tests to see the results. From my years of coaching, I knew students would play like they practice, so from the start I focused on students working with SAT®-formatted questions. The next Fall, that group of Juniors set a record for the largest number of National Merit Semifinalists in the district’s history and the group improved on comparable PSAT results an average of 19 points. The next year I expanded the course from 5 to 9 sessions, and that group of Juniors set another record for National Merit Semifinalists. The next year I worked with 80 students, and that group set another district record.
In building Bybee College Prep, we insisted that the difference is fundamental. Every thing we do is intentionally designed whether it is preparation for admission tests or helping students put together their college application portfolios. Each piece is built authenticity and deep practice in mind.
The research shows that the number 1 school-related factor that affects student achievement is having a highly qualified teacher lead the class. With Bybee College Prep, your student is guaranteed a customized program created by veteran teacher with years of proven success.
Contact us today and let’s help your student put together the best college application possible.