SAT and ACT guru and strategist Laura Wilson loves to see her students succeed! For over 15 years as an English teacher and reading specialist at two of the nation's most academically rigorous high schools, she motivated students with her trademark candor – she dramatized, challenged, cajoled – and her students learned. In 2001, Laura saw a real need for engaging, dynamic test preparation. So began a new career as an in-demand SAT/ACT tutor and innovator.
While others in the field battle with students "cramming" to get ready for their weekly private sessions, Wilson saw her students dramatically improve their SAT and ACT scores when given the opportunity to consistently practice with the support of a trained, caring "coach." She developed the DailyPrep program to combine targeted daily SAT and ACT prep work with instant personal feedback in a flexible, schedule-friendly format.
Laura is the author of two test prep books, and has been featured in local and national publications. She was a full-time faculty member at the Bronx High School of Science and at Scarsdale High School. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teacher's College at Columbia University. Having worked with children from a range of economic backgrounds, Laura holds a strong conviction that all students should be given opportunities to excel. She has made it her practice to offer WilsonDailyPrep to as many underprivileged students as possible. Laura provides academic enrichment to New York City, Miami, and Boston high school students through her involvement with various non-profit organizations.
Coaches are a crucial part of the WilsonDailyPrep team. After initial screening and fingerprinting, each coach is hand-selected by founder Laura Wilson and screened for exceptional academic background and discipline-specific knowledge. But coming from a top university is not enough. Online coaches and WilsonPrep tutors must also possess energy, dedication, and the ability to develop a supportive connection with high school students. All coaches undergo comprehensive training in WilsonPrep methods, and are continuously monitored and evaluated for their effectiveness with students.