Soak Up Some Prep This Summer

Whether you’re looking to ace the verbal or math sections of the SAT or compose a compelling college application essay that will linger in the minds of admissions officers, we have the course to help you achieve your aspirations. All of our summer programs are live-online and led by our most gifted and accomplished instructors.

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The People Behind The Playbook

If you’re reading this sentence, there’s a good chance you or a teenager whose cell phone bill you pay will be taking the SAT or ACT fairly soon. You may be feeling a little bit stressed about the whole process—or, if you’re like most parents of juniors, you may be feeling very stressed about the whole process. After all, when did test prep and college admissions become so insane?

At THE PLAYBOOK, we can’t do anything about the tests themselves, but we can change the way that students approach testing and admissions.

Tests aren’t measures of intelligence or aptitude; they’re hurdles to be leapt over and put in the rearview mirror. We teach proven methods for tackling every question that students are guaranteed to face, and we do so with patience, empathy, and a much-needed sprinkling of humor.

Start by checking out our latest articles and advice, then review our prep options to see which plan is right for you.

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Recent Articles and Advice

We can’t tell you how to refinance your home or achieve a flatter tummy. We can’t tell you the secret to radiant-looking skin or the healthy superfoods you should be eating (though we at The Playbook are pretty fond of Goji berries, for what it’s worth).

However, we can tell you all about college admissions and testing, so check out our latest articles for helpful information and advice, from COVID’s impact on the SAT and ACT to tips for getting into medical school while you’re still in high school.

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Be careful what you post, tweet, chat, or like—a single comment can get you banned from college for good.

COVID’s Impact on the SAT

The pandemic has affected the role of standardized tests in college admissions, but don’t throw away your No. 2 pencils just yet.

“We’re so thankful to have The Playbook as our exclusive prep partner. Jared and his team have been beyond dedicated to our school, even helping students outside of class with free academic support and admissions advice. And our average SAT and PSAT scores have soared. The Playbook’s Future National Merit Scholars program doubled our number of National Merit Scholarship winners, and the vast majority of our juniors improved by 100 to 300 points over their previous SAT score.”


Holly Barbarossa
The Mary Louis Academy
New York City

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