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Prep Expert is an ed-tech company that specializes in online SAT & ACT preparation. We offer full-length live online courses, prerecorded video courses, private tutoring and more. With Perfect Score Strategies℠, 99th Percentile instruction, and industry-leading guarantees, Prep Expert is leading the way in the future of online test prep.
Meet Shaan Patel
Shaan grew up in Las Vegas in his parents' budget motel, attended inner-city public schools in the worst school district in the nation with a 40% dropout rate, and was clueless about standardized tests. After spending hundreds of hours studying for the SAT, he was able to raise his score from average to perfect — a feat achieved by only 0.02% of all high school students. His life completely changed because of his perfect SAT score! He was admitted into prestigious universities, received a quarter-million dollars in scholarships, and even got to meet the President.
He created Prep Expert to help high school students achieve their own dreams. Prep Expert is the nation’s fastest growing test preparation provider. The company offers 6-week SAT & ACT preparation classes in multiple cities around the country and online. Thousands of Prep Expert students have improved their SAT and ACT scores, gotten into the Ivy League, won millions in scholarships, and some have even gotten perfect SAT/ACT scores themselves.
Shaan completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology (BA) at the University of Southern California, Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Yale University, and Medical Degree (MD) at the University of Southern California. He has published 10+ books in SAT & ACT prep, entrepreneurship, and self-improvement. Shaan is currently completing a medical residency to specialize in dermatology. In addition to his academic endeavors, he continues to act as the Founder & President of Prep Expert. He recently appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and closed a deal with billionaire Mark Cuban for an investment in the company. Shaan was also honored to be named on INC Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list in 2019.
AN INDUSTRY LEADER
If your child does not increase their SAT score by 200 points or their ACT score by 4 points, you get your money back.*
TOP OF THE CLASS
99th Percentile Instructors
We work with some of the most talented names in test prep; teachers who've truly achieved mastery in their respective test.
BY A PERFECT SCORER
Perfect Score Strategies℠
Prep Expert Founder Shaan Patel took his own SAT score from average to perfect using the very strategies we'll teach your.
Find Your Course
We know, no one solution fits every students needs. That is why at Prep Expert we have a solution for every need.
|Best For||Format||Instructor||Guarantee||Hours||Cost||Cost / Hr|
|6-Week Flagship SAT Courses ACT Courses||Students looking to improve their SAT/ACT score.||Live||99th Percentile Instructor||200-Point Score Improvement Guarantee℠||60||$1099||$16/hr|
|3-Week Fast-Track SAT Courses ACT Courses||Students who have less than 1 month to prep for the SAT.||Live||99th Percentile Instructor||100-Point Score Improvement Guarantee℠||60||$1099||$16/Hr|
|Self-Paced Course SAT Courses ACT Courses||Students looking for flexibility to complete the SAT course at their own pace.||Streaming||Prep Expert Founder & Perfect SAT Scorer Shaan Patel||Score Improvement Guarantee℠||40||$799||$19/Hr|
|Weekend Review SAT Courses ACT Courses||Students looking to review everything one week before test day.||Live||99th Percentile Instructor||20||$499||$25/Hr|
The First Class!June 15th, 2011
Shaan Patel launches Prep Expert (formerly 2400 Expert), with its first-ever SAT® prep class in Las Vegas, Nevada. For years, Dr. Patel personally taught every course. The company quickly became a household name for high school parents and students in Las Vegas.
An Online ExperienceOctober 8th, 2014
After generating hundreds of amazing reviews from students throughout Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Patel decided it was time to grow the company further. On October 8, 2014, Prep Expert launched its first online SAT® prep course with over 100 students attending across the US!
Shark Tank PremiereJanuary 29th, 2016
Rapid online growth coupled with extraordinary student success stories garners Shaan Patel an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank®. On-air, Shaan reaches an investment deal with billionaire Mark Cuban. In the week after the episode airs, Prep Expert enrolls over 1,000 new students!
“2400 Expert” Becomes “Prep Expert”June 24th, 2016
Within months after the company’s Shark Tank appearance, Prep Expert becomes the fastest growing test prep company in the world. To help more students on a variety of tests beyond the SAT®, Prep Expert changes its name from “2400 Expert” to “Prep Expert”.
20 In-Person LocationsJune 21nd, 2017
Prep Expert launches its 20th in-person location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meanwhile, back at headquarters, the Prep Expert staff moves into a new office space in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our new headquarters comes fully equipped with an attached classroom!
25,000 Students ServedMarch 23rd, 2018
Prep Expert services over 25,000 students online and in various in-person markets. We expand our ACT® prep and develop and launch an all-new GMAT® prep course. Prep Expert also launches a mantra that matches its mission: “Change Your Score, Change Your Life.”
50,000 Students ServedMay 12th, 2019
Nearly doubling enrollments on a yearly basis, Prep Expert continues to lead the way in online test prep offering a range of live online courses, prerecorded video courses, private tutoring, and admissions consulting, Prep Expert is a global leader in ed-tech.
What our students are saying about Prep Expert
I started off my sophomore year with a 1150 and after learning about prep expert I increased my score to 1400. All I can say is this was one of the best investments I could have made in my high school career. I also highly recommend CLAY COOPER, hands down the best teacher to ever exist!!!
I absolutely loved my time with Prep Expert. At first, I was upset to be spending my summer doing SAT Prep but I soon found that the classes were not only very helpful, but also extremely enjoyable. Clay Cooper created an amazing atmosphere where it was easy to learn because we were so engaged in what he had to say. I am very happy I decided to use Prep Expert for my SAT Prep.
Prep Expert provided many helpful strategies in preparation for the SAT. My instructor Will York helped us always stay engaged and confident for every section! Would definitely recommend this course for anyone trying to increase their score!
Harsh Patel was an excellent instructor and was very kind and informative. My score has been increasing by doing the numerous practice tests with this course, so we shall see at the end of the month how this pays off during the real SAT! I'd recommend this course.
The instructors Clay, Meza and Adiytia were amazing in teaching us the material and making sure we understood everything that was going on! The homework and practice tests together was too much work to balance with daily life though, so I feel that that could be minimized or spaced out differently.
While I haven't taken test again yet, I am quite confident in my score drastically improving. Not only is the class helpful for that, but its quite fun. Clay is hilarious (and if he isn't, refresh and he will be). Overall, amazing people. And Assistant Kevin is an absolute legend.
What the media is saying about Prep Expert
“Now that the test is scored on a 1600-point scale, the average improvement for students after taking Patel's course is 210 points. That kind of improvement is unheard of in the test-prep industry...”Business Insider Read Article
“Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert and a Shark Tank winner. Patel won a $250K investment from Mark Cuban during a January 2016 episode for his SAT and ACT test-prep business...”Forbes Read Article
“Patel was determined to grow the company--and get through medical school at the same time. He had watched his father work as a pharmacist during the day and run a motel at night...”INC Magazine Read Article
“He attended a high school in the worst school district in the nation, which had a 40% dropout rate. Having the odds stacked against him only fueled his motivation for success...”Huffington Post Read Article
“After achieving a perfect score on the SAT, Shaan Patel started 2400 Expert, a test prep service. He now wants to expand his business nationwide...”CNBC Read Article
“Cuban co-authored a book with Shaan Patel, the founder of test-prep company Prep Expert, and Ian McCue, the founder of Spark Skill, called How Any Kid Can Start a Business.”Entrepreneur Read Article
The Most Talented Names in Test Prep
At Prep Expert, we only hire the best instructors. We pay more than any other test prep company and hire teachers who truly care about the success of every student.
Not only have all of our instructors have scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and ACT themselves, but they have also demonstrated an exceptional ability to convey material in a fun, personalized, and results-driven way.