Two summers ago, my parents sent me to this institute with high hopes of increasing my SAT score. Though i admit that i slacked off on the homework assignments and sometimes didn't study for the quizzes, my SAT score did improve by around 300. Although it may seem like a jail because of the many cameras, not so nice people, detention, etc., I found that the weekly practice tests really helped me a lot. My teachers were really funny/nice, and we played games everyday that helped us learn new vocabulary words. I despised it when they posted up everyone's scores on the classroom wall to motivate students to try harder. At times it may seem frustrating and boring, but your score does improve with the more effort that you put forth into your homework and into studying for your quizzes/tests.