This Prep Academy is run by an old Chinese man who lacks the ability to teach other students effectively to prepare them for the SAT standardized tests. He claims that through his rigorous training regimen he can convert even the laziest of children to the most successful of students. I have personally taken his courses first hand and they were completely useless to me. If you want real improvement I would recommend the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review improved my SAT score by 400 points. The Step Up Academy did nothing for me.