HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
43 years, as of January 2018
DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL STUDENT!
Our typical Hunt student is a highly-motivated junior in high school who does very well in the classroom. He/she is very involved in school activities, particularly within the athletic, drama and music departments. Most of our students are applying to very competitive schools, have taken the PSAT or SAT already, and want to improve their scores. Some of our students have a history of difficulty taking standardized tests and want to learn the proper test taking strategies.
HOW LARGE ARE YOUR CLASSES?
We require a minimum of five students and set a maximum of twelve. Our average class size is nine students.
WHO TEACHES YOUR COURSE?
All of our staff are experienced and certified teachers. Most have masters degree credentials. The majority of our staff is employed by Fairfax County Schools by day and work with us on evenings or weekends. All enjoy working with students and have been trained to teach The Hunt Course for PSAT/SAT preparation.
WHY IS YOUR-REVIEW COURSE ONLY 15 HOURS?
The Hunt Course is a "strategy course." It is not designed for extensive remediation. Our typical student does very well in the classroom. Our focus is instruction. Our typical students are very busy with school and extracurricular activities.
WHAT ABOUT SCORE GUARANTEES?
No one can guarantee what a teenager will do. Our guarantee is to provide quality instruction. We do not believe in using fiction in advertising or making unsubstantiated claims of score improvement. Most guarantees are used for marketing purposes. Our over three decades of success speaks for itself.
HOW MUCH DO STUDENTS IMPROVE AFTER TAKING YOUR COURSE?
Most students improve somewhere in the 75 to 200 range in total improvement. Many students go over 200 points in total improvement. There are no guarantees.
WHAT ABOUT HOMEWORK?
There are no formal homework assignments. Hunt instructors make suggestions of areas to review and study. Our students respond positively to these suggestions.
DO YOU HAVE PRIVATE INSTRUCTION?
Private instruction is available for mature tenth and eleventh graders. Most private students begin their preparation sequence at the conclusion of tenth grade. Our private program is very popular with students who cannot attend a fixed date program. Private spaces are limited to students who have completed the small group course or siblings of former private students.