Democratizing Test Prep & Tutoring
We are on a mission to expand student access to local test prep & tutoring programs
The Association of Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring (TPAPT) is a national consortium of over 12,000 Locally Owned and Operated Tutoring & College Advising Programs.
Our group is driven by a common desire to deliver on the promise of student success by constantly improving organizational effectiveness.
Our members, friends, and affiliates observe a Code of Professional Ethics in the form of clear expectation-setting and a straightforward tutoring guarantee.
As a nonprofit association, TPAPT also offers Professional Development, Standards-Based SAT/ACT Tutor Training, and centralized Marketing & Operations Support to local educational servcies and community based organizations.
Founder: Kevin Organisciak, MA/MEd
Kevin has a background in Educational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. He served as the Vice President of Kaplan Test Prep's critical Northeast Territory where he delivered record level growth in CAGR, profitability, and most importantly, student score improvement.
In 2004, Kevin co-created the Kaplan Higher Score/Money Back Guarantee which, as it turns out, was an industry game-changer.
The basic premise of that guarantee required students and tutors to be mutually accountable for academic success. That "shared accountability" is foundational to all of the programs we support through TPAPT.
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Who are the cool kids?
Over 10,000 Neighborhood Tutors, Owner-Operators and Solopreneurs unequivocally committed to student outcomes as the most important measurement of success.
What does a normal day look like for our members?
About 1/3 of the membership identifies with being a tutor/advisor first during a typical workday and over half spend most of the day on academic development and program quality.
What does a normal week look like for us?
We tutor about 1/2 the time and run the business the other 1/2 of the time. In between, we think about how to get better at both.
Our Test Prep for All Initiative now includes Product Development
While the SAT and the ACT may be flawed, the idea of having a meritocratic-based education system is not.
The answer isn't to eliminate the tests, it is to expand access so that all students can prepare for those tests with similar resources.
We think part of the answer is within reach: pairing the best Local Independent Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals with motivated students regardless of socio-economics.
If you have a product or service that can help our community deliver on that promise, let's talk.