DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Anyone with Internet access now can receive free livestreamed SAT tutoring from students enrolled in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. UNT's TAMS students are among the brightest students in the country.
Quality SAT tutoring is expensive and can cost thousands of dollars, said Jack Zhang, founder of Skybound Prep and second-year TAMS student.
"I believe it is unfair that those who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on one-on-one tutoring have a better opportunity on the SAT," Zhang said. "Not only does Skybound Prep solve a cost problem, but it also solves a time problem. Online tutoring means families don't have to spend time and resources driving from place to place."
One hour lessons currently are offered at the following times:
- Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursdays from 4 to 10 p.m.
- Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m.
- Sundays from 9 to 10 p.m.
As classes grow and new tutors join, additional class times will be offered. Students participating in the lessons will be able to submit questions with an instant messenger feature, and they will also have access to lesson materials and advice about college admissions.
Students do not have to reserve a spot in a lesson beforehand. Users only need to log on, create an account and click on the lesson they want to attend. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is the nation's first accelerated residential program for gifted high schoolers, allowing them to come to UNT to start their first two years of college early. Mentored by faculty at UNT, TAMS students tackle complex, real-world problems, working on solutions and breakthroughs in fields ranging from healthcare to energy consumption. TAMS is an important pipeline for STEM education, nurturing the next generation of innovators, and the program is one of the many ways UNT advances science, engineering and technology.