College and grad school are expensive, so why should students have to deal with insane prices for test prep too? And don’t those high prep costs further raise the barrier of admission for thousands of students? These are the questions that led to the creation of Magoosh — a company that’s using technology to fix the broken test-prep industry and make prep more accessible to people all over the world. Founded in 2009, Magoosh creates web and mobile study apps to help students prepare for standardized entrance exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, ACT, MCAT, TOEFL and Praxis. To date, they’ve helped prepare more than two million students in 180 countries. All of Magoosh’s online programs cost $99 or less, depending on how long the student needs to study. Once enrolled, each student gets their own personalized dashboard with access to a full suite of online lesson videos, practice questions, text explanations, and 24/7 email support from expert tutors. Magoosh also offers free, comprehensive advice blogs for each exam and a dozen free study apps for mobile. The results: students love this company, which has an average 4.9/5 star rating on Facebook and has received excellent feedback throughout the years. Try it for yourself and send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org — they’re always open to receiving suggestions and stories from their users, and that’s why Magoosh is definitely a cool tool. Also, check out this interview with their founder from a while back, and come back to EdTech Digest for an updated conversation in the near future. Meanwhile, visit their site to learn more.
By: Victor Rivero