Wealthy parents pay SAT tutors as much as $685 an hour, reports Bloomberg.
Inspirica’s only “master” tutor, Donald Viscardi, costs $525 an hour. Advantage Testing Inc. in New York charges $685 for its best tutors. And a top tutor with the Princeton Review can cost as much as $300 an hour.
That doesn’t include the cost of flying the tutor to one’s private yacht in Greece or the vacation home in the Virgin Islands, Monaco or Paris.
Students who can’t afford a tutor usually buy preparation guides such as the “The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT” for $14.
My daughter, who had higher SAT scores than any of the hyper-tutored kids quoted in the story, worked as an SAT tutor for a summer. I think she made $18 an hour. Not the premium service, I guess. The “A” students worked the hardest and went from very good to excellent; the slackers didn’t improve very much.