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Fight Summer Slide With Testrocker

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - TestRocker, an online standardized test preparation company, announces a special summer offer for new users of the SAT program. Motivated by a desire to combat summer slide -- the decline in academic ability during an extended period of lowered intellectual stimulation -- TestRocker is offering students and parents the opportunity to spend their summer getting ahead in their SAT-prep.

Sonali Mathur, CEO of TestRocker, explains the offer. "We strongly believe that students should use the summer to prepare for the SAT. Due to popular demand, TestRocker is extending their summer offer. If parents purchase TestRocker for their child before July 15, we'll throw in the summer months of prep for FREE. This is a $300 value, so students are getting nine months of SAT prep for the $699 cost of six months."

The Problem
Students today are overstretched and overworked. They are constantly juggling a vast array of responsibilities: full academic course loads, sports, leadership positions, community service, etc., leaving almost no free time during the school year. While a summer break is certainly needed, it's important to maintain a balance, as extensive research highlights the negative effects of summer slide in the short-and long-term.

At the beginning of each school year, teachers often spend at least a month re-teaching material that was forgotten. A 2007 study by John Hopkins University, found that students could lose up to 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math during summer months, and a 2011 comprehensive analysis published by the RAND Corporation found that among elementary students, performance falls by about one month during the summer. Even in the best case, students show little to no academic growth throughout this time. Additionally, summer learning loss was found to be cumulative, contributing to a vast difference in achievement in later years.

The Solution
According to TestRocker's Ultimate Private Tutor Suniti Mathur, to combat the summer slide, "Parents and students must work together on setting academic goals. It makes sense for teens to spend the summer studying for the SAT/PSAT in order to get a competitive edge. Going into the school year prepared for the SAT means that students will be able to focus on academics and their extra-curriculars."

TestRocker's comprehensive online SAT-prep program allows students to follow a customized study plan and track their progress as they work through the program. In fact, all of the 1,200 questions included with the program are accompanied by video explanations from Suniti. Studying with TestRocker means constant access to high-quality, online private tutoring that students can access according to their own schedule, even while on vacation!

Mom Knows Best
A highly sought after SAT and ACT private tutor, Suniti has tutored thousands of students around the world. Her track record of 12 years of success led to more requests for tutoring than she was able to accommodate. To address this she, along with her daughters Sonali, a Harvard Business School grad working at a leading tech start-up in New York and Urvashi, an account executive at one of the world's premier advertising agencies, combined their skills to create TestRocker. The results speak for themselves. Suniti's students have increased their scores by up to 700 points on the SAT and eight points on the ACT.

About TestRocker
TestRocker is a global start up with operations in Singapore and New York, focused on delivering a comprehensive online education platform for standardized test preparation. TestRocker takes a modular approach to interactive learning based on a product offering that is tried and tested, incorporates a thoughtful user experience, is web optimized, and teaches to the test. TestRocker's goal is to help students reach their full potential and maximize their scores with life changing impact.

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For more information, please visit www.testrocker.com

Link to "How TestRocker Works Video" -- http://vimeo.com/testrocker/howtestrockerworks