Profile of Test Prep Company Magoosh

What's Magoosh?

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Before you invest any cash in a test prep company, you need to get to know the company a little bit first, right? Right. Whether you're studying for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT or any other standardized test, the test prep company and program you choose can really make or break your study experience. Besides the four things you should consider before choosing a test prep company, you should read a bit about the business itself.

 

To help you do just that, here's a profile of the test prep company, Magoosh. Yes, it's a crazy name*, but the company is anything but.  Here's an interview with Rita Kreig, Magoosh's SAT/ACT Marketing Manager who explains the business and offerings provided by Magoosh.

*"Magoosh" is a play on the Persian word "magush", which means "one who is highly-learned, wise, and generous."

Who founded Magoosh?

Magoosh CEO Bhavin Parikh, along with classmates Pejman Pour-Moezzi, Hansoo Lee, and Vikram Shenoy, founded Magoosh while studying at Haas Business School.  

They had found themselves disappointed by the sub-par prep options that were available when they studied for the GMAT exam -- the available classes were inconvenient and expensive (often over $1,000), and the quality of the teachers was inconsistent at best. Prep books were convenient and good for practice, but lacked the personalization offered by expert tutors.

Magoosh’s co-founders were inspired to create a test prep solution that paired the effectiveness of the best tutors with the convenience of books. They wanted to make their prep fun, convenient, and accessible to everyone.

What type of test prep is available through Magoosh?

Magoosh currently offers online test prep for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL exams.

Our online prep comes from expert tutors with years of experience. Our prep includes hundreds of short lesson videos combined with practice questions, which are tailored to students based on their performance on our adaptive platform. These courses, along with supplemental resources, such as mobile apps, study schedules, flashcards, eBooks, and blogs, are accessible anytime, anywhere.

Magoosh uses feedback and data from our students to continuously refine our questions, explanations, and lessons. Just as teachers get better with experience, Magoosh improves as more students interact with our products and our team.

What makes Magoosh unique?

Magoosh aims to be accessible to all students. Our prep is affordable and accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Our content is top-notch, our interface is simple and intuitive, and our experts help students enjoy the prep process.

Students can sign up for an account and immediately start watching lesson videos and answering practice questions.

Plus, we want our students to know that we are here to support them throughout their prep journey. We encourage our students to reach out when they are stumped or need moral support, and we respond to questions as quickly as we can.

Our motto? Prep smart, go far. Enjoy the ride.

Does Magoosh offer any guarantees?

We offer a 7-day money back guarantee on all of our courses. We also offer a 1-week free trial with no strings attached, so students can get to know our courses before making a purchase.

Many of our courses also feature a score guarantee for students who are re-taking the exam.

What's the bottom line?

Magoosh’s SAT and ACT products are priced at $29 per month, with 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month subscriptions available. We often have pre-exam sales to make sure that all high school students have access to prep if they want it. All high school-level prep can be purchased for under $100.

Our GRE and GMAT courses only cost a few hundred dollars, and we often have a sale that we are frequently asked to extend (and we do!).

For context, we provide over 100 hours of study material for the same price that a student would pay for an hour or two with a private tutor.

Our TOEFL prep costs only a couple hundred dollars, but is often on sale for under $100. In all, Magoosh prep is meant to be an affordable and accessible alternative to traditional prep classes.

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