Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much score points can I expect to improve using LeanPrep?

    Our students showed average score improvement of 180 pts in SAT, and 6 pts in ACT.

    Upper-level students usually improve their score by 150+ pts or 5 pts, however, lower-level students usually improve their score dramatically – as much as 430 pts in SAT, and 12 pts in ACT.

    The major score improvement came from math section which showed improvement of average 230 pts or 8 pts.

  • Who uses LeanPrep?

    LeanPrep is the most famous online SAT & ACT Hagwon in Korea with more than 2,000 students studying from 116 countries worldwide.

    Our students use LeanPrep to

    • self-study SAT & ACT on their own time and own pace.
    • quickly cram for test prior to taking the actual test.
    • watch lesson videos on the go using their smart phone or tablet PC during the busy schedule.
    • study with friends using lecture videos as main study material.

    Majority of our students are 11th & 12th graders, and about 20% are 10th graders or lower.

  • Is there a limit or restriction on watching lesson videos?

    No. You can watch as many times as you want, at any time, anywhere. Indeed, we urge you to watch lesson videos several times to maximize your learning.

  • Who are LeanPrep teachers? Are they good?

    Yes! They are really, really good.

    LeanPrep teachers are full-time, test prep professionals. In other words, they make a living by teaching test prep.

    In Korea, there are many test prep teachers competing fiercely to become top-paying instructors. All LeanPrep teachers are the best of the best with more than 5 years of experience.

    We do NOT hire college students without teaching experience as tutors just because they got the perfect score on SAT or ACT.

  • What is the best way to learn from lecture videos?
    1. 1. Before watching the videos, solve the questions on you own.
    2. 2. Watch the video and check your answer. Pay special attention to the questions you got wrong. Learn how the instructor approach the questions and make note during each video.
    3. 3. Finish watching all the videos using step 1 & 2, then review the note.

    Before the actual test, use the note you made for quick review.

    To learn and memorize question patterns that show up repeatedly in SAT or ACT, watch the videos several times can help a lot.

  • How can I get help with study questions?

    Post the questions on the comment section of our website under the videos, then our instructor or fellow students will answer them.

    Or you can send your question to us via email.

  • What types of payment do you accept?

    We accept credit & debit cards (Visa, Master, AMEX, Discover) and PayPal.

    All the transactions are processed by PayPal, so it is safe and simple.

  • Will I be charged several times?

    Never! All our pricing plan is one-time, upfront charge. No monthly charge, and no hidden fees. Just pay one-time, and that’s it.

  • Do you support Android and iOS devices? Do I have to download the app?

    We support Android, iPad, Apple PC and Windows PC. And you do NOT need the app to watch the videos.

    Just connect to our website using any device, login, then watch.

  • Do I need special media player to watch the lesson videos?

    No. Our videos are 100% web-centric. Just open the website using any web browser, and the video will be played naturally.

  • How does 7-day refund policy work?

    If you are not satisfied with our service, just email us within 7 days of purchase. We will give you the full refund.

  • Do types of text materials do I need? Do you charge for text materials as well?

    Most of our lecture videos come with free, downloadable text materials. However, there are several courses that require you to purchase a textbook. In that case, we will specify and provide the Amazon link to the textbook.

    We do not charge for text materials, or sell textbooks online.

  • What is ‘Hagwon’?

    Korea is very famous for its highly-effective test prep industry, and Hagwon are the foremost ‘cramming schools’ that provide elite test prep courses including SAT, ACT and AP.

    Students who study at Hagwon usually achieve high score on SAT/ACT after cramming for 1 to 3 months. Hagwon’s method is very effective at improving test score significantly in short period of time.

    For the first time, LeanPrep offers you the same elite test prep at affordable price.