# FAQs

## General

Ask them the following questions and see their response, you will be surprised!
What is Noether theorem?
What are Quaternions and how are they related to Pauli matrices?
What is Chandler's wobble?
Is $\sqrt{1}$ . $\sqrt{1} = 1$ ? Is $\sqrt{-1}$ . $\sqrt{-1} = -1$ ? Why?
What are Godel's incompleteness theorems?
What is Feynman-Kac formula and how is it related to financial derivatives pricing?
What is Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equation?
What is the Green's function for the heat equation in 1D?
Write down the Einstein's field equations and an exact black hole solution of it?
Write the Lewis structure for radium chloride?
What are Gerunds and Infinitives?

It goes without saying that mediocre and average students need test prep. We find that smart students also need test prep. We have had many smart students who took exams the first time, preparing by themselves, and scored in the 90th percentile. After prepping with us, they took the exam and scored in the 99th percentile. What changed? Smart students can dissect the exam and ace it...if given a few years. Unfortunately, the system makes them extremely busy and they don't have that time. Our faculty have spent decades dissecting the exams, understanding the types of questions asked, tabulating the frequency of question types, and developing strategies to solve questions at lightning speed. We have also refined the methods for managing short exam times and stress level. We teach mastery of techniques necessary to memorize complicated formulas and avoid careless mistakes, and much more. When smart students come to us they get all these benefits in a few weeks of time with us, and greatly improve their test scores.

The earlier the child starts the better the results will be. Unless the foundations are built strong, the child cannot do well later, as in math and science everything is progressive and builds on the last concept. We recommend starting in grade 3 or even earlier.

Our rates are very competitive and have the lowest P/Q (price/quality) ratio. Pricing depends on class level (school, college or university), level of difficulty of the material, time frame of commitment, faculty experience level, effort involved, class size, economic factors and others. We also offer pricing based on base fee + performance fee. The latter is tied to improvement in a student's score. This is basically a "short call option" for you, to those of you who understand finance.

Private High Schools: Loomis Chaffee school, Westminister school, East Catholic high school, Northwest Catholic school, Cedarhurst school, Hotchkiss school, Avon Old Farms school, Salisbury school, Ethel Walker school, Choate Rosemary hall, Pomfret school, Watkinson school, Greenwich county day school, Suffield academy, etc

Public High Schools: Longmeadow high school, East Longmeadow high school, Simsbury high school, West Hartford high schools, East Granby high school, Granby memorial high school, Windsor high school, Enfield high school, Enrico Fermi high school, Farmington high school, Glastonbury high school, Avon high school, Manchester high school, Manchester regional academy, etc

Colleges and Universities: Yale, UConn, Univ of New Haven, Brown, CCSU, MCC, Trinity, St Joseph, Univ of Rhode Island, Babson, UMass, Dartmouth, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, NYU, SUNY, Princeton, UMCP, George Mason, Rutgers, Tufts, George Washington, etc

Harvard, Wharton, Kellog, Insead, London School of Economics, MIT Sloan, Stanford, Cornell, JHU, Princeton, Yale, Brown, NYU, Columbia, UC Berkley, UMich, Dartmouth, etc

Yes, we do offer online live meetings in 1-1, small group and classroom settings. Please see Online Meetings >

Each format's features are listed below. Please select the appropriate product that best fits your prep needs.

Express
Complete
Private
iPrivate
fast
detailed
small group
no travel/on-line live
individual
customized
flexible times
score guarantee

Usual acceptable methods: cash, check, online bank transfer, PayPal, debit card, credit card and ClarityEd gift card. More details about the available payment options are provided during the billing step of checkout. We provide zero interest financing, in eligible cases.

Learning and exam scores depend on many factors beyond the test preparation or tutoring period, and all these factors are not in ClarityEd's control. Those factors that are in ClarityEd's control, ClarityEd will guarantee results. That is, if the student attended all the classes punctually, has not been late to any class, if Private or iPrivate program has not cancelled or rescheduled any class, attended each class completely, paid full attention during each of the class lectures, cleared up confusing topics, finished all the homeworks and exams assigned to the student by the requested time, has been in good health, has no mental or family problems, if Private or iPrivate program has worked with ClarityEd for at least 20 hours, the exam was of usual difficulty level, took the exam to the best of his/her ability, took the standardized official exam within 30 days of finishing the classes with ClarityEd, and still the student's score/performance on the official exam has not been higher than the student's score/performance on the same official exam, most recent, before joining ClarityEd, ClarityEd will refund the full money paid or let the student retake the same class with ClarityEd at no cost to the student whatsoever. For the guarantee to apply, the student must provide official proof for each of the above things and request for a refund in writing within 7 days, that is, ClarityEd must receive within 7 days, after the exam result has been announced.

Yes, if needed. We charge for the travel time.

Testimonials from our past clients can be found here (Read Testimonials >). Because of the work and time involved in doing this--you, we and our past clients are all busy--references are provided with a nominal application fee of 100\$ per reference. References can be contacted via the phone. For long term contract (at least a year and 2 hours per week), references are provided for free, meaning the application fee paid will be used towards the tuition of the client's last class with ClarityEd.

In the past, if you like answering concise and precise math questions, then SAT is better. If you like reading graphs, tables and more descriptive science questions, then ACT is better. After the recent 2016 changes in SAT, there is almost no difference between SAT and ACT.

For Express, Complete, Premium and iPremium products, go to the respective test prep exam or tutoring page, add the product to the shopping basket and checkout online. For Private or iPrivate products, please fill eForm or call us, as they involve custom variables. We will setup the program and email you the details shortly. Enroll Now >

7 AM to 11:59 PM. If needed, any time of the day too (24 hours).

Money paid cannot be refunded, unless we cancel the class.

All our courses must meet a minimum enrollment to be offered. Courses that do not meet minimum enrollment number will be cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. If, for any reason, a course is rescheduled, you have the option to either receive a 100% refund of your course fee or take the same course at a nearby location.

During the school year, it is hard to find a big chunks of time to prepare for the standardized exam, as the student will be busy with homework, exams, sports, club activities, etc. The best strategy is to prepare in the summer and take the exam in the summer or beginning of the fall. The next best time is after the Christmas holidays. So, start in summer of Sophomore year and take exams in fall or/and winter Junior year. The student should plan to finish all the exams by the summer of junior year.

It depends on the exam, score you are aiming at and how busy your schedule is. We recommend start preparing 12 months to 2 months ahead of the official exam date: SAT and ACT (at least 2 months), SAT Subject Tests (at least 2 months), AP Exams (at least 6 months) and Olympiad Exams (at least 12 months). Note that any amount of prepping is better than not prepping at all.

Our top faculty are booked well in advance. We take reservations up to 1 year in advance and we recommend booking one year in advance. Once you get a confirmation from us, you are assured of the time slot with the faculty.

You can call us or search by your self on our local tutoring portal and make an online reservation, we serve most localities and subjects.

We provide need-based scholarships to students from low-income families that are highly promising to attend our test prep classes. The student must submit a copy of his most recent grade card, an essay (200 words limit) on why he/she deserves the scholarship and contact details. We may ask for additional things. You should email them to ClarityEd Scholarships well in advance (Contact Us >). The scholarship is solely based on our judgement.