Small Group Classes

Engaging, dynamic small group instruction.

2022-2023 small group SAT/ACT classes are underway! You can enroll at any time; classes are designed so that new students can start at any point. There are several different class levels available this academic year. Each group class meets weekly and is limited to eight students.


Each two-hour session is $60, and each 1.5-hour session is $45, paid by credit/debit card only, at the time of the session or through the pay link in the confirmation email. If you miss a class, you do not pay, provided we receive notice by text/email at least 48 hours before the class start time.

What’s included, and what are classes like?

With the classes separated by score level, your learner gets personalized attention in every class. All course materials are included – there’s no need to purchase additional supplies or books.  We use only official, previously released exams in our prep. In each class, we work through chunks of material in the SAT and the ACT, across all sections of the test – Reading, Writing and Language (English), Math, and Science – that have been carefully selected for each group’s score level. Students work through practice problems at their own pace while Mel helps every student in turn. For questions that stump everybody, we come together for mini-lessons. Students enjoy the active learning, which is one of the best ways to learn (and retain) new material.

When can I start?

We’ve designed the group classes to be self-contained units so that no student will come in feeling “behind” the other students. You can start anytime.

Who leads the group classes?

Mel instructs our public SAT/ACT small group classes.

Mel Ingram founded the Ingram College Prep Center (formerly Ingram Test Prep) back in 2014 upon returning from Argentina, where they had cofounded and run their first test prep company, USA Tutors Buenos Aires, for several years. Mel has earned a 1600 SAT and 36 ACT, as well as 337 GRE, and has over a decade of full-time experience running tutoring programs for high school and college students in a range of subjects spanning the humanities, grammar and composition, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. A graduate of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School (’09), New York University (’12) and master’s student at the University of Pennsylvania (’18), Mel knows firsthand what it takes to succeed at elite universities.

Regardless of whether you choose group classes or private tutoring, all families will interact with Mel, who you will meet with at the beginning of your test prep program and will be involved in your student’s journey toward success behind the scenes. Mel focuses their time onboarding new students, assisting and strategizing test prep plans with the other tutors, training staff, and keeping all the schedules and data cohering.