Who We Are

SmartyScholars is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to cultivating a meritocratic society by identifying bright but disadvantaged students and investing in their prospects for success. Started by Streamline Tutors, a test-prep company in Baltimore, the SmartyScholars team is made up of education professionals with proven outcomes. Our tutoring methods and our skill-based test prep software reliably deliver 190+ points of improvement on the SAT and 5+ points of improvement on the ACT. We are dedicated to making transformative instruction available to as many students as possible.

What We Do

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SmartyScholars Scholarship

Students with strong GPAs, minimum SAT or PSAT score of 800, high intellectual aptitude, and demonstrated need can apply for a SmartyScholars Sponsorship. Scholarship recipients will receive 5 months of six-on-one tutoring with a test prep specialist — a $500 value — at zero cost to their families.

If you’d like to apply for the scholarship, please fill out the application here.

School Partnerships

The school partnership is intended for schools that have 50% or more students on free or reduced price school meals. 

SAT Prep Class

We offer an SAT Prep class that can take place during the school day or after school. Our certified instructors cost $100/hour and can teach classes of up to 30 students. We place a minimum score or GPA threshold to qualify for the class to ensure that all students benefit from the instruction.

SmartyPrep Challenges

All students at partnership schools have access to the SmartyPrep platform, which provides a holistic path towards reading, grammar, and math mastery. Teachers at partner schools will partake in SmartyPrep training and they have access to SmartyPrep, so that they can leverage the technology during class or in after school programs. Weekly SmartyPrep challenges run school-wide, and motivate student participation with gift cards. Scholars who complete the internship program act as peer tutors for the rest of the student body during Challenges. 

Primer Course

The school partnership also includes free access to “primer courses,” which provide 50+ students 5 hours of test tips and instruction in a classroom setting the week before an official exam. Primer courses have consistently produced a 50+ point lift on the SAT after 5 hours of instruction. 
If you are interested in becoming a partner school, please fill out this form and we will reach out shortly.

SmartyScholars Internship

In partnership with pre-existing YouthWorks worksites, SmartyScholars offers a 6-week summer bootcamp program. Each day, the participating students meet virtually in a six-on-one classroom for 90 minutes of test prep tutoring. Each class has a designated ‘class leader’ to provide students with the opportunity to gain and nurture leadership and team building skills in addition to academic tutelage to fundamentally transform their lives!

By partnering with YouthWorks worksites, we’re able to provide supplemental aspects of college readiness to the additional educational development already at play, providing a more robust array of professional and academic skills than might be conferred by a standalone program. 

Interns receive hourly compensation. 

Read more about the program in this feature article by The Baltimore Sun.

Non-Profit Partnership
In an effort to democratize education and expand test prep access, we offer non-profits and schools our affordable and comprehensive education technology package: the SmartySuite.
The SmartySuite includes SmartyPrep (our gamified test prep software), SmartyBubble (our online bubble sheet providing score analytics and a host of practice tests), and SmartyPrimer (an all day prep program for test taking strategies).
Please contact Layla at [email protected] for additional information and pricing.

Meet the team

Board of Directors

Ian Siegel - President

Vanderbilt University

Jack Schneider

Bates College

Staff

Ian Siegel - President

Vanderbilt University

Layla Reaves - Program Director

Howard University

Carly Zekanoski - Director of Development

University of Central Florida

Raymond Perez

Johns Hopkins University