PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Getting high school age children into the college of their choice has become a big business.
Parents who can afford it readily plop down anywhere from $600 to $1500 for classes at places like Kaplan and the Princeton Review, and even more for private tutoring.
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All in hopes of significantly raising their child’s SAT score.
Local businessman Tom Dickson doesn’t think that’s fair to those families who don’t have the means.
“I don’t think it’s right, that students have to pay 15-hundred dollars or a lot of money that families can’t afford to improve their SAT scores,” Dickson says.
That’s why Dickson and a few friends established Neighbors in Need – a non-profit that offers SAT prep webinar courses online.
Shot and streamed at his East Liberty offices, students can interact with teacher and Harvard graduate Hoon Kim who guides them through…
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