Magoosh was based on an idea formed by Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while studying for the GMAT. Their name is derived from the Old Persian word “magush”, which means one who is highly learned, wise, and generous.The company was officially founded in 2009. They first offered test preparation courses exclusively for the GMAT, but today they offer courses for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, Praxis, LSAT, MCAT, and IELTS. They aim to provide affordable and easily accessible test prep materials. Their materials are available on the web, mobile devices, and in print.
Barron’s test prep is headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, and has been helping students improve their test scores for more than 65 years. Students are able to access courses while on the go through smartphones, tablets, emails, and more. Their courses are designed to provide flexibility for busy students. They offer courses in GRE, GMAT, and ACT test preparation.
PrepScholar is one of the most widely searched test preparation companies. They were founded by Allen Cheng and Fred Zhang, both of whom received perfect scores on the SAT in 2013. PrepScholar focuses on helping students ace the SAT. They offer online courses and tutoring for both the ACT and SAT.
PowerScore was created by Dave Killoran in 1997. He wanted to create less expensive and more efficient test preparation courses. They offer test preparation for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT, and SAT. PowerScore aims provide quality customer service, and help students maintain high standards.