Founded in 2018, Everydae aims to revolutionize the college preparation and education industry through an affordable and innovative college admissions standardized test preparation methodology. After surveying students and finding that the average high school student spends four to six hours per night on homework, Everydae sought to develop methodology that would not add additional stress on teenagers and contribute to unhealthy schedules or burnout. Through daily 10-minute game-like challenges, Everydae created an effective SAT curriculum that is affordable, adaptive, and personalized.
Everydae was created by a team of educational technology and big data Harvard and MIT graduates. The Everydae team has been in the education industry for more than 17 years and has 20,000 cumulative hours of teaching, tutoring, and curriculum development experience. The founders previously worked at Veritas Prep that was sold to Varsity Tutors in 2018.
Everydae is backed by leadership with extensive experience. CEO Christine Outram is an MIT graduate, inventor, and award-winning designer. She was named a Top 100 IOT thinker and one of the 36 most creative women by Business Insider. She is best known for inventing the electric bike, The Copenhagen Wheel, a TIME Magazine Best Invention. Before becoming CEO at Everydae, she was previously the Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep that created the adaptive learning platform ORION.
Cofounder Chad Troutwine has an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from Yale University, and a JD (Juris Doctor, law) from University Columbia-Missorui. Prior to Everydae, he co-founded Veritas Prep, where he served as CEO; Codesmith, an immersive coding academy; and Spectrum Statin, a network of preschools.
To create its curriculum, Everydae started by analyzing not only what concepts were on the SAT, but also how much studying or mastering of various concepts would help a student’s test score. Everydae’s curriculum developers printed out every released SAT exam and then cut out every test question. After sorting questions based on skills, the curriculum developers discovered that test taking strategies taught by other SAT preparation companies were becoming less applicable with new tests and topics deemed as unimportant were actually going to more efficiently raise test scores.
Popular college standardized test preparation companies, such as Kaplan, generally operate through sessions that are strictly scheduled once a week with no accountability outside of sessions. Everydae follows academic research that confirms small, daily practice is more effective than cramming. Through daily 10-minute game-like challenges and innovative methodologies, Everydae created an SAT preparation curriculum that is adaptive, personalized, and has everyday accountability. These methodologies include:
Everydae’s proprietary Readiness Score contributes to its innovative test preparation methodology. The Readiness Score estimates how prepared students are to reach their SAT goals through three criteria: the importance of each skill on the SAT, the student’s performance on each of these skills, and the student’s goal score.
The relative importance of each skill on the SAT is an important aspect of the Readiness Score because some skills will have more of an effect on a student’s score than others. Accuracy, or performance on each of these skills, is important because if students are not answering questions correctly during practice, they won’t be answered correctly on test day either.
The student’s goal score is an additional important consideration as to how prepared a student is for the SAT. A higher SAT score goal will require more mastery of skills than a lower SAT score goal. The Readiness Score may track a student’s learning more effectively than practice tests and may give students confidence on test day.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions; however, only about 15 percent of families can hire test preparation tutors. Limited access to resources for college admission standardized testing due to financial constraints further widens the academic achievement gap between students from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Personal SAT tutors average hourly price costs can range from $45 to $100 per hour, but this can vary greatly by region or zip code. In-person courses by test preparation companies can range from $500 to $1800. Everydae aims to close this achievement disparity by providing its digital tutor at a price families can afford. Its pricing plans are cost effective with pricing at $19 per month and a $99 lifetime access option.
Similar to popular standardized test preparation companies, Everydae has a score improvement guarantee. If a student’s score does not improve after using Everydae, the cost of the program can be refunded. To qualify for the score improvement guarantee, students must submit an official score before signing up, have a paid account for three months, complete every challenge, and submit a second official score within 90 days of the test date.
In addition to affordable SAT test preparation, Everydae also offers free college and career resources for parents and educators throughout the United States. These free resources include grade guides to help students stay on track, student growth plans for each year of high school, and a 30-day enrichment program that motivates teenagers to discover their purpose in life. To access these resources, an email needs to be entered and a three question questionnaire needs to be filled out.
Unlike other SAT preparation courses, students’ progress and performance can be tracked through a personal dashboard that sends weekly updates. This dashboard enables students and parents to monitor progress continuously rather than at intervals through initial and subsequent practice tests like other SAT preparation course companies.
The dashboard also highlights how many challenges are left in a mission, questions that were missed so they can be reviewed, the Everydae Readiness Score, a graph indicating how many challenges have been completed in a week, coins earned, and a countdown of days until the official test date.
The SAT comprises two main sections: reading/writing and math. Each of these sections is scored out of 800 and then added to obtain the overall SAT score. There is also an optional essay section on the SAT. Although the essay section is optional, many colleges either require it or recommend it. The essay scores are not factored into the overall SAT score, but are reflected separately on the report.
Everydae only provides SAT test preparation for the math section. Other college admissions test preparation companies generally cover all sections of the SAT. Although Everydae is affordable, students who want to study all sections of the SAT would need to find additional resources to adequately prepare.
Taking practice tests is an important aspect of studying for the SAT. The SAT is a three-hour test, and for many students, this will be the longest exam they have taken. Even though the SAT is three hours long, students may face timing issues on the test. Timing issues are not identifiable or fixable without taking SAT practice tests.
In order to be adequately prepared for the SAT, Everydae recommends to take a practice test about once every four weeks until the last three to four weeks before the official exam. In the final three to four weeks before the official exam, Everydae recommends taking two full practice tests, and to avoid taking a practice test in the last five days before the official test day.
Everydae, however, does not provide any full length or section practice tests. While practice tests can be found online, they are limited. Other college admissions standardized preparation companies provide full length and section practice tests as well as detailed score reports that provide detailed explanations for each question.
Mary Kate Farrell
Everydae is the first SAT/ACT prep website that I actually enjoy doing! I love how it is like a game, and it really motivates you to do your best on the challenges. I really enjoy completing Everydae challenges and I truly believe Everydae is preparing me well for the SAT/ACT.
I love how motivational it is! When I get a text from you guys, I feel like I can and should go practice. I also really like the little extra credit questions between each problem.
Everydae is an amazing tool for students looking to improve their SAT scores. It is far different from other SAT prep programs such as Khan Academy, which, often frustrates students. Khan Academy does not provide a memorable and engaging experience. Everydae is the complete opposite and keeps the user very engaged. The best part is that students aren’t studying for tedious amounts of time, instead they do it once a day for their desired time period. This makes SAT prep a lot less tedious and much more memorable. Everydae’s convenience and effectiveness is why it shines brighter compared to other SAT prep programs and in-person tutors.
I love Everydae! Everydae keeps me motivated to do SAT prep every day! And it's fun too! The best SAT prep I have ever done!
really love the math challenges and the little quote of inspiration/motivation that comes with it. It is really nice and it helps me as a student. I also like that after I have answered a question, I see the workings, sometimes it isn't the same with mine but I got the answer so it allows me to study and learn your approach to the problem so am highly impressed and it makes me just want to keep going. Everydae is great, I can proudly say I would recommend this to other students interested in SAT.
Really helpful for studying for standardized testing. Would highly recommend!
Everydae is educationally fun and helps for practicing for your SAT test. I love the extra credit questions because they help to not only think about your decisions in the future and know more about important people and colleges; they also help to not really focus much on the test, so most likely to relax until the next of questions. Overall, Everydae is fun, exciting, helpful, and educating.
Everydae is pretty fun! I especially like how getting answers wrong isn't discouraging (I mean, I usually get discouraged pretty easily when it comes to math) and I feel much better prepared for the math section of the SAT.
It doesn't feel like you're studying, but you really are. In the end, the results show that you actually were studying!
Great explanations and super fun. It keeps me engaged because it makes everything easy to comprehend.