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.

The Good

  • Innovative Methodologies
  • Readiness Score
  • Cost Effective SAT Preparation
  • Personal Dashboard

Innovative Methodologies

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:

  • Microactive Engagements — Knowing that students already have tight schedules and limited time for studying, Everydae created daily 10-minute study sessions through game-like challenges making consistent studying more feasible and thus effective.
  • Spaced Repetition — To increase the rate of learning, concepts are brought back at varying intervals.
  • Retrieval Practice — Students are tested regularly to measure retention of concepts and materials.
  • Productive Struggle — The content is personalized so that it is challenging, but not too challenging that students become overly discouraged and quit.
  • Assessment and Adaptivity — A student’s performance is analyzed, and the content is adapted to increase progress, repetition, and retention.
  • Learn by Doing — To build transference and increase retention, students attempt problems first and then have help available through video lessons if needed.
  • Growth Mindset — By instilling the idea that ability is earned, not given, Everydae builds resilience in students.
  • Reward Inputs and Outputs — Everydae rewards effort as well as results to increase confidence and a desire to learn. Students earn coins as they study that can be converted to gift cards.

Readiness Score

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.

Cost Effective SAT Preparation

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 $29 per month and a $149 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.

Personal Dashboard

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 Bad

  • Only Covers the Math Section
  • No Practice Tests 

Only Covers the Math Section

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.

No Practice Tests

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.

The Bottom Line

Everydae only provides SAT preparation for the math section. For students needing a comprehensive SAT preparation course, Everydae is not a good option unless it is supplemental practice for the math section. Everydae currently does not have practice tests available. If practice tests are a critical aspect of a student’s SAT preparation plan, we recommend looking into other test preparation companies that offer multiple practice tests with detailed score reports. 

Although Everydae is not a comprehensive SAT preparation course, it does provide exceptional preparation for the math section. What makes Everydae unique compared to other college admissions test preparation companies is that it offers accountability through daily 10-minute study sessions and tracks growth through a personal dashboard and its proprietary Readiness Score. These features would be advantageous for busy students who need consistent study, students that only need to study the math section to raise their scores, and students looking for additional ways to track progress and SAT readiness outside of practice tests.

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everydae Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Everydae different from other test prep services?

Everydae stands out from the crowd in three main ways:

  • Quality of instruction
  • Student experience
  • Cost

Quality of instruction

We’ve been in the test prep and tutoring industry for more than 17 years. Our team is so nerdy that we cut up every single question on every publicly released SAT exam. Why? So we could find the smallest number of skills you need to master to get the score you want on test day. The result: the world’s smartest SAT study plan.

And unlike a traditional prep course syllabus that teaches you a topic one time and then moves on, our study plan incorporates spiraling and spaced repetition, which are fancy ways of saying that we continually reinforce what students learn so that they actually retain that information. It’s all based on academic research. 

Student experience 

Not many SAT Prep companies have an award-winning designer as their CEO, but we do. And as strong as our curriculum is, none of it matters if students don’t stay engaged. So we’ve built the first online study tool that teenagers actually want to use. All it takes is one minute of clicking through an Everydae student account to recognize that it is unlike any other test prep service you’ve ever seen.

And our instructional design isn’t the only part of the program rooted in research. Our product experience is intentionally designed for the teenage brain: 10-minute micro-lessons match short attention spans and boost focus, and small, “chunky” learning builds confidence and motivation by giving students quick wins. Lastly, students say they love our “Extra Credit” questions, which help them develop a growth mindset and learn about college, career opportunities, life skills, and cultural trivia. 
 
Cost

Private tutors cost an average of $75 per hour. And most test prep courses cost anywhere from $500–$1,500. Everydae is only $149. Need we say more?

How much does Everydae cost?

Right now, Everydae’s digital SAT tutor is only $29 per month or $149 for lifetime access. Compared to traditional prep courses which hover around $500–$1,500, or a private tutor which averages $75 per hour, Everydae is an incredible value.

Do you offer bulk/family discounts?

Yes, we sure do! The exact discount depends on how many students you have. Drop us an email with more specifics about your situation, and we’ll be happy to work something out for you.

Does Everydae include full-length SAT practice tests?

Yes, we do. In fact, we host live, proctored full-length practice tests online every other Saturday. Each student who participates will receive a score report with actionable insight and study recommendations from our expert tutors.

Is 10 minutes per day really enough to ace the SAT exam?

The short answer is yes! If you start early, 10 minutes a day will compound over time to not only yield better results than cramming at the last minute, but it will also alleviate a lot of student anxiety in the process. 

We often like to say that we’re in the business of helping students build healthy study habits — getting a good SAT score is just the outcome. 

However, we also recognize that not every student has the foresight or luxury of starting early. That's why our individualized study plans recommend exactly how much time to spend studying each day. 

We personally believe that starting early and doing a smaller amount each day is truly the best way to reduce stress and learn (it’s also backed by academic research), but ultimately, Everydae works for any student at any stage of their study journey. We recommend a slow and steady pace starting with as little as 10 minutes a day, but students are welcome to put in more time if they want or need to.

How long is the Everydae course?

Everydae is self-paced, so it all depends on you and your needs. There is no start or end date. Students can study with us for as long as they have an active account. 

No matter when you start studying with Everydae, the key to success is creating a daily study routine based on your goals. To help you do that, our guided step-by-step study plans tell students exactly how much they need to be studying each day in order to get the results they want on test day. 

Additionally, we’ve taken the guesswork out of what to study and when, because every student’s study journey already prioritizes the skills that can affect their score the most.

I’ve never heard of you. Is Everydae legitimate?

We’re glad you asked! Here's a little more about the Everydae team:

We're alumnus of Harvard, MIT, Duke and other top colleges across the U.S., who have spent more than 17 years in the test prep, tutoring, and college admissions consulting industry. 

In other words, we're nerdy brainiacs with 20,000 hours of test prep and tutoring experience. We're also gamers and award-winning designers. When we started Everydae, we asked ourselves: "Wouldn't it be cool to create an online study tool that kids actually want to use?" So we did.

Additionally,  some SAT tutoring companies have preyed on student’s and parent’s anxiety for years because they know that fear sells (and teens are prone to procrastinate). At Everydae, we believe there’s a better way:

  • ‍A better way to prepare students for college and their career.
  • A better way to help them discover their direction in life.
  • A better way to ace high school without the stress. 

We don’t just believe it. We’re building it. 

PS: We also think it's pretty cool that our CEO is a woman (who is an award-winning inventor and entrepreneur), and we have a highly diverse team.

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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.

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I have to say, my girl is only 3 weeks in, but she LOVES her SAT prep with Everydae! I’m so glad we found you! She actually looks forward to doing her SAT prep every day. The way you’ve broken things down is very helpful and motivating. And the humorous GIFs are on point and perfectly targeted to your audience.

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Sep 03, 2020

Thanks, Tara! We feel strongly that learning should be fun. Otherwise it doesn't matter how good the instruction is. Glad your daughter is enjoying her studies!

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Zach Baumgartner

September 23rd, 2020 Mission, KS

Like that it provides me with relavent content while keeping me engaged!

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Sep 24, 2020

Glad you like it, Zach! We put a lot of thought into making Everydae engaging, so it's nice to hear that it's working :)

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Gt

September 22nd, 2020 ,

I really like the design and user experience, it's very engaging!

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Sep 24, 2020

If it's not engaging, it doesn't matter how good the academics are. Glad you're liking it, Gt! Keep up the hustle.

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TANYA DELGADO

August 31st, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

Everydae has helped me relearn some of the basics in math as well as incorporating them in more complex questions. Their explanations on topics also help me out a lot.

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Sep 01, 2020

Happy to hear it, Tanya! Love that you're able to apply what you're learning. Keep it up!

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What I liked best about Everydae were how short but helpful the lessons were, and it's similar format to Duolingo, making the website easy to use and keeping you engaged and dedicated. What I disliked, though, was the price of continuing everydae once my free trial ended, but for the needs of serious SAT practicers, the cost makes sense.

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Sep 01, 2020

We love Duolingo, too! We appreciate the comparison :)

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osnapitzgeena

July 26th, 2020 Houston, TX

Everydae was very easy to use with its bite-sized lessons. Additionally, it had a very nice look and broke down problems into easily understandable solutions.

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The concept of building the healthy habit of consistency, coupled with the strong math instruction makes this academic program a home run.

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The website is very clean and well put together. Content is extremely helpful and guided me through every step of the way. I would highly recommend it to anybody who is taking the SAT.

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Sep 01, 2020

Thanks, Kameron! Keep up the hard work.

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I love using Everydae it makes studying for the SAT so much easier. I’ve only used it for like 5 days now but haven’t found any flaws yet.

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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.

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Nelly Carrillo

June 25th, 2020 Compton, CA

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.

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Connor Farrell

June 19th, 2020 Simpsonville, SC

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!

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Tochi Obi

June 19th, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

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.

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Really helpful for studying for standardized testing. Would highly recommend!

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SS Family

June 18th, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

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.

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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.

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Izabell H

June 18th, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

It doesn't feel like you're studying, but you really are. In the end, the results show that you actually were studying!

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Avira

June 18th, 2020 Granite City, IL

Great explanations and super fun. It keeps me engaged because it makes everything easy to comprehend.

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