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 scores of 1000, high intellectual aptitude, and demonstrated need can apply for the SmartyScholars Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive 5-months of intensive 1-on-1 tutoring with a test prep specialist – a $2,000 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

The SmartyScholars internship is an 8-week summer program that runs every day for 5 hours. The program includes one-on-one tutoring, class lessons, and a professional development component. Interns receive hourly compensation.

In order to qualify for the internship program, students must attend a Baltimore City Public School, be recommended by their guidance or college, and have a minimum SAT or PSAT score of 900.

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 Molly at molly@smartyprep.com for additional information and pricing.

Meet the team

Board of Directors

Ian Siegel - President

Vanderbilt University

Jack Schneider

Bates College

Stephen Simons

College of William and Mary
Staff

Ian Siegel - President

Vanderbilt University

Molly Brambil - Treasurer

Johns Hopkins University