Press Release #135 (8/22/12)
For immediate release
CABLE TV OFFERS STUDENTS A STRATEGIC GUIDE TO TAKING THE SATS WITH THE NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND SERIES "MASTERING THE SAT"
New York, August 22 - Millions of students going back to high school this fall will be faced with the challenge of taking their first SAT college admission tests. Getting prepared can be daunting, so many cable systems around the country are offering students "Mastering the SAT," a unique set of Video On Demand (VOD) programs that provide a strategic test-taking guide that can make a huge difference. This comprehensive study method for the SATs is developed by educational programming producers Education In Demand and hosted by respected and successful tutor Daniel Fischer. There are six half-hour sections in the collection including two math, two reading and two writing. They are available starting now and throughout the school year.
The "Mastering the SAT" program is an exceptional value, both economically and academically. At only $9.95 per show, it is a very affordable alternative to expensive private tutoring which can cost upwards of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
The shows are jam-packed with essential test-taking strategies created by Mr. Fischer. This curriculum is based on extensive research of more than 40 recent published SAT and PSAT exams. By tracking the frequency and application of every rule, formula and question type, Mr. Fischer is able to give viewers crucial test-taking insights into how to become not only smart test-takers, but strategic test-takers. "Mastering the SAT," is an invaluable tool for students looking to get the edge that they need on test day.
The program is designed to be as interactive as possible, and mimics the one-on-one approach of an actual in-person tutoring session, rather than a lecture. This approach, along with the VOD technology which includes pause, forward, rewind and replay capabilities (as many times as viewers want within 24 hours), allows students to follow at their own pace and arrive at moments of discovery on their own. The result is a learning experience that customizes to students of all ability levels.
In addition to the video programs, "Mastering the SAT" includes free workbooks that match the syllabus of each video tutorial. Each workbook can be downloaded from www.educationindemand.com using a code that they will find once they purchase the video program. Students can then keep the workbooks for future reference and continue to reinforce these invaluable study tools.
Students, parents and educators can access these VOD shows anytime in preparation for any of the seven upcoming SAT test dates: Oct. 6, 2012, Nov. 3, 2012, Dec.1, 2012, Jan. 26, 2013, Mar. 9, 2013, May 4, 2013 and Jun. 1, 2013.
Viewers can locate the programs in the events-on-demand (EOD) categories* in the following providers: Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Bresnan, Metrocast, RCN and others.
Each video consists of 20 or more essential key tactics for taking the SAT (approximately 100 total). The program:
- Tackles the content areas that are worth the most points on test day
- Explains how to handle all question types
- Shows how to save time by understanding exactly what kinds of questions will be asked and detailing how to approach each type
- Analyzes formats of questions - rules and formulas
- Teaches how these rules can be hidden inside questions
- Provides general test-taking know how: how to navigate sections, what to tackle first, when to omit, other time-saving short-cuts.
- Saves time so students will have enough time to focus on the more difficult questions
About Daniel Fischer
New York-based teacher and tutor Mr. Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters from The New School. He worked at the esteemed test prep institution Kaplan where he prepared lesson curriculum and product development, plus he wrote the script and was the model teacher in the DVD accompaniment to their 2009 SAT and PSAT books. While there, he earned status as an Elite Tutor. Over the past decade plus, he has successfully given hundreds of students the tools they need to improve their scores, working with students across the country, in one-on-one sessions, group classes and via online classrooms.
* Viewers can find "Mastering the SAT" by checking their VOD menus under Events On Demand. Here are the exact locations for several providers:
-Bright House Networks - Special Events/Music & Specials
-Time Warner Cable - Special Events/Music & Specials
-Cox Communications - Events/Music & Specials
-Bresnan Communications - Music/Concerts & Comedy
-RCN - VODlink Root/RCN/Events/Music & Specials or VODlink, Root/Virtual/Events/Music & Specials
-Cablevision (Optimum) - TVE/Specials
-Metrocast - Premiums & Events/Events/Music & Specials
-Other systems - Events/Music & Specials
"Mastering the SAT" is executive produced by Worldwide Media Capital, produced by TeleTime Video and distributed to cable by iN DEMAND L.L.C. The entire syllabus is copyright Daniel Fischer.
About Education In Demand:
Education In Demand (EID) produces high quality, original, educational programming. EID leverages current technology to provide the convenience of studying at home. A combination of of cable Video on Demand and web-based tutorials provides affordable education solutions. EID's programming is developed in tandem with expert educators in the field. EID is currently developing programming designed to give entrepreneurs the key information and skills they need to build successful businesses.
About iN DEMAND L.L.C
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. PPV programming includes movies, boxing and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern via its Howard TV On Demand offering. Content is delivered in both SD and HD. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at www.indemand.com.
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