Excel Edge Inc.


SAT 1600 teachers are content specialists, thoroughly trained and fully-certified. As end-of-the-program evaluations prove, ExcelEdge staff members are knowledgeable, personable and well-liked by students they teach. Because staff members are referred by administrators at their schools, our teachers are among the very best. Working with groups of about 20 students, a team of two teachers helps students acquire the skills necessary for exam success.

To get a sense of the caliber of our staff, note their response to this question:

"From your point of view, what is the biggest benefit of our program(s) for kids?"

“Testing can be an enormous hurdle that can either paralyze a student or challenge them to achieve excellence. Our staff at ExcelEdge, Inc. is dedicated to providing tools and experiences that can make each student confident and successful, no matter what their goal. Our personal approach to teaching allows each student to welcome our needed system of strategies and practice. I have remained with this company for nearly 20 years because I have continually seen students reach levels of confidence and improvement, placing them at their very best for any test – PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, or SAT.”

Teri Braband

BS Mathematics, Illinois State University
MS Secondary Education, Northern Illinois University
High School Mathematics Instructor, 14 years
Test Prep Instructor, 18 years


“I have seen time and again that test prep makes a huge difference in kids' scores and that good scores enable students to qualify for scholarships and college placement. Since we practice on actual tests in ExcelEdge classes, students should feel very comfortable and well-prepared and confident when they take national college exams.”

Peggy Madderom

BS Education, Chicago State University
MA English, Purdue University


"This class is the perfect wake-up call for juniors. It helps them realize that they are now in control of their future. By taking this class, learning the strategies, and practicing the problems, students can really improve their test scores. A higher test score equals more college and scholarship options. This class teaches self-motivated learning. The more students put in, the more they get out. This is a great skill for any college-bound student to learn, self-discipline.”

Stephanie Potter

BA Speech and Theatre Education, Ball State University
Endorsements grades 5-12 in English / Language Arts, Ball State

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