Yale MBA student Shaan Patel of Las Vegas turned his average SAT score (1760) to a perfect one. That’s right — he didn’t get one question wrong on the national standardized test. According to Patel, of the 14 million students who have taken the SAT, only 3,000 have gotten a perfect score – .02%.
Now Patel is sharing his strategy. He’s the author of the bestseller SAT 2400 in Just 7 Steps (see link above), and four others that focus on Reading, Math, Writing, and the new Essay. Based on the success of his first book, Patel is expanding the brand by opening 10 new satellite schools on the East and West coasts. But he needs some help. That’s why he’s pitching his business on Shark Tank. The 26-year-old wants 2400 Expert to be as far-reaching as Princeton Review or Kaplan. “I am no genius,” he said. “I grew up in my parents’ budget motel (Sky Ranch Motel), attended urban public schools in the nation’s worst school district with a 40 percent dropout rate and was clueless about standardized tests.” Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.
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