The Inspirica Difference


When our founder and CEO, Lisa Jacobson, started Inspirica more than thirty-five years ago, one-on-one tutoring and standardized test preparation were virtually unknown. From then until now, our core values have been what set us apart, and only tutors and staff who embody those values are brought into and stay with the company.

Many of our tutors and staff members have been with us for decades, and we take pride in the fact that we have the most experienced and well-respected team in the industry.

Everything we do is aimed at ensuring integrity, promoting positivity, and providing families with whatever they need. We love kids, we love what we do, and we are excited to bring that energy, motivation, and knowledge to you and your family.

Our Values

Integrity

Integrity

We believe that how you get a result is as important as the result itself, so our work centers on building the confidence and habits each student needs to meet any challenge head-on.

Warmth

Warmth

We approach every program with the goal of bringing positivity to what can often be a difficult process, and we strive to leave a personal and lasting impact on every family with which we have the privilege to work.

Flexibility

Flexibility

We have worked with every type of student in every academic circumstance and on every type of test,
so from staff to tutors, our approach is grounded in the simple fact that each child and family is unique.



What We Believe

  • Every student is unique – This simple fact should inform every aspect of the test-preparation process, from test selection to tutor match to program timeline
  • You get out of tutoring what you put in – Great scores are earned, and a tutor’s job is to channel the student’s hard work in the most productive and efficient direction possible.
  • You practice how you play – Every aspect of the test-taking process can and should be practiced, which is why learning test strategy and taking practice tests are just as central to our programs as studying content.
  • It takes a village – Standardized tests are hard, and preparation should be a team effort. When you work with us, you get more than a great tutor: you get a team of people committed to helping your child succeed.
  • Transparency matters – Test prep is intimidating enough as is; it shouldn’t also be an opaque and mysterious process. Our tutors and staff prioritize open lines of communication, regular student progress updates, and clear explanations for any recommendations that we offer.
  • It’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools, but it’s a negligent craftsman who ignores them – We continually strive to use the best possible materials for all our programs, combining official test content with our own in-house curriculum and supplementing that with the highest-quality third-party materials available.