Shashank Vura completed the Test Masters SAT preparation course in the fall of 2009 as a seventh grader taking the SAT as a participant in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). Although Vura went on to earn an impressive score for his age group, scoring above a 2000, it was not until December of 2013, as a high school junior, that he achieved true test taking greatness, scoring a perfect 2400 on the SAT.
Vura’s path to perfection should serve as an example to parents and students seeking to emulate this type of success on the SAT or ACT. Less than 1% of all students who take the SAT will go on to earn a perfect 2400; as standardized testing has become more and more important for college admissions, students and parents who are interested in achieving this level of success should, like Shashank Vura, consider beginning their preparation for these exams sooner rather than later.
Test Masters played an important role in Vura obtaining a perfect SAT score. On his experience with Test Masters, Vura said his instructors were “a shining example of good classroom management,” adding that “the instructors have great communication skills” and “the ability to keep the attention of a room of rowdy teenagers.”
Vura’s perfect SAT score doesn’t come as a complete surprise; he is certainly no stranger to academic success. At Dulles High School he is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (a mathematics honor society), and the Geography Club. He further distinguishes himself by participating in community oriented and philanthropic endeavors such as the Missouri City Youth Council and Grant-A-Starr Foundation.
Vura has taken a panoramic approach to what he would like to study as an undergraduate, saying, “I would like to pursue a double major in the natural sciences and the social sciences/liberal arts.” Although he remains unsure of which universities he will apply to following his high school graduation in 2015, he has singled out the University of Texas as a potential landing spot.
Vura is the twentieth Test Masters student to achieve a perfect score on the SAT or ACT since January 2012, further cementing Test Masters’ reputation for producing more perfect score students than any other test preparation company in the country. In recognition of his accomplishment Test Masters will award Vura a $1,000 Perfect SAT Score Scholarship.