Consider the source credibility.
Listen, we all have THAT friend who seems to be an expert on everything, but do they really know everything there is to know about the SAT prep industry?
Ask yourself, what’s so great about the recommended product?
This will get you in a mindset to verify. Often times, people have never seen a prep course ever in their life, and they are easily impressed by any online course. You should know that there are sometimes huge differences between prep courses produced by test prep companies.
Is the recommended course a potential game changer for my child?
Know what your child needs out of an SAT course. Do they need in-person instruction? Would they do well with an online environment? Are they in need of test taking strategies? Are they the type that needs 4,000 practice questions opposed to just 1,000?
All of these questions will help you decide if the recommended course actually is a game changer for YOUR child.