TeachStreet, Yelp-like service for real world classes (cooking, dog obedience, music lessons, ballroom dance, foreign language, golf, yoga, etc.), is getting into the standardized test prep space. Today, the startup is rolling out a partner promotion with Kaplan Test Prep, and a number of MBA/GMAT/GRE content providers.
TeachStreet, which serves seven metropolitan areas in the U.S. including New York City, Silicon Valley/San Francisco and Seattle, allows instructors to upload information about classes. Users can look for available classes, and read and write reviews on the course and the instructor. Currently, the site includes a selection of more than 150,000 classes and teachers, across more than 700 subjects and categories.
With the partnership with Kaplan and others, TeachStreet will be introducing websites geared specifically at students preparing for two of of the most popular graduate school admissions examinations, the GMAT and GRE. The new specialty sites will provide free tools to build an individualized study plan, customized to a student’s test date. The site will also list local and online GMAT and GRE test preparation course providers, including Kaplan Test Prep, The Princeton Review, Manhattan GMAT, ed2go, Grockit, Knewton, PowerScore, and Veritas Prep. And the sites will allows you to compare the providers based on Price, User Ratings, Location, Start Date, Duration, Online/Local, Group/1:1, Guaranteed Results and more.
TeachStreet will allso give users access to free GMAT and GRE practice tests and questions from GMAT Club, Grockit, JumboTests, Magoosh and PrepForTests, guides to the best test prep books, and background information a test taker needs, including test format descriptions, scoring, point ranges, official testing websites, and average scores for top colleges.