QS- LEAP (Learn&Prepare with Friends) was created in June 2015, with an aim to allow applicants from across the globe to prepare for the SAT and other standardised tests – all for free. QS-LEAP emerged from the belief that test prep support should be easily accessible, free of cost, and that learning works best when social. The resulting platform, therefore, provides a community of interacting students and tutors. Since its launch, the platform has supported more than 200,000 students from around the globe, of whom 35,000+ monthly users have undertaken their test prep journeys with QS-LEAP. On the launch of its second version, the QS- LEAP team collected stories of students who are doing well on the platform to motivate them and use their example to motivate other users. Here are their inspiring stories, hope this propels you to take your preparation to the next level and be a topper on the leaderboard. Name Exam Score Urukposa Izogie-Eghe Shazam SAT 4930 Anushka Gupta SAT 2110 Urukposa Izogie-Eghe Shazam is a 16-year-old SAT aspirant from Nigeria, currently based out of Ghana. He is in the 11th year of his education at the Galaxy International School in Ghana, on a full scholarship. He is the first child among a family of 8 members. Urukposa is a Math enthusiast and is a member of the Ghana Math Olympiad. Among his interests are watching NASA and NBA, listening to rap songs and classical music, playing chess, watching physics documentaries, and conducting research on advance physics. He is passionate about deep space and hence, wants to be an astronaut. He aspires to study from Harvard University to get his degree. He needs to appear for the SAT to pursue his studies in astronomy. He says “My parents couldn't afford SAT tutors so I had to look online for a free SAT prep site. Luckily for me I found QS-LEAP. I promised myself to be the highest in the world leaderboard (and I am) and hold on to that title forever. QS-LEAP has elevated my critical thinking abilities and given me hope of conquering the SAT exam. Best of all, it is for free”. Urukposa will be giving his SAT in the winter of 2018 and he has started his preparation already. Urukposa says “Albert Einstein is my mentor. I want to be like him in future". Anushka Gupta, is an Indian, currently residing in Singapore. She is in grade 11 pursuing her education from an International school in Singapore. She aspires to make a career in the field of Marketing and Communication, hence she wants to pursue an undergraduate course in Business Management and Communications. She says “QS LEAP is not only providing me an opportunity to practice but also elevating my confidence, and the leaderboard positions amongst peers. It keeps me motivated to keep doing better. The format and user interface is very interactive which makes answering the questions very interesting as well”. She enjoys reading and is currently hooked to ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series. Her other interests are listening to music and travelling. Study tips by our Leaderboard Toppers for our valuable QS- LEAP users: • Develop the attitude of imagination and creativity. • Being a member of Math, Science or English Olympiads is helpful • Keep your study time and fun-time separate • Keep away from distractions • Make a schedule that maps out your entire time We are so proud of our toppers and hope that our other users find this inspiring and take their SAT preparation to the next level. P.S. Hope this blog motivates and inspires you. You too can be a leaderboard topper by practicing and scoring well on the tests provided on the QS- LEAP platform. And here’s some more motivation – if you are consistent with your performance, you may stand a chance to win a SAT application scholarship or a paid one-to-one tutoring sessions with one of our tutors. So log-in to your QS- LEAP account and start your practice now to achieve high scores.
QS LEAP is a movement designed for millions of students across the world, who cannot access premium test preparation technologies and learning systems, by providing a free superior learning and content platform. It is our privilege that QS LEAP has already started making a difference to the lives of students globally. We are proud to present success stories of students who, armed with their dreams and passion to reach for the stars, have achieved excellent scores in tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT & LSAT by using the learning and preparation tools on QS LEAP. We hope that their stories motivate you, and make you believe that you too can challenge the best in the world. We are calling this series as “Ignited Minds on LEAP” which talks about these brilliant people for whom nothing is impossible. Today's story if about Sitara Akbar who is an inspiration for young girls in Pakistan. She is a child prodigy and QSLEAP is proud to have her as a part of the its community. Here is her story on LEAP: Q: Tell us a little about your aspirations for the future. A: I believe that a life that isn't live serving humanity is not one worth living so I want to make my contribution to humanity through research .I have always been interested in sciences since a very young age and am working towards fulfilling my dreams to become a researcher in the field of biochemistry .I find the opportunity of studying my passion in a world class university, and thus, taking the first solid step towards my dreams as relishing and reinforcing to my goal of bringing change in this world.I am currently serving as the Youth Ambassador for Pakistan Youth Forum and am the youngest working member on the team.I am working with the education committee and will be mentoring Pakistani students out of school so that they do not have to fight their battles alone because a child without education is like a bird without wings.My contribution may be small but just because our work isn't quantifiable doesn't mean that we shouldn't all try to make our contribution to a good cause. Q: And how is QS LEAP helping you to reach for those heights? A: As I said before,I do not have any teachers or mentors.I went with my mother to find a training centre that would help me prepare for the SAT as I was not familiar with it.The fee that was demanded for preparation was too high and once I came back home I tried to find out online how I could prepare for the SAT online and free of cost and I discovered QS Leap.I found the website to be like an understanding and compassionate teacher helping me learn at my own pace and clearing any confusions that I had.Not only did it keep my track record but also appreciate my efforts that I'd get badges upon completing a task successfully encouraging me to do more as a teacher who is teaching without inspiring is hammering on cold iron. Thank you :) Q: You've achieved so much in your past exams. What advice would you give to other highly ambitious students who are preparing through QSLEAP in their homes/own time? A: There is a vast amount of practice material and resources available and if you focus and attempt all of it then I assure you you will get your desired scores.A small effort towards pursuing your education on QS Leap will become a great leap towards your dream. Q: You are an inspiration for young girls in Pakistan and across many parts of the world. What’s your message to them while they pursue their dreams of higher education? A: 63% of the world's illiterate youth are female and the world cannot prosper unless we educate girls because when we educate a man you are educating a single person but with a woman you educate a generation.For all the girls who are deprived of their basic right as a human being,fight for your education.When life puts you in difficult situations don't say "Why me?" say "Try me" and dream ,dream,dream big.Always shoot for the moon and even if you miss you'll land amongst the stars
QS LEAP is a movement designed for millions of students across the world, who cannot access premium test preparation technologies and learning systems, by providing a free superior learning and content platform. It is our privilege that QS LEAP has already started making a difference to the lives of students globally. We are proud to present success stories of students who, armed with their dreams and passion to reach for the stars, have achieved excellent scores in tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT & LSAT by using the learning and preparation tools on QS LEAP. We hope that their stories motivate you, and make you believe that you too can challenge the best in the world. We are calling this series as “Ignited Minds on LEAP” which talks about these brilliant people for whom nothing is impossible. Q: Tell us a bit about your background: city, school and college you went to, work experience if any. A: I am from Togliatty (Russia) which is small town. There isn't any place except cafes, where you can spend evenings. The main architecture style of our town is Soviet. I go to the Gymnasium 39. It is one of the best schools in our town. I think that to learn better there needs to be continuous discussions with teachers, but it is not very common thing in this area. I am preparing for the SAT, and I would like to study at Harvard University. Q: How did QS LEAP help you in the past weeks/months towards your preparation? A: I have solved lots of free tests & questions in LEAP. I am very grateful to this resource. It is difficult to find in my town a teacher who can prepare somebody for SAT. And there aren't any platforms that provides absolutely free coaching & tutors for SAT in Internet. LEAP has been very helpful for me. Q: What would be your study/prep tips for fellow candidates? A: I would like to advise to spend time by solving tests in LEAP, not spending time in Internet looking for answer for " where I can prepare for SAT?". I haven't found anything better. I have improved my SAT preparation by following the study schedule on LEAP and also by seeing the preparation strategies of other students also preparing for SAT.
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