Akhilesh Khakhar, Indian American creator of the “PrepUP” app to help study for the SAT and ACT test. (LinkedIn photo)

Following a concussion that slowed down his brain efficiency, Akhilesh Khakhar created a test prep software that promises to offer a new way to help students study.

Khakhar, a student at Brooklyn Technical High School in New York, suffered from a concussion that required months of physical therapy to regain his balance and coordination. However, when the Indian American student returned to school, he noticed his brain was working slower and it took him a lot more time to complete his work.

Through research, Khakhar learned that competition and genuine interest are key factors in studying. Couple that with students his age yearning to connect with each other, he created a platform, PrepUP, to help like-aged students with their SAT and ACT exams.

Khakhar, CEO of Pinnacle Test Prep, noted that social media has become an essential platform in the lives of many students, thus allowing PrepUp to be logged into with students’ Facebook account.

The platform, which is available for Apple devices, allows users to play in a live, head-to-head match in a series of multiple choice ACT or SAT questions with their Facebook friends or any of the students online.

In addition to practice tests and the question of the day, students can learn effectively through the in-depth answer explanations to the thousands of questions on the app.

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