People motivate other people. We have an online SAT class that is right for some of our students, but there is no doubt that our in-person class is superior to anything online. Our children are already too engaged in screens. With something as important as SAT-college admissions, I urge you to take the class I teach. They will not only get the technical training they need to improve their scores but I promise you they will be more motivated about the entire college process.
I am far from a Luddite. I started teaching college courses online in 2001. I also consulted to online learning companies during that time period. So somewhere in obscure magazines related to technology, I was frequently quoted as an expert in what was then a cutting edge area for both technology and education. One of my quotes was the most frequently requoted: “Human energy cannot be replaced by machines for motivation.” At the time, it was in my economic interest to promote online learning but I could tell from both teaching and my examination of user experiences from my client-companies, motivation rarely comes from online formats.