About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 17 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.

Math Enrichment with Piqosity’s New Math 5 and Algebra I Courses

We're excited to announce the launch of our new math enrichment courses for 5th grade math (Math 5) and 8th grade math (Algebra I). These two new math courses mark the beginning of our expansion into enrichment and remediation of core academics; by the end of October we will also launch English Language Arts [...]

Free ACT or SAT Online Prep Courses for Public Schools

Piqosity offers market-leading online prep courses for the ACT and SAT with 10 full-length practice tests, dozens of concept lessons including videos, and a personalized e-learning platform that analyzes a student's performance and dynamically makes recommendations on next steps. Beginning September 6, 2021, these courses will no longer be entirely free to all registered [...]

By |2021-10-06T15:02:13-05:00August 31st, 2021|College Resources, Piqosity News, Teachers & Tutors|0 Comments

Tutors and Teachers – Join our Educator Referral Network

We are building Piqosity to be a paradigm-shifting, personalized, e-learning platform. However, there's currently no amount of technology that can replace a human educator's ability to empathize and inspire. As such, Piqosity's students generally use our platform in tandem with a qualified educator or a supportive parent. Therefore along with our September pricing update, [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:36:02-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Piqosity News, Teachers & Tutors|0 Comments

New Gamification Features and Learning Content Updates

This morning we completed our first summer update, which brings major app features and new content to Piqosity's quickly growing platform.  Gamifying Practice for Students Adaptive Practice Gamification is the most visible new feature for student users. Many students will find this new style of personalized practice to be more fun and engaging. The [...]

By |2021-09-28T13:56:02-05:00July 16th, 2021|App Releases & Updates, Piqosity News|0 Comments

ISEE Sample Essay Prompts and Responses

The ISEE Essay is the fifth and final section of the ISEE lower, middle, and upper level tests. This personal essay is not scored; however, a copy of it is sent to each school to which families send their scores. Students have 30-minutes in which to write up to 2 pages in response to [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:38:17-05:00July 7th, 2021|ISEE|6 Comments

When Should You Start Preparing for the ISEE Test

Students prepare for the ISEE private school admissions test year-round; however, assuming a January or February test date and application deadline, about a quarter of students will start preparing in summer; half—the majority—will start in fall, and the remainder will play catch-up in winter. But you should start preparing for the ISEE private school [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:40:17-05:00April 7th, 2021|ISEE|0 Comments

Free ISEE Diagnostic Practice Tests

Our Christmas update brings new, free ISEE practice tests for the Upper, Middle, and Lower levels and enhanced app performance! To keep up with surging student numbers, we gave ourselves the gift of new server hardware for Christmas. You'll notice the difference with these new AMD-powered servers in significantly faster loading times across the [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:42:13-05:00December 28th, 2020|App Releases & Updates, ISEE|0 Comments

The Differences Between the ACT and SAT

Versus the SAT, the ACT generally presents questions in a less complex manner but requires students to know more advanced concepts and work more quickly. However, our experience working with thousands of students over the last 17 years is that fewer than 5% of students will score significantly different on the SAT vs the [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:54:05-05:00December 9th, 2020|ACT, SAT|0 Comments
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