ACT AND SAT PREP

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years we’ve been working with students, it’s that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to test prep. From testing timeline to preferred format, there are a number of variables that affect how, when, and where each student is most likely to improve.

Our ACT and SAT prep options are carefully crafted to reflect that fact. Whether you’re looking for online or in-person, self-paced or tutor-guided, in-depth or a quick review, we’ve got something that will be perfect for you. The one constant is that every option is designed and taught by the best team in the business; that’s just as true today as it was 35 years ago.

So whenever you’re starting, wherever you are, and however you work best, we’re here to help.

Four GREAT Options. One FANTASTIC Score.

Crash Course

One Night
$ 99 FLAT FEE
  • A single 2-hour class covering essential strategies for every section of the test
  • Offered every Thursday and Friday prior to each test date
  • Choose the day and time that works best for you
  • Designed for last-minute review or those getting a very late start
  • Includes access to all sessions, so choose the one best for you
  • Complete the course and receive a 10% discount on Flex Prep

Rapid Prep

One Week
$ 249 FLAT FEE
  • A week-long series of classes, each class focused on two test sections
  • Begins every Monday prior to each official test date
  • Multiple session times for you to choose from
  • Tools, tips, and tricks for those with limited time to prep
  • Includes access to Crash Course at no additional charge
  • Complete the course and receive a 20% discount on Flex Prep

Flex Prep

One to Two Months
$599
$ 499 FLAT FEE
  • A month-long series of classes, each week focused on a single test section
  • Offered on a continuous basis: start any time
  • On-demand video library
  • Can be completed in one month or two, it's entirely up to you
  • Includes access to Crash Course at no additional charge
  • Complete the course and receive 5% off one-on-one sessions online
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One-on-One

Two to Four Months
$ 180 - 450 PER HOUR
  • A fully customized and comprehensive test-prep experience
  • Offered online or in-person, at-home or in our offices
  • Tutor custom-matched to fit your unique needs
  • Pay as you go, with no upfront commitment of hours necessary
  • Includes access to Crash Course and Flex Prep at no charge
  • Save time and money with 10% off online sessions

About the tests

The Structure of the Test is the challenge of the test

Although most of the concepts tested will be familiar to students, the format in which they appear will be new, making the structure of the test one of its most predictable challenges. This predictability is what makes the ACT and SAT so amenable to preparation: with proper instruction and practice, students can learn to see through the test-writers’ mis-directions to successfully answer questions that they would otherwise get wrong.

Testing More Than Once Is To Your Advantage

Rather than compare testers against an objective set of standards, these tests instead compare students against one another, using five years' worth of data to balance out the minor differences in content from test to test. Because of this, there's no advantage or disadvantage to testing on any particular date; test when you are ready to test, and test multiple times to maximize your chances of improvement.

Take the Test in the way that's best for you

These tests are standardized, but students’ testing strengths and weaknesses can vary substantially. Fortunately, just because the test-writers put questions in a particular order doesn’t mean that you need to answer them in that sequence. In fact, a huge part of success on these tests is figuring out how to shape your approach to the sections to match your test-taking style, and that customization is a central focus of our test-prep programs.

Additional Resources

Every student will be better suited to one or the other test, but how can a you know which test to take without taking both multiple times and comparing the results? That’s where our Agnostic Diagnostic comes in.

How many times should I take the ACT/SAT? Why can’t I just do it once and be done?  How far apart should my test dates be spaced? Learn more here.

Big changes are in store for the ACT in the Fall of 2020, and if you prepare smart, they will almost certainly to your benefit. Learn what section-specific retesting will mean for you.

Unlike most tests, the ACT and SAT aren’t primarily testing your knowledge of facts or your ability to apply the concepts you’ve learned in school—the structure of the test is its primary challenge, and unless you prepare for that, you’ll never achieve your best score. Learn more.

Maybe you’ve heard that colleges prefer one test over another? Or that because the ACT includes science, only students who like  science should take that test? Or what about the idea that you have to prep for months to move your score? We’re here to set the record straight.
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