Frequently asked questions

My son/daughter has great grades and great GPA.... is SAT/ACT prep necessary?

Almost all students can improve their scores and a huge opportunity is lost without preparation.  Why not get your best score? And strong students are not necessarily good test takers. The strategies, tips, and tricks we teach students dramatically improve their scores.

What about taking the SAT/ACT "cold", see how we do, and then prepare for the second time?

This is not a good strategy as there is simply no reason to take this important test unprepared. Make each time count. Even with super scoring, it's best to prepare for each exam.

How much will my son/daughter's score increase?

That depends upon two factors:

1. What the student is willing to put into the preparation.

2. What their goals are.

Here are results from two of our students: 

Student #1:

SAT score increased over 300 points resulting in "free ride" to her dream college.

Student #2

ACT score of 25 increased to 31.

With the strategies we teach, the sky is the limit.

What ages do you tutor?

Basically all ages. Although we tutor pre- first grade students up through older adults in career transitions, our main focus is on middle and high school students.

When is the best time to begin preparing for the SAT/ACT exam?

That depends on the student's schedule. Some students prefer to begin during the summer before their junior year as they like preparing without the added stress of regular school. Others like to prepare in the fall of their junior year as they have demanding sports schedules in the spring. Others begin in January, planning to take the exam in March or May of their junior year.

How much outside homework in required for SAT/ACT prep?

After each session, homework is given so that students have an opportunity to practice the strategies presented. Although not required, this  this gives the student a huge advantage. For best results, we reommmend two hours practice per week during the program.