Our approach centers on extensive practice to familiarize students with the test material and format. We provide students with ACT and SAT prep books containing full-length practice tests at no charge, as well as tests from the College Board and ACT web sites and recent SATs and ACTs that have not been published.
We tailor our approach to each individual student, addressing areas in need of improvement. We have developed supplementary material on grammar, much of which is not taught in schools, and fundamental math concepts, which are either insufficiently taught or forgotten due to overuse of the calculator.
Our goal is to increase our students’ confidence in their ability to master the tests and reach their target scores. We understand the pernicious effect of test anxiety and work hard to eliminate it.
We offer a free introductory session to determine strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and design a program. We take into account each student’s PSAT scores, high school courses, target colleges, study habits, and target SAT scores when determining the right approach.
We also offer our students the opportunity to take a full-length test under test-like conditions in our tutoring location. We use this to gauge progress and address timing issues.