Frequently Asked Questions
Which is easier to improve on; the SAT or ACT? - Evidence-Based Reading or Mathematics?
This truly depends on the strengths of the student. The English on both is relatively the same. The SAT math has a no calculator section but the ACT uses the calculator on all sections. Mathematics in both the SAT and the ACT has become more difficult and requires a comprehensive understanding of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and a little pre-calculus.
How many individual sessions are necessary to prepare for the SAT/ACT?
This also depends on how strong the student is in their individual math or English area. In general it requires 4 to 10 sessions to prepare for either the math or English exam. However since the math session on the SAT has become more difficult some students need additional preparation.
What times are available for tutoring?
Our staff is flexible and we can accommodate most requests. However, we are not a large organization, therefore our available times may be somewhat restricted.
Do you guarantee an increase in SAT/ACT scores?
No. A student's progress depends on the effort that the student exerts toward the work they have been assigned.
How much time is required outside of class?
After a few sessions, students are required to do a minimum of 3 hours completing a take home test and homework which will be assigned by the instructor.
Can you help determine which academic areas my son or daughter needs the most help?
Our academic assessments will provide you with a comprehensive overview of your son or daughter's strengths and weaknesses.
Can my son or daughter get caught-up in the summer for material that was not learned during the previous school year?
Yes. Our study programs run all year long. Our summer instruction can include catching up from the previous school year, preparation for the following school year, or extra curricular studies.
When should my child begin preparing to take the SAT/ACT?
I like to recommend that students take the SAT early in their junior year and now that the college board has instituted an August SAT I am suggesting that students take this test in August and prepare over the summer when they do not have school work. This also gives them the opportunity to retake the test in October or November when the material is fresh in their mind. The ACT is given in September and October which is when I would take this test.