Our program is comprehensive, underscoring the fundamentals as well as the more complex areas of each subject. This preparation program also helps students access and understand the ways in which questions are presented on the tests.
Students have a choice of individual sessions or they may participate in small group settings.
The advantages of each approach are: one-on-one sessions allow for more focused time on each student’s individual needs in each area. Also, if a student requires more focused attention in one area, such as math, he or she may choose to attend only math sessions; or if he or she needs more work on essay writing or vocabulary-building skills, he or she may opt for only the verbal/writing sessions. Many students find that attending both sessions helps them improve their scores dramatically.
Small groups allow students to help and learn from each other, ask questions and learn from each other’s questions, examples, and shared experiences.
Groups have only two to five students, so each student still receives individual attention from the instructor.
In order to maximize the learning experience, we highly encourage students to begin the program at least nine weeks before they are scheduled to take the SAT/ACT.
By starting early, students are able to cover all of the exercises and practice tests; this amount of time allows them the opportunity to dramatically improve their test scores.
If time is a concern, we are able to tailor our program to shorter time periods, and students will still benefit greatly.
Other Academic Benefits
Tutoring for the SAT/ACT also improves students’ grades at school. They get an opportunity to enrich their critical reading and writing skills which would benefit them immensely.
Our program reinforces the basics of each subject, and allows students to strengthen their overall performance in each subject.
Since college admission boards look at school grades as well as SAT/ACT scores, many students find that starting tutoring early helps them with both grades and exam scores.
Tutoring in each of the programs we offer at Academic Success during all school years improves students’ grades and increases their chances of acceptance by the college of their choice. Our tutoring sessions and SAT/ACT preparation classes are mutually beneficial to students.