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SAT Prep & ACT Prep with Top 1% Tutors

We are passionate about creating the most engaging, effective SAT prep & ACT prep programs available. Take a look at how in-person 1-on-1 tutoring and group prep classes can boost your kid's score and make college happen.

Top 1% Tutors

Better tutors mean better scores. That's why our tutors have 99th percentile scores and are background-checked, W2 employees.

Guaranteed Improvement

We will raise your kid's score, and we stand behind that. If you they see improvement, we will give them free test prep until they do.*

In-Person Prep

Some companies have gone exclusively to online prep, but that doesn't work for all students. We do in-person private and group prep.

Official Practice Tests

There is no substitute for the real thing, so we only use official practice tests from the makers of the SAT and ACT in our programs.

Targeted Homework

Our students do homework out of official practice tests, solidifying the concepts covered during sessions and getting them ready for test day.

Flexible Scheduling

We do evenings and weekends, and we can work around your kid's activities. We've seen some crazy schedules, and we can almost always make it work.

I have never been more pleased with a company. . . My daughter improved her ACT score by over 7 points from the pre-tests!
Sheena M, Test Geek Parent

What makes a better tutor?

A high score isn't enough to be a great tutor, but it's an important component. All of our tutors have scored in the 99th percentile.

Being smart and good at the test isn't enough to teach the test well. All of our SAT & ACT tutors go through multiple teaching auditions to ensure they are great teachers who can engage students effectively.

Our tutors go through our training program, which is built around our specific material, before they see a student. This ensures mastery of our methods and the curriculum being covered.

Some companies use 1099 contractors as tutors, giving them less control over the instruction your kid receives. Our tutors are our employees, and they go through our training program and teach using our methods.

Last year, we hired fewer than 3% of our tutoring applicants.


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Two In-Person Options

We offer two SAT prep and ACT prep tracks: 1-on-1 private tutoring and group prep classes. Both in-person tracks feature the same 99th percentile instructors, the same effective curriculum and a ton of online resources.

Classroom Courses

Our ACT and SAT prep classes feature small groups of 6-10 students working together toward a specific test date. Classes start four weeks before each test date and meet six times for instruction and three times for practice tests.

Private Tutoring

Have your student work 1-on-1 with a top 1% tutor on a flexible schedule, focusing specifically on the areas where your kid needs the most help. We do evenings and weekends, and you can have sessions either in-home or at a nearby library.

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Powerful, Score-Raising Tools Come Standard

Curriculum with Proven Effectiveness

Test Geek programs are loaded with resources, including our Test Geek Magic Pack, which features our Solved curriculum book, an official practice test book and our Test Prep Essentials strategy flash card set. Additionally, students have unlimited access to our Video Vault, which includes 60+ HD test prep content videos.

Video Vault: Take a Look

We've made a video for nearly every concept we teach, and your kid gets unlimited access. That's over professional 60 HD videos, and they're a great resource for students to utilize in between sessions. Take a look at a sample video:

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SAT Prep & ACT Prep FAQ

SAT prep & ACT prep make sense for a lot of students, and your student might be one of them. We've answered most of the questions we often receive below, but if we haven't answered yours, feel free to give us a call at (866) 210-4335..

This depends on what coursework they've completed in school. We're fans of a simple rule: If your kid has completed Algebra 2 by the end of their sophomore year, they can prep over the summer before their junior year and target a fall semester SAT or ACT date. If your kid is in Algebra 2 as a junior, consider targeting a spring test date during the junior year.

Most of our students prep with us for 6-15 weeks, so working backwards from the target test date is the best way of getting an idea of the ACT and SAT prep timeline.
Yes, the vast majority of colleges still care. Test optional and test blind aren't the same thing. Few schools are test blind, and the ones that have gone test optional can (and do) use test scores as an admissions factor. There are some cases where students might be better off applying through a test optional route, but data thus far show that students who can submit competitive SAT and ACT scores are more likely to get in and are more likely to be competitive for scholarships.
We pride ourselves on making scheduling happen even when it seems impossible. We work on evenings and weekends, and when you register we'll send you over an intake form that will give you a chance to tell us what your scheduling preferences are. We'll then use that when assigning your tutor. We've had kids with some really crazy schedules before, but we can almost always make it work.
A good test score is the score that gets your kid into college makes them competitive for scholarships(if necessary). This varies massively between students. For a kid who is set on Harvard, a 1350 on the SAT (ACT equivalent: 29) is probably not a good score. For most students, however, a 1350/29 is a great score. The national average for all SAT test takers is around 1000 (ACT average: 20), the 75th percentile is 1200 (ACT: 24), the 90th percentile is 1350 (ACT: 29) and the 99th percentile is 1500 (ACT: 34). A perfect score is a 1600 (ACT: 36).
For a lot of kids, it doesn't matter. Most students do comparably well on the two exams, and that's not an accident. Both tests are designed to test students on the academic content they've learned during middle school and high school. There are some differences in terms of style and timing, though, and for some kids this can be a real difference maker. Rather than guess, we like to use real data. Request a free SAT vs. ACT diagnostic test to see if your kid is better at one or the other.
Generally, yes. The first question is whether the college your student is considering allows Score Choice, which is the opportunity to only send the scores you want. Many schools allow this, but some don't. Regardless of whether they allow Score Choice, however, nearly every school will look at the best score. In fact, some will even superscore, which means they will take the highest score from each section to form the best possible score. So if your student is considering sitting for a test date that might be prior to his or her real "target date," go for it. There's almost certainly no harm in it, and there's a good chance that the extra "dress rehearsal" could pay off.
Both can be highly effective, but 1-on-1 tutoring allows us to customize where we spend time based on the student's strenghts and weaknesses. This can be a significant advantage. ACT and SAT prep is all about spending time in the right places, and a tutor being able to move quickly through the stuff your kid is pretty fresh on and slow things down a bit on the math topic your kid hasn't seen since 8th grade brings a lot of value to the prep experience for your student. In addition, there's often a practical advantage in being able to have sessions in home and work around your schedule.

With that said, both programs utilize the same underlying curriculum and the same instructors. Both will lead the student right up to their chosen test date, and both will cover a mix of strategy and underlying concept review. Some students flourish more in a group setting, and this is often a factor that drives families toward that program.
US students won't see the digital SAT until 2024, and we've written up a Complete Guide to the New Digital SAT that will answer many of your questions. In short, it's probably not a big enough factor to change your prep timeline. Most of the content is staying the same, although the SAT will get shorter because the new digital version is adaptive.
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