Test Preparation

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Our test-prep experts are trained test preparation professionals with years of experience helping students to reach their higher education goals. We offer 2 affordable and convenient test prep options:

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One-on-One Test Prep

One-on-one test preparation begins with a FREE online diagnostic test that can be taken in the comfort of your home–NO STRESS! Once we analyze results, we will develop a customized plan for you. We know that every student is different, so no 2 students have the exact same plan. Together with student & parent, we create a set of attainable goals & a reasonable timeline in which to reach them. Students receive tips & strategies as well as personalized instruction from their tutor. If needed, tutors adjust plans throughout the course of test preparation to maximize time & increase scores!  One-on-one test preparation includes 1-2 practice tests to help students get acclimated to the actual test in addition to materials & supplies with the exception of the College Board Official SAT Guide, which students must purchase separately. You select the package with the number of hours that fit your needs & budget & we’ll schedule your tutor around your schedule. Click below to get started today.

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Test Prep Classes

Short on time or money, but need to prepare for college or school exams (see bottom of page for more info. about exam types). Small group test prep might be your solution. Students will complete a FREE diagnostic test either at home or at a tutoring location. Based on the test results the teacher and student will set goals and create a personal timeline to help stay on track toward the goals. Instruction is delivered by trained test prep instructors in groups of 4-8 and combines one-on-one, paired and whole-class instruction.  Classes also include 1 practice exam and all supplies & materials with the exception of the College Board Official SAT Guide, which the student must purchase separately.
Classes are available for EOC, ACT, & SAT only. Each class is 4 weeks long and takes place once a month (except June & July). It is the perfect solution for students who don’t need as much personalized instruction, but want to increase their scores.  Click below to see dates of upcoming classes.

The ACT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates. Generally, students take the ACT for the first time in the spring of their junior year. This allows students to reserve the summer months for college applications or enough time to re-take the test during the fall of your senior year if they’re not satisfied with their score. The ACT test is made up of four sections: English, Science, Math and Reading with a fifth optional Writing section. Click here to see upcoming test dates and registration deadlines.

The SAT is a globally recognized, college admissions that allows students to show colleges what they know. Generally, students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year, which allows the summer and fall for college applications or to retake the test, if they are not satisfied with their score. The SAT is comprised of 3 sections: Critical Reading, Math and Writing & Language and an optional essay. Check out the upcoming test dates here.

STAAR — the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — is the state-mandated testing program for students in grades 3 through 12. In elementary and middle school, assessments are designed to evaluate progress and to make sure youngsters are meeting grade-level expectations. Students are tested in reading and math yearly, with additional tests in science in grades 5 and 8 and social studies in grade 8. In addition, they are tested in writing in 4th and 7th grades.  In high school, tests measure whether students are on track for graduation and to pursue college, workforce training, and careers successfully. Five high school end-of-course exams — in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History — must be passed before a student can graduate. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides an overview, along with practice tests here.

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) TEST is a computer-adaptive test measuring skills in Reading, Sentence Skills, Essay writing, and Mathematics. Texas law requires a TSI Assessment for all non-exempt undergraduate students entering a Texas public institution of higher learning for the purpose of placement. Students have to take the TSI Assessment or an approved alternative test prior to enrolling in any college-level course work. Sample questions are available from College Board here.