I encourage every high school student to take both the ACT and the SAT once before prepping for either test. Some students naturally excel at one test over the other — others simply feel more comfortable with a particular format. Why invest time and resources in a test that’s not best for you?
While the ACT is more familiar to many in our area of the country, both tests are accepted at virtually all major colleges and universities. The two tests have many similarities, but the differences can be key for some students. While the ACT is comprised of 4 separate tests (English, math, reading, and science) and an optional essay, the SAT contains 3 tests (reading, writing and language, and math) and an optional essay. On average, the SAT offers students more time per question than the ACT does. The SAT (along with the accompanying PSAT test) is also the gateway to the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.
Currently, SAT prep is handled on a by-request basis. A minimum of 10 students is needed to form an SAT prep class—fees and structure would echo those of my ACT prep classes. Tutoring is also available for individuals or small groups. Please contact me for more details.