Test Preparation

We provide one-on-one, in-home test preparation services for ACT, ISEE/SSAT, PSAT/PLAN, SAT, and SAT II.

We tailor all of our test preparation programs to meet the unique needs of each of our students. Every test is a bit different and every student starts at a different place. We are here to help. Just give us a call to help you create a timeline for your test preparation process to maximize results.  Most students should expect to take their chosen tests two or three times.

Please select from the quick links below for more detailed information on our individual test preparation programs:

All ACT programs with Sexton Test Prep are currently taught by highly qualified and carefully trained tutors . Learn more about them by clicking here.

1-on-1 Tutoring

Standardized tests are a significant factor in admissions at the vast majority of U.S. colleges and universities, so you need to make sure you reach your highest score potential. Regardless of how you score, one-on-one tutoring is the best way to maximize your results.

Sexton Test Prep uses every practice problem you do to identify and strengthen your areas of weakness. We do this because we want to bring you the most individualized and yet comprehensive experience as possible.

Sections Offered

We offer help with all four sections of the ACT: English (Grammar), Math, Reading, and Science. We customize your study plan to encompass as many or few sections of the ACT as you need.

Number of Sessions

Based on three years of score data, students who complete 10 or more hours of test prep have score improvements that are almost 100% higher than those achieved by students who complete fewer than 10 hours! The students who saw the best score improvements (4 or more points) almost all completed more than 15 hours of preparation.

You are not required to complete an exact number of sessions. If you want to maximize your results, however, the packages listed are strongly recommended.

Test Materials

All ACT students at Sexton Test Prep receive the following preparation materials:

  1. A copy of the Official ACT Study Guide, the only preparation guide that contains only real ACT questions
  2. A copy of the Princeton Review’s 1296 ACT Practice Questions, a preparation manual containing the equivalent of eight practice tests

Your HS Guidance Counselor will be able to provide you with an additional practice test. Be sure to go get it.

Test Planning

There are so many tests, test dates, and preparation materials theses days that it can tough to make a game plan. Let me help you set up a schedule and save yourself the hassle. I offer advice about all of the following:

  1. Which tests to take (SAT, ACT, SAT II)
  2. When to schedule your tests
  3. How to sign up for the tests and which services to sign up for
  4. Extra time testing
  5. Test  centers
  6. Good independent preparation materials

We want you to be able to focus your energy on the test itself. We’ll do the planning for you.

Package Discounts

We are glad to offer discounts to our clients who commit to more sessions. Please see our pricing page for more information.

The SSAT and ISEE are a crucial component of private school admission. These tests are also often some of students’ first experiences with high-stakes standardized testing. As such, individualized coaching can have a large and meaningful impact on student performance.

Our tutors can help your student demystify and conquer these important tests, which are unlike the tests that students encounter in the classroom. Your student will enter these tests knowing exactly what to look for and what to do.

The PSAT and PLAN are pre-tests for the SAT and ACT, respectively. Students usually take the PLAN at the beginning of their sophomore years or the PSAT at the beginning of their junior years. These tests help give students an idea about how they might perform on actual SAT and ACT tests. The PSAT also serves as a qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.

While most students do not do heavy preparation for these tests, a few preparatory sessions can help students get used these tests’ format, style, and pacing. One of our experienced test preparation tutors can help your student go into these tests feeling comfortable and confident.

SAT/ACT: How to Decide

We recommend taking a mock test for both SAT and ACT. Then, we will help you and your student interpret the results and make a decision about which test your student should pursue.

The ACT is more straightforward, but covers a broad range of material and moves very quickly, especially in reading and science. Slow test-takers should avoid the ACT.

The SAT gives you more time, but is trickier. The wording of the questions and answer is complex and sometimes confusing. But, many students enjoy the strategic, puzzle-based nature of the test.

All SAT programs with Sexton Test Prep are currently taught by highly qualified and carefully trained tutors. Learn more about them by clicking here.

1-on-1 Tutoring

Standardized tests are a significant factor in admissions at the vast majority of U.S. colleges and universities, so you need to make sure you reach your highest score potential. Regardless of how you score, one-on-one tutoring is the best way to maximize your results.

Sexton Test Prep uses every practice problem you do to identify and strengthen your areas of weakness. We do this because we want to bring you the most individualized and yet comprehensive experience as possible.

Sections Offered

We offer help with all three sections of the SAT: verbal (critical reading), writing, and math. You may choose to work on all three sections, a combination of two, or only one. Your tutoring program will be customized to address you individual needs.

Number of Sessions

Based on five years of score data, students who complete 10 or more hours of test prep have score improvements that are almost 100% higher than those achieved by students who complete fewer than 10 hours. The students who saw the best score improvements (250 points or more) almost all completed more than 15 hours of preparation.

You are not required to complete an exact number of sessions. If you want to maximize your results, however, the packages listed are strongly recommended.

Custom Curriculum

The Sexton Test Prep curriculum is the product of more than seven years of extensive research and revision. Covering all three sections of the test and filled with strategies and skill-building exercises, this manual can help students of all ability levels learn everything they need to know to meet their score goals. Furthermore, almost every page in the curriculum refers you to topic-specific problems in the Official Guide, so you will always be able to find real SAT problems on the exact topic you are studying.

Test Materials

All SAT students at Sexton Test Prep receive the full package of proprietary preparation materials. These include:

  1. A copy of the Official SAT Study Guide, the only preparation guide that contains only real SAT questions
  2. The full, proprietary Sexton Test Prep curriculum
  3. Up to 310 vocabulary flashcards, with words selected only according to their frequencies on official SAT questions

You will be working almost exclusively on official SAT problems.

Test Planning

There are so many tests, test dates, and preparation materials that it can tough to make a testing game plan. Let us help you set up a schedule and save you the anxiety. Sexton Test Prep offers advice about all of the following:

  1. Which tests to take (SAT, ACT, SAT II)
  2. When to schedule your tests
  3. How to sign up for the tests and which services to sign up for
  4. Extra time testing
  5. Test centers
  6. Good independent preparation materials

We want you to be able to focus your energy on the test itself. We’ll do the planning for you.

Package Discounts

We are glad to offer discounts discounts to our clients who commit to more sessions. Please see our pricing page for more information.

1-on-1 Tutoring

SAT II Subject Tests are an important part of the admissions process at some prominent colleges and universities. While they generally do test on material learned at school, they also contain questions on material that many students have not learned at school. One-on-one preparation, therefore, is often crucial to success on the SAT II’s.

Subjects Offered

Sexton Test Prep offers tutoring for the following SAT II Subject Tests:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Literature
  • Math I
  • Math II
  • Literature

Please contact us if there is a test you are looking for help with that is not listed.  As more tutors are added to the team, new subjects may become available.

Number of Sessions

Four sessions are recommended for SAT II Subject Test preparation. While the number of sessions can be tailored to your needs, we suggest that you do not do fewer than four sessions.

Test Materials

All students at Sexton Test Prep receive the full package of SAT II preparation materials, these include:

  1. A copy of the Official Study Guide for All SAT II Subject Tests, the only preparation guide that contains only real SAT II questions.
  2. A copy of the Princeton Review preparation manual specific to your subject test.

Test Planning

There are so many tests, test dates, and preparation materials these days that it can tough to make a game plan. Let us help you set up a schedule and save yourself the hassle. We offer advice about all of the following:

  1. Which tests to take (SAT, ACT, SAT II)
  2. When to schedule your tests
  3. How to sign up for the tests and which services to sign up for
  4. Extra time testing
  5. Test centers
  6. Good independent preparation materials

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