Every student should prepare for the ACT and PSAT/SAT. Test preparation is most effective when carefully planned. We would like to hear from you several months prior to the test date so that tutoring can be arranged between 6 and 18 weeks prior to the date you plan to take the test.
Ideally, we would like for the student to complete an ACT or SAT diagnostic test. Brainiac Tutoring will score the test promptly and provide a detailed report - including the Composite Score and Subscores. Our analysis will indicate the specific skills that need to be strengthened and how we propose to help. The amount of recommended instruction time depends upon the students' needs and commitment to completing assigned homework.
Our test preparation focuses on:
Content knowledge - We will seek out the gaps in the student's English, Math, Reading, and Science knowledge. Once these gaps have been identified, we will provide instruction and assign practice to be completed during and in between sessions.
Test taking strategies - Students are taught the best strategies for taking the test.
Practice! Practice! Practice! -Taking sample tests can be helpful - but only after content gaps have been filled and test taking strategies have been learned. Once the tutor determines that the student is ready , the student will be asked to work through as many sample tests as possible given the time available. The key to improvement lies in going over the missed questions carefully to discover the causes of the errors. We do not want a student to practice making the same mistakes over and over again. So our tutors examine the students' work and discuss why the mistakes were made and how to avoid them in the future.
These steps take time. Give us a call several months prior to the planned test date so that we can help plan the most effective, individualized plan for your student.
ACT and PSAT/SAT Test Preparation
Other Standardized Test Prep
Brainiac Tutoring also provides test preparation services for other standardized tests such as the ISEE, GED and GRE. Contact us for details.