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Our test prep is private one-on-one customized tutoring. Our curriculum is personalized to help the individual with a particular subject. Our goal is not to regurgitate a standard recitation of test prep material but rather to help the individual student master his or her weak topics and boost his or her strengths.
College Admission Tests
ACT is one of the most widely known standardized test used in college admissions in the United States.
The current ACT consists of 4 different multiple choice subject tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning with a total score ranging from 1 to 36. In addition, there is an optional writing test.
Like the SAT the material involves material that are usually taught in school. The differnce lies in the additional science section for the ACT test.
However, ACT can be improved upon through practice much like the SAT. Through good preparation in school, and more importantly ACT test prep material, a student can improve his or her score on the ACT through practice.
SAT is one of the most widely known standardized test used in college admissions in the United States.
The current SAT includes 3 sections: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing, and takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to finish. SAT score can range from 600-2400 with each section being worth up to 800 points.
SAT involves material that are usually taught in school for most Juniors or Seniors in high school. The SAT test focuses more on testing a student’s application of knowledge than on extensive knowledge of material.
However, SAT can be improved upon through practice. Through reading books, doing well in school, and using SAT test prep material, a student can improve his or her score on the SAT.
SAT Subject Tests
The SAT Subject Tests, also referred to as the SAT 2 tests, consists of 20 subject tests that are around an hour long and the subjects taken are up to the student.
School Entrance Exams
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is an entrance exam used by many independent schools and magnet schools in the United States. ISEE takes 3 hours and consists of 3 levels: entrance into grades 5-6, entrance into 7-8, and entrance into 9-12.
In all levels, the tests consists of five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement, and a 30-minute essay
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is another entrance exam used by many independent schools. There are three levels of the test: entrance into grades 4-5, entrance into 6-8, and entrance into 9-12; and consists of 3 test sections Quantitative, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal.
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Other Tests We Tutor
California High School Exit Exam is a test that is a requirement for high school graduation in the state of California and tests students in areas of reading, writing, and mathematics
Students usually take the CAHSHEE near the beginning of their sophomore year.
General Educational Development (GED) is a group of four subject tests that certify that the test taker has American high school-level academic skills, and grants those who were unable to complete highschool the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency credential.
It measures measures an individuals proficiency in science, mathematics social studies, reading, and writing.