Comprehensive SAT & ACT Prep Courses
PREPARE is dedicated to preparing young people for the college admissions process by training them for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT —and helping them find their own unique voice in their college essays.
Enrolling in a PREPARE course may be the best investment you ever make. If you commit yourself to our intensive SAT and ACT prep classes, you will dramatically increase your test scores and significantly improve your chances of receiving thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars per year in merit aid from the college of your choice.
PREPARE is the best value on the test prep market. We offer more instructional hours at a far lower cost per hour than any of our competitors. Since 2004, Prepare has helped over 6,000 students substantially improve their ACT and SAT scores.
We now offer students detailed assistance with their college essays, as well.
2016: The New SAT is here!
This year's seniors have not been affected at all by the all-new SAT, which was offered for the first time in March.
So far, my students' New SAT and PSAT scores have been pretty high... suspiciously so. Hey, I'd love to pat myself on the back for doing an awesome job preparing my kids--hopefully, I have--but it seems likely that the SAT has been playing it safe, skewing its scores a little on the high side, to make their new test seem more user-friendly. That sounds great... but if everyone submits high SAT scores to colleges across the land next fall, how are colleges to decide between all those high-scoring applicants? Thus, I fully expect the average New PSAT and SAT score to keep moving down until to get a more 'representative' average score.
This is a problem because, with grade inflation rampant in U.S. high schools, the whole point of the SAT and ACT is to provide a level playing field to compare students from different schools. But if the bulk of New SAT scores seems suspiciously high to college admissions departments... how are they supposed to evaluate these numbers and, more importantly, offer merit aid scholarships based on those scores?
That is why Prepare recommends that students take a long, hard look at the ACT, compare it to the New PSAT they took in October and/or the New SAT they are taking now, and make a clear decision about which test they prefer to concentrate on as they move towards graduation.
This is why PREPARE is now teaching a combined ACT & New SAT /PSAT prep course--to put our students in the best position to thrive on either test.
Please go to our Courses and Schedules page, where you can enroll in one of our SAT or ACT prep classes or college essay workshops.