FAQ Test Prep

Frequently Asked Questions

Test Prep


If you are not sure which test you should take, complete a full-length practice test in each exam. This is the best way to decide which test is right for you. Since the style and content of both tests are somewhat similar, figuring out how you handle time pressure, complex reading passages, and multi-step questions can help determine which test is a better fit.

What are the major differences between the SAT and the ACT?

The ACT questions are more straightforward, but there is less time in which to complete them. On the ACT, speed counts. The SAT provides students more time, but the reading is more complicated and the questions are trickier with some multi-step problem-solving. The ACT includes a science section; the SAT does not. The SAT has a “no calculator” section; the ACT does not.

Do colleges prefer the SAT to the ACT?

Colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT; however, some colleges will substitute the ACT for an SAT subject test (especially in the sciences). This fact is just another area to consider when choosing your test prep.

Do you provide group as well as individual test prep tutoring?

Yes, we work with small groups of 2-3 students. Students are carefully screened for similar strengths and challenge areas to customize instruction and maximize learning.