We’ll then ask you to tell us your current level of English or invite you to take our quick 20 minute placement test so we can make sure you start learning English.
Why should my child take an SAT course?
A very small number of SAT takers can prepare for the test by themselves and get an amazing score. All others can improve their score significantly if they take a good SAT prep course or work with a good SAT tutor. We have designed our courses such that the students can improve their scores making the best use of their time and effort. In the past, our students have done well and increased their scores 100, 200, 300, and even 350 points.
Who are teaching these courses?
Our courses are taught by top instructors who are also amazing test takers themselves (among the top 1%). They also are experienced and highly rated teachers and/or tutors. Partly because of our rigorous instructor selection process, our students perform so well.
What is the best time for taking these courses?
The COVID19 pandemic has made a lot of things unpredictable, including ACT/SAT being made optional at most US universities. Plus, many seniors have not been able to take ACT/SAT because of center closures. However, the number of closures has decreased.
We advise that the students take the SAT as soon as possible because we have observed that the students who have started their preparation early tend to perform better. They should start preparing for the SAT in the 9th grade and become serious in the 10th grade. Some students have taken the SAT in their 10th grade and scored well. 11th graders take the PSAT/MNSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in October. Taking a SAT course before the PSAT (for example, during the summer) is helpful in improving the PSAT score and perhaps becoming a National Merit Finalist, which could get the student tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships.
Should I take the SAT or the ACT?
Most schools accept both tests equally these days (although the percentile scores might be different). However, the design of ACT and SAT are different. ACT tests the students on their problem-solving skills that they learned in their classes, whereas SAT tests their reasoning skills. Furthermore, SAT gives more time than ACT per question. As a result, students who can work fast and can focus for a long time tend to do well in the ACT. Preparing for the SAT has the added advantage that it prepares students for the PSAT/NMSQT, which can get them valuable scholarships.
Finally, to assess whether you are better at SAT or ACT, you can take a couple of official practice tests each and see which you do better on. Then you can decide which test would suit you best.
Do you have a PSAT program?
We offer a PSAT course that runs before the PSAT/NMSQT. However, you can take any of our SAT courses and prepare for the SAT. This would automatically prepare you for the PSAT. SAT; PSAT are very similar with PSAT being slightly shorter and leaving out some of the most difficult math questions.
Do you offer tutoring?
We offer tutoring services for SAT/ACT test prep, high school math and science courses, etc. Our tutors are highly qualified with teaching experience and can improve the performance of their students.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Why are the Prep Excellence courses special?
SAT requires different strategies compared to school courses. We have scientifically designed our classes for score maximization. Our “best in the industry” instructors teach them SAT-specific strategies that they have not been taught before. We also teach them how to identify their weaknesses and strengths and work on rectifying their weaknesses so that they become better at self-study. Our courses would motivate the students to study more and effectively. We are so confident that our courses are the best that we offer a score improvement guarantee.
When does my course start and end?
The start and end date for each course is clearly indicated in the course description page and other places.
Which Prep Excellence course should I take?
No matter what your needs are, there is a Prep Excellence course for you.
- 6-Week Premium SAT Prep Course: If you are planning to take the SAT within the next 2 – 3 months and you know the math concepts needed for the SAT, this course is the most suitable for you.
- 3-week Accelerated SAT Prep Course: If you are registered for an SAT date that is in less than 6 weeks, but more than 3 weeks, this course is suitable for you.
- Weekend SAT Crash Course: If you have prepared for the SAT, but can use some help brushing up the SAT strategies to get a good score, this course is right for you.
- Winter Holiday Bootcamp for SAT: This course is entirely during the high school winter break. This class covers a lot of materials in about one and half weeks and requires a lot of work, but if you have a full schedule, this course might be suitable for you.
- 5-Week National Merit Scholarship PSAT Prep Course: If you are planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT, this course is right for you. SAT and PSAT are similar and this course focuses specifically on the PSAT. However, a student properly using this course should be able to take the SAT.
- 12-week Comprehensive SAT Prep Course: If you need to brush up the concepts in SAT Reading, Writing, and Math and have at least 12 weeks before the SAT, this course is the most suitable for you.
- 16-hour “reasoning improvement” Course: Many students have trouble with the SAT because SAT is primarily a reasoning test. This course teaches students the SAT from the “reasoning improvement” perspective.