Standardized Test Prep
The SAT prep course is a small group of 5 to 15 students. It includes a diagnostic test, practice tests, and personalized instruction to meet the specific needs of the students within that group.
In this course, we help students
- review grammar, usage, and mechanics to better prepare for the essay section,
- compose well-written passages that will gain high scores with grading officials,
- gain confidence through insights and practice, which includes how to manage time better, overcome test anxiety, and understand how scoring is conducted,
- distinguish the difference between school exams and standardized tests such as the SAT, and
- solve math problems using shortcuts and other tips to manage time efficiently during the exam.
The classwork and homework assignments will help students maximize their performance on all sections of the SAT. We focus on preparing students to excel in reading comprehension and understanding vocabulary in context.
*There are no makeup sessions with this course.
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Good Hope Tutoring offers the ACT Prep Course, which consists of a small group of 5 to 15 students. This course includes a diagnostic test, practice tests, and personalized instruction to meet the specific needs of the students within that group.
In this 22-hour course, we teach students a variety of study techniques. We provide an extensive review of test-taking strategies, test anxiety reduction tools, English and writing concepts, reading comprehension tools, mathematics and algebraic skills review, and science test strategies.
Classwork and homework assignments will help students master all sections of the ACT. We point out major differences between the ACT and regular tests in school. We also teach students time management skills to help them solve math problems quickly and efficiently during the test. Our course will significantly improve students’ scores and confidence.
*There is a 2-hour make-up class on the last day. This class is optional.
This is a question that many students face when preparing for college. Until recently, most colleges only accepted the SAT. Now, all colleges accept either test.
The main differences between the the SAT and the ACT are as follows:
- The SAT provides formulas in the mathematics section. The ACT does not.
- The SAT contains three sections: Reading, Math, and Writing and Language. The ACT contains four sections: Reading, Math, English, and Science. Both also have an optional essay.
- The ACT tests your knowledge base (how much you know), whereas the SAT tests your thinking skills (how you think and reason).
- Both tests are given 7 times per year.
The PSAT course consists of 3 to 8 students. This course offers a diagnostic test and practice tests. It also tailors instruction to the specific needs of the students within that group.
In this 21-hour course, we give expert advice on the best way to approach the PSAT. Students are given reviews and assignments covering critical reading, math, and writing skills.
We prepare students for the math section, which focuses in-depth on three essential areas of math: Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Heart of Algebra, and Passport to Advanced Math.
We also help students to navigate through the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections in which they will have to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence found in a wide range of sources.
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an admissions test for entry into Catholic high schools and some private high schools. Good Hope Tutoring offers this course to small groups of 3 to 8 students and tailors the course to the specific needs of the students within that group.
This 21-hour course comprises five multiple-choice sections: verbal, quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language skills. Depending on the school, the HSPT might also feature an optional section covering science, mechanical aptitude or Catholic religion.
The optional test is not included in the composite score from the HSPT and not every school chooses to use the optional test. Schools that require the optional test might use the score to determine a student’s placement in particular courses such as honors and advanced classes.