For many students, private tutoring is a better option for test preparation. Whether you are looking for a more individualized program or you have a busy schedule to work around, we will develop the right tutoring program to fit your needs. Additionally with a diverse and talented teaching staff, we will take the time to find the right tutor for your student. There is no expiration date on tutoring hours so they can be used entirely during the summer or can extend throughout the year. All tutoring programs include materials, practice plans, and an unlimited number of proctored practice tests (we recommend at least 4). While tutoring takes place in-home, students are encouraged to join us for practice tests at any of our locations in Fox Chapel, Squirrel Hill, Pine-Richland, Sewickley and La Roche College.
For students who want to combine the structure of our classroom course with additional, targeted attention, our hybrid tutoring program is the right fit. This includes additional tutoring at a subsidized rate and is only available in conjunction with a classroom course. How those hours are structured is flexible. Past students have used them to focus on challenging areas, have saved them to review prior to their testing date during the year, or used them as an introduction to the ACT.
Our 10-hour tutoring program is designed for students who are only focused on one or two of the three subsections on the SAT (Critical Reading, Math, Writing). For example, if a student already has strong scores on the Math section, then we would use the 10-hour program to focus on the Critical Reading and the Writing. The 10-hour program includes a copy of our curriculum and a book of 10 full length authentic practice tests. This program can also be structured to introduce students to the ACT.
Our 20-hour tutoring program is the most popular as it covers every section of either the SAT or ACT and allows for more flexibility. In addition to being more comprehensive than the 10-hour program, the 20-hour program also allows for more time to be devoted to any of a student’s more challenging areas. It includes all of our program materials and practice tests. Parents and students will receive ongoing feedback, as well as recommendations as to whether some hours should be saved for later testing dates.
Our 30-hour program is the right fit for any student seeking completely comprehensive test preparation for either the SAT, ACT or both. This program includes more time for guided practice and offers the greatest opportunity to focus on any area of need. It can be used entirely during the summer but is typically extended throughout the school year, particularly for student who plan to take the SAT or ACT multiple times.