Practice Tests
Practice Tests

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Take a practice Test

Having a benchmark set of scores and question analysis is essential for knowing where you stand and properly directing your study plan. Proctored diagnostic tests are available on select Sunday mornings, and every student’s first test is offered and scored free of charge. ACT and SAT tests typically take between 3 and 3.5 hours to complete. Results and analysis are available the Monday following the test date. Alternate tests (SAT Subject, AP) and dates are available on request. Spaces are extremely limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.

Analyze your Results

Scores and section breakdowns are available the Monday following each test. Take some time to look over your results. Compare them to the required scores and percentiles for the college programs you are interested in. Not sure what any of the numbers mean? Want a better understanding of how your scores are going to factor into the admissions process? Want a clear idea of how best to move forward with your studying? Schedule a free consultation and get the all the information you’ll need.

Set up a study plan

Once you have your results, you’ll be able to better identify your weaknesses and focus your studies. No matter your goals or timeline, your study plan should be built on three key pillars. Finding your motivation, practicing as much as you reasonably can, and analyzing the heck out of your mistakes. For some students that might mean a few months of dedicated support and direction, for others it might mean just a session or two of fine tuning. No matter the plan, the great thing is you can be confident you’ll have all the tools and experience required to be successful on test day.
Why are the initial test and consultation free?
I want to provide value for anyone who takes time out of their day to speak with me. In some cases, that value takes the form of an engaging and enduring mentorship: I have students I have guided from Junior High all the way to Medical School. In others, that value comes in the form of a handful of targeted sessions that build confidence and a greater understanding of how learning style, grit, memory, and stress will play into the future academic endeavors. And even if we don’t end up working together, for many students and families there is value in just having an hour to sit down with an expert and get your questions answered. The process of applying to colleges is stressful enough without having to guess at some of the rules. So schedule a meeting, bring your concerns, hopes, and dreams, and let’s have a conversation.
How do the practice tests work?
Proctored practice tests for the ACT, SAT, and select subject tests are available twice on most Saturdays. Initial tests are provided free of charge as a benchmark for students interested in determining how best to approach their studies. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Results are made available the following Monday. Click HERE to see the current testing schedule.
Do students have to commit to a specific number of sessions or a minimum block of hours?
No. And you should be a little insulted by any tutor or program that makes that demand: it’s a business model that at best is invested in inefficiency and at worst in failure. My favorite situation in test prep is when I get to tell a student who planned to spend eight sessions with me that she is ready to go after three. My approach and my sessions are designed to be as efficient and effective as possible. I respect my students’ time and energy (and their family’s hard work and sacrifice) too much to require they give me some arbitrary block of hours or funds.
How many sessions do you normally advise?
Great question. And without knowing a student’s academic background, extracurriculars, practice test scores, targets, goals, and a whole host of other factors, I can’t answer it. A more helpful question might be: “Hey, if I’m starting from scratch, how many weeks should I block out for prep?” To that, I’d answer “anywhere from 8-12”. Now maybe you’ll take your first practice test and realize you’re already good to go, or maybe you’ll only need a few targeted sessions. But it’s much easier (and more effective) to taper because you’ve already hit your target score than it is to cram material in at the last minute. By starting the process with a 2-3 month buffer, you’ll give yourself plenty of time to prepare so that you can feel confident and in control come test day.

FROM MY STUDENTS

“There are very few people who can translate what they comprehend on a deep level into something tailored for every person they teach. I honestly don’t know if I’ve learned as much from any teacher in a school year as I did from Chris when he tutored me, and about more than just school—he genuinely believes in his students and encourages them to reach new heights in and outside of the classroom. I am unbelievably grateful to have been able to learn from him.” Sophia | ACT, Calculus | Harvard University

Schedule a Practice Test

ACT and SAT tests typically take about 3.5 hours from start to finish. Results are available the Monday following the test. Spaces are limited.
No charge. No pressure. Just 3.5 hours of your life in return for a better sense of where you stand and what you need to focus on to meet those college goals.

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