iAchieve Learning is the leading provider of Test Prep Tutoring in the Chicagoland area! Preparing for the ACT and SAT is a critical time for high school students and can be very overwhelming. Our tutors will provide guidance and customized lessons for each student that caters to their specific needs. They will go above and beyond to make sure that the student they’re working with will be successful and feel confident when they walk in to take the test. During the sessions the tutor will focus on reviewing content, providing test taking strategies and proctor practice tests. We offer both ACT test prep tutoring and SAT test prep tutoring and will be offering other types of test prep in the near future.
“My tutor at iAchieve Learning really helped me prepare for the ACT. I had taken the ACT once and after help from my tutor, my score improved by 4 points!” – Anonymous
Should I Take the ACT or SAT?
The SAT was recently changed in March of 2016 and is designed more closely to the ACT although there are still differences between the two. Click the following link to see what the major differences are between the ACT and SAT. Colleges don’t care which test is submitted so it’s important for students to pick one of the two tests to focus on, instead of studying for both. One way to determine which test is best for you would be to take a practice test for both the ACT and SAT to see which test produces the better result. Then, you’ll know which test to focus all of your time and energy on. There are practice tests to purchase either online or through test prep books or you can request to take a free practice exam with us! This would require a 3-4 hour commitment on the weekend.
When planning on studying for the ACT or SAT, it’s extremely important to prepare early! These are not the types of tests that you can cram for. The more time you spend regularly preparing for the ACT and SAT, the better you’ll perform. If a student is taking one of these tests for the first time, they need to get practice on all sections of the test and it’s especially important that they take the time to correct and review all wrong answers. We recommend taking one of the tests during the winter of your junior year. Many students take the ACT or SAT twice so if you don’t do as well as you had hoped, then you can take it again in the spring. Each student is different in their individual needs and the ways that they learn. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend students spend at least 24 hours preparing for the ACT or SAT if they’re taking it for the first time.
Benefits to Preparing Early:
- More time to prepare and not cram
- Minimize stress during your junior year
- Additional test dates to choose from
- Increase your confidence level
Remember, each student learns differently and has their own strengths and weaknesses. Our tutors will work with you to determine these strengths and weaknesses and help create a flexible schedule in order for you to be successful!