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SAT and ACT Prep Resources

The following is a list of resources students have used to prepare for the SAT or ACT.  The courses are offered at different times and locations and offer different approaches to preparing for the SAT or ACT.  The list includes online and in person resources with options for self-directed study or a direction with an instructor.  For a list of private tutors in the area, please check in with the Guidance Office.   In addition to a list of classes and tutoring, a list of book and online resources has been provided.  Please note that book resources are often updated from year to year and it is important to purchase the most up to date materials.  This information is provided as a starting point for students looking to prepare for the SAT or ACT and the list is by no means exhaustive.  The value of any SAT or ACT preparation is directly related to the motivation and time spent by the individual in doing the required work. 

ONLINE Only Resources

Khan Academy - FREE

World-Class, Personalized SAT Practice on Khan Academy — Totally Free

Online practice for the redesigned SAT that’s open to anyone, anytime, anywhere created by the College Board and Khan Academy.  Practice resources include:

  • Thousands of interactive questions
  • Four official full-length tests
  • Video Lessons, hints, and answer explanations

Explore it now and make sure to share the news.  Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Watch the College Board and Khan Academy chat about their personalized and free tools available for the SAT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4zUMO24RVg

Collegeboard.org - SAT/ SAT Subject Only

Varsity Tutors:  https://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests#

Varsity Learning Tools currently provides free diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and questions of the day for the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests and subject matter.  

In addition to ACT and SAT prep material, they also have over 100,000 professionally written problems and thousands of distinct practice tests across 150 subjects, including foreign languages, history, math, and science at all levels of sophistication, as well as a full Common Core section.  

The Official SAT Online Course - SAT only

PSAT Score Report

  • https://quickstart.collegeboard.com/posweb/login.jsp
  • If student has taken the PSAT and has their score report log-in to this portion of the College Board website to find a breakdown of the score report, career interest inventories, college information and hundreds of SAT practice questions

Number 2

  • http://www.number2.com/
  • ACT and SAT
  • Tutorials, practice sessions adapting to student ability, vocab builder and more
  • Parents, teachers and counselors can monitor progress by becoming a “coach”
  • FREE

Internet 4 Classrooms

Ineedapencil.com

ePrep

Classes/ Tutoring for SAT and ACT

Catalyst      www.CatalystPrep.com
 

 In just one weekend, come learn everything you need to know to outsmart the SAT from the only prep company whose curriculum developers have earned multiple perfect scores (2400) on the test. With Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp, you'll arm yourself with a strategy for every type of question guaranteed to be on the exam, learn how to avoid the most common traps, and discover how to write a perfect-score essay -- no matter what question is asked! Cost is $175. Sign up at www.CatalystPrep.com or call 800.235.0056 with any questions.

Chyten     www.chyten.com
  • 1-800-428-TEST
  • Where- Chyten- Centers in Beverly, Andover, Lexington
  • SAT, SAT Subject, AP, ACT
  • ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test
  • Actual Conditions Practice Tests
  • Individual and Group Tutoring
  • Cost- Yes

Kaplan     http://www.kaptest.com/College/Home/index.html

  • 1-800-KAPTEST
  • SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, AP
  • Where- Classes at Beverly High School, Ipswich High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea Community Center
  • In person Classes with practice tests
  • Online classes- self-paced or teacher directed- with practice tests
  • Individual and Small Group Tutoring
  • Cost- Yes
  • *Note: Some options only designed for the SAT

Khan Academy     https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

  •  Free SAT practice including video tutorials
Episcopal City Tutoring-

http://www.christchurchhw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148&Itemid=157

  • 978-468-4461
  • Where- Christ Church-Hamilton-Wenham
  • SAT
  • One-on-One tutoring with practice tests- 90 minute to two hours
  • Cost- Yes- Funds go to tutoring facilities in low-income areas
Sullivan Tutoring     http://www.sullivantutoring.com/
  • 978-774-0676
  • Email: info@sullivantutoring.com
  • Danvers, MA
  • SAT, SAT Subject, ACT
  • Tutoring- one-on-one- 90 minute sessions
  • SullivanCards- SAT math, English and vocabulary instruction in flashcard format
  • Classroom Sessions- 60 or 90 minutes
  • Cost- Yes
Commonwealth Learning Center     www.commlearn.com
  • Danvers, MA
  • http://www.commlearn.com/student-programs/
  • 978-774-0094
  • Email: info@commlearn.com
  • SAT
  • Individual- One-on-One tutoring
  • Cost- Yes
H.S.A. Tutoring- (Harvard Student Agencies)     http://tutoring.hsa.net/
  • 617-496-1506
  • Email: tutoring@hsa.net
  • Where- Harvard University
  • SAT, SAT Subject, AP
  • Courses with lecture and practice tests
  • Individual and Group Tutoring
  • Cost? Yes 
Princeton Review

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-test-preparation.aspx

  • 1-877-266-5777
  • ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, AP
  • Classroom sessions online and in person
  • Self-paced online courses
  • Small Group or one-on-one tutoring with customized instruction (online and in person)
  • Cost- Yes
Revolution Prep     http://www.revolutionprep.com/
  • 877-738-7737
  • SAT and ACT
  • Where- Various high schools including Wakefield, Reading, North Andover
  • Group Courses- online or in person with practice tests
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Online Self-Study-Course
  • Cost- Yes
Sylvan Learning Center
  • Peabody, MA
  • http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/centers/01960/index.cfm
  • 1-888-EDUCATE
  • SAT and ACT
  • In-center small group instruction with online instruction and practice tests
  • SylvanTestPrep.com- on-demand prep course- practice tests, score reports, program targets
  • Sylvan SAT/ACT prep- flexible scheduling- in-center group instruction
  • SAT Bootcamp and SAT Prep Classes
  • Cost? Yes
  • *Note: Some classes only available for SAT
Think Big Tutors     http://www.thinkbigtutors.com/

Test Preparation Books

* Please note when purchasing these resources, one should purchase the materials that are most up to date
  • PSAT Booklets and Score Report (If student has taken the PSAT)
  • The Official SAT Study Guide - The College Board
  • Cracking the SAT (College Test Preparation) - Princeton Review
  • 11 Practice Tests for the SAT and PSAT (College Test Preparation) - Princeton Review
  • The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subject Tests - The College Board
  • Kaplan SAT: Strategies, Practice and Review - Kaplan
  • Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the SAT - Kaplan
  • Kaplan 2400: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students - Kaplan
  • The Real ACT Prep Guide: The Only Official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT - ACT Inc.
  • Dissecting the ACT 2.0: ACT Test Preparation Advice of a Perfect Scorer - Rajiv Raju and Silpa Raju
  • 1,296 ACT Practice Questions - Princeton Review
  • Crash Course for the ACT: The Last Minute Guide to Scoring High - Princeton Review
  • Cracking the ACT - Princeton Review

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