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WHY STUDENTS WHO TAKE OUR SUMMER TEST PREP COURSE GET HIGHER SCORES
Is it better to wait until closer to your actual ACT or SAT test-date before enrolling in a preparation program? With many test-preparation programs the answer may be yes. Ours is different:
We let all our students return forever for free, even for individual tutoring.
We are the only test-prep course that does this! You can continue to work to raise your score throughout the school year, even on a one-to-one basis, and not have to pay anything, so you’ll actually be getting much more value for the cost of the course.
You’re not in school!
You’ll actually have time to do homework for our class; you won’t be exhausted from a long day of school; you won’t be as busy with sports, clubs, and other activities. In other words, you’ll get much more out of our course. Students have always raised their test-scores more in our summer courses than any other time of the year.
You’ll be able to identify your weaknesses and have more time to address those issues.
Finishing the ACT on time is not easy. It can take lots of practice for some to finish on time. In the summer, you’ll have time to practice. You’ll also know what English and Math concepts you actually need to brush up on or actually learn, so when you get back to school in the fall, you’ll know what math chapters are on the ACT or SAT and what grammar skills you need to review.
You don’t have to worry about missing a class.
If you’re taking a class to finish right before the actual ACT or SAT and you have to miss a class you may not have time to make it up, assuming the course you are in even allows for make-ups. If you miss one of our classes in the summer you’ll have months to make it up. And yes, we do make-ups, even individually.
You’ll raise your score more!
As mentioned above, since you’re not in school, it’s much easier to do homework for us and really put some quality time into studying for these silly tests.
You can continue to work on raising your score.
By taking a course in the summer you have the luxury of time. This gives you the opportunity to continue to practice throughout the school year without feeling like your “cramming” for the exam. If you can do even just one practice test per month, even one test every two months, throughout the school year, imagine how high your score could be by the following June. And remember, we’ll sit with you on an individual basis and go over those tests -- for free!
WHY WE BELIEVE THE ACT IS THE BETTER TEST TO STUDY FOR
To be blunt, why would you spend money to prep for a test that no one knows much about?
Imagine you had a test in Algebra II coming up with a certain teacher. You can choose between two friends to study with. One friend has a drawer full of that teacher’s old tests from past years of the exact chapter the test will be on. The other friend is good at math but goes to a different school. Who would you choose to study with?
The SAT was completely revamped in 2023. There are no old tests to examine for content. There are no old tests to examine for patterns and trends. Anyone who claims to tutor or offers classes for the new SAT is selling you a guess - because that’s all anyone can do at this point.
The ACT has remained largely the same since 1989.
And since every college in the nation accepts either test for admissions, why wouldn’t you choose to study for the test where you can actually use old tests to study for the new one?
GROSSE POINTE COURSE OFFERINGS
7-Session Course ACT ($495)
This course consists of 7 sessions, each two hours long, except where noted. The class focuses on concepts students will see on the ACT and how they are tested. Strategies apply to ACT, so students taking this course should not consider it applicable for SAT preparation. Students may repeat any portion of any course as often as they wish. All materials, including supplementary materials, are included. Results are guaranteed.
7 or 8-Session SAT "Digital" Course ($495/$595)
This new course offering will prepare students in the class of 2025 and beyond for the new SAT. This latest version will be on computer and be "adaptive", meaning how a student does on one section will determine how difficult their second section is. This, of course, will be a factor in their potential score. Also, this latest version of the SAT will have a completely new Reading/Writing section. Our course will prepare students for this latest version.