Preparing for college is the one thing that a student must do for himself or herself. There is a concern that not all students have access to the tools for proper preparation. However, that is not entirely accurate. While there are programs that are costly, the industrious student can find ways around that by using free sample tests and test-taking tips obtained when registering. Another option is to visit the local library or bookstore to study from books on preparing for the SAT and ACT tests. If looking for a little extra help for the upcoming ACT or SAT, seek out one of these companies that are eager to send you off to the college of your choice.
Christian Brothers High School
4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
Christian Brothers High School offers classes for its students for testing on the SAT during the school year. Their site encourages you to determine what type of test-taker you are to help you decide if you need to prepare for the SAT. Its 2013-14 schedule is not available as of press. However, according to the site, Christian Brothers offers a practice test in March, as well as a six-week prep course. Christian Brothers encourages you to take as many tests as you like because colleges always take your highest score.
Rebecca Stone, B.A., MA
Rebecca Stone is a credentialed instructor of English with 30 years of experience in teaching. She is available to prepare your student for the SAT and ACT tests. Highlights of her tutoring include the student having greater confidence to work independently and improvement that is measurable. She gives concentrated instruction on an individual basis, evaluations that are in depth, feedback, coaches the student on their skills for study and test taking, has up-to-date materials and continually networks with accomplished professionals.
The Tutoring Company
PO Box 4556
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Founded by husband-and-wife team Nathan and Hope Vigil, The Tutoring Company has a team of dedicated educators. The company specializes in SAT tutoring in a one-on-one setting. First, a diagnostic test is taken or analysis of previous scores. From there, a tutoring program is designed for the student’s specific needs. The program teaches strategies on test taking and strengthens the student’s confidence, while guaranteeing a higher score. The Tutoring Company also offers one-on-one tutoring for the ACT test. All tutors have experience teaching and have a bachelor’s degree.
Samantha Franks Learning Center
9370 Studio Ct., Suite 100A
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Located in Elk Grove, the Samantha Franks Learning Center provides students of all ages one-on-one tutoring. The philosophy of the center is that “one-on-one tutoring delivers the best results.” The facility has experienced tutors to instruct your student in the SAT prep as well as other college prep.
EZ Tutoring offers one-on-one in-home tutoring to prepare for the ACT and SAT tests. The company offers tutors to Sacramento and the surrounding areas. The tutors work around the schedule of the student for his or her convenience. They form a customized method of tutoring for each student, depending on the needs of said student.
Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.