Test Prep

AdeptPrep helps students prepare for the SAT or the ACT, beginning with helping students choose which test is best for them.  We work with students one on one, finding where we can get the most traction to improve that individual student's scores -- one of the many reasons individual prep is so much more effective than group classes. We ask students to give us a minimum of three months of lead time if possible to prepare for the SAT or ACT.  (For subject tests one month is usually plenty.)  

We also prepare students for the College Board subject tests and AP exams, as well as the LSAT and the GRE.

Looking for more information on subject tests? Click here

ACT vs. SAT

In our experience, the ACT is the better option for a majority of students!
Let’s walk through how to decide if you are one of them:


SAT ACT
The Reading Section Hard!
(but not that fast)
Fast!
(but rather easy, although boring)
Accomodations 1.5 time means you are there for almost 5 hours straight Kids who qualify for 1.5 time are nearly always also granted multi-day testing
(once we inform them they should apply)
Math Trickier
Harder to train for
There’s a no calculator portion
More straightforward
Very preppable
Calculator allowed on the entire test
Science NA Horrible at first sight, but extremely preppable
English/Writing (i.e., Grammar!) Almost no difference

Further considerations:

SAT: Grammar and Reading comprehension combined into one score ACT: “English” (grammar) and Reading are seperate scores
Is one going to display your strengths better than another? Where else do you have an opportunity to demonstrate your abilities? For example, are your AP Language or Calculus scores impressive, or can you perform well on a Math subject test (hint: you probably can).

Still unsure of what test to take? Click here to contact us for a free phone consultation

Stats for the SAT classes

The New SAT is much more content-based, and includes a substantial amount of statistics - that students don't know.

As a statistician, our Director of Tutoring wasn't sorry to discover this new emphasis, but since the high school curriculum in the Washington area generally does not include statistics before senior year (if at all), students need to get caught up. Jen is now periodically teaching a two part class (4 hours total) to provide students taking the new SAT the basic statistics knowledge they need.  Email us to learn when it's next being offered.