Best ACT And SAT Prep In Washington DC

August 23, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

College is a huge investment. With recent research talking about whether or not student debt is worth the degree, it’s now more important than ever to get scholarships. Making higher education more affordable is done through merit-based scholarships and academic achievement, which means scoring high on the ACT and SAT exams. These tutors, practice tests and study groups will help prepare you for the big day so you can score high and get the scholarships you need.

Huntington Center
9653 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 359-4714

Depending on your level of assistance needed with the exam, Huntington Center offers three levels of personal, one-on-one tutoring for SAT and ACT exams. There’s as little as a 10-hour program to the 28-hour program and the Premier Program. The Premier Program starts with the full practice exam that evaluates where a student needs improvement, then a customized program is put together. The 28- and 10-hour programs are more geared towards those that have waited until the last minute with as few as two weeks until test time. Regardless of which level you need, there will be at least one practice test during the program.

K-12 Tutoring Center
5966 Columbia Pike, Suite 201
Falls Church, VA 22041
(571) 303-0058

K-12 Tutoring Center makes SAT preparation simple and easy through its direct approach of targeting the student’s specific areas for improvement. This means a personalized program unique to that individual with homework that will reinforce the skills the student currently has while working to improve the ones that are on the weaker side. With plenty of practice tests, K-12 Tutoring gets results. It’s perfect for international students with bilingual teachers in Spanish, Arabic, Pashtu, Italian and other languages for those students in which English is not their first language.

Langley Prep
2001 N. Adams St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 825-8361

For students that need personal attention, Langley offers private tutoring in the student’s home. It focuses on SAT and ACT prep by mentoring the students to understand the problem, rather than simply maximizing test scores. That being said, Langley achieves an average point increase of 300 with a maximum of 500 points. A free trial session is used to identify the areas where a student needs improvement so that Langley can customize the coaching to each particular student.

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Loudon County Prep
(703) 638-0684

Boasting an average point increase of 350, Loudon believes that it has the personal attention that makes its program unique. With no standardized syllabus for learning, Loudoun takes every student’s skills and strengths into consideration during the program. It also keeps the class sizes small with about three students that take an assessment test before the classes begin. There are five proctored exams and then a refresher session the day before the actual exam. The price is also very affordable for a small group prep at $999 for 26 hours of classroom time.

Parallax Test Prep
(202) 643-0727

Parallax specializes in one-on-one tutoring for the SAT and ACT with professional tutor Anthony Ritz. Anthony boasts a perfect score on his own SAT and SAT II exams, which he took three times with the same result. His advanced degree testing landed him in the 99th percentile for both the GMAT and LSAT exams. More than simply having students memorize answers to the question, he helps them understand the problem and provides students with strategic techniques to achieve a better score on their exams. Tutoring sessions are done at a variety of metro-accessible locations.

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