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Best Test Prep Tutors In Washington DC

January 11, 2013 8:00 AM

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Successfully passing the SAT exam with a high score is critical for students seeking admissions to college. Fortunately for families, test-prep tutors abound. Finding the right fit is the real challenge. Options include online sessions, one-on-one instruction and traditional classroom settings. No matter which you prefer, these are the best test-prep tutors in D.C.

Transcend Academy
1250 24th St.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-0514

Price: Call for quote

Test preparation here includes practice test-taking and learning strategies. Individual tutoring is available to accommodate any schedule. Transcend also offers SAT and ACT preparation for first-time test takers. Small group sessions are designed for those familiar with the test. Instructors have several years of experience in college preparatory curriculum, instruction and tutoring.

The Enrichment Center
6109 Broad St.
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 229-8000

Price: Call or email for quote

Staff with personal test-prep experience works one-on-one with students at the Enrichment Center. Each student may work under conditions that are simulated to reflect the actual SAT test. Constructive feedback is also provided on the essay portion of the exam. Centers are available in the Washington D.C. metro area, including the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Fairfax County and Arlington County. Parents receive regular updates on students’ progress to ensure optimal results.

Related: Complete SAT Prep: Classroom

Top Test Prep
3615 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 618-4473

Price: Call for quote

Top Test Prep offers instructors who have teaching experience and familiarity with the SAT and test preparation. Each instructor is thoroughly screened before he or she is hired to guarantee parents and their test takers get exactly what they need every time. Students must complete an SAT diagnostic exam to be assessed by Top Test Prep staff. An individually designed tutoring study plan is created for each student. A free consultation is available prior to enrollment.

Tutoring For Success
(703) 390-9220

Price: Call or email for quote

Tutoring for Success provides in-home tutoring services courtesy of instructors with bachelor’s degrees as well as experience in teaching or tutoring with knowledge of the subject matter. Instructors also undergo criminal background checks and reference checks. Tutoring for Success offers the option of taking a practice test for an additional analysis of key areas. Tutors are available in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. Online sign-up is also available.

Langley Prep
2001 N. Adams St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 606-1885

Price: Call or email for quote

Langley Prep offers SAT, TJ Test, PSAT and SSAT on a year-round basis. Parents may schedule a free, one-hour trial session to see if Langley Prep is right for them, and to get a feel for the tutors it offers. The test preparation is offered as in-home, one-on-one instruction. Weekly progress reports are provided to parents to ensure each parent has a hand in his or her children’s success every step of the way.

Related: Test Fees For Low-Income Students Get DOE Funding

Sarah Hearn is a freelance writer covering all things DC. Her work can be found on

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