SAT & ACT Test Preparation Services

  • Test Preparation
    The results of the PSAT come in late December or early January. Using these results as a baseline, students may decide to enroll in an SAT or ACT prep course. Ultimately, all students should consider doing some form of test preparation prior to taking the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT. At the very least, students should work through one of the many “test prep” books or CD’s that can be purchased at any bookstore. OPHS does not endorse specific companies. The list below is provided as a resource for students and parents:
    The Oak Park PFA sponsors several Mock SAT/ACT test administrations and Bootcamp test prep programs throughout the school year. You can access them at the following link: OPHS PFA - Mock Exams & Bootcamps (
    ACT Academy

    “ACT Academy will help students improve their readiness for the ACT test and college and career by giving them the resources they need to increase their understanding of core academic skills. And the fact that ACT Academy will be free to all students is yet another way ACT is working to close gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved learners.” Go to:

    Bobrow Test Preparation
    The Bobrow preparation programs can help you build upon your strengths, eliminate your weaknesses and make you feel more comfortable with what you will be facing. All classes, which are evaluated by students and supervisors, are taught by specialists who are fully credentialed with advanced degrees and have many years of teaching experience. Each class is a carefully planned, researched, tested and evaluated learning experience directed and taught by outstanding educators. For more information go to:
    Cambridge Test Prep Students can benefit from the Cambridge Six-Step Approach™by using their TestPrep™ self-study materials. They offer self-study books, CD-ROMs, and Web courses that cater to all of our students' preferred learning styles. Every self-study package provides a complete review of each test by subject and question-type, practice tests with thorough explanations, and basic skills review. For more information go to:

    Catalyst Test PrepCatalyst Prep offers private tutoring and customized, in-home classes. Catalyst also offers weekend seminars for the SAT & PSAT. For years, students seeking to prepare for the SAT or ACT have had to decide between taking a course in an overcrowded classroom or soliciting the help of a private, in-home tutor. Now, with Catalyst’s popular Prep With A Friend programs, students can pursue private in-home tutoring at the same cost as a course in a classroom. Catalyst students can choose to Prep Individually, Prep With A Friend, or Prep With Two Friends. To learn more about Catalyst’s weekend seminars, including dates and locations, please call our office at 800.235.0056 or go to their website at:

     Chegg Test PrepWith Chegg Test Prep, students can get instant access to hundreds of expert SAT, ACT, and GRE test prep guides. One of our most popular guides to date is our top 50 strategies for SAT test day article.

    CHYTEN specializes in test preparation for ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT and more.  Chyten is also home to some of the best tutors in the area who specialize in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Grammar, Writing, Reading, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Study Skills.  Most likely whatever your child’s academic needs, Chyten can provide.

    College Board Free and low-cost Test Preparation resources for the current SAT  are available from the CollegeBoard directly at the following link: 

    Conejo Valley Adult School

    The Conejo Valley Adult School offers is a two-day workshop designed to prepare students for success on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The workshop consists of pretests, post-tests, and specific strategies for use on both the verbal and math sections. To register call 805-497-2761 or got to their website at:

    Compass Prep
    Compassprep works exclusively one-on-one because when it comes to testing, no student is like anybody else. Each has its own strengths, own learning style, own schedule, and own goals. Test Prep classes can try to "group" students by score level, but there is simply no substitute for personal, test prep expert working with the student on every strategy and every problem. For more information go to: 
    C2 education
    C2education is an all-inclusive education center.  We offer college advising, test prep for SAT/ACT/PSAT(NMSQT, 8/9), tutoring for GPA management, and getting ahead in school.  Through diagnostic testing and in-depth consultations, we offer an individualized program for each student based on his or her unique academic needs. Students work in a small 3:1 session with our expert instructors, who have all scored in the 95% percentile in their field of teaching:
    Elite Test PrepSince 1987, Elite has been dedicated to helping students in academic enrichment and college preparation, particularly for the SAT. We emphasize fundamental preparation in core academic skills and have a proven track record of many students who have achieved outstanding SAT scores. Elite offers students in grades 3 through 12 a flexible, proven system of courses and personal academic counseling. We give students a degree of attention and academic supervision unmatched by other schools. Our coordinated approach involves customized academic planning, small classes, continuing faculty feedback, student conferences, and parental involvement. For more information go to:
    Exam Focus offers practice free tests for all the major tests held in the USA: GRE, GMAT, SAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, TOEFL, PSAT, IELTS, GED. These practice tests cover all the test sections in each of these tests. Your performance is timed and scored as well. For each question, you can see the correct answer explanation and also see why other options are incorrect. You can even mark a question that you wish to go through later. With other such features, we help you sharpen your test-taking skills by taking our practice tests. You may find it difficult to fathom, but these practice tests are actually totally free! This service can be accessed at: 
    FairTest has compiled a list of more than 1000 colleges and universities nationwide that admit a substantial number of students without regard to test scores. The list includes a wide variety of institutions, from small, private liberal arts colleges to large, public university systems. Some of the schools require all applicants to submit test scores whether or not they use the test scores to make admissions decisions. Students should check with individual schools to find out the precise requirements. FairTest can be accessed at: 
    I Need A Pencil
     Every year, millions of students fall behind their peers because they lack high-quality educational resources. CK-12, through INeedAPencil, is providing a resource to reverse that trend by offering a free SAT test preparation and online textbooks.  This service can be accessed at: 
    Jeng Academic Center
     Jeng Academic Center, Inc. provides tutoring services in English reading, writing, pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Spanish, AP English, AP Chinese, and SAT test preparation.  For more information go to:
    KaplanKaplan Educational Centers offer extensive classes and resources for ACT, SAT I & SAT II test preparation. They can be accessed at:
    Khan Academy
    The partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board directly addresses one of the greatest inequities around college entrance exams: the culture of high-priced test preparation. Now, for the first time, all students have the opportunity to practice for the SAT with completely free, best-in-class materials. Click here for more information:  
    Knowledge PointsKnowledgePoints ® Learning Centers offer affordable and proven tutoring programs in Reading, Writing, Math and Study Skills for grades Pre-K-12. They can be accessed at:
    Know It AllWe maximize each student's success individually, through one to one tutoring. Know It All's three locations in Westlake, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks, plus in-home tutoring options, ensure that our students get what they need when they need it. We cover all AP subjects, basic math through Calculus, Biology, Chemistry Physics, and all levels of English, History, Spanish and French courses. Our flagship program is Test Preparation for the SAT and ACT Exams, where our students show increases of 250 to 500 points on the SAT and 4 to 10 points on the ACT. If this interests you, please keep in mind that we do not provide any form of group preparation. We firmly believe that Know It All's one to one system is the most effective and accelerated format for instruction and our results prove it. Call today, to see if you qualify to enter our exclusive Test Prep Program: 818.472.9404 or visit us at
    MOMETRIX TEST PREP An excellent and free online resource for students preparing for the SAT exam. This site has free SAT practice questions and study tips. To access, the site go to:
    Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review is one of the foremost Test Preparation providers in the country. They have established a comprehensive website that provides a variety of services to help you gather information about colleges and learn more about the college admissions process. They can be reached at:
    Go to Pierce College home page Pierce College Extension SAT Math Test Preparation: An advanced class in SAT Math Subject Test. Give your student an advantage in college admissions. Included are strategies and tricks which enable you to get the right answer plus pitfalls to avoid. Advanced Math concepts will be reviewed. Call (818) 888 6763 for information. Or email: Their website is:
    Revolution PrepRevolution Prep is a new kind of company. It is a company committed to providing students with an exceptionally high-quality SAT preparation program at a fraction of the cost of competitive courses. Revolution Prep can be accessed at:
    shmoop Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process, they will do it...more. For more information go to:

    Sylvan Prep

    Three out of four Sylvan students increase their SAT* score by 160 points or ACT® score by 5 points. With more than two million students taking the SAT and ACT tests each year, the competition to get into the best colleges and universities is on the rise. At Sylvan, our college prep experts will tailor an individualized plan that builds the skills, habits, and attitudes your teenager needs to score higher on test day and apply to college with confidence. For more info. call: 805-497-3216 or email: or their website at:
    Synergy Academics provides one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, standardized test preparation, and college admissions counseling in the West San Fernando Valley Area. Call our office today for more information and to book a tutor, (818) 888-8665. Or, go to their website at:
    Test Prep Review is a free service of a nonprofit group of educators. This website was created to provide free practice test questions for students in a variety of career situations. The site contains a modular approach to learning the content on these exams. They include the information that will help you get maximum value from your testing experience. This service can be accessed at:
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    Tried & True Tutoring
    Tried & True Tutoring is a private, in-home tutoring company that provides tutoring to students throughout the country. Owned and operated by credentialed teachers,  we guarantee that each and every one of our tutors is of the highest quality and is professionally trained before meeting with any student. Test preparation services are available for the CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, ISEE, CAHSEE, and Regents. For more information go to: