SATs and ACTs

SAT and ACT tutoring sessions are taught from our award-winning SAT and ACT textbooks, companion workbooks, and Mock Exam App.

Our expert tutors work with hundreds of students each semester, across all parts of the score range, helping students to gain skill, speed, and confidence.

Mock Exam App

Features
  • 20+ Exams
  • Built in Timer and Proctoring
  • Detailed Score Breakdowns
Alexander Academy’s best-in-class Mock Test App is designed to give students a realistic testing experience under time pressure. The App allows students to review mistakes, retake sections, and track their progress with detailed score breakdowns by topic.

The App also includes an SAT vs. ACT Diagnostic Test for students unsure about which exam to take.

Score Improvement

Over the last 4 semesters, the average score increase for our test prep students was:
For students who completed at least 20 hours of tutoring, average improvement rose to:
Request Tutoring

Student Spotlight

load count is 0

Riya P.

.

ACT 35

King High

Riya is currently at Cornell, where she is studying Policy Analysis and Management, and is a peer ambassador. Riya did online individual ACT tutoring with Alexander Academy’s Emma Smith.

What did you find most challenging about the ACT?

The ACT is really long and trying to stay focused and not make mistakes the entire time was definitely challenging. It was important for me to mimic the environment to make sure I had the endurance!

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

How to categorize the easier math and grammar problems. I think that’s one of the big things that clicked for me—knowing how to identify the type of problem and having a method, or approach, already in mind. I think that helped save a lot of time and made the test feel easier and less stressful.

How would you describe the tutoring sessions?

I loved my sessions. I know most of my friends did not like studying for ACTs and SATs, but I thought the whole process was pretty smooth. My tutor, Samantha, would start each session by going through homework from the week before, and reviewing any mistakes that I made. We would usually spend about 30 to 40 minutes on exercises and problem sets related to those areas, and the rest of the time on new material.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

I’m not sure, I didn’t think it was too bad!

Riya P.
|
ACT 35
King High
Riya is currently at Cornell, where she is studying Policy Analysis and Management, and is a peer ambassador. Riya did online individual ACT tutoring with Alexander Academy’s Emma Smith.
What did you find most challenging about the ACT?
The ACT is really long and trying to stay focused and not make mistakes the entire time was definitely challenging. It was important for me to mimic the environment to make sure I had the endurance!

Riya P.

ACT 35

King High

Riya is currently at Cornell, where she is studying Policy Analysis and Management, and is a peer ambassador. Riya did online individual ACT tutoring with Alexander Academy’s Emma Smith.

What did you find most challenging about the ACT?

The ACT is really long and trying to stay focused and not make mistakes the entire time was definitely challenging. It was important for me to mimic the environment to make sure I had the endurance!

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

How to categorize the easier math and grammar problems. I think that’s one of the big things that clicked for me—knowing how to identify the type of problem and having a method, or approach, already in mind. I think that helped save a lot of time and made the test feel easier and less stressful.

How would you describe the tutoring sessions?

I loved my sessions. I know most of my friends did not like studying for ACTs and SATs, but I thought the whole process was pretty smooth. My tutor, Samantha, would start each session by going through homework from the week before, and reviewing any mistakes that I made. We would usually spend about 30 to 40 minutes on exercises and problem sets related to those areas, and the rest of the time on new material.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

I’m not sure, I didn’t think it was too bad!

Jason R.

.

SAT 1540

Pace Academy

Jason is currently at Duke, where he is double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. Jason did individual SAT tutoring with Aradhya Rajanala.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

I thought that the hardest part of the SAT was the reading section. I’m more of a STEM person myself, so reading the passages and digesting all the important information in the time limit was hard for me. However, with a lot of practice and getting used to the test, I improved a great amount over a few months.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

The study skills were definitely the best thing I learned from SAT tutoring. My tutor, Aradhya, not only helped encourage me to study more than I would have otherwise, but also helped me analyze my mistakes and led me to fix those mistakes in future tests. Now, in college, I feel like my studying tactics have improved exponentially since high school, and that was in part due to my SAT tutoring.

How would you describe your tutoring sessions?

Doing practice SAT sections and going over my answers was the majority of what I did during the sessions, but Aradhya and I also got to know each other and connected on a personal level. Aradhya and I would often talk about his college experience at Georgia Tech and he let me know what college would really be like. In a way, those tutoring sessions were akin to how I now study in college: I usually get together with a friend and practice but also make it enjoyable by being with other people.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

For me, the hardest part of preparation was doing SAT practice tests day-in and day-out. If I had to guess, I probably did 2-3 tests per week to prepare myself, and it would get tiring at some points. However, I reminded myself of the goal of my preparation, and that helped motivate me to continue throughout the weeks.

Jason R.
|
SAT 1540
Pace Academy
Jason is currently at Duke, where he is double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. Jason did individual SAT tutoring with Aradhya Rajanala.
What did you find most challenging about the SAT?
I thought that the hardest part of the SAT was the reading section. I’m more of a STEM person myself, so reading the passages and digesting all the important information in the time limit was hard for me. However, with a lot of practice and getting used to the test, I improved a great amount over a few months.

Jason R.

SAT 1540

Pace Academy

Jason is currently at Duke, where he is double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. Jason did individual SAT tutoring with Aradhya Rajanala.

What did you find most challenging about the SAT?

I thought that the hardest part of the SAT was the reading section. I’m more of a STEM person myself, so reading the passages and digesting all the important information in the time limit was hard for me. However, with a lot of practice and getting used to the test, I improved a great amount over a few months.

What was the most useful thing you learned from tutoring?

The study skills were definitely the best thing I learned from SAT tutoring. My tutor, Aradhya, not only helped encourage me to study more than I would have otherwise, but also helped me analyze my mistakes and led me to fix those mistakes in future tests. Now, in college, I feel like my studying tactics have improved exponentially since high school, and that was in part due to my SAT tutoring.

How would you describe your tutoring sessions?

Doing practice SAT sections and going over my answers was the majority of what I did during the sessions, but Aradhya and I also got to know each other and connected on a personal level. Aradhya and I would often talk about his college experience at Georgia Tech and he let me know what college would really be like. In a way, those tutoring sessions were akin to how I now study in college: I usually get together with a friend and practice but also make it enjoyable by being with other people.

What was the hardest part of SAT test preparation?

For me, the hardest part of preparation was doing SAT practice tests day-in and day-out. If I had to guess, I probably did 2-3 tests per week to prepare myself, and it would get tiring at some points. However, I reminded myself of the goal of my preparation, and that helped motivate me to continue throughout the weeks.

What Parents Are Saying:

Both of my children received ACT tutoring services from Alexander Academy. They took the time to listen to our goals and find a tutor who was the right fit for each child. Our tutor Aradhya, in particular, was exceptional!
Tricia McMillan
,
Parent of Pace Academy student
Our daughter scored a 36 on the ACT. We are amazed by how easy the process was and how well she responded to her tutor. Thank you to Alexander Academy for an excellent tutoring experience!
Julie Goldstrum
,
Parent of Westminster Schools student
Request Tutoring

Requesting a Tutor

Please fill out the form below to request tutoring.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.