FAQ’s

What are my options for ACT/SAT prep?

You have two options for your prep: The Personalized Online Prep Course and the Traditional Tutoring Course.


What do you charge?

The Personalized Online Prep Course is $1500, and the Traditional Tutoring Course is $3000.


How long are the courses?

Both the Online Course and the Traditional Tutoring Course are designed to be completed in 12 weeks. However, depending on your needs and schedule, the courses can be done in as little as 3 weeks or as much as 24 weeks.


How long will it take for my student to do each assignment?

Each assignment will take your student about an hour and a half. The two practice tests will take almost 4 hours each.


How do we make sure my student actually does the assignments?

There are two systems in place to ensure students do their assignments. First, when we don't receive an assignment by its due date, we email both you and the student a friendly reminder. Second, every student has their own webpage where we track their progress. Both parents and students will have access to their webpage.


What does it mean the that assignments in the Online Course are "Video-Graded?"

When one of my students turns in their assignment, I load it into a program on my iPad which records both what I say and what I write as I'm grading it. The result is a 10-20 minute video file that I then email back to the student, along with their next assignment.


How can the Video-Graded Assignments replace live tutoring?

In some ways, the Video-Graded Assignments are even better than live tutoring. With live tutoring, as soon as I've delivered a piece of instruction, it's gone and lives only in the student's memory or in their notes. However, students can refer back to their Video-Graded Assignments whenever they'd like.


What if I have a question?

Email us anytime, and we'll respond within 24 hours. If we can work it out through email, great. If not, we'll give you a call and work it out over the phone.


Do you guarantee score increases?

Yes, as long as all of the assignments are completed, I guarantee that every student's score will increase from their first practice test with me to the actual test. If a student's score doesn't increase, I'll refund your money. By the way, I don't know of any other Test Prep program that does that. The best you'll get is an offer to retake their course for free, but why would you want to repeat an ineffective course?


Is there some kind of wrap-up or overview at the end?

Yes. For the Online Course, I include a "Key's to Success / Things to Remember" specific to your student in their final Video-Graded Assignment. For Traditional Tutoring, this is part of the final tutoring session.


Do you tutor other tests besides the ACT and SAT?

In the past I have tutored other tests (ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, etc), but unfortunately, I'm focusing on the ACT and SAT at this point.


Do you do subject tutoring? If so, which subjects?

Yes, I have extensive experience providing subject tutoring and can do this when there is time available in my schedule.  My availability for subject testing may be limited, however, due to my focus on test preparation tutoring.