Some students are fearful even before they begin to prepare. Others seem to be all right until the day of the test, and then they score much, much worse than they expected to.
For all too many students, the SAT/ACT experience becomes a nightmare of inadequate preparation, self-judgment, painful comparison with peers, and confusion.
We all know it's not enough to have these students take a traditional SAT or ACT class and then tell them to “relax!”
They need a different approach, one that is designed to take them through the experience, from beginning to end, and help them gain confidence and mastery.
They need to experience this learning challenge as a game of skill that they can master and enjoy.
Whether they've "always been bad at standardized tests," or get too anxious to do their best work on important exams, or there's just one specific weakness in their skill set holding them back, we've been there to help them learn new skills and thrive.
"I've always been extremely hard on myself. No matter how well I did on a test or a project, I would never think it was good enough. In school I felt like if I did not grasp something right away, I would never be able to. I particularly struggled with this mentality during my preparation for standardized tests..."