"I work really hard and get great grades. Why do I do so much worse when I take standardized tests?"

If it feels like the SAT or ACT is too tough for you, then it's time to try a different approach.

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There are a lot of great students who, for whatever reason, can't seem to figure out the SAT or the ACT.

Standardized tests can be a source of major frustration and self-doubt. No matter their GPA, most teenagers are still counting on strong standardized test scores to make them stronger candidates for the colleges of their choice. A bad (or even just mediocre) result on a standardized test can add an extra layer of stress to junior year, and at worst, make some kids feel like they may not be smart enough.

Don't worry

  • You are absolutely capable of performing as well on the SAT or ACT as you want.
  • In fact, because you're used to working hard, you're already ahead of the game—provided you learn to approach the test the right way!
  • We have helped countless teenagers look at the standardized test game in a new light and helped them not only improve their SAT or ACT scores, but become more confident in their own abilities on standardized tests, in their classes, and all throughout their lives.

"I want to thank you for working with Matt. Not only did you help him increase his test scores, you also helped boost his confidence in himself. I found that there was improvement in his overall grades after working with you. He had the confidence to continue to challenge himself in his senior year with AP and college credit courses."

Diana P.

"When I first started working with MuchSmarter, I believed that I was hopeless when it came to standardized tests... I got a score that I never thought was possible for myself."

Dylan F.

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