The four-hour-long college entrance examinations, known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT), can be a source of fear and frustration for high school teenagers that dream of enrolling in a college or university. Their duration, unfamiliarity and implications can make even the bravest mathletes tremble. If your teen suffers with test anxiety, there are plenty of ACT and SAT prep programs in the Tampa Bay area that are here to help.
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
19203 Sea Mist Lane
Lutz, FL 33558
Club Z comes right to your home with expert help in ACT and SAT prep, with an average gain of five points on the ACT and an average gain of 240 points on the SAT. Students are given a diagnostic analysis test to identify strengths and weaknesses, and are also given some guidance as to which test is a better fit for them. Tutoring is delivered one on one by highly qualified professionals and an individual study plan, complete with tailored homework assignments, is created for each student to help him or her practice and master test-taking skills and strategies. Students are also afforded the opportunity to take real ACT and SAT practice tests in the North Tampa area to gain confidence and alleviate stress.
Mary Wharton Schroeder
2407 W. Sunset Drive
Tampa, FL 33629
Mary Wharton Schroeder is a private tutor with over 25 years of experience in education. She offers in-home test prep services for both the ACT and SAT. For the ACT, she offers tutoring in the English test and reading test, as well as understanding the ACT layout and presentation. For the SAT, she offers six different tutoring programs, including passage-based reading, sentence completions and identifying sentence errors. Some of Schroeder’s students report amazing achievements — an SAT score increase of 330 points, a perfect score of 800 on the reading portion of the SAT and an ACT reading score increase of 10 points, just to name a few.
3837 Northdale Blvd., Suite 134
Tampa, FL 33624
Positive Achievement offers tutoring and seminars for both the ACT and SAT. If your child plans on taking the ACT, he or she can enroll in a small group seminar or request individual tutoring. Students who prefer to take the SAT have a few more options available to them. Since the SAT expects the test-taker to employ skills not taught in a classroom setting, students enrolled in individual tutoring or a seminar will be given a diagnostic test to identify in which areas the student needs to improve. From there, an individualized study plan is developed to help the student be prepared on test day.
Select Choice College Test Prep & Tutoring
3780 Tampa Road, Suite 206
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Select Choice offers both online courses and classroom courses for ACT and SAT prep. Classroom tutoring is available on either an individual or small group basis, either in your home or at the Select Choice center. Skills taught in both online and classroom courses include reading, writing and math skills, test-taking strategies and time management skills. Hourly rates vary depending on the number of students and the type of tutoring needed, so feel free to call to find out if Select Choice is the best option to fit the needs of your child as well as your budget.
St. Petersburg College
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
St. Petersburg College offers non-credit courses for both ACT and SAT test preparation. These courses, offered Wednesdays and Fridays for a duration of seven weeks, are the most affordable test prep classes in the Tampa Bay area at only $149 per course for all seven weeks of instruction. Students will be given tutoring in both verbal and math questions, in addition to tutoring in writing to help prepare for the essay portion of the ACT. Another important focus of the course is to coach students in time management, anxiety relief and test-taking skills to ensure students go into the test with confidence.
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