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SAT, PSAT, & ACT

SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test

Acakid provides tutors who specialize in SAT preparation. Our highly trained tutors have mastery of all SAT sections: Reading, Writing, Math, and Essay. Getting the highest score possible is one way to ensure you get into your top choice college.

SAT Math Topics include:

  • Heart of Algebra
  • Problem Solving & Data Analysis
  • Quadratic and Complex Equations
  • Geometry & Trigonometry

SAT Reading Topics include:

  • Command of Evidence
  • Words in Context
  • Analysis in History/Social Studies and in Science

SAT Writing Topics include:

  • Expression of Ideas
  • Passage Organization
  • Standard English Conventions

SAT Essay Topics include:

  • Reading Analysis
  • Use of Textual Evidence
  • Focused and Precise Writing

The key to earning top marks on the SAT is to have mastery of the topics listed above and to use the best test taking strategies for optimum results. Acakid tutors help students understand topics at a conceptual level and reinforce that understanding with practice. We train students to build better critical thinking and test taking skills, such as problem solving, timing and pacing, and organization.

PSAT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

For students who are interested in qualifying for academic scholarships and other prestigious opportunities, the PSAT is available for students as early as Middle School. There are 3 versions of the PSAT:

PSAT 8/9

  • Tests the same skills as the SAT
  • Designed specifically for 8th and 9th graders.
  • Identifies student’s weaknesses so they have time to improve long before the SAT.

PSAT 10

  • Same as the PSAT/NMSQT
  • PSAT 10 is offered in the Spring
  • Helps students decide which AP courses to take
  • Designed specifically for 10th graders
  • A great way to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT.

PSAT/NMSQT

  • Designed for 10th and 11th graders
  • PSAT/NMSQT is offered in the Fall.
  • Standard English Conventions
  • National Merit Scholarship recipients can earn up to $2500

The advantages of taking the PSAT tests are clear. It’s never too early for Acakid tutors to help your student get into their dream university and earn money to pay for it!

ACT: American College Testing

Acakid tutors can help students prepare for all sections of the ACT, including English, Math, Reading, Science and the Essay. Like the SAT, the ACT exam is designed to measure a student’s high school academic development and indicate how prepared a student is for the rigorous demands of college-level academics. Scoring well on this exam helps you get into the top competitive colleges, and qualifies you for some academic scholarships.

ACT Math includes:

  • Real and Complex Numbers
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Plane Geometry
  • Trigonometry

ACT English includes:

  • Organization and Development
  • Language, Style, and Tone
  • Conventions of English

ACT Science includes:

  • Interpretation of Data
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Evaluation of Models and Experiments

ACT Reading includes:

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Analyzing the Author’s Purpose
  • Evaluating Evidence

ACT Essay includes:

  • Ideas and Analysis
  • Development and Support
  • Organization
  • Language Use and Conventions

To earn top marks on the ACT, you must have mastery of the topics listed above and use the most effective test-taking strategies. Acakid tutors help students understand ACT topics at a conceptual level and reinforce that understanding with certified practice tests. We train students to build better critical thinking and test taking skills, such as problem solving, timing and pacing, and organization.

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