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SAT vs ACT

The ACT is an achievement test that measures what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test that assesses reasoning and verbal abilities.

The ACT has up to 5 parts: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and includes an optional Writing Test. The SAT has only 3 parts: Critical Reasoning (Reading), Mathematics, and a required Writing Test.

The SAT has a penalty for guessing which means they take points off for wrong answers. Conversely, the ACT is scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing.

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What’s the PSAT/ NMSQT?

The PSAT (or Preliminary SAT) was designed to be a practice for the SAT. It is now also used as an assessment tool to gain acceptance into National Merit Scholarship programs and known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The PSAT assesses the same areas as the SAT does but does not have an essay section. The “Writing” section assesses grammar by way of sentence completion and sentence editing.

When is the best time to take the SAT Test Prep course?

The SATs are offered on specific dates according to the College Board. We’ve created this helpful chart to help you in your decision for which prep course works best for you. Have a look…

SAT Test Dates

How do I register for the SAT®?

To register for the SAT®, visit College Board or call 866-756-7346. Students with learning differences should call 609-771-7137 for testing accommodations and requirements.

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Prepare for the PSAT and Beyond

Now that the PSATs are done it’s time to plan a testing schedule. Each year,…

Tutoring services that overcome educational challenges, one test at a time.

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General Tutoring

Whether you need to catch up, keep up, or get ahead, we’ll help you get where you need to be. Each tutoring session is summarized which keeps parents and students in the loop.

SAT & PSAT Test Prep

Prep courses that help students find focus by maintaining strengths and fortifying weaknesses. Increase your SAT scores 100, 200, 300 points, and more!

ACT Test Prep

Helping you score higher on your ACT Test is what we do. In fact, we are so confident that we guarantee you’ll score higher than your previous total score after taking our course!

Private School Testing

From private elementary to private high school tests, our experienced instructors will ready your child so they score their best for both the SSAT and the ISEE.

Standardized Test Prep

Regardless of the test you’re about to take, we’ll help you prepare. From GED, TOEFL, CLEP and everything in between, we have your back. You can be confident that our teachers know the exam.

Advisory Services

From Application Essay Services to Interview Counseling, and Major Selection, we help make sure that the best version of yourself shines as you embark towards getting College Acceptance.

College Tutoring

Need help with a College Course that’s just overwhelming you? Let our skilled instructors provide you with the auxiliary and additive study aids to get you through this.

Instead of a one size fits all approach, we like their devotion to the individual needs and capabilities of each child. I would not hesitate to suggest to other parents that they consider Estelle Finkel.

-Marc M., Parent

Your tutors prepped both of my children for the ISEE exam incredibly well in a very short number of sessions, and each went into the test feeling confident and well-prepared (and achieved great results). Thank you!”

-Betsy Z., Parent

One of our students raised his math score by 90 points and was awarded a $56,000 per year academic scholarship because of it.

-JS, High School Principal

You have given me the confidence I need to succeed on these standardized tests. I scored higher than I could ever imagine on the reading section of the ACTs and I have to say it is thanks to you.”

SJ, Student

Thank you so much for all your help over the past couple of years! In the end, I got a 710 on Critical Reading, 800 in Math, and 760 on my writing in the SATs. I will be attending Northwestern University next fall. I could never have done it without you.

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