As a leader in SAT/ACT prep, Mindspire helped 97.5% of enrolled students exceed their SAT goals in 2018. Successful SAT/ACT tutoring requires persistence and dedication. Students planning to take these standardized college exams must remain proactive to impress admission teams from the most selective colleges.
Mindspire offers top tutoring services to help Raleigh high school students perform exceptionally well, typically increasing ACT scores by 5 points and SAT scores by 160. When your student studies with Mindspire, they study with elite educators. We understand the ins and outs of these intimidating exams because every tutor hired at Mindspire scored in the 99th percentile on these tests (at least 34 on the AC and 1550 on the SAT). More importantly, our team has a rich history of teaching, having earned advanced education degrees from the top universities in the United States.
Choosing the appropriate exam depends on your student’s abilities, including quickly and accurately answering questions, harnessing critical thinking skills, and mastering testing material.
The SAT and ACT measure college readiness and aptitude for learning. The SAT consists of three sections: reading, writing & language, and math. The ACT consists of four sections: English, math, reading, and science reasoning, as well as an optional essay portion. Colleges view both tests equally, so it is in a student's best interest to be familiar with both the SAT and the ACT before deciding which test to take.
During the initial meeting, your Mindspire student will complete a baseline mock exam either at our offices or virtually, so that our test prep team can analyze strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results, our tutors help students choose the test that best aligns with their goals and strengths. Our tutors will then formalize a study plan that guides your student to achieve their goals. Mindspire uses mock tests, practice worksheets, weekly homework, and review sessions that help your student build problem-solving skills and tackle advanced questions.
To create an effective study plan, our Mindspire tutors will set goals based on your student’s target school’s standards. With consistent studying and regularly taking practice exams, students are on the path to success. Whether students need to review mathematical formulas, punctuation rules, or close reading skills, the Mindspire covers every testing component.
Creating and adhering to a strict study plan is not something students can tackle by themselves. Luckily, Mindspire’s professional tutors help students every step along the way, including proctoring a baseline test, assessing needs, guiding study sessions, and reviewing practice exams. Few tutoring agencies compare to our caliber of excellence because we teach best practices, test strategies, problem-solving, critical thinking, subject content, and fill in knowledge gaps in areas where students need extra help.
Students can typically sit for the SAT seven times per year in March, May, June, August, October, November, or December. Similarly, the ACT gets proctored in spring and fall in February, April, June, July, September, October, and December. Students must register for the SAT/ACT well in advance to allow for adequate preparation.
Mindspire recommends our students take the exam in the spring of Junior year or as early as the Spring of Sophomore year. Mindspire offers a unique Sophomore Program to give high school students a head start. Since no two students are the same, we always tailor our flexible approach to address specific needs. Over time, Mindspire will transform your student into a confident test-taking powerhouse.
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Mindspire’s tutoring services offer students a competitive advantage with exceptional one-on-one coaching. Whatever your student needs, Mindspire tutors use a proven method of exceeding your student’s target SAT/ACT scores. Over 1,000 students achieved their standardized testing goals with our SAT/ACT study programs.
Discover how Mindspire can help your student earn a top-percentile SAT/ACT score today! Visit one of our three office locations or dial (844) 537-7737 to start your student’s journey to higher scores.