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Test Prep Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of some of the most frequently asked SAT Prep and ACT Prep questions from our students and their families.

If your questions is not answered below, please contact us and we’d be happy to answer your questions at your convenience.

Do I need to take the SAT or the ACT?

Most colleges require either the SAT or the ACT as part of the college application. Make sure to check the requirements of your target colleges or ask one of our College Admission Consultants.

When should I start my Test Preparation?

While every student’s situation and goals are a bit different, Quantum Prep finds that most students can be successful if they start in the summer before their Junior Year.

Do you offer Test Prep services over the summer?

Absolutely.  Many students will start a few weeks after the school year ends or, if they are traveling or are going away for camp or other summer activities, as soon as they get back in late July or first thing August.

How many times can I take the SAT test?

As many times as you like.  When submitting your college application, many colleges will offer you the choice of “Score Choice”, “Superscoring” or both. It’s important to know which your target schools allow. Here is a list of from the college board of the score-use practices of over 3000 colleges.

“Superscoring” simply means that the college will take the best section scores from your multiple attempts and add them together as your cumulative score. “Score Choice” means you determine the one complete attempt that you wish them to consider.

If you have taken the test more than twice without achieving the results you want, it’s definitely time to speak to a college admissions consultant or test prep tutor to see if it makes sense to do so.

How many times can I take the ACT test?

You can take the exam up to 12 times.

If you have taken the ACT multiple times, you can choose which test to send to a university, but, “Superscoring” the ACT is not permitted. Here is the official ACT information on receiving and sending scores.

Can I set my own test prep schedule?

Most students have demanding schedules, and developing a test prep study calendar that takes this into account is a critical part of any successful test prep program.

By creating individualized learning plans, Quantum Prep tutors know how much preparation time each student needs to reach their individual goals and can help students to create a test prep schedule that fits their busy schedule.

Can I do some of my test prep online?

While nothing can replace the focus and efficiency of an in-person tutor, Quantum Prep online teaching is increasingly being used as a complement to our one-on-one SAT Prep program.

Our tutors using some of the latest tele-conferencing tools and techniques to make the experience as close to personal as possible while delivering some unique rich media content that might otherwise not be available. Online tele-teaching is also a useful option when a student needs to reschedule with a tutor who already has a very full schedule.

What can parents do to help with test prep?

First and foremost, make sure your child has a plan and the time to execute it. While for most parents, a child’s PSAT scores start the clock, others don’t think about it until their senior year.

Second, just be supportive. Help them stick to their plan, remain positive and sensitive to your student, as any high stakes test can be emotional and charged.

Lastly, don’t wait too long to consult with professionals. Help should come early and often. From the planning stages to the final test date, having the advice and services of a college admissions consultant and test prep tutor are invaluable to this most important step towards the rest of your academic life.

How will my progress be reported?

Your tutor and lead teacher will update you regularly in person and by email.

Quantum Prep conducts frequent drills during lessons that access both subject matter knowledge and test taking skills. Additionally, we conduct both partial and full practice tests at regular intervals. Each and every score is recorded and compared to both benchmarks and individual student projections.

Do you also offer SAT II subject test prep?

Yes, we currently offer SAT Subject Test Prep for the following tests: Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Chemistry and Physics.

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