When studying for high-stakes standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT, college test prep services can help students improve their scores and reduce their anxiety on test day. Some students study well on their own, but many benefit from outside help.
Such services range from free aids on the College Board website, to study guides and books available at your local library, to classes and one-on-one tutoring. At Biltmore Tutoring, we have found that a dedicated focus on test prep for 6-8 weeks (either through a class or private tutoring) is the most effective option.
Who benefits most from formal college prep services?
“We have found that many of the best classroom students are the most methodical, and therefore tend to be most negatively impacted by the ‘timed’ nature of the ACT and SAT,” explained Stacey Caskey, owner at Biltmore Tutoring. “For those students, test prep is the answer.”