Free Practice SAT and ACT Exams

August 18th, 2016

Practice SAT and ACT Exams

Study Hut Tutoring offers free practice SAT and ACT exams. It is important to know that tackling the SAT or ACT can be a daunting challenge for many students. Performing to the best of one’s availability is vital in order to strive for acceptance to increasingly competitive colleges and universities. Students are often unaware of how to effectively prepare for the SAT or ACT. Rest assured, Study Hut Tutoring in El Segundo is here to offer guidance and support through tailored test prep tutoring and free SAT and ACT practice tests.

In order to provide our students with specialized, tailored test ACT and SAT tutoring sessions, we encourage our students to complete a full length, free SAT or ACT practice test. We then critically analyze the results and prepare a tutoring plan tailored to our students, emphasizing focus on areas of potential improvement. As we move through scheduled tutoring sessions, students will return to take additional free SAT or ACT practice tests, which allows us to check our progress in real time and shift focus when the need is indicated by performance.

In addition to reviewing specific concepts and learning new strategies and test taking techniques, exercising to build test taking endurance is crucial. The SAT and ACT are each about four hours long. No matter how you cut it, four hours is a long time to maintain focus, flex cognitive abilities, and perform at a consistently high level. By completing free SAT or ACT practice tests, Study Hut students develop their ability to persevere through mental fatigue. Without a simulated experience made possible by full length practice tests, improving endurance is difficult, and Study Hut is pleased to offer this service to our students.

The fall SAT and ACT are approaching quickly, and here at Study Hut we are eager to see the performance of our prepared students and to observe them flourish. Having completed a personalized test prep plan, in conjunction with effective independent study and the completion of multiple SAT or ACT practice tests, our students will be confident and prepared to rise to the challenge on test day and endure through fatigue and difficulty.

Palos Verdes ACT tutoring: Free ACT practice tests

April 10th, 2016

When is the right time to start thinking about college? Long before you apply, that’s for sure! Senior year is already filled with exams, extracurricular activities, volunteering, and AP classes to boost your college application – make sure you’re presenting yourself just as well with your ACT score! Don’t wait until senior year to start thinking about or studying for the ACT. Start your preparation, and then your Palos Verdes ACT tutoring, early with Study Hut Tutoring.

Your freshman and sophomore years of high school should focus on acclimating to the higher level of thinking expected of you at the high school level, but once you get to junior year, you should have this down. It’s then that you should start preparing for standardized testing like the ACT. By preparing with  Palos Verdes ACT tutoring, you can give yourself enough time to study and take (or retake) the test over second semester junior year and first semester senior year to ensure you achieve the highest score possible. By the time you’ve settled into your senior year, you should be relaxed enough about your ACT score to focus on writing stellar college applications.

Palos Verdes ACT tutoring

 

Before you start your ACT preparation process at Study Hut Tutoring, you will take a free ACT diagnostic test. This test is a full-length practice ACT in a simulated testing environment. Diagnostic exams are given every Saturday morning from 8 am to noon, so there are plenty of opportunities to test alongside like-minded students. After the test is scored, you will receive a result sheet and attend a counseling session that breaks down each section of the test to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. These two initial steps will give you a good foundation to start your Palos Verdes ACT tutoring if that is what’s right for you. From there, you will be paired with one of our trained ACT tutors for one-on-one tutoring, focusing on making those weaknesses strengths. Good at English, but struggle with Math and Science? We’ll work with you until you know the content forwards and backwards! Know the material, but need to work on how you take the test or finishing in time? No problem, our tutors are experts on test-taking strategy.  All the while, you will be taking more free practice tests to gauge your progress and update your ultimate goal score!

Palos Verdes ACT tutoring is accessible and successful. Fill out the form to the right, call, or email us at justin@studyhut.com to schedule your free diagnostic test!

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A Timeline for ACT or SAT Prep

February 23rd, 2016

As we move into the spring of 2016, a lot of students and parents start wondering-should I be preparing for standardized tests? Do I take it in my junior year or senior year? Should I use the summer to prepare? At Study Hut, we can help you make sense of the chaos and create a timeline for ACT or SAT Prep.

When are the tests offered?

The tests are offered throughout the fall, winter and spring:

ACT                                                                       SAT 

February 6, 2016                                              March 5, 2016

April 9, 2016                                                     May 7, 2016

June 11, 2016                                                    June 4, 2016

 

September 10, 2016                                        October 1, 2016

October 22, 2016                                             November 5, 2016

December 10, 2016                                         December 3, 2016

                                                                           January 28, 2017

February 11, 2017                                           March 11, 2017

April 8, 2017                                                    May 6, 2017

June 10, 2017                                                   June 3, 2017

 

So what’s the first step in the Timeline for ACT or SAT Prep?

At the Study Hut, the first step in test prep is always to take a free, full length practice test. These are generally offered every other Saturday throughout the year, and take about 4 hours. After the student takes the practice test, we will grade and evaluate the results and then set up a free consultation with the student and their parents to go over the results and our evaluation.

How long should I prep?

From there, test prep is usually a 4-6 month process. Here are three general timelines we recommend. (Green=start test prep, Blue=take the test)

Timeline for ACT or SAT Prep

The key is to put in the time when you have the time.

If you play a sport, it’s best not to try to cram prep in during season (although increasingly, sports are a year round commitment, there is usually a ‘slower’ period in which test prep would fit best). If you carry a heavy workload during the year, summer would be a better time.
At Study Hut, we can help you carve out the perfect prep schedule that fits YOU. Fill out the contact form to the right, or call/email us today to schedule your free practice test to get the ball rolling.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

December 8th, 2015

With the upcoming ACT test, it’s a good time to start studying! The ACT is an overarching and comprehensive exam that often requires a more tailored approach to studying. Sometimes, going through the review book on your own is just not cutting it. If this describes you, look no further than El Segundo Study Hut! We have several different ACT packages to suit any student’s needs.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

El Segundo ACT tutoring offers tutoring packed with beneficial study material and highly experienced and qualified tutors. Every package comes with at least 3 proctored practice tests. However, each package varies depending on how many total hours of work as well as preference for one-on-one or small group tutoring. Furthermore, it comes with customized homework for the student to complete in order to reinforce study material. Through this catered package, any problem areas can be assessed quickly and efficiently in order for the student to solidify outstanding ACT scores. Also, students will be given online video solutions for independent study (great for visual learners!). Beyond the supplemental material, El Segundo ACT tutoring employs passionate and knowledgeable tutors who aim to help your child boost his or her ACT scores. Any problems your child may face with the ACT can be solved by our exceptional staff.

Before we can accommodate your child’s needs, just bring them in to take an ACT diagnostic test. Using detailed analytics, we will promptly create a package geared toward fortifying your child’s area of weakness in order to get the best results as efficiently as possible.

El Segundo ACT Tutoring

If you’re interested in El Segundo ACT Tutoring, simply send us an email or give us a call at (310) 648-8526 to set up an appointment. Our team at El Segundo Study Hut is looking forward and committed to helping your child achieve his or her ACT goals!

PV ACT Tutoring

December 3rd, 2015

The first step in preparing for PV ACT Tutoring is to take a free diagnostic test at Study Hut. They are offered every other Saturday from 8 AM – 12 PM. The diagnostic test is important because it establishes a baseline to compare improvement to as well as guides instruction in regards to which areas require more focus than others. Once a student’s initial diagnostic test is scored, the student and his or her parents will meet with a manager to review the test scores and decide the best approach to preparing for the test. Study Hut offers several PV ACT Tutoring packages, including a 24-hour package, a 32-hour package, and a 40-hour package.

All tutoring sessions are two hours long, as students need to build stamina for the four-hour test. During a tutoring session, tutors review the assigned lessons as well as test-taking strategies with the student and complete some practice exercises with them. Students will also be assigned a couple hours of homework each week that they complete in their books and input on Study Hut’s PV ACT Tutoring website. When inputting homework, students are immediately notified of any incorrect answers for which they are required to watch a video solution. Should further questions arise, students will return to the next tutoring session with a list of things to ask or discuss with their tutor.

PV ACT Tutoring

In order to monitor progress and best train for the test, it is crucial that students take a diagnostic test (a full length actual ACT test!), which are always free, every two weeks. After each practice test, a chunk of the following tutoring session is spent reviewing that test. This is usually what students say is most helpful in preparing for the test. Study Hut has seen point increases varying from +1 to +9 points from the initial diagnostic test. Call us today at 310-540-5888 to schedule your free practice test!