- 38-year record of success
- Superior and highly effective curriculum taught by experienced teachers
- Limited class size (often as few as 10)
- Convenient make-ups at other locations (always call to confirm schedule)
- Prices are considerably lower than competitors
- Live online class option available, see demo at ESCtestprep.com/liveonline
The goal of test preparation is to gain advantage as a test taker. In addition to a thorough subject matter review, test preparation exposes the pattern and trappings of the questions and answer choices, so as not to be taken by surprise. Students who prepare for an exam learn time-saving techniques, discover how to spot incorrect answers with ease, build stamina, and are generally more relaxed, poised, and in command of the material on test day.
Educational Services Center is now in its 38th year of effectively training students in how to answer SAT test questions correctly.
Many of ESC's teachers have been working with us to raise students' scores for 20+ years. New instructors are chosen based on expert teaching skill and knowledge of SAT/ACT subject matter. Our instructors teach math or English on the high school or college level, or have scored in the top 1% of the exam section they teach. They are dynamic, mature professionals who understand not only how to effectively communicate the subject matter & strategies, but also the motivation and inspiration that is required for students to succeed.
THE SAT IS CHANGING
The College Board has aligned the content of the SAT with The Common Core State Standard with the intention of testing students on what they have been taught throughout their school career, rather than on aptitude or innate critical thinking skills. The redesigned SAT is meant to reflect this educational change of direction.
The redesigned SAT will be administered for the first time in the spring 2016. The redesigned PSAT will be given this fall 2015. Class of 2017 will be the first class to take the new PSAT/SAT. Class of 2016 will be the last class to take the current SAT, which will be administered for the last time this fall.
SAT vs. ACT
The current SAT, which will be administered for the last time in fall 2015, has little in common with the ACT, other than that both are multiple choice tests used for college admissions. By contrast, the redesigned SAT coming in spring 2016 will be quite similar to the ACT, so test prep for both can be integrated into one course in a seamless way that has not been possible until now. Therefore, ESC will offer an Integrated PSAT/SAT/ACT course beginning fall 2015.
PSAT/ACT PREP COURSE OVERVIEW/COST:
ESC Group Locations - 8 sessions, three hours per session (1.5 hours math & 1.5 hours verbal). Class size average: 13 students.
Price includes all books and lesson materials.
Juniors (Class of 2017)
All juniors will take the new redesigned PSAT fall 2015
PREP OPTION #1:
PSAT/ACT Prep Course $449
with Extended Enrollment $579
For juniors who choose not to take the SAT this fall, but will wait until the spring to take the new exam, this option offers comprehensive prep for the new redesigned PSAT and the ACT, with two full-length practice SAT and ACT exams, followed by an in-depth review of each exam.
Extended enrollment includes a 4-session refresher in spring 2016 which includes two full-length practice exams (SAT and ACT) and an in-depth review of each exam. (Registration for the refresher can be completed separately in the spring term at the cost of $149.)
PREP OPTION #2:
SAT Prep Course $449
with Extended Enrollment $579
Fall 2015 content prepares juniors for the October or November SAT. Included in the November SAT course is one readiness session designed to provide an overview of the newly redesigned PSAT and ACT subject matter and strategy.
Extended enrollment includes a full 8-session in spring 2016. The Spring 2016 course is completely redesigned SAT content, integrated with ACT subject matter. (Registration for the 8-session spring course can be completed separately in the spring term at the cost of $279.)
Extended enrollment is a discounted package registration. No refunds (entire nor partial) will be issued once the first class occurs. Registrants must contact our office to indicate preferred group the following semester.
Early Registration Discount:
We will deduct $40 from your full tuition for all registrations received by July 31, 2015.
Bring a Friend Discount: $20 Rebate
Recommend a friend who registers and you will receive a $20 rebate after classes begin.
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A student may make up an absence by attending the same session number at another location, usually during the same week. Occasionally, travel to a different county may be necessary. Students may also make-up a class through ESC's online option. Before attending a make-up class, please call or e-mail us to confirm the schedule.
SCHEDULE CHANGES & WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS:
It is the student's responsibility to check our website's alerts section for any cancellations or change in schedule due to weather-related closings. No calls will be made from our office. You may also Follow ESC on Twitter for all updates, schedule changes, and weather-related closings.
It is the sole responsibility of the student and his/her family to register for the PSAT or ACT test. You may do so by contacting your guidance counselor.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUND POLICY:
Cancellations will be accepted and tuition refunded up to 3 days before a class begins, minus a $30 processing fee. No refunds are given for cancellations within 3 days of course start date. However, a credit can be issued for a future course if student needs to withdraw within 3 days of course start date, or at any time during the term, if we are notified within a week of the last class attended.