ESC TEST PREP
" I wanted to follow up with you on the results of my October SAT. For math, which was the main reason I took a course, I improved my score by 100 points.... When the Critical Reading and Math scores were added I got above a 1400 (Writing is not included).... So basically, I wanted to thank both of you for the great program you run. Without it, I definitely wouldn't have gotten the score I needed in order to be able to apply for the Honors program, and I wouldn't have gotten the full scholarship. With it, I am able to save about $32,000 a year."
Fall Online Student
" I Just wanted to thank you! Our daughter took your class this fall and her SAT scores went up by 160 points! She went from a 2080 to a 2240! "
" My daughter increased her SAT score and so did her friends who also took your ESC SAT course."
Mrs. S., Teaneck NJ
" My son took your course this past Aug.-Sept. He scored a 1780 on the May exam. After your course he scored 2070...an increase of 290 points. He took the SAT test this past October, and scored a 2070!!!!! He increased his score by 290 points!!! We are both so happy that your course was available to him. I would like to sign up my daughter for your May exam class."
Mrs. N., Hillsborough, NJ
" ...because of his SAT improvement, he is now applying for schools that were previously out of reach..."
James. K., Yorktown Heights NY
" ...I'm signing up my second child for your SAT course. I am very happy with it and have recommended it to others..."
Mrs. K., Cresskill NJ
Our classes via ZOOM are personal, dynamic, interactive, and limited in class size, just as in the physical classroom. Students enrolled in an in-person class are welcome to switch to class online, as needed, throughout the term.
Utilizing the latest videoconferencing technologies, our virtual courses are taught by certified high school teachers who are experts in teaching SAT and ACT subject matter and strategies. The virtual classroom is similar to a live classroom with an average size of 10-19 students. Our students have found the student-teacher interaction to be equal to, if not better than a traditional classroom.
More Than A Score
Since the inception of the SAT almost 100 years ago, test scores have been a strong determinant of college admission. Over the past decade, roughly one quarter of U.S colleges and universities have adopted a 'test-optional' policy, in an attempt to more holistically assess student achievement and merit. But despite the lack of requirement, most students who apply to competitive test-optional schools will submit SAT or ACT scores. Not surprisingly, students with impressive scores are accepted at significantly higher rates over those who do not submit.
Although test-optional schools will make an honest effort to evaluate the whole student, a strong test score will ALWAYS give you an advantage in the college admissions process. Selective colleges will still accept only a small percentage of applicants; the more information they have about your academic strength, the better.
To that end, our course rigorously prepares students for the PSAT/SAT and ACT, but with the understanding that test scores are a piece of your total package. Woven into our program are other equally important components.
Our College Application & Essay Advisory will assist students in the design of their Personal Statement and address a range of topics specific to the unique experience of this year’s rising juniors and seniors. Personal consult will be available at no additional fee. Given the academic challenges students will continue to navigate, we plan to assist in every part of the journey.
- The College Search
- Methods to Highlight Strengths: Showcasing your Unique Gifts
- Designing your Essay/Personal Statement
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 and 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 and strategies, but also the motivation and inspiration that is required for students to succeed.
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 44th year of effectively training students in how to answer SAT test questions correctly.
Your Score Goals
Students who are fully engaged in each session and complete all assignments, typically increase 100-150 points on the SAT, and 3-4 points on the ACT. Students who fall short of their score goal, or simply feel they could use a refresher before their next exam, may return for additional practice test and review sessions at no additional cost. Call our office to schedule.
SAT/ACT PREP COURSE OVERVIEW/COST
SAT/ACT Prep Course $479
A comprehensive course, fully preparing students for PSAT/SAT and ACT ($429 if registered by Aug.10).
Courses consist of 18 hours of instruction (either six 3-hour sessions or twelve 90-minute sessions) divided equally between English and Math, plus a 3-hour practice SAT exam.
Average class size: 13 students. Price includes all books and lesson materials.
Early Registration Discount:
$50 deducted for all registrations received by Aug. 10, 2021. The discount reduces tuition to just $429, price includes all lesson materials, taxes & fees.
Sibling Discount:10% discount for siblings who register together for the same semester.
A student may make up an absence by joining the same session number at another virtual group, usually during the same week. Students may also make-up a class by attending an in-person class in their area, if feasible. Before attending a make-up class, please call or e-mail us to confirm the schedule.
SAT or ACT EXAM
It is the sole responsibility of the student and his/her family to register for the SAT or ACT test. You may do so by contacting your guidance counselor. You should register at least six weeks before the exam date.
RISK-FREE REFUND POLICY
Tuition is fully refundable until the start date of the course. Although we cannot issue refunds after the first class occurs, we offer flexibility with postponement to the next semester should withdrawal from the course become necessary.