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
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.
ABOUT THE PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. It is 15 minutes shorter, but the content is the same.
Functionally, they're different because the SAT can be used for college admissions, while the PSAT cannot, and the PSAT can be used to put you in the running for a National Merit scholarship, whereas the SAT cannot.
PSAT PREP COURSE OVERVIEW/COST
PSAT Prep Course $479
A comprehensive course, fully preparing students for PSAT ($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 attending the same session number at another location, usually during the same week. Students may also make-up a class through ESC's virtual course 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.
It is the sole responsibility of the student and his/her family to register for the PSAT test. You may do so by contacting your guidance counselor.
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.