General

How can I work with you?

There are 3 main ways to work with us:
1. Private tutoring (Find out more here)
2. Small Group tutoring in Naperville, IL (Find out more here)
3. Online (Find out more here)

What are the costs for private tutoring for the ACT or SAT?

Private tutoring is one hour a week for 6 weeks for $900. One of our EXPERT tutors will work on your child’s strengths and weaknesses to get that test score as high as possible, as fast as possible. (Find out more here)

What are the costs for small group tutoring?

Small group tutoring is $600 for 6 weeks, meeting once a week for 2 hours. There is a maximum of 7 students in a group.
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What are the costs of the online programs?

Both Slay the ACT and Slay the SAT are $600 for lifetime access. The groups are structured the exact same way as the in-person small group, but the classes are taped so that they can be watched at a time that is convenient for your child.

Find out more details at: Online programs

Is 6 weeks enough time?

For most students, yes! 6 weeks gives us enough time to review content, teach the strategies and work on strengths and weaknesses. 6 weeks also is a good time to keep students focused. Much longer than that, and it is hard for a student to stay motivated. 

Do you only do ACT and SAT test prep?

No! We have monthly study skills classes, and we do subject tutoring as well (help with school!) The pricing for each of the these is different than the test prep.

ACT vs SAT

What is the difference between the ACT and the SAT?

In general, the main difference is in the timing! There is MUCH more time per problem on the SAT, but in exchange for all that time, the content tends to be a bit harder.

Some other differences:
ACT
– Can use calculator on the entire math test.
– Highest level of math is 2-3 pre-calculus questions.
– Timing is usually REALLY tight on reading.
– There is a science section that is really about science reasoning versus science knowledge.

SAT
– Has calculator and non-calculator sections for the math half of the test.
– The highest level math is trig, but the hard math problems are a couple of steps to solve.
– There are graphs and tables located in all sections of the SAT – reading, writing, and math.

When do you recommend that students start preparing for the ACT and/or SAT?

In my opinion, the best time to start prep is the summer before Junior year with the intention of taking a first test in the fall. Now that doesn’t mean if you don’t start then that you are behind! It simply is a good time because there tend to be less distractions in the summer, and once a student takes a first official test, they tend to be more confident!

Do you teach to the tests?

Yes and no.

We believe that 1/3 of the test is content, and we have taken the tests enough times to know what will most likely be on the test! We review topics that WILL be tested.

1/3 of  the test is knowing how to take a test and using strategy. How do you approach the reading test? What do you do if you don’t know the answer? Do you fill in all of the bubbles on the answer sheet?

The last 1/3 of the test is mindset. Test anxiety plays a HUGE factor. You can spend 1000’s of dollars on test prep, score perfect on pratice tests, and still NOT do well on the actual test if you can’t focus or have a panic attack. 

To succeed on the tests, you need to have a good understanding of all 3 areas!

Payment
How much do I have to pay to get started?

The private tutoring can be paid all in a lump sum or weekly when you meet.

For the small groups, there is a $50 deposit to hold your spot, and the balance is due the night of the first class.

For the online programs, the $600 payment is required to get access to the group. 

How do I go about making payment?

We accept checks payable to My2tor or credit cards (through PayPal).