SAT/ACT Preparation Resources
Test Prep & Tutoring programs:
Below are offerings for SAT and ACT test preparation. These companies have partnered with the Stone Bridge PTSO and are giving money back to us when students register for their classes/practice tests. The PTSO uses these donations to help fund scholarships and teacher/student needs and events. We encourage you to evaluate and choose the test prep option which would best suit the needs of your student.
Huntington Learning Center:
When it comes to individualized, one-on-one SAT or ACT prep, the Huntington Learning Center in Ashburn is the industry standard. For over 40 years, the Huntington Learning Center has provided SAT/ACT preparation of the highest caliber to students around the country. Since 2003, the Ashburn Center has helped students reach their SAT/ACT score goals.
Huntington will be offering a practice SAT test on Saturday, January 25th, at Stone Bridge from 9am - 12:30pm. The cost for the test is $25 and this amount will be donated to the PTSO. There will be a results meeting for parents on the evening of January 29th.
To register for the group SAT practice exam visit: https://huntingtonhelps.com/registration/isep/confirm?location_id=65616&course_id=2869
If you are looking for a quality, affordable test prep program, Turbo Tutoring, is offering ACT or SAT prep seminars. This one time, 2 hour and 45 minute course is $199. This class focuses on test taking strategies and confidence building techniques.
For more information and to see dates and locations for classes for the 2019-20 school year, click the following link: https://turbo-tutoring.com/
Turbo Tutoring is also offering individual prep classes for students who want to take the class but can't make it to the scheduled dates. The private class is $400 and a portion of the fee goes back to the SBHS PTSO.
The PTSO does not endorse any college preparatory testing company (and there are many); the decision to have a student receive SAT/ACT prep rests with the parents. There are classroom courses, one-on-one tutoring, and on-line programs, for fees and free. The most important consideration for parents in choosing what method will provide the most help for the student is to determine how their student studies or learns best.The National Association of College Admissions Counselors has performed many studies about the merits of formal preparation for college entrance exams; the end result seems to be that the advantage depends on the individual.
Most colleges/universities will use a student’s highest scores on either the ACT or the SAT when considering a student for admission. The ACT is considered a knowledge-based test and includes a science section, while the SAT is considered a reasoning-based test without any science questions. Please check the Career Center of Stone Bridge Guidance to get more information on both exams.
There are many ways to prepare for college entrance exams, but these programs have the convenience of being at Stone Bridge. Please visit Mr. Lucas' website for ACT/SAT information