Course Structures

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What's Included

15 Hours of Mathematics Instruction

Topics Covered Duration Assessment
Day 1 – Algebra 1 3 hours -
Day 2 – Geometry 3 hours Algebra 1 Quiz
Day 3 – Arithmetic 3 hours Geometry Quiz
Day 4 – Algebra 2 3 hours Arithmetic Quiz
Day 5 – Review & Assessment 3 hours Retired Math Exam

15 Hours of Verbal Instruction

Topics Covered Duration Assessment
Day 1 – Critical Reading Single Passage 3 hours CR Assessment homework
Day 2 – Dual & Short Passages, & Sentence Comp. 3 hours Single Passage Assessment
Day 3 – The Essay 3 hours Full Critical Reading Exam
Day 4 – Spotting the Errors & Improving Sentences 3 hours Essay Assessment
Day 5 – Grammar & Fixing Passages 3 hours Complete Writing Exam

It's All About Knowing the SAT

It’s not unusual for students who have taken our classes to increase their scores by 300 points or to crack the 2100 mark. The SAT's big secret? The SAT is given seven times per year- and to maintain fairness, the exact same questions have to be given on every test! We know the 15 math questions that appear on every test, the 20 grammar questions that appear on every test, the traps, and the slippery attempts designed to draw students to the wrong answers. Scores go up when we show students how to spot the traps and help them to identify the skill sets they need to improve.

We have spent thousands of hours working with students and developing strategies to help them to succeed on the test. Our track record demonstrates just that. If you are not sure if the SAT is the right test for you consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the ACT is a better choice.

What's Included

12 Hours of Math / Science Instruction

Topics Covered Duration Assessment
Day 1 – Algebra 1 / Science 3 hours Algebra 1 Quiz (homework)
Day 2 – Arithmetic / Science 3 hours Arithmetic Quiz (homework)
Day 3 – Geometry / Science 3 hours Science Test & Geo Quiz (homework)
Day 4 – Algebra 2 3 hours Full Mathematics Test
Day 5 – Algebra 2 3 hours Full Mathematics Test

12 Hours of Verbal Instruction

Topics Covered Duration Assessment
Day 1 – English 3 hours English Exam (homework)
Day 2 – English & Reading 3 hours Reading Exam
Day 3 – Reading & The Essay 3 hours Reading Exam & Essay (homework)
Day 4 – Reading, English, & Essay 3 hours English, Reading & Essay Exams
Day 5 – Reading, English, & Essay 3 hours English, Reading & Essay Exams

The More You Know About the ACT, the Better You'll Do

While the ACT is billed as a content exam – unlike the SAT which is billed as reasoning and content exam – make no mistake the ACT has its own brand of slippery questions that require a special brand of reasoning skills. Students who take our five week, 30 hour ACT course quickly discover what the test is up to and how to negotiate its tricky corners. They quickly learn that the ACT is a speed exam: the ACT requires students to complete a great deal more work in a shorter period of time than they have to complete on the SAT. If you are not sure if the ACT is the right test for you, consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the SAT is a better choice.

On page 11 of The Real ACT Prep Guide, the makers of the test encourage students to “find out as much about the exam as you can … before you take the ACT.” We agree entirely. The exam is given six times a year and every exam tests students on the same topics and in the same manner. Familiarity, particularly on the Reading and Science portions of the exam is one of the keys to outstanding scores.

Learn what the exam is specifically testing for and then learn the strategies to succeed. Once students discover what the test wants – on the math, science, reading, English and essay portions of the exam – their scores go up. Unless someone tells a student that the best introductory paragraph for the essay has four key components, we’re not sure they would know that. And unless someone tells them that they should note that the position they’ve take in their essay is not a cure-all, we’re not sure they would know to make that point.

What's Included

4 Hour SAT Crash Course

Breakdown Topics Covered
Hour 1 – Verbal Critical Reading: Strategies for single/dual/short passages and sentence completion.
Hour 2 – Verbal Grammar and Essay: Strategies for spotting errors, fixing sentences/paragraphs & the essay.
Hour 3 – Math Algebra 1 / Geometry
Hour 4 – Math Arithmetic / Algebra 2

4 Hour ACT Crash Course

Breakdown Topics Covered
Hour 1 – Verbal Reading: Strategies to effectively read four texts and answer 40 questions in 35 minutes.
Hour 2 – Verbal English and the Essay: Strategies for the 75 grammar questions and 30-minute essay.
Hour 3 – Math Algebra 1 / Arithmetic
Hour 4 – Math Geometry / Algebra 2 / Trigonometry

When it is Offered:

A course is offered one week prior to most exams, dependent on interest. Take a look at our upcoming courses

Further Details

All crash courses are held online and taught by a live instructor in an interactive classroom.

Upon registering, student will receive an invitation by email with instructions on how to log into GoToMeeting; this is the platform we use to conduct our online classes.

Also included in the email is a link to College Planning Partnerships' Crash Course Manual. Students will be responsible for downloading and printing this document prior to the start of class.

All students are required to have The Official SAT Study Guide or The Real ACT Prep Guide for the course. During registration you can choose to have us ship a copy of the book to you (option available up to one week in advance of class date) or purchase it on your own.

Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the course and will be given a short break after the first 2 hours.

Price: $130 + cost of either The Official SAT Study Guide or The Real ACT Prep Guide.

Books may be purchased at registration or on your own.

Students are given either the Official SAT Study Guide or Real ACT Prep Guide and our Crash Course Manual, which provides homework for each of the seven days prior to the exam. We show you how to do the test and then give you homework and practice tests to take so that you can continue to build on what you learned here.

*The 7-day at-home homework plan takes the guesswork out of what to do after you finish our crash course.