Private SAT / ACT Tutor Lexington, MA
If you are a student in Lexington, MA who is preparing for the SAT or ACT, consider a private Livius Prep tutor to help you boost your skills, test new strategies, and identify the types of questions you’re comfortable with and those on which you need more help.
When you choose Livius Prep, founded in 1984, you can be confident you are investing in superior academic tutoring. Unlike other tutors and companies that merely offer online portals, we employ strategic methods for understanding and solving problems.
We carefully select the most talented and experienced subject matter experts to provide each student with comprehensive, individualized instruction. Our tutors are not only experts in their field, with a Master’s degree or higher, but also skilled at connecting with students, understanding their individual needs and learning styles, and providing an individually tailored approach.
SAT/ACT Test Prep
Competition is stiff, and the acceptance rates to some colleges, such as the Ivy Leagues schools, can be as low as 5%. Developing better test-taking skills and strategies can give you an edge over the competition and may even help you get into a college or university that would otherwise say no.
Livius Prep students work with highly-trained tutors who are compassionate, skilled, and trained to improve students’ SAT and ACT scores through superior test preparation.
Our tutoring series and group classes offer multiple practice opportunities. We also offer an a la carte option for students who are not yet enrolled. Our academic directors can schedule your practice test in person or by phone.
How the SAT and ACT Differ
Both the ACT and SAT are accepted by every college in America. There is no advantage to taking one over the other, nor is either test “easier” or “harder.” Taking the test that best fits your skills and abilities will help you earn the highest scores.
Features of the SAT
- The SAT is slightly longer than the ACT
- The SAT allots more time per question than the ACT
- The SAT does not have a separate Science section
- One of two SAT Math sections prohibits the use of a calculator
- Math will account for half of your total score on the SAT
- The SAT has an optional Essay
Livius Prep recommends 24 to 36 hours of private tutoring for comprehensive SAT prep, which includes prep for the optional SAT Essay.
Features of the ACT
- The ACT allows less time per question than the SAT
- The ACT requires more reading
- The ACT includes a Science section
- Math will account for one-fourth of your total score on the ACT
- ACT questions are more straightforward than the SAT
- The ACT has an optional Writing Test (Essay)
Livius Prep recommends 24 to 36 hours of private tutoring for comprehensive ACT prep, which includes prep for the optional ACT Writing Test.
The best way to decide which test is best for you is to take Livius Prep’s ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test which compresses all components of the ACT and the SAT into a single test. It is accompanied by a highly detailed diagnostic report that provides a recommendation on which test is more likely to maximize your test scores.
When you work with Livius Prep in Lexington, MA, you will be hiring a seasoned private tutor who can tailor each and every lesson to meet your academic needs. Call us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) for more information about our current offers and pricing.