Private SAT / ACT Tutor Somerville, MA

Your private Livius Prep SAT / ACT tutor is dedicated to empowering each student in Somerville, MA to take control of his or her academic achievements.

Since 1984, Livius Prep has helped thousands of students improve their SAT, ACT, AP and SAT Subject Test scores. More than 1,000 of them have achieved perfect scores, and at least 2,000 Livius Prep students have been accepted to Ivy League schools.

Private SAT / ACT Tutor Somerville, MAWe are a premier test preparation, academic tutoring and college counseling company in Newton, MA, that specializes in SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, AP, PSAT, ISEE, and SSAT prep as well as academic tutoring in Math, English and Language Arts, and Science. Other Livius Prep locations include Andover, Lexington and Wellesley, MA, and Syosset, NY.

Livius Prep instructors are equipped to tutor students in all subjects and include Ph.D. and master’s degree recipients in fields such as engineering, physics, molecular biology, cultural and world history, and the English language.

Our SAT and ACT test prep and tutoring curricula include strategies and tips refined from decades of industry knowledge and experience that will help raise students’ scores.

SAT or ACT? Choosing the Right Test

Catering primarily to high school juniors and seniors, both the SAT and ACT measure students’ proficiency in various areas, such as problem solving and reading comprehension, skills you will need for success in college.

The SAT was redesigned in 2016, and the content and style of the SAT and the ACT are now very similar, but there are some noticeable differences that may cause you to choose one over the other, such as:

  1. Time per question. The SAT allows more time per question than the ACT, so a student who struggles to move through material quickly or worries about time constraints may do better with the SAT.
  2. Science. The ACT contains an entire section devoted to science. While the SAT does test science-based concepts, there is no separate section. If you dislike science, you would probably prefer the SAT. If you are a science whiz, the ACT may be a better fit.
  3. Mathematics. The math section on the ACT has more geometry questions than the SAT. If you struggle with geometry, consider taking the SAT. Another difference is that the SAT has one no-calculator math section. If the idea of doing math without a calculator is intimidating, you may be more comfortable with the ACT.
  4. Reading. The ACT requires more reading but may be a better choice if you struggle with higher-level vocabulary. Overall, the SAT features more difficult reading passages and more vocabulary questions.

If you are undecided about which test is right for you, we recommend you start with Livius Prep’s SAT/ACT comparison test. We will provide you with our comprehensive diagnostic report to determine which test better fits your strengths and provides you the best opportunity to earn your highest score.

Your private tutor in Somerville, MA can help you study for the SAT or ACT and develop strategies to increase your odds of success. Call Livius Prep at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) to learn more about our current offers and pricing.