Six Reasons a Test Prep Program Will Help Students Perform Better on the SAT and ACT

By Huntington Learning Center

Some students are naturally strong test-takers, but for most, performing well takes preparation. Mastery of skills is critical but learning test-taking strategies is just as important. That’s definitely true when it comes to the tests your student will take before applying to colleges, the SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Test prep programs are beneficial in so many ways and will help your student earn higher scores and improve their chances of acceptance at their dream college.

Here are six reasons why a Huntington test prep program will help your student increase their scores:

  1. Huntington helps students choose the right test for them. The ACT and SAT are widely accepted by colleges and universities, and most students submit test scores during the college application process. Huntington can help your student determine which test is the best fit by taking a practice test for one or both.
  2. Prep builds confidence. Practice makes better. The right test prep program will have your student take several practice tests in order to get comfortable with the pacing and structure of these exams, so they feel less intimidated. This is especially important if your student is taking the new digital SAT. This multi-stage adaptive test is a new style of testing for most students. It is divided into two modules, and how a student performs in the first module determines what types of questions they get in the second module. Each question throughout the test is weighted differently as far as scoring too.
  3. Your student will get familiar with the tests. The SAT and ACT aren’t like other tests your student has taken before. Both tests have several different sections with different question types. They are timed differently and require test-takers to move through questions at a relatively fast pace. The SAT is now a digital exam, and the testing style is different too. If your student experiences test stress, a test prep program will help your student get to know these tests well, so that there are no surprises on test day.
  4. There won’t be any guessing on what sections need attention. An individualized test prep program is just that: individualized for your student. That means your student will receive customized instruction in the areas where they need to improve and reinforcement in the areas where they are strong. That makes for quality test preparation and better test performance. Your student can master the skills needed to score as high as they possibly can.
  5. Your student will be up to speed on recent changes. Test prep programs get students familiar with both test content and any recent adjustments like exam scoring, question types or scoring. Knowing that information can help your student adjust their test-taking strategy and approach. Huntington has a digital SAT test prep program to help students practice this new style of exam.
  6. Tutors spend time on more than just exam content. Making sure your student has the knowledge and skills to perform on the SAT, ACT, or AP exams is a top priority for a quality test prep program. However, it’s also important to focus on things like time management and test-taking strategies. Your student will learn the length of each exam section so they know how much time to spend on different question types and how to narrow down answer choices.

If your student is planning to take the SAT, ACT, or any AP exams this year, Huntington can help your student prepare!

We don't just offer test prep. We craft a personalized test prep journey designed exclusively for your student. Here's what sets us apart:

  • Huntington understands that every student is unique. We go beyond simple preparation and assist your student in selecting the test that aligns with their strengths and will help them achieve their academic goals.
  • Using advanced data analysis and leveraging decades of experience, we work with your student to continuously monitor their progress and tailor a program for targeted improvement to meet their SAT/ACT or AP score goals.
  • Huntington moves beyond just test content. We focus on equipping your student with the essential skills, confidence, and motivation needed to perform their best.

Call us at 1-800 CAN LEARN to get started.