Standardized tests can be difficult, sometimes
frightening, for students of all ages. At A Plus Tutoring, we give students the tools and confidence to do their very best.
In many cases, just knowing what to expect from a particular test relieves anxiety and improves results.
Working one-on-one, A Plus tutors teach proven test-taking tips, strategies and organizational skills that increase scores.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
Used extensively by college admissions officers, the SAT predicts how students will perform academically as college freshmen.
The SAT has three math sections (Arithmetic,
Algebra and Geometry) and three verbal sections.
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SAT preparation classes are group sessions, with individualized attention available from the instructor.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
The Graduate Record Exam is a standardized test that is required for admission to many graduate schools in the United States, other English-speaking countries, and for English-taught graduate and business programs around the world.
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
The PSAT is designed to help students practice for the SAT and is used to determine eligibility for the National Merit scholarship and other potential scholarships. According to the College Board, students in the Class of 2011 who took the PSAT scored 145 points higher on the SAT than those who did not take the PSAT.
American College Testing (ACT)
Used by some colleges use it as a secondary admissions tool and for awarding merit-based scholarships or loans, the ACT predicts a student's success in college. It tests English, Math, Reading and Science.
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
Required by many independent schools, the SSAT is used as an admissions and placement tool and predicts how well students will perform.
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Based on the learning standards contained in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, MCAS evaluates basic academic skills. Minimum MCAS scores are required for high school graduation. Content areas include English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology/Engineering and History/Social Sciences.
Based in Melrose, Mass., just north of Boston, A Plus Tutoring serves students and adults in the surrounding communities,
including Saugus, Malden, Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield and Lynnfield. We can also make arrangements
to provide services in other communities.