Students must be taught how to think, not what to think.
― Margaret Mead

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SAT-exam

ONLINE ACCELERATED SAT PREP COURSE

Starts February 8, 2020 (Online)

The SAT prep course has a small group of 3 to 8 students and includes a diagnostic test, practice tests, and customized instruction tailored to the specific needs of the students within that group.

In this 12-hour course, we help students

  • review grammar, usage, and mechanics to better prepare for the essay section;
  • compose well-written passages that will gain high scores with grading officials;
  • gain confidence through insights and practice, which includes how to manage time better, overcome test anxiety, and understand how scoring is conducted;
  • distinguish the difference between school exams and standardized tests such as the SAT; and
  • solve math problems using shortcuts and other tips to manage time efficiently during the exam.

The classwork and homework assignments will help students master and maximize their performance on all sections of the SAT. We focus on preparing students to excel in reading comprehension and understanding vocabulary in context.

*There are no makeup sessions with this course.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT TODAY! CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS.

ONLINE CLASSES
(Internet Access Required)

Price:
$199.00

Dates:
February 8–29, 2020
Saturdays

Time:
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Early Bird Special: Get 10% off when you sign up by January 31st

Online Accelerated SAT Prep Course - Registration

Register for the upcoming 12-hour Online Accelerated SAT Prep Course. Dates: February 8-29, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
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ACT PREP COURSE

Dates TBD

Good Hope Tutoring offers the ACT Prep Course, which consists of a small group of 3 to 8 students. This course includes a diagnostic test, practice tests, and customized instruction tailored to the specific needs of the students within that group.

In this 22-hour course, we teach students a variety of techniques. We provide an extensive review of test-taking strategies, test anxiety reduction tools, English and writing concepts, reading comprehension tools, mathematics, and algebraic skills review, and science test strategies.

Classwork and homework assignments will help students master and maximize their performance on all sections of the ACT. We point out major differences in the ACT versus regular tests in school. We also help students solve math problems using shortcuts and other tips to manage time efficiently during the test. Our course will improve students’ scores and confidence, significantly.

*There’s a 2-hour make-up class on the last day, which is optional.

Price: $399.00

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Test Answers
Should I take the SAT or ACT Prep Course?

This is a question that many students face when preparing for college. Up until recently, most colleges only accepted the SAT. All colleges now accept either test. The main differences between the the SAT and the ACT are as follows:

  • The SAT does provide formulas in the mathematics section. The ACT does not provide any formulas.
  • The SAT contains three sections: Reading, Math, and Writing and Language. The ACT contains four sections: Reading, Math, English, and Science. Both also have an optional essay.
  • The ACT tests your knowledge base (how much you know), whereas the SAT tests your thinking skills (how you think and reason).

Both tests are given 7 times per year.

PSAT COURSE - 8/9/10/NMQST

DATES TBD

The PSAT course consists of 3 to 8 students and offers a diagnostic test, practice tests, and customized instruction tailored to the specific needs of the students within that group.

In this 21-hour course, we give expert advice on the best way to approach the PSAT. Students are given reviews and assignments covering critical reading, math, and writing skills.

We prepare students for the math section, which focuses in-depth on three essential areas of math: Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Heart of Algebra, and Passport to Advanced Math.

We also help students to navigate through the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections in which they will have to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence found in a wide range of sources.

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HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT COURSE

DATES TBD

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an admissions test for entry into Catholic high schools and some private high schools. Good Hope Tutoring offers this course to small groups of 3 to 8 students and tailors the course to the specific needs of the students within that group.

This 21-hour course comprises five multiple-choice sections: verbal, quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language skills.  Depending on the school, the HSPT might also feature an optional section covering science, mechanical aptitude or Catholic religion.

The optional test is not included in the composite score from the HSPT and not every school chooses to use the optional test.  Schools that require the optional test might use the score to determine a student’s placement in particular courses such as honors and advanced classes.

Price: $349.00

What Clients Are Saying

K. Woodridge (Upper Marlboro, MD)

“My daughter really benefited from tutoring through Good Hope. Within 2 quarters, my daughter brought her GPA up by one whole point and her math grade went from an F to a low B. Amazing!”

Alisha

My daughter had her first ACT math prep with Orisha. She has a very nonchalant personality and isn't easily impressed. However, Orisha did such a great job with reviewing the diagnostic test and giving helpful tips that my daughter is confident that she will do well. We will continue using Orisha's service.

C. Ross (N. Charleston, SC)

“I dreaded taking any type of math course, but because of Good Hope Tutoring, I understand the concepts a lot better. The tutor made everything come together and I appreciate everything that Good Hope has done for me.”

Denise

Orisha was knowledgeable, thorough and patient while tutoring my daughter on some complex precalculus problems. My daughter thought she was very good, and will definitely use her again. Precalculus was not a requirement when I graduated from high school, so I sat in on the first session to observe Orisha's teaching style. She was captivating and left me wanting to come back with my daughter for another session.