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The first round of SAT and ACT tests are held near the beginning of the school year, so as the summer months wind down, it is important to start looking into testing resources and other ways to help your student do his or her very best on these crucial tests. With just a little bit of preparation, your student is sure to score much higher on these exams, easing the college admission process and putting students on colleges’ radars for scholarships. Here are a few great test prep centers located in the Denver area.
Denver Test Prep
4745 S. Routt Court
Littleton, CO 80127
Denver Test Prep is a great resource for helping you prepare for one of the biggest tests of your life. Its Denver SAT tutoring program is customized to meet your schedule and needs, including one-on-one instruction from the SAT tutors. All of the Denver Test Prep tutors have scored in the top two percent of the SAT test themselves and have graduated from an Ivy League university. With credentials like this, you know you will be getting the help you need to score as high as you can on the SAT. With a customized program that is built around your needs, you can meet in your home and schedule as many sessions as you like or just take one prep session, it’s all about what works best for you.
709 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 105
Littleton, CO 80120
For more than 30 years, Prep Associates has helped students achieve higher scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT tests. The available methods include a traditional classroom-style instruction, semi-private tutoring in small groups or private one-on-one tutoring. Even the classroom setting is small with less than 10 students, ensuring that your student will get the individualized attention that he or she needs. There is a huge ongoing list of classes available just about every day of the week, so no matter what other obligations or scheduling conflicts you have, it will be easy to find a class that will work for you.
BrightBridge Tutoring and Test Prep
BrightBridge Tutoring and Test Prep brings experienced educators together with your student for truly personalized SAT and ACT test preparation. Founded by Mark Lande, BrightBridge is committed to addressing the personal learning and educational style of each student. Lande himself conducts an in-home consultation with each prospective student to determine the best style and tutor. Once you are paired with a tutor, the tutor comes to you, so there is no need to drive to a learning center. With the personalized and one-on-one style of BrightBridge Tutoring and Test Prep, you’ll get just what you need to ensure your student gets the best score possible on his or her SAT or ACT.
Pinnacle Education Consulting
Pinnacle College Planning is the brainchild of Dr. Lisa Ransdell, an educator with a particularly impressive background. With credits at the University of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denison University, Ohio State University and more, it’s clear that Dr. Ransdell has the credentials needed to help your student do his or her very best on the SAT and ACT. There are a few different formats in which she offers her test prep. There is the basic class includes 12 hours of instruction in a classroom setting or one-on-one tutoring is available in the office near the University of Denver or in your home.
1720 S. Bellaire St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
There are a number of different courses that your student can take at College Direction. Courses are generally six weeks long, though you can also sign up for a short two and a half hour review course instead. With no more than nine students, online courses, practice tests and video answers, you are sure to get a lot of great assistance for your student. Founded by Susie Watts, College Direction is proud of its experienced tutors, with the ability to handle test anxiety, pacing and the other fears that can affect test outcome. Once you’ve had success with the SAT and ACT prep classes at College Direction, you can also come back to this educational institution for help with college essays and other college-related needs.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.