Summer is a great time to help your child prepare for the upcoming SAT or ACT. Without the added pressure of keeping up with their regular school work, many students find it easier to concentrate on the specific requirements for these tests over the summer. It can be a great way to boost their score and keep their minds more active over the summer.
June 3rd and August 26th are the next scheduled dates for the SAT. The next dates for the ACT are June 10th and September 9th. Early registration for both the SAT and ACT starts about a month in advance. At Academic Learning Labs, we’re offering intensive summer programs with small groups and individual tutoring available to meet your child’s specific needs.
If you have an incoming high school sophomore or junior this year, you may also want to explore the PSAT. This test not only is a great ice-breaker for students in their preparation for the SAT, but it also can set them on track for getting a National Merit Scholarship. The testing during a student’s junior year is the one that counts, and a great performance can set into motion the events leading to the scholarship. Winning a National Merit Scholarship can not only help pay for college, but may open more doors to a better college in the process.
We begin most students with a full diagnostic test to help us get a better starting point for our tutoring. We incorporate any specific areas of concern you may have and this guides us moving forward. Over the summer we’re offering intensive sessions from one-on-one to small group settings. You can choose the specific setting that you feel will meet your child’s needs best. You can let your student’s needs determine if a one week, two week, or ongoing tutoring will be a better match. We’ll devote ourselves to your student’s specific needs, and we’re convinced you’ll be more than pleased with the outcome.
We will also be here all summer long for our regular tutoring sessions if your student will benefit from some targeted help with specific topics. Just as with the SAT and ACT, summer is an ideal time to overcome any struggles that may have shown up during the school year. There is a real freedom for many students away from the ongoing workload at school for them to dig in and overcome challenges. Give us a call at 949-645-0800, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or schedule some tutoring time.