Why Should I choose On Track Learning?
I understand that the decision to commit your child's time and your family's resources to a test prep program is an important one. My goal, therefore, is to help you understand how On Track Learning's tutoring program is different from other SAT/ACT prep options you may be considering.
If you're considering SAT/ACT classes, you should know that On Track Learning specializes in highly personalized, tailored instruction that can not be duplicated in a classroom.
With an On Track Learning SAT/ACT tutor, your child receives an expert instructor's undivided attention, leading to greater lesson engagement and a higher degree of accountability. Your child's learning needs are the sole focus of the program instructor, and the program moves at a pace and difficulty level commensurate with your child's testing abilities.
Which Test Should I Choose?
|Why Take It||Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.||Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.|
|Reading||5 reading passages||4 reading passages|
|Science||None||1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)|
|Tools||Some math questions don't allow you to use a calculator.||You can use a calculator on all math questions.|
|Essays||Optional. The essay will test your comprehension of a source text.||Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.|
|How It's Scored||Scored on a scale of 400–1600||Scored on a scale of 1–36|
How Do I Get Started?
If you've already decided to work with a private instructor, we want you to know that personalized instruction is and always has been our only focus. Too often, a test prep provider will use a curriculum designed for a classroom program in a one-on-one setting and label that type of test prep "private tutoring". For a private SAT/ACT tutoring program to be as effective as possible, it requires a curriculum designed for the one-on-one or semi-private setting, one that can be customized to each student's unique abilities, and which adapts as that student's abilities progress over the course of the program.