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.

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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 ItColleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
Test Structure
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing and Language

Essay (Optional)

  • Math
  • Reading
  • English
  • Science

Essay (Optional)

  • 3 hours (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)
  • 2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)
Reading5 reading passages4 reading passages
ScienceNone1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
ToolsSome math questions don't allow you to use a calculator.You can use a calculator on all math questions.
EssaysOptional. 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 ScoredScored on a scale of 400–1600Scored 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.