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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 ACT/SAT prep options you may be considering.

If you’re considering ACT/SAT prep courses, you should know that On Track Learning specializes in highly personalized and tailored instructions 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 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.

We offer proctored exams! Please contact us to register for an exam.