Our San Diego SAT and ACT CLASSES
Our in-person classes are limited to just 12 students to keep them fun (yes, I said "fun"), interactive, and engaging for students at all skill levels.
We also offer one-on-one SAT and ACT tutoring.
Questions about a class? Keep scrolling down, or just contact the instructor.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
What Will This Class Cover?
Since all colleges now accept either an SAT or an ACT score, "Deciding: SAT or ACT" is a 3-hour seminar that will help you figure out which test you're better at.
SAT / ACT "Complete" classes cover ALL parts of the test.
Through conversation and our expert advice, you'll learn a LOT more about how the test is written and about the rules it plays by than if you were studying on your own. We'll cover both concepts and strategies and throw in every tip, trick, and hack we've learned over the years.
Here Are a Few of the Takeaways:
- All math concepts explained in plain English
- How to precisely prove answers for vocab and reading passages
- A thorough understanding of tested grammar concepts
- How to deal with tricky critical reasoning questions
- How to make sure you're ready to write great essays
- How to develop good technique and strategy for verbal and math questions
- How to squeeze the most value out of practice questions
- How to effectively study outside of class
- How to decipher the test's patterns, logic, and rules
- How to analyze your practice tests and make better test-taking decisions
Everything we do is designed to maximize your test-day performance and your score.
What's Included in the Price?
- All books and materials, which include many official practice tests.
- Three official, proctored practice tests (these are held on various Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. at our Sorrento Valley office and are in addition to the normal class hours)
What Makes Your Classes Different?
Long answer: Does your hairdresser do your taxes?
Short answer: We've been doing this for many years.
Test prep is not a common career, so most test prep teachers are working part-time while they finish grad school or look for a "normal" job in their field of interest.
Once these instructors move on, the company hires more newbies and the cycle repeats. This is why most companies and universities don't tell you who's teaching their classes.
What Are Former Students Saying?
SAT / ACT: "Complete" courses are $850 for 20 hours of class time. The price includes 3 official proctored practice tests to be taken outside of normal class hours; class time plus testing time adds up to 32 hours.
When Should I Take a Class?
It's usually best to sign up for a class with a particular test date in mind that you will take after the end of our class. Both the SAT and the ACT are offered several times a year. Here's a link to the SAT schedule, and here's a link to the ACT schedule.
Who Should Not Take A Class?
SAT / ACT: If you already have a 1430+ / 32+ on an official practice test or real test, first of all - nice job, dude. One-on-one tutoring is going to be more efficient and effective to help you get those last few points.
"I recently took the SAT course with Matt. He was extremely helpful and patient. He kept the class light and fun all while giving us an immense amount of information. I’ve never fully understood grammatical concepts, but now I’m confident in that subject area thanks to Matt. Also, he gave me a new perspective on how to solve various reading and math problems that I would not have understood before. 10/10 recommend this class to whoever is looking for a prep course."
- Izzy Dogget
"Coming into the SAT for the first time, I knew that grammar and English questions in general are challenging for me. I can tell how my instructor (Matt) genuinely believed that every student could surpass their expectations. I learned a plethora of grammar and math skills that unlocked the key to answering numerous questions on the actual exam. Without this course, I would’ve incorrectly answered about 20 questions on the SAT. This bootcamp definitely helped me achieve around 100 points that I otherwise would not have gotten."
- Ethan Nguyen
"I had a wonderful time in this SAT Prep Course! My instructor was Matt Sheelen. He was very patient and encouraging with me, even when I asked the same question 5 times! He was always upbeat and able to find new and creative ways to explain the materials. It’s very refreshing to see an instructor who is so dedicated in his work and invested in his students success! The course is a bit pricey; however, it’s worth it if you are willing to put the time and effort into studying."
- Sarah Hajj