West Los Angeles Test Preparation
MY Education Guru tutoring in West LA has the solutions to help your student get competitive scores and land acceptance at their dream school.
We help students with
- GRE test preparation
- SAT test preparation
- ACT test preparation
- GMAT test preparation
- PSAT test preparation
- NMSQT test preparation
- ISEE/SSAT/HSPT test preparation
- GRE/GMAT test preparation
SAT TEST PREP AND ACT TEST PREP HELP
The SAT/ACT test is one of the main factors colleges use to measure your readiness and “ability to survive” their college. Ultimately, most colleges require either of these exams in their application. The SAT is an exam that focuses primarily on critical thinking and allows nearly a third more time on each section than the ACT. The ACT is more focused on speed and accuracy. The SAT places an emphasis on reading comprehension, grammar, and math, while the ACT is comprised of the same sections and an additional science section that examines the student’s ability to do data analysis. Thus, the SAT is a generalist critical thinking exam, while the ACT is a more involved science-focused exam.
ACT Test Prep Testimonial
“My ACT scores were on the lower-ish end, scoring about 25’s across the board. After working with Yi and a couple of other people in the MEG program, I ended up with a 31 on the ACT…”
— Jack Cameron —
Our 4-Part Approach
A My Education Guru coach will sit down with your student and proctor a diagnostic test. The coach will then review the assessment with the student and help them set mini-attainable goals.
Some of our strategies include the 100% correct rule, passage mapping, and the 3 W’s (where, what and why). These strategies are customized specifically to a student’s learning style. For example, if a student is a visual learner, we will have a student cross out the parts of an answer that are wrong instead of just crossing out the letter.
My Education Guru coaches will analyze a student’s specific approach to a question type and help them implement problem solving techniques to prevent the same errors from happening again.
By reaching each of the goals we set with our students, they will realize just how amazing they can be!
What us different is that we take the time to truly understand and listen to our students, so we can make something as dry as test preparation fun, interactive and personal.
Before working with your student, we take the time to understand their distinct learning style, preferences, and goals. We offer a range of complimentary to paid comprehensive assessments depending on student need.
Our complimentary assessments help establish a basic understanding of your student’s needs and how our Gurus can help. Each assessment includes a SAT test prep with a brief breakdown by section, identification or errors, and a general performance assessment.
Paid Comprehensive Assessment
Assessments vary in intensity depending on the test and student needs. Detailed assessments better assist our coaches to establish a foundation and clear plan to ensure your student has the tools and support for success. Comprehensive assessments offer insights that lead to very real and substantial improvement in your student’s performance.
Each assessment considers any accommodations and learning differences your student might have and includes a summary of test sections and expectations, a highly detailed assessment by section (timing, errors, and error category), and a complete individualized plan of action by section as well as general recommendations for success.
Test Preparation Courses
- Assessment and Consultation on tests that are right for your student*
- Structured modular in-depth review of all material
- 4:1 class size ratio
- Strategies to maximize use of Test Preparation Accommodations
- One-on-one sessions can be made available*
STANDARDIZED TEST PREP FOR ISEE/SSAT/HSPT
Each year over 60,000 students take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), or HSPT (High School Placement Test) in preparation for acceptance to top private schools. In this increasingly competitive environment, scoring an average score of 650 on the SSAT, 850 on the ISEE, or 500 on the HSPT is no longer enough. Leave it up to our gurus to help your student in the top percentiles!
STANDARDIZED TEST PREP FOR GRE/GMAT
When deciding which test to take, it’s helpful to know certain areas of the GRE or GMAT may be easier for some students than others. These sections include Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning, as well as accommodations.
In the GRE, Verbal Reasoning contains English vocabulary that’s more advanced than the GMAT. Thus, you’re better suited to take the GMAT if English is not your first language. Similarly, the Quantitative Reasoning of the of the GMAT is more logic-based, while the GRE’s is primarily Geometry. Thus, if Geometry is no your strength, it’d be best to choose the GMAT.
As for accommodations, only the GRE allows you to save or return to previous questions. This makes it beneficial and recommended for students with test anxiety. Our gurus have the testing know-how to make sure you play to your strengths and score competitively.
Usually taken on a computer
Can save/return to previous questions (good for Test Anxiety)
If computer is unavailable, taken on paper
Tests on 4 Sections:
Analytical Writing: 60 min—2 Essays (30 min)
Verbal Reasoning: 60 min—2 Sections (30 min)
Harder Vocabulary than on GMAT (can be difficult for foreigners)
Quantitative Reasoning: 70 min—2 Sections (35 min)
Typically more Geometry problems than on GMAT
Either Math or Verbal (Random): 30-35 min
Test Time: 3.5 hours (paper) or 3.75 hours (computer)
3 Scores for Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical
8 Subject Tests Available:
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Literature in English
Exam Cost: $195
Only taken on a computer
Tests on 4 Sections:
Analytical Writing: 30 min—1 Essay
Integrated Reasoning: 30 min
Quantitative Reasoning: 75 min
Has more Logic questions vs Geometry unlike the GRE
Verbal Reasoning: 75 min
Test Time: 3.5 hours
5 Scores: Analytical, Integrated, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total/Composite
Percentile rank for each score also included
Exam Cost: $250
Free Test Preparation Consultation
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Schedule a consultation and we can assess exactly how we can help your student.
Call Us at (424) 276-1524