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ACT/SAT

Santa Monica ACT/SAT® Test Preparation

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The ACT and SAT® are college entrance exams that can affect your ability to get into the school of your choice, apply for merit-based grants and scholarships, and more. Tutor Doctor Santa Monica offers private ACT and SAT tutoring to help prepare you to do as well as possible on these exams.

Our Santa Monica ACT/SAT tutoring program includes:

  • Initial test prep consultation
  • Full diagnostic assessment to pinpoint strengths & weaknesses
  • Full-length practice tests
  • Detailed score reports to track progress
  • Customized tutoring sessions
  • Individualized strategies for pacing and guessing
  • Specific strategies for each type of test question
  • Advice on when and how many times to take the SAT® &/or ACT
  • Ongoing consultation with test prep specialist
  • Current ACT & SAT® prep materials/study guide

Ready to get started? Call Tutor Doctor Santa Monica at (310) 923-7791 or contact us online today!

What's on the ACT

Below, we’ve listed the four main subjects and optional writing section you will find on the ACT, along with details about each.

SUBJEcT

TEST DETAILS

EnGLISH

75 multiple choice questions, 45 minutes
Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills

MATH

60 multiple choice questions, 60 minutes
Algebra I & II, Geometry, and some TRIGONOMETRY

READING

40 MULTIPLE choice questions, 35 minutes
Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences) with 10 questions per passage

SCIENCe

40 MULTIPLE choice questions, 35 minutes
Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries

WRItING

1 essay, 50 minutes
Read a passage, explain how the author builds a persuasive argument. WE recommend taking the aCT essay because some schools require it.

What's on the SAT

Here are the three main subjects and optional section found on the SAT, plus specific test details for each.

SUBJEcT

TEST DETAILS

READING

52 multiple choice questions, 65 minutes
Passages or paris of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences)

Writing & Language

44 multiple choice questions, 35 minutes
Grammar, vocabulary in context and editing skills

Math

58 MULTIPLE choice questions (broken up into 20 questions. No Calculator section and 38 question Calculator section) 80 minutes (25 mins for No Calculator section | 55 min for Calculator section) Algebra I & II, Geometry, and TRIGONOMETRY

Essay (Optional)

1 essay, 40 minutes
Read a passage, explain how the author builds a persuasive argument We recommend taking the SAT essay because some schools require it.

Interested in taking a practice exam? We offer free proctored SAT and ACT practice tests online several times a week. Get more details or register on our SAT/ACT Practice Tests page.

We can help you prepare to take the SAT or ACT. Call (310) 923-7791 now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation!

  • 12 Hours

    Recommended For:

    • Students that have 1 month or less until target test date
    • Are high scorers and want to fine-tune test strategies
    • Have busy schedules and limited prep time
    • Want to focus on only 1 section

    Packages Includes:

    • Online support
    • Custom online quizzes
    • Real results on real tests
    • Progress reports in your inbox
  • 40 Hours

    Recommended For:

    • Students that have at least 3-4 months until target test date
    • Have never taken an actual SAT®/ACT test
    • Need extensive focus on all test sections
    • Struggle with foundational basics of 1 or 2 sections
    • Struggle with test-taking strategies

    Packages Includes:

    • Online support
    • Custom online quizzes
    • Real results on real tests
    • Progress reports in your inbox