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How do I prepare for the GMAT?

If you’re thinking of enrolling in graduate school to earn your MBA, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Working with a GMAT tutor is for many people a wise investment to help you strengthen the academic areas you may be weak in and improving your overall test score. A GMAT prep tutor should teach you not only the kind of information you need to know for the test, but the best test-taking strategies. The GMAT tests you on four categories: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and an analytical writing assessment. Cramming is probably not going to give you good results for this standardized test; give yourself between two and six months to prepare, focusing on your most challenging areas first. Successful GMAT prep means planning ahead and studying thoroughly. Those students who reported studying under 75 hours were more likely to score 400 or lower on the test, while students who studied 121 hours or more were more likely to score 700 or higher on the test. Hiring a GMAT prep tutor can range in price from under $50 to over $200 per hour.

What is ACT test prep?

The ACT is a college entrance exam taken by students (typically in their junior year of high school) to determine admission eligibility and merit-based scholarship eligibility. The test may be taken as many times as desired and is not limited to high school juniors. Originally the acronym stood for American College Testing, but now ACT is the stand-alone name. ACT prep is a way for students to strategically prepare for test-taking. ACT prep helps students improve scores, practice taking the test, learn test-taking strategies, and improve material comprehension. Students can get help with ACT prep tutors in one-on-one sessions, via group tutoring lessons, in online self-study programs, or online with a tutor in video calls. The ACT test covers:

  • English
  • Science understanding and reasoning
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing essay (optional)

How do you study for the SAT?

Your SAT prep strategy can mean the difference between a great score and a mediocre score, as well as the difference between being accepted to or rejected by your school of choice. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a college entrance exam that measures a student’s knowledge and understanding of what they have learned up to this point in school and what they need to succeed in college. In addition to arming students with the knowledge they need to excel in the math, reading and writing components of the test, SAT prep can help improve scores by teaching students crucial strategies for taking the test itself. Professional SAT prep tutors can work with students one-on-one or in group sessions. Typically, tutors recommend that students who are comfortable and caught up with their regular schooling begin SAT prep at least three months before the test. If you’re targeting an elite school, six months before the test is a good time to begin. Students who are behind in school are advised to start early to ensure they’re caught up and feeling confident in all the relevant subjects. Suggestions for long-term SAT prep include taking challenging high school courses, completing all homework assignments, preparing for class tests and quizzes, and participating in class by asking and answering questions. There are free SAT prep training tools online; for those who’d like a one-on-one tutor to take them to the next level, the national average rate is $70 per hour.

How do you prepare for the ACT?

The ACT is a universally accepted college readiness exam. There are multiple ways to prepare for the exam. One-on-one ACT prep tutoring is one of the most effective ways for students to ready themselves for the test. A tutor who specializes in ACT prep will coach the student on the type of material they can expect while also working specifically with topics that are more challenging for that particular student. Group tutoring sessions are a more cost-effective way to reap the benefits of an ACT prep instructor; a suggestion is to gather a group of four friends or classmates to share the cost. Professional tutors often recommend that test prep begin approximately three months prior to the exam. Cramming — unfortunately — doesn’t provide the same score results as consistent study, test-related homework, and practice exams do. Weekly two-hour learning sessions are what many pro tutors suggest for their college exam prep students. For top test-taking performance, tutors usually provide work throughout the week and the weekly session is used to cement knowledge and address weak areas. Math is a hard topic for most students, so plan accordingly.

How long does it take to prepare for the GMAT?

Pros recommend planning to spend two to six months for GMAT prep. The test itself is only 3.5 hours long, but your score will have a major effect on what schools grant you admission. If you’d like to be considered for one of the top-tier schools, it’s recommended to score at least a 700. Your goals for your MBA can help drive your GMAT prep. GMAT tutors will guide your study plan and help analyze your strengths and weaknesses. GMAT tutors also offer professional guidance and insights on strategic GMAT test-taking. Avail yourself of free GMAT prep software that provides sample test questions for you to practice. The creators of the GMAT recommend creating a structured study plan detailing when you will study each day and what topics you will study during each session. Take into account what style of learning works best for you (solo study, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, study groups, prep courses) and proceed accordingly. The test is made up of these four categories, each with an allotted time:

  • Analytical writing assessment: 1 topic, 30 minutes.
  • Integrated reasoning: 12 questions, 30 minutes.
  • Quantitative: 37 questions, 75 minutes.
  • Verbal: 41 questions: 75 minutes.

When should you start preparing for the SAT?

It’s never too early to start preparing for college entrance exams, but professional tutors recommend a baseline of at least three months before the test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the gold standard for college admissions, and SAT prep is important for doing well. Your child’s SAT scores will have a major effect on which colleges send acceptance letters. Professional tutors can work with your kids to coach them on how to take the SAT, as well as studying the actual academic content. Doing well on the SAT is as much about knowing the right test-taking strategies as about having a firm grasp of the subject matter.

To understand your student’s readiness for the SAT, they can take the pre-SAT (PSAT) starting in their sophomore year. SAT prep can be structured around the student’s PSAT scores, so tutors can address any challenges and weak subject areas. If your child has their sights set on an Ivy League or elite school, SAT prep with a tutor or study program should start at least six months before the test. Vocabulary is a key element of the student’s SAT preparation and success. The national average rate for SAT prep tutoring is $70 per hour.

How many questions are on the ACT test?

There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

How long does the ACT take?

Total time for the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. If students elect to do the optional writing section, the ACT will be 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ACT college entrance exam has multiple sections. The students receive a set amount of time for each section, within which they complete as much of that category as possible before they must stop. For each timed section, there is a five-minute warning before time is up. There is a 10-minute break between the math and reading sections. When tutors coach students in ACT prep, they can provide timed runs to simulate the experience of taking the different subject matter tests. As part of ACT prep, it’s important to take the entire exam at least once as a practice run. Here is a breakdown of timing and number of questions for each section.

  • ACT English test: 45 minutes for 75 questions that test students’ understanding of standard English rules, production of writing, and vocabulary.
  • ACT mathematics test: 60 minutes for 60 questions that test students’ understanding of math skills up to the start of senior year of high school.  
  • Ten-minute break.
  • ACT reading test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ reading comprehension.
  • ACT science test: 35 minutes for 40 questions that measure students’ understanding and problem-solving skills in the realm of natural sciences.
  • ACT writing test: 40-minute written essay that will measure students' writing skills.


What are the subjects on the ACT?

English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

Is the ACT online?

The ACT college entrance exam is not offered for students to take remotely online. The testing takes place at designated testing centers and follows very specific rules put in place to prevent cheating. Since 2013, some schools that are part of statewide or district-wide administration of the ACT have an online version of the test that students can take within the testing center on a scheduled testing day. In fall 2017, an online computer adaptive version of the ACT became available for international students to test from afar. There are ACT prep tests available online for a fee and also free of charge. For ACT prep, it’s advisable to practice taking the test with the format you will be formally tested in. Most testing centers still provide the pencil-and-paper format, so remember to bring sharpened No. 2 pencils with healthy erasers. For those students who are unable to take the ACT at a designated testing location because they live too far away or have a religious conflict with the date, a request for arranged testing is available. If the request is approved, at no additional charge (beyond the test-taking fee), a proctor will oversee test-taking at the student’s location. Registration to take the ACT is typically done online.

Reviews for Coconut Grove sat tutors
Camryn K.
Amikka is working with my 10th grade sister for SAT tutoring specifically on the math section and then helping her with the college essay. She’s usually not looking forward to tutoring but she’s been excited for the lessons so far.
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Branden D.
Great Tutor!!! Greatly helped improve my son's SAT scores in the different sections. Highly recommend her. Thank you Mirielle!!!
Boston Uni Grad SAT/ACT Top Scorer - no contractBoston Uni Grad SAT/ACT Top Scorer - no contract
Karla Z.
Extraordinary for SAT and ACT tutoring. It’s been a good experience for two reasons- I’ve learned a good amount and the process hasn’t been stressful.
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Will and Francia from Will Tutor U was a great experience. I did not have a lot of time before my SAT and they really helped me improve in the areas I was weak in. I would definitely recommend them for any tutoring needs
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Santiago O.
SoFlo tutoring is a very unique tutoring service that enabled me to increase 20 points on my SAT exam after two weeks of tutoring and a total of 70 points after around 5 weeks of tutoring. Adam was very kind throughout the entire process and the tutor Michael Garcia I was matched with was exceptional and very well qualified. Adam allowed me to get a fair price and was attentive to all my needs.
SoFlo SAT Test Prep (Top 1% Scorer & No Contracts)SoFlo SAT Test Prep (Top 1% Scorer & No Contracts)
Mac F.
my sister just joined their SAT/ACT program and I decided to join them on Organic Chemistry and MCAT. We got an amazing price for the quality of the tutors we received.
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Lauran G.
I got an extremely affordable package for SAT/ACT prep for my 10th grader and she's loving it so far. The tutor is also from a very prestigious university and seems to know the exam inside out.
ONE Test Prep (1580 SAT | 35 ACT)ONE Test Prep (1580 SAT | 35 ACT)
Carolina T.
My tutor was max is very nice and patient. This company is the best tutoring place ive had. I have had tutors my whole life and they just taught the material and move on.I  went to 2 different SAT tutoring services my scorers never changed but with Amikka test prep i feel prepared for my test. They make sure you understand the material and will do as many problems until you fully understand the material.This service is custom for you. That’s the best part !
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Nina f.
This is the most amazing tutoring company out there. I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. They helped me with algebra 2, trig, and then calculus a couple of years later. The prices are also unbeatable. Working on SATs now.
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Ann C.
5 STARS!!!- I hired Christopher for my son for SAT prepping. Christopher has been exceptional as a tutor!!! He is kind, prompt, and extremely professional. My son has really enjoyed working with him and finds him to be an effective motivator:) Thank you Chris!
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Connor B.
Love the free online resources. Exam in 2 months. Ive been working with Amikka for a little over a month now and I have nothing but good things to say. Their SAT program has turned my weaknesses into my strengths and now I feel much more equipped to excel not only on the SAT and ACT but in school as well. If anyone is looking for a good tutor you can rely on Amikka. They do excellent work and care for every single one of their students.
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
Dayna H.
I started going to ONE recently and I have had a fabulous experience! Michael and Nicole are nothing but friendly and helpful and make tutoring fun and productive. I highly recommend considering their ACT classes. They are giving me the confidence I needed to feel comfortable the day of my test. Whether you need help with a school subject, ACT, or SAT, ONE tutoring is the place to go! I will write another review once’s the scores are posted.
ONE Test Prep (1580 SAT | 35 ACT)ONE Test Prep (1580 SAT | 35 ACT)
Catherine E.
The nicest tutor I’ve ever had!!!!! Super sweet, understanding, and all around a great teacher. I need help with my SAT and I’m feeling really confident about my test on Saturday. He taught me a lot of strategies, time management, and answered all my questions in detail. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
Neal Randolph Lewis, B.A., J.D.Neal Randolph Lewis, B.A., J.D.
I hired Ammika tutoring in June after reading his positive reviews. My son works very well with him and has already improved his testing. We are fortunate that we were also able to meet in person sessions as well as Skype. I feel he will have him ready for his College SAT coming forward! Very pleased
Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)Amikka Test Prep (Ivy Grad + No Contracts)
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