Test Prep: Q & A

Test prep on your mind? If you arrived at this site, chances are you are a sophomore, junior or senior in high school (or a parent of one) faced with taking the SAT or ACT in the near future. You are probably wondering how best to prepare for these exams. Should I study at home or in a class? Would I do better preparing for the SAT or ACT? What is a "good" SAT score (or ACT score) anyways?

Everyday I get calls from students, parents, and college counselors who need expert advice (not just a sales pitch) about the SAT and ACT test. So how can I help more students and parents with prepare for these exams, especially the ones who live outside southern California or do not have the means to hire a top-knotch ACT or SAT coach? My solution (and yours) is to create this website, to offer some simple yet solid test taking tips, and to build in some great links to high quality test preparation and college admission resources.

As a test prep coach for almost 20 years, I have more experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT test than 99% of the tutors out there. Over the years, I have become not only an expert on test taking strategies but also on how these scores are used in the admissions process (something many, less experienced tutors do not understand). I understand how frustrating and confusing (and potentially expensive) the preparation process can be. And the various opinions given by counselors, teachers, tutors, and friends do not always help (even when intentions are good).

SAT and ACT Test Prep Books

My goal is to answer all of these types of questions and many more. Preparing for these exams does not need to be a mysterious and stressful process. Armed with correct information about how to prepare for these exams AND how these exams are used in the college admissions process, students (and parents) can empower themselves. Rather than look upon the SAT and ACT as something to just "get through and get done", I encourage my students to see this college admissions and test taking process as a marathon, not a sprint. With proper instruction, emotional endurance, and lots of studying, I am consistently amazed at what my students accomplish for themselves.

Note: Over the next months I will be adding lots of content to the website. My goal is to create REALLY good content, so each page takes time to build. So please tell your friends and family! My goal is to make this website one of the best, FREE resources for SAT and ACT! So bookmark this page and let your friends and family know about TestPrepCoach.com!

Best SAT Prep: An Expert's Guide
Expert's Guide to Best SAT Prep Books for Students
Best ACT Prep Materials: An Expert Tutor's Guide
Create a solid and affordable study plan with the best ACT prep materials
ACT or SAT: Which One Should I Take?
Compare advantages of taking the ACT or SAT test
What's a Good Score on the SAT or ACT?
What is Considered a Good Score on the SAT or ACT?
Using the Superscore on SAT or ACT for College Admissions
How Colleges Use the Superscore on the ACT or SAT tests
Should I Submit ACT score or SAT score? Expert's Guide to Sending Scores
Submit ACT score or SAT score: What You Need To Know
How Does ACT Score Compare to the SAT?
Use chart to see how ACT score compare to similar SAT scores
Test Optional Colleges Do Not Require SAT or ACT scores
Why some test optional colleges do not require SAT or ACT scores
Do I Need SAT Subject Tests?
Common Questions About SAT Subject Tests in College Admissions
2015 SAT Test Dates: 5 Tips for Before You Register
2015 SAT Test Dates and Helpful Registration Tips
2015 ACT Test Dates and Registration Tips
Find out the 2015 ACT Test Dates and Expert Advice for Registration
Perfect Score: Expert Advice for SAT and ACT
Learn about the latest news and expert advice for navigating the SAT and ACT exams. Let Coach Cristin be your guide with regular updates and important tips for SAT and ACT test preparation.
Coach Cristin Helps Students Raise SAT and ACT Scores
Expert Coach Cristin Answers SAT and ACT Test Prep Questions