Test Prep That Really Works!

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?

My hope 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 can empower themselves rather than look upon the SAT and ACT as something to just "get through and get done".

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 does not always help (even when intentions are good).

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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. But I am only one person and can only meet with a limited number of students. 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 a website, to offer some simple yet solid test taking tips, and to build in some great links to high quality test preparation resources. Enjoy!

Coach Cristin

Note: Over the next few weeks and 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. And tell your friends and family! My goal is to make the best, FREE resource for SAT and ACT! 



SAT Test Dates for 2014
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ACT Test Dates for 2013-2015
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Best ACT Prep Materials: An Expert's Guide
Create a solid and affordable study plan with the best ACT prep materials
Best SAT Prep: An Expert's Guide
Expert's Guide to Best SAT Prep Books for Students
ACT Test Registration and "Insider" Tips
What Students Need To Know About ACT Test Registration
Best Free SAT Prep Plan
What are the best free SAT prep options out there?
ACT or SAT: Which One Should I Take?
Compare advantages of taking the ACT or SAT test
How Does ACT Score Compare to the SAT?
Use chart to see how ACT score compare to similar SAT scores
What's a Good Score on the SAT or ACT?
What is considered a good score on the SAT?
SAT Subject Tests Role in College Admissions
Discuss the SAT Subject Tests and role in college admission
Should I submit ACT score or my SAT score?
Why you want to submit ACT score and not SAT scores
Test Optional Colleges Do Not Require SAT or ACT scores
Why some test optional colleges do not require SAT or ACT scores
Take "Real" ACT Practice Test
"Real" ACT Practice Test for Students, Great Diagnostic Tool
How Merit Aid Reduces College Costs
How to Get Merit Aid
About Coach Cristin
About Coach Cristin, owner and writer of Test Prep Coach website
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