contact us for a free practice test and diagnostic report (view sample student reports: ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT)


Vint Hill Educational Services offers test preparation for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEEHSPT, and SAT Subject Tests. Each session is one-to-one for individualized support. The tutor will assign one to two hours of test prep homework after each session. The sessions are ninety minutes in length and test prep materials are included. The tutor will focus on the student's weakest areas of the test. In order to ensure improvement, the student will continue to take full-length practice tests throughout the course. The student will also learn tips and test-taking strategies.

We don't just assign any available tutor; we actually hand-pick the best tutor for your child. Before accepting the tutor, parents receive a tutor bio to review and approve. The tutor matching process consists of the following: subject area knowledge, tutor education, tutor personality, tutor background, student weaknesses, student schedule, and tutoring preference (in-home, public library, Panera Bread/Starbucks, or at our offices).    

For ACT and SAT prep, the student should take a full-length practice ACT and SAT, in order to determine which test is best to prep for. Check out our ACT versus new SAT comparison chart for test differences. The goal is to find out which test is better for each individual student. What we've found, is that one-third are better suited for the ACT, one-third are better suited for the SAT, and the last third are comparable. We'll use our score concordance chart and let you know which test the student is scoring higher on. 

We offer ACT and SAT mock tests in a group setting. These baseline test assessments are hosted in the Northern VA area and the Richmond VA area. Charlotte NC is coming soon! 

You can register here for one of our ACT or SAT practice tests.

Upcoming Northern VA area ACT and SAT group practice test dates: ACT - 09/30/17, 11/11/17, 02/03/18, 03/24/18, 05/19/18. SAT - 09/16/17, 10/21/17, 01/27/18, 02/24/18, 04/28/18. 

Upcoming Richmond VA area ACT and SAT group practice test dates: ACT - 01/13/18, 03/03/18, 04/21/18. SAT - 10/14/17, 02/17/18, 04/07/18. 

We can email diagnostic full-length practice tests to take at home or at a library; for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, and SAT Subject Tests. Parents will receive a free score report - view sample reports: ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. Upon purchase of a test prep package, the additional practice tests are included with the materials.

Confused about the tests and their structure? Learn more about the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT

Test Prep Packages

pay-as-you-go and prepaid packages


One-to-one in-home test prep. Ideal for those students in a time constraint and needing focus in one subject area. The pay-as-you-go program works well for those students that need a refresher. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take a practice baseline test. Our program includes full-length practice tests, diagnostic score reports, course books, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. 

pay-as-you-go Sessions 

No set number of hours

90 minute sessions

$125/hr


Eight sessions 

Twelve total hours (prepaid)

90 minute sessions

$1,380 - $115/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. Ideal for those students needing focus in one subject area. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take a practice baseline test. Our program includes full-length practice tests, diagnostic score reports, course books, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process.


sixteen SESSIONS

Twenty-four total hours (prepaid)

90 minute sessions

$2,520 - $105/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. For focusing on one to two subject areas. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take a practice baseline test. Our program includes full-length practice tests, diagnostic score reports, course books, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process.


twenty-four sessions

Thirty-six total hours (prepaid)

90 minute sessions

$3,420 - $95/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. Encompasses all subject areas. Our most comprehensive package for test preparation. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take a practice baseline test. Our program includes full-length practice tests, diagnostic score reports, course books, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process.


Redesigned SAT

The redesigned SAT will launch March 2016. The last time the current SAT will be offered is January 2016. The redesigned SAT mirrors a trend in college admission testing toward an alignment with curriculum standards. Every question type is being revamped to better reflect preparedness in math, reading, and writing skills. Click here to view a new SAT practice test report. We offer these reports for free. Please contact us to learn more.  

Click here for a current SAT versus new SAT comparison chart. 

There will be some notable changes:

  • Removing the quarter point penalty for answering incorrectly
  • Math test that focuses more on Algebra and de-emphasizes Geometry
  • The addition of a no-calculator math section  
  • Reading and Writing tests that require students to cite evidence for their answers
  • Eliminating sentence completions
  • A greater focus on Tier 2 vocabulary
  • An overhaul of the essay section that includes making it optional
  • There will be four answer choices instead of five
  • There will be fewer sections and they will be longer 
  • A return to the 1600-point scale