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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.

TUTOR SELECTION PROCESS

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).    

ACT OR SAT - WHICH TEST SHOULD YOU TAKE?

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. 

GROUP MOCK TESTING

We do offer ACT and SAT mock tests in a group setting. These baseline test assessments are hosted in the Vienna VA area, Warrenton VA area, Richmond VA area, and Charlotte NC area.  You can register here for one of our ACT or SAT practice tests.

TAKE A PRACTICE TEST AT HOME

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 one of our practice baseline tests or by submitting official score reports from previous tests. Our pay-as-you-go program includes two course books, session notes for parents, and weekly homework assignments. Must commit to two sessions.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/HSPT diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. We hire less than 10% of all tutor applicants.

pay-as-you-go Sessions

Three-hour minimum

90-minute sessions

$135/hr


Eight sessions 

Twelve total hours (prepaid)

90-minute sessions

$1,380 - $115/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. Ideal for students who are close to their score goal or have limited time to prepare. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take one of our practice baseline tests or by submitting official score reports from previous tests. Our 12-hour package includes one full-length practice test report, three course books, session notes for parents, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/HSPT diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. We hire less than 10% of all tutor applicants.

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Our most popular package. For those looking for a little more prep over our base package; right for most students. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take one of our practice baseline tests or by submitting official score reports from previous tests. Our 18-hour package includes two full-length practice test reports, three course books, session notes for parents, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/HSPT diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. We hire less than 10% of all tutor applicants.

TWELVE sessions

Eighteen total hours (prepaid)

90-minute sessions

$1,890 - $105/hr


 
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sixteen SESSIONS

Twenty-four total hours (prepaid)

90-minute sessions

$2,280 - $95/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. Ideal for students looking for a larger score increase. This package is best for students looking to increase their scores by 200 overall SAT points or 6 ACT composite points. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take one of our practice baseline tests or by submitting official score reports from previous tests. Our 24-hour package program includes three full-length practice test reports, three course books, session notes for parents, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/HSPT diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. We hire less than 10% of all tutor applicants.

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twenty-four sessions

Thirty-six total hours (prepaid)

90-minute sessions

$3,060 - $85/hr

 

One-to-one in-home test prep. Encompasses all subject areas. Our most comprehensive package for test preparation. Ideal for students looking to achieve the largest score increases. Tutoring sessions are customized based upon the student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are revealed by having the student take one of our practice baseline tests or by submitting official score reports from previous tests. Our 36-hour program includes unlimited full-length practice test reports, unlimited course books, session notes for parents, and weekly homework assignments.

One-to-one online tutoring is also available. 

*Our test prep tutors must pass ACT/SAT/SSAT/ISEE/HSPT diagnostic tests before being hired. We hand-pick the best tutor for your child based upon our matching process. We hire less than 10% of all tutor applicants.

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Redesigned SAT

The redesigned SAT launched March 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