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Premier Tutoring for Standardized Tests

Although standardized test scores aren’t everything, they are a big piece of any college application. Scores demonstrate overall academic ability, and high scores give applications a competitive advantage. Luckily, earning a solid score can often be accomplished through hard work and strategic studying. Thus, finding the right tutor is critical for optimal success. Command Education’s tutors have proven track records of helping students achieve their desired results. We’ve worked and earned impressive results with students of all ability levels, and have the most up-to-date information about standardized testing’s fast-changing landscape.

Command Education offers online tutoring for students based outside of NYC through video conference and in-person tutoring for students who are in NYC.

Private SAT/ACT tutoring

Unique Study Plans Tailored for Individual Students

At Command, we have a unique approach to tutoring. We believe that effective tutoring is not about repetition or practice, but about teaching students according to their individual needs. There’s more to scoring well on exams than simply understanding the material, and our tutors are experts in teaching our students how to avoid the tricks and build strategies to help them individually succeed.

All of our tutors are trained in emotional intelligence (EQ), and use their skills to tailor student-specific teaching methods. We begin our tutoring packages with multiple assessments, starting with an in-depth diagnostic test and performing further assessments as needed. We assess each student’s skills, knowledge, abilities and learning styles, and use this information to discern which tutors are the best fit for your student. Rather than having a student work with one tutor, we pair students and tutors together to work on specific sections or exams.

We understand that every student has different learning and studying styles, so this method allows us to create a customized teaching plan that evolves over time.

While there are numerous methods for tackling each section in standardized tests, not every method works for everyone. Our tutors prioritize efficiency, creating schedules that align with students’ school schedules. This allows us to plan ahead and account for exam or project heavy weeks and to help meet each student’s needs efficiently and accurately!

Improved Standardized Test Scores

Our tutors have proven track records of dramatically improving student scores. On average, our students improve their SAT scores by xx and their ACT scores by xx through our support.

Our Approach

ACT – Sample Tutoring Results

DiagnosticFinal% increaseHours tutored
222827.27%20 hours
32346.25%3 hours
31349.68%8 hours
243025.00%21 hours
32346.25%8 hours

ACT versus SAT

The ACT and the SAT are quite different, but serve the same purpose of putting academic skills in context with those of applicants across the US and abroad. Although both tests are seen equally in the eyes of admissions officers, most students will find one test more challenging than the other. It’s important to pick the test the student is most suited to.

The importance of choosing the correct standardized test

Picking the correct test will allow the student to achieve their desired test scores with the most efficiency. Most schools require SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and recommend AP and/or IB exams. Our tutors will help determine which test is more suitable to each student, and devise a study plan to earn the scores they are aiming for.

Should I take the SAT or the ACT?

Multiple factors can be used in determining whether a student should take the ACT or the SAT. Knowing where a student’s strengths lie is the most important factor to take into account when making this decision.

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Science

The ACT includes a science analysis section, while the SAT does not. If a student has strengths in data analysis, then the ACT may be the correct choice for them.

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Math

The ACT has a more challenging Math section than the SAT does.

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The SAT tends to have a more challenging English section than the ACT.

The SAT tends to have a more challenging English section than the ACT.

Private SAT Subject Test tutoring

Scoring well on a subject test is one of the best ways of demonstrating academic expertise in a particular subject area. Most colleges require two subject tests, but students should have at least three subject test scores to submit in order to be competitive candidates. Our tutors work with students to evaluate which subject tests they should challenge. Tutors will prepare students for SAT II Subject Tests through private one-on-one guidance.

An important component to scoring well on SAT II Subject Tests is recognizing the difference between AP, IB and SAT II curriculums and studying accordingly. Our tutors work closely with students, teaching them material that they may not have been taught in their school curriculums in order to ensure that students are completely prepared for their subject tests. AP curriculums and exams are broader in the concepts they cover. Students can earn partial or complete credit on written-responses, allowing for the demonstration of various knowledge. Contrastingly, SAT II Subject Tests are shorter exams completed on a scantron, and test factually based knowledge.

SAT – Sample Tutoring Results

DiagnosticFinal% increaseHours tutored
1280144012.50%20 hours
124013307.26%12 hours
1340149011.19%20 hours
133014206.77%10 hours
1190138015.97%22 hours

SAT Subject Test Math IIC – Sample Tutoring Results

DiagnosticFinal% increaseHours tutored
52078050.00%20 hours
54074037.04%%12 hours
59079033.90%20 hours
42076080.95%10 hours
50078056.00%22 hours

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