Best ACT And SAT Prep In Seattle

August 23, 2013 5:00 AM

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No college application is complete without taking the ACT or SAT – and for hopeful college students in the Seattle area, high-quality preparatory classes abound. The ACT and SAT are rigorous tests and earning a high score is often a source of stress for college-bound students. These comprehensive preparatory classes will familiarize students with both test content and test-taking strategies to help decrease anxiety while increasing test scores.

Best In Class Education
2100 E. Spruce St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(888) 683-8108

Best in Class Education has helped students that have gone on to be accepted at many prestigious schools nationwide, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Duke, Columbia and Johns Hopkins. Best In Class offers small SAT class sizes, 64 hours of test preparation, weekly practice sessions and over 2,000 practice questions. Its courses help students improve their reading comprehension and writing skills, build their vocabularies and strengthen their mathematical skills. The tutors also teach students how to discern when they should guess an answer or skip a question. Best In Class offers both private and group (6-10 students) lessons and its comprehensive course curriculum is designed to ensure that students are ready for the real SAT test.

University Tutoring
3232 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98015
(206) 522-0109

For over 30 years, University Tutoring has helped students prepare for academic success. This small, locally owned tutoring center is conveniently located in the University District of Seattle and offers small class sizes as well as one-on-one tutoring sessions. University Tutoring was founded by a schoolteacher and tutors students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as offers a full range of college preparation courses, including the ACT and SAT. Its college test prep trains students in test-taking strategies and helps students choose whether the ACT or the SAT is more suitable for them.

South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98016
(206) 934-5300

South Seattle Community College provides mathematical and verbal SAT preparation courses taught by the college’s faculty, providing students with experience in a true college environment. The preparation courses give an overview of both successful test-taking strategies and a review of core academic subjects. South Seattle Community College offers SAT preparation courses every quarter. Classes are held during the week and on Saturdays. Students in these classes will need to purchase a textbook available at the student bookstore.

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University of Washington SAT Prep
UW Upward Bound Schmitz Hall Room 580
Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-9288

The University of Washington SAT preparation courses facilitate writing, basic technology skills, critical thinking and communication. Students who enroll in this preparation courses write response papers and work together to discuss weekly readings. Students will also learn how to develop test-taking strategies, submit college applications and write scholarship essays. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are part of the UW Upward Bound program. Upward Bound provides waivers for students taking both the ACT and SAT.

Education Access Network
4616 25th Ave. NE #768
Seattle, WA 98015
(206) 527-8401

Education Access Network (EAN) was founded in 2001 and has an open enrollment policy that allows all students to register for its courses. EAN offers ACT and SAT preparation and aims to instill in its students six core competencies: written communication, reading comprehension, problem solving, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, study skills and time management. EAN offers individualized study, weekend intensive preparation, courses, community-based workshops and programs at schools, colleges, universities and community centers. EAN’s programs are typically held at the University of Washington’s campus and they are available to students in middle school and high school.

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