ACT Test Preparation Organizations

AHS does not claim personal knowledge of each company or individual below. It is your responsibility to research the companies or individuals available.

Note FREE option through Family Connection: AHS students have access to Naviance Test Prep in Family Connection.  Naviance Test Prep is paid for by AHS and is a comprehensive test prep option for the ACT.  Once students log in to their Family Connection account, Naviance Test Prep is on the left-hand sidebar, under resources.  Click here for the link to Family Connection.

ACADEMIC COLLEGE PREP SERVICES 
Contact: 
JohnLSwanson@gmail.com or 763-417-0659 or 612-202-7336
Description: Sherry Swanson (former teacher), Jacqueline Moldenhauer (U of M engineering graduate), John Swanson (Master of Science). Experts in PSAT, ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Test preparation with more than 20 years of college prep tutoring. We recommend starting as a freshman or sophomore, but upper classmen are most welcome. Ask for our four-year college preparation guidelines based on our extensive experience. We're located near I-394, Highway 55 and Country Road 73 in Plymouth.

ACADEMIC TUTORING AND TESTING
Contact: Elayne Engler, M.A. 952-591-9437 or www.acatutor.com
Description: ACT and SAT prep is available. Tutoring is formatted to fit the individual student's needs. Students can meet with tutors as many times as they feel necessary. This tutoring service works well with students of all ability levels, including students who have ADD/ADHD or learning disabilities. Tutors with virtus training available to tutor at BSM upon request.

ADVANTAGE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Contact: 
www.AdvantagePrep.net or 612-222-5108.
Description: ACT, PSAT and SAT small group classes meet for three hours, one time per week, for 4-6 weeks. Classes are held all over the Twin Cities area. Cost: $120 for ACT or SAT, $210 for combination class. Students may repeat the course free of charge.

ACT ONLINE PREP
Contact: 
www.actstudent.org 
Description: Act prep accessible anytime, anywhere includes (1) Diagnostic test, (2) practice tests, essays with real-time scoring, comprehensive content review for each of the four required tests.
Cost: $21.95 for one year.

ACT READY
Contact: Mary Ann Dorsher and Mary Langfeldt. 
www.actready.net or 612-927-9516 info@actready.net
Description: More than 1,500 students of all academic abilities from 60 metro high schools have benefited from ACT Ready's reasonably-priced, 6-week program.  Located in SW Minneapolis, our small group classes allow for individualized attention, enabling students to quickly build their testing skills and confidence.  On average, our students achieve gains of 3 to 4 points in their ACT composite scores or approximately 20% in their national percentile rankings.

CHEYTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Contact:  Jennifer Paidosh-Director    p.763-559-8378  jpaidosh@chyten.com www.chyten.com
Description: Master Degreed Tutors for all subjects and levels.  Academic Tutoring for all grades, all subjects, all levels.  ACT and SAT Test Preparation, strategies and diagnostic tests tutor Notes after every session. SUMMER BOOT CAMPS  for PLAN/ACT, PSAT/SAT, SSAT

CLUB Z IN-HOME TUTORING SERVICE FOR PSAT, SAT and ACT
Contact: 
www.clubztutoring.com or 952-404-2414
Description: Club Z offers individualized, in-home attention with the same tutor for each session. They offer customized practice focusing on areas that need improvement. There is a 10-hour prep program or a 20-hour prep program.

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY
Contact: 
www.hclib.org
Description: To access FREE ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP practice tests:

1.     Go to www.hclib.org
2      Click on the "Reference and Research" tab at the top of the page
3.     Click on "Databases A-Z"
4.     Scroll down to "Learning Express Library"
5.     Enter your barcode from your HC Library card
6.     Register (enter a username and password)
7.     A page will pull up with all kinds of practice exams. AP practice exams are the first group to come up. Practice ACT and SAT

        exams show up next.
8.     Click on an exam, and follow directions.

HOMEWORKS FOR STUDENTS, INC.
Contact:  
www.homeworksforstudents.com
Sara Dodge 612-871-2043.
Description: Private one-on-one in-home tutoring tailored to your student's specific needs. LD certified teachers are available. K-college, all academic subjects, ACT/SAT/PSAT. Now introducing Strategyworks, organization and study skills to help your student achieve academic independence. Locally owned and operated since 2003.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Contact:  
www.huntingtonlearning.com
Plymouth - Amy  Servi 763-542-0005
Description: We offer individualized programs with one-on-one instruction in the areas of reading, writing, math, study skills, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Exams and individual school subject areas in our accredited center.  Our scheduling is flexible and we offer an array of

KAPLAN TEST PREP
Contact: 1-800-KAP-TEST or www.kaptest.com/college
Description: Prep Courses for PSAT, ACT or SAT are offered. Options include classroom courses, online courses and private tutoring, and a new option called "ACT Express." ACT Express is a condensed, 12-hour course. Call 1-800-KAP-TEST for information on any of Kaplan's test prep options. Click on the link "Find a Free Event" for information about free practice tests in the Twin Cities area.

KnowHow2GoWisconsin
Contact: 
www.KnowHow2GoWisconsin.org 
Description: FREE, online test prep for any student.

PRINCETON REVIEW

Contact: www.PrincetonReview.com or 1-866-877-7737
Description: PSAT, ACT and SAT prep courses are available. Options include classroom courses, online courses or private tutoring.
Free practice tests and strategy sessions are available for students at various locations throughout the Twin Cities.

SAT ONLINE TEST PREP
Contact: www.sat.collegeboard.com/practice
Description: Accessible anywhere, anytime, official SAT online course provides built-in study guide, includes free practice questions, 18 lessons, 10 practice tests with availability to take online or on paper. Cost: $69.95

SYLVAN LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC.
Contact: www.sylvanlearning.com    Minnetonka - 952-544-6253
Description: ACT and SAT classroom and small group courses are available. Students are encouraged to attend all classes, but can make-up a missed class online. Cost:  We offer a flexible student loan program and affordable monthly payment options.

ZAPS
Contact: 
www.zaps.com or call 1-877-927-8378 for locations of seminars
Description: ACT or SAT group classes are offered at multiple locations in the Twin Cities area. Register for a Saturday, 5-hour seminar or webinar, or two-2 1/2 hour sessions. Approximate cost: $89.00.

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