Info on Test Prep Classes

ACT SAT PSAT Testing Prep

General Description:

I am happy to now be offering test prep classes for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT English, Reading, and Writing tests.

I will also include general testing skills specific to the overall tests.

My primary teaching source will be Kaplan, with information from additional sources as deemed necessary.

I will be holding the 3-class sessions 3 separate times in the fall and 4 separate times in the spring. *If these dates do not fit into your student’s schedule, please Click Here to contact Shelly about scheduling test-prep classes for individual students.


Class Feedback:

“My student’s English score went from a 16 to a 22, and her overall scores went up.”

“Will learned a lot with your one-on-one ACT English and reading prep sessions. He said that your work with him was so helpful in preparing him for this exam. We highly recommend you for ACT prep!” – 

“Cliff and Zach both said your sessions were incredibly helpful and they loved your teaching style!  English came up 2 points, reading came up 3 points, science came up 1 point.”


Class Plans:

Class 1:
General Test-Taking Strategies: Triaging Questions, Pacing, Intelligent Guessing, etc.
English Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Rules, Word Choice (Verbs, Pronouns, Modifiers, Idioms)

Class 2:
English Skills 2: Wordiness (Rhetorical Skills), Connections (Cause-and-Effect and Contrast), Writing Strategy, and Organization
Reading Skills: Details, Inference, Generalizations/Conclusions, Author’s Function/Purpose, Vocab-In-Context, Writer’s View

Class 3:
Writing the ACT Essay: The Four Steps to Writing the Timed Argumentative Essay for the ACT or SAT. This session will include writing instruction and writing an essay as a class. Also included is my evaluation of a practice essay written at home and emailed to me. (*Notice that the ACT and SAT Writing Test class times are different, as the test parameters are different.)


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I will provide the Kaplan ACT Prep 2021 book for use in class.

There will be test practice assigned from the 2021 Kaplan Test Prep book.

Optionally, student may purchase book for $35 (Allows student to write in book and take tests at home.)

Students are not required to enroll for all three classes in a session, but it is highly recommended for the greatest possibility of test success.