Test Prep Center
Our test-taking strategies and training build confidence and help students optimize standardized test performance, which can positively influence acceptance to the private school or college of their choice.
Why Choose Learning Lab?
Students who prepare for standardized tests at Learning Lab typically earn improved scores. Those who work diligently within our system can and often do improve their scores significantly and sometimes dramatically.
- Practice ISEE and ACT exams
- Group test prep classes for the ACT and ISEE
- One-on-one preparation for ISEE, ACT, SAT, PSAT, and GRE
Learning Lab Test Prep Specialists help students improve their standardized test performance in three distinct ways…
Teaching students test-taking strategies that help them dissect the question, analyze the responses, and manage their time.
Using real ACT, SAT, and ISEE exams to allow students ample opportunity to practice and familiarize themselves with the test.
Identifying areas of subject weakness and reviewing content in those areas to shore up skills before testing.
About Standardized Testing
Standardized tests often create anxiety for students at any academic level. For students preparing to apply to private school, college, or graduate school, the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), ACT, SAT, GRE, and other standardized exams can be the most dreaded aspect of the process. However, with proper instruction, practice, and a boost in confidence, students can reach their fullest potential. That is what Learning Lab strives to deliver for each student.
5 Tips for ACT/SAT Preparation:
Don’t wait: begin developing your resume for college.
Take a Practice ACT or SAT test no later than the summer after your Sophomore year in high school to get a baseline of your strengths and weaknesses.
Use the summer as your main prep time. There are the least distractions and time constraints during the summer.
Research schools in which you are interested and examine their student profile to see if your resume provides a possible match.
Practice, Practice, Practice your testing skills by building your vocabulary, working on your reading speed and sharpening your math skills – even 30 minutes a day will be hugely beneficial in helping you to achieve your long term goal.
Preparing for Tests
Tests can often bring stress to students and their families. Students may need extra help to prepare for this sometimes overwhelming event, so secure your tutor early. Having a tutor will not only allow your child to have that extra academic support but it also allows the parent to participate in a more supportive role rather than a “teacher” role. Below are some tips which may make this process more successful.
Study Tips that Work!
Turn off your phone and go to a place free of distractions to study.
Give yourself enough time to study fully for the exam. Starting the night before does not meet that criteria.
Organize your materials and complete all study guides.
Review past exams and quizzes. The final exam usually is a combination of those tests.
Make note cards, or study sheets to help you have a more compact list of information to study.
Take regular breaks during your studying.
Eat healthy snacks during studying.
Get a good night’s sleep. Staying up too late will hinder you more that help you!