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ACT Test Prep Overview

The SAT and the ACT are the most important standardized tests a high school student will take. At Academic Achievers, we understand how crucial it is for students to approach these exams with confidence and an arsenal of strategies that really work.

ACT Test Dates

Test Date Registration Dates
Late Registration Deadline  

September 9, 2017

October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017

February 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018

August 4, 2017

September 22, 2017

November 3, 2017

January 12, 20178

March 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

June 15, 2018

August 5-18, 2017

September 23 - October 6, 2017

November 4-17, 2017

January 13-19, 2017

March 10-23, 2017

May 5-18, 2017

June 16-22, 2017



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Our 2017 statistics:

94% of our students increased their score by 2+ points
78% increased their score by 3+ points
45% increased their score by 4+ points
16%  increased their score by 5+ points
10% increased their scores by 6+ points
1%  increased their scores by 8 points

Our ACT tutors are professionals.  We do not hire recent graduates with little ACT prep experience.  Our tutors have been improving the scores of students for a minimum of 5 years.  Our Master tutors have been preparing students for over 15 years.

Our ACT materials are custom created.  We believe that each student deserves professional, one-on-one ACT training materials that are customized expressly for them.  Based on a diagnostic analysis of the student's baseline ACT score, we create a unique portfolio designed with their remediation needs in mind and with an eye to increasing points in the areas where the student is already strong. 

Our ACT practice tests are free.  In addition to our one-on-one professional tutoring in your home, your student receives diagnostic practice tests every other week in our modern Santa Monica facility.  These practice tests are analyzed and used by us to further adjust your student's test prep curriculum.

Our ACT prep students are well monitored.  The scores and improvements of our ACT students are watched over carefully by the tutor, the director and the owner.  We cherish the size of our small company; it allows us to get to know all of our clients personally.

Our ACT prep is session-by-session, not packaged.  Since each student is evaluated individually, we must first find their baseline score and their goal score before we can estimate the length of the training.  Of course, the more you prepare, the better you will do. Our students who made the highest increase in scores started 4-6 months before they took the exam.  However, there is no financial long term commitment with us, you may discontinue at any time.

"Best Test Prep Tutors in LA"- CBS local

We understand that the SAT or the ACT is only one part of a student's application package, and we make sure that each part of your student's package is competitive.

We also have College Counselors and Application Specialists on staff available to help prepare your student to present themselves in their best light.  We provide help with community service and we offer mock interviews to put your student at ease during those crucial college interviews.

Our 2014 students were accepted to Yale, Columbia, Brown, Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, Boston College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California at San Diego, University of Southern California, Carlton College, Willamette College, Lewis & Clark, among many others.


Unlike other test prep companies, we provide truly customized preparation.  We do not offer group classes because each student has a distinct learning style, and his/her own unique strengths and weaknesses. We provide only customized one-on-one tutoring at the location of your choice, either your home or our Santa Monica facility. Our students first take a diagnostic assessment, then, based on those results, we prepare individual materials tailored to each student's needs.  Monthly reevaluations allow us to continually track and adjust a student's course.


Our methods are not available through a book, and our tutors are not fresh out of college. We are professional teachers, all with at least five years of experience preparing students for standardized tests. We stand by our Test Prep Courses because they are the proud result of thousands of hours of working with students, and because our students succeed.


Our students thrive on standardized tests because they thrive in all of their academic endeavors; our practice fosters intellectual curiosity and a love of learning above all else. We engage our students in their own academic journey, and let the scores speak for themselves

Please click here to meet our ACT Tutors 

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Please click here to read our Palisadian Post Article "10 Tips to Ace Entrance Exams".

"I wanted to share our experience with a tutoring service that is above all the rest. We first used Academic Achievers for help in AP Calculus, for my son, a junior in high school. The tutor was very flexible with our crazy sport and school schedule. My son's confidence in a subject he was struggling in, changed after his initial session with the tutoring service. We then had upcoming SAT & AP Exams. My son had already completed a group setting SAT prep class with marginal results. The one on one he got from Academic Achievers with the attention to my son's strengths and weaknesses, enabled his test scores to go up by 260 points. Not only did he feel confident going into the exams, he had all the tools in advance to guide him for his review, which included a personal notebook prepared for him by his tutor. I can assure you that now that the college process is behind us, that his ability to be competitive in getting into college was assured by the personal experience and tutoring he received from Academic Achievers. "
Monica H., Windward School

"We certainly have test prep tutor agencies in Florida, but my cousin told me about her child working with Janis and Academic Achievers' in Santa Monica with terrific results, so I decided to call her for a referral in Naples.  Not a problem, she said, we'll tutor by Skype!  My daughter was so very happy with both the tutor (Andrew) and her experience, that we stayed on and tutored the following fall for the ACT (Dr. Lauren) .  What happened next surprised everyone.  Ana went up 10 points!! We couldn't believe it! Academic Achievers really cares, even if you are across the country."
Diana Brown, Naples, FL

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