Your SAT or ACT performance sets the stage for the rest of your academic career. Because college admissions boards place such importance on your score, it’s critical that you perform to the very best of your ability.
Rob McRaney of Tutor Doctor, a Richmond test preparation and tutoring service, believes that the best approach to SAT/ACT prep is one that is tailored to your individual needs. Here, he explains some of the limitations of prep courses and why one-on-one test prep is best.
Drawbacks to Prep Courses
As you prepare for college entrance exams, you’ll find that there is no shortage of in-person courses, online programs and workbooks to assist you. But what’s really the best way to get ready?
Because they need to accommodate students of all skill levels, prep courses and online programs are largely focused on test-taking strategies and practice tests. While these elements are certainly important to test preparation, they’re not the only things to consider. And for some students, the distractions and social pressures inherent to a classroom-style prep course can make it difficult to focus or ask questions.
With Tutor Doctor in Richmond, test preparation starts with an assessment of a student’s strengths, weaknesses and test-taking skills. Are you strong in math but struggling in English? Do you get bogged down with difficult questions and run out of time? By identifying the specific areas in which you may be struggling, your tutor is able to craft a completely personalized learning plan, which means that every tutoring session is spent focused on exactly what you need in order to reach your goals – not rehashing something you already know. And because tutoring is done entirely on a one-on-one basis, it’s possible to ask questions and get clarification whenever you need it.
Personalized Test Preparation in Richmond and Chesterfield County
Want to put your best foot forward on test day? The Richmond test preparation specialists at Tutor Doctor can help.
Tutor Doctor understands that the relationship between you and your tutor plays an important role your progress toward success. That’s why Tutor Doctor makes every effort to match you with a tutor who will inspire, motivate and challenge you to capitalize on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses for the best possible performance on this incredibly important test.
In addition to providing a completely personalized learning experience, Tutor Doctor provides all of its tutoring sessions when and where it’s most convenient for your entire family – in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. With Tutor Doctor, you get exactly the test prep support you need exactly when you need it.