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Testing Information

Recommended Timeline for Assessments:
  • Sophomores: PSAT, Practice ACT (see "Test Prep Resources" below for more information on Practice/Mock opportunities)
  • Juniors: PSAT and SAT, and ACT (Students interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT in the 11th grade. Visit the National Merit website for more information.)
  • Seniors: SAT and/or ACT (take last exams by December for college consideration!)
FREE Resources for SAT/ACT test preparation: 
Chegg Test Prep FREE online resources:

- SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

- ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act


ACT - Test Prep Preview.com:  https://www.testprepreview.com/act_practice.htm


Khan Academy FREE online resources: https://www.khanacademy.org


StudyBlue online flashcard may help students learn faster and improve outcomes. Flashcards have long been an effective tool for learning and now that StudyBlue is FREE, students can easily create, share and study flashcards for any subject without a monthly subscription.  You can learn more about us here: http://www.studyblue.com/

Local Options for Test Prep (Check back regularly for updates!)
Air Tutors


Contact: Hasan Ali at hasan@airtutors.org or 800-211-1986

FREE Demystifying the SAT/ACT On-line Sessions, Saturday, October 26th or Saturday, November2nd; Time 1pm - 2pm.  Each session is limited to 10 students.  Sign up by emailing Amy Povondra at amypovondra@airtutors.org.  Please see the flyer attached at the bottom of this page.

Our tutoring experience promotes engagement that solidifies comprehension for our students. We prepare our students on REAL ACT/SAT tests, build their academic fundamentals, and then teach them the tips and tricks to succeed on each exam. We provide families an amazing level of support to quell any anxieties throughout their student's academic journey. Our tutors have wonderful personalities that build productive connections with their students to make test prep and academic tutoring fun!  Please see flyer attached below.

Blue Train Tutoring:  www.bluetraintutoring.com

Test Prep and Tutoring Services.


Catalyst Test Prep:  www.CatalystPrep.com
Compass Prep:  www.compassprep.com  
Compass offers complimentary proctored practice tests for students in Southern California.  Locations include the Manhattan Beach Library, Peninsula Center Library, and in Beverly Hills at the Compass Office.  Please see details at https://downloads.compassprep.com/socal-practice-test-flyer.pdf or call 800-925-1250.
Kaplan Practice Tests:  www.kaptest.com
LA Tutors:  www.latutors123.com
Free full-length SAT or ACT practice tests offered.
Sign up here to take one in Beverly Hills:  https://www.latutors123.com/proctored-tests/

PJ Test Prep Summer/Fall Schedule (at www.pjtestprep.com) is now live, as is our newest list of FREE SAT/ACT Practice Tests & College Essay Seminars (at www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp)! See Flyer Below 

Princeton Review:  www.princetonreview.com
Free practice tests are offered locally twice a month please go to the Princeton Review Website for details. Princetonreview.com/FreeEvents

Prep with Princeton Review at Mira Costa High. See the SAT Ultimate Course flyer attached below.  Mira Costa students get 15% off - Course begins in February 2020.

Questions - please contact Jasmine Tavakoli  at:  jasmine.Tavakoli@Review.com


Revolution Prep:


Contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com.

Revolution Prep is offering FREE practice SAT and ACT exams at Mira Costa High School.  All exams are held at Mira Costa High School on Saturdays from 9am to 12:30pm.  Rooms TBD.

Choose SAT or ACT – Test dates: 3/7/20, 5/2/20 

To register for one or more exams go to:


Bring Calculator, pencils, water, and snack and a smart phone (if possible) to score the exam.

Questions – contact Jean Stroud at 818-217-0951 or stroud@revolutionprep.com.

Revolution Prep is a national leader in online tutoring and test preparation, and with winter break around the corner, they’re giving a $200 gift card to all new families!

The Holiday Season means more family time, bonding, and good food. For many students, it also means midterms to study for, winter break homework to do, SAT® and ACT® tests to prep for, and more.  You can apply the $200 gift card toward several of Revolution Prep’s programs, whether it’s private tutoring or a test prep course with one of their expert, full-time tutors. 

Head to https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/61/ to claim your gift card, and make sure to redeem it by December 31, 2019. If you have any questions or want to learn more, reach out to our school’s Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, Jean Stroud at 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com

Southbay Adult School SAT & ACT Prep Courses At MCHSThis program will cover the PJ Test Prep SAT & ACT Full Course Curriculums, teaching students the content and strategies they need to maximize their scores.  Program fee:  $545 (Price includes all material).  Program time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm.  Courses begin January 2020. Please see attached flyer below for specific program dates. 

Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com   

Sylvan of Hermosa Beach:   https://www.sylvanlearning.com/hermosabeachca.  Tutoring and Test Prep classes are available. 310-341-3137