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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

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's Test Prep: www.pjtestprep.com

FREE SAT/ACT PRACTICE TESTS for early January/Feb/March -PJ's will continue to offer free tests via Zoom until it's safe to get back in the classroom. For test dates, registration, and to reserve a spot go to: www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp

PJ's continues to offer online tutoring and classes for SAT, ACT and all subjects. They are offering last minute essay help too! Schedules are detailed in the flyers at bottom of this page. SAT & ACT Prep Courses - http://www.pjtestprep.com/Prep-Classes-Southbay-Los-Angeles.html

Princeton Review:  www.princetonreview.com
Free online practice tests and webinars are being offered. Please go to the Princeton Review Website for details. Princetonreview.com/FreeEvent
College Application Essay Writing Workshop Monday, December 14, 2020 5:00 PM PST
ACT Strategy Session Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:00 PM PST
SAT, ACT, or Both? Monday, January 11, 2021 5:00 PM PST
SAT, ACT and Admissions in the Time of COVID Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:00 PM PST
PSAT Strategy Session Monday, January 25, 2021 5:00 PM PST
SAT Strategy Session Monday, February 01, 2021 5:00 PM PST
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 providing MCHS students the opportunity to practice taking college admissions exams while remaining safely at home.  A proctored practice exam is the good way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan and timeline. -Choose ACT or SAT; Saturday, February 27, 2021 -Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm PT-Where: Live Online   -Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/61/

  • Deadline to register: Thursday before the exam
  • Materials and instructions will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.
  • Every Revolution Prep practice exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. Revolution Prep's Advisor, Jean Stroud, will help you understand the score report and develop a custom plan to prepare for the official exam. To schedule time for your score report review, click here:  www.revolutionprep.com/jean-stroud.
  • Please see flyer attached below.


Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com   

Sylvan of Hermosa Beach:  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/hermosa-beach-ca. Tutoring and Test Prep classes are available. 310-341-3137.  Free Second Saturday SAT day- in the center every month.  Call Sylvan of Hermosa Beach's center or go to their website to schedule a free SAT or ACT Diagnostic (practice test) and consultation.