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: 
    *Go on to College Board for FREE practice tests! 
    *Come by the CCC to check out FREE test preparation books.  ACT, SAT, AP and Subject Tests. 
    *Did you miss the Revolution Prep free webinar PSAT: Now what? This covers the steps to create a testing
       timeline, and break down the differences between the SAT and the ACT.  Watch online at the link:          
       PSAT: Now What?
    *Free Educational Resource for Mira Costa Parents - https://www.revolutionprep.com/webinars/

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 and Essay Help (Check back regularly for updates!)

Contact: Hasan Ali at [email protected] 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 - www.bluetraincollegeprep.com
Call: 310-376-0135 or Email: [email protected].

Catalyst Test Prep:  www.CatalystPrep.com 

Compass Prep:
Compass offers proctored practice tests for students in Southern California.  Locations include the Belamar Hotel Manhattan Beach, Peninsula Center Library, and in Beverly Hills at the Compass Office. For more details call 310-550-0300 or email [email protected]

Kaplan Practice Tests

LA Tutors -
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 Test + Seminar coming up on December 4th. Details and signups are at http://www.pjtestprep.com/Free-SAT-ACT-Test-Essay-Seminars.html

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!
Pj's also offers A.P. support and general academic tutoring.
Please see flyer at the bottom of this page.

Princeton Review
- Free Tests and Webinar Sessions-  Princeton review is offering online practice tests as well as information sessions on various college related topics
. https://www.princetonreview.com/
Princeton Review is hosting Cracking the Test Week. From December 4th to December 8th, their experts will show students what they need to crack the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and AP Exams. Topics include: 

SAT Strategy Session
Monday, December 5, 2022
ACT Strategy Session
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
PSAT Scores, Now What?
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
AP Strategy Session
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Revolution Prep
Holiday Gift Card Offer

For November and December, we’re offering a $200 gift card toward private and small group tutoring. Mira Costa High School families can claim their card HERE
Revolution Prep is offering free online ACT and SAT practice tests.
Register HERE

Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com
Study Hut offers free practice tests (PSAT, ACT, SAT) every other Saturday.  Testing begins at 8:00am.
Students may sign up using this link: https://studyhutconsulting.com/free-practice-tests/
or for more information email: [email protected]  or call (310) 379-1400

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.