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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 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 

**UPDATE**PJ Test Prep has converted all classes to online (via Zoom and GoToMeeting) for the time being and are still running classes, hoping to keep students moving forward while keeping them safe.
The 2020 Schedule at www.pjtestprep.com is not changing at all (other than moving to fully online for now) - they will be offering online tutoring and classes for SAT, ACT and all subjects through all of this, should your students need a consistent resource during this inconsistent time.  The June tests are still scheduled to run (and both tests will likely add additional test dates and adapt safety-first testing options so testing can continue even before Covid has fully dissipated), but regardless of when students test, we'll be providing them free retake options and free online "stay warm" videos to keep them prepared until their test date, whenever that ends up being. 
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.

Date: May 2nd
Time: 9am to 12:45pm
Choose: ACT or SAT
Cost: FREE
Simply download the test beforehand, log into the Zoom room at 8:45am on 5/2, take the test and score it!
The proctor will give you time warnings, breaks, etc.  
All registered students will receive specific instructions via email. 
Questions?  Contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, 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://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.