Do you want help achieving a high score on the SAT test?
We have designed our Las Vegas SAT preparatory programs for students with different motivations but the same goal: to get the best score possible so they stand out to colleges.
These intensive 4-hour classes help by covering every part of the exam and give students the tips and tricks they need to receive top scores.
1-on-1, Semi-Private SAT/ACT/PSAT available as well!
Are you ready for the SAT?
Look at a detailed description below of the various classes and sessions we offer, and feel free to contact us via phone or email if you have any further questions. While we’re flexible, both in terms of scheduling and the kind of study materials and resources we’ll provide, we are also consistent in our results. Time and time again, we have seen our students improve their SAT and ACT scores drastically, even after just a few sessions. If you sign up with us, we’ll do everything in our power to help your student achieve their test-taking goals—and, ultimately, set them up for success in their college careers.
More and more students start to study for the SAT and ACT, otherwise known as the most important tests they’ll take during their high school career. For juniors, studying for the SAT allows them to become a National Merit Scholar, and receive access to thousands of dollars of merit-based scholarships. For seniors, both the SAT and ACT will heavily influence their chances of admission into the best colleges and universities across the nation. Even as more and more schools no longer require the SAT and ACT as part of a student’s college application, the simple truth is this: an excellent test score will allow your student to gain a necessary advantage over their peers when it comes to college admissions—in short, your student’s test scores could still make or break their chances of getting into the college of their dreams.
We here at Excel Academy recognize and emphasize the importance of the SAT and ACT. We’ve assembled an elite team of mentors, who themselves have achieved perfect test scores and graduated from the best colleges in the nation, who will be able to help your student in both one-on-one and class-based learning environments. Perhaps your student wants to take an intensive Boot Camp with their friends, and learn effective strategies for these standardized tests; or perhaps they need individualized attention, and want to work on a specific aspect of the tests, or simply need to boost their confidence and ease their nerves before test day. Whatever your students’ personalized needs might be, our expert tutors at Excel Academy are here to prepare your student for academic success.
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FALL SAT PREP COURSE
September 2 – November 18
Saturdays – 12:00 to 4:00 pm
~targeting August to December exams~
4 SAT Full-Length Practice Tests, including
*2 AI-Powered Digital PSAT Practice Tests
*Early Registration by August 12th: $200 discount
PRE-SAT FALL PREP COURSE
Grade 6 to Grade 8
September 2 – November 18
Fridays – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
*Early Registration by August 12th:
Some may take the SAT more than once (which you should), the next question is whether all colleges see all your scores or mainly the one you scored higher on. The answer is it depends. Some schools require you to send all scores and others only want your highest one. Make sure you check the requirements from the college.
Generally, you want at least a 1000 for any four-year college, at least a 1200 for higher tier schools, and at least a 1400 for an Ivy League. However, every school is different, and the best idea to figure out what a good SAT score is for the college of your dreams is to contact an Excel College Counselor and let them know your expectations, they can then let you know what will be expected.
The SAT and ACT are different in a few ways, but they both share the fact you will need to focus and you’ll still have to study, so best to pick one and commit.Both the SAT and ACT cover Reading, Writing (Grammar), and Math and are about 3 hours long. Here are the key differences:
- The ACT has an additional Science section, which is similar to the science passages you get on the SAT, but it’s a whole section of them.
- The ACT lets you use a calculator for the whole Math section, but the SAT only lets you use it for 1 of the 2 Math sections. BUT the ACT is way stricter about the tools you can use. For example, you can use a TI-89 on the SAT, but not on the ACT.
- You get less time per question on the ACT.
Because the ACT has more quantitative-style questions (i.e. the Science section), we recommend you pick the ACT if that’s your strong suit.
Unfortunately No, the College Board has not made the SAT available online.
On average, we have 40+ students that score over 1450 on the SAT and 34 on the ACT every year.
We have more than 30 students with National Merit Semifinalist designations.
We have had students score a perfect 1600 (SAT) on their first attempt.
We had a student score a perfect 36 (ACT) in Winter 2017.
We had another 2 students score a perfect 36 (ACT) in February 2020.
We have had two Nevada Presidential Scholars in 2019 and 2020.
And finally, we have had a B. Duke Scholar Program Finalist (only one of 9 students) in 2020.