Test Preparation Guidance

Every student should prepare for the SAT or ACT. Not all students, however, are in need of a designated class or private tutoring to be successful. Before you take the test for the first time, take advantage of free practice tests and test prep online. ACT sample tests can be found here: www.number2.com, www.actstudent.org/sampletest.html, and www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test. If you are disappointed with your results, remember that in many cases students naturally see a score increase on their second test without test prep. But if time and resources allow, you may benefit. Remember, preparation for your SAT or ACT should not cut into the time you need to put into your primary academic work at Brophy: your transcript is more important in the application process than your test scores. Not all students will benefit from private test preparation. Students with learning differences, students who experience test anxiety, or those who aren’t motivated to prepare on their own might benefit from private test prep.

*Please note that Brophy does not specifically endorse any specific test preparation service. We are simply providing a list of tutors some of our students have found helpful. Times, prices, and locations vary.

Khan Academy SAT Prep – Free Online!  www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
Brophy Test Prep:
On-campus test prep is available with Ms. Mason for a fee of $100. Ms. Mason offers a test prep course for the October SAT and the March SAT. The registration deadline for the March course is January 29. During the course, classes are before school from 7-8 a.m. every weekday morning except Wednesday. Students receiving financial aid at Brophy may be eligible for a discount. Please see Mrs. Novak in Counseling for details about this course.