Deciding to focus on the SAT or on the ACT was the first decision most 11th graders needed to make as they began their college admission testing journey.  When the SAT changed to a curriculum based test in March of 2016, the two tests became so similar that students no longer need to ­worry about which test is best for them!


Our staff studied the results of the three actual sittings of the SAT, our analysis led us to develop our combined ACT/ SAT curriculum.  Here is the process Academic Journeys expects most of our students to follow for admissions testing:

  • Start with an Actual Conditions Test.

  • Family meeting to review results and create a testing plan.

  • Begin prep ahead of the chosen test dates.

  • Take the ACT and the SAT.

  • Family meeting to review the results of both real tests and update the testing plan.


There are a couple of exceptions which we will be happy to discuss, but for most students, not having to choose one test over the other means one less thing to worry about as their high school career nears the finish line!


Our Services:

  • One-on-One Private Tutoring

We specialize in highly personalized, private tutoring. Our Individualized approach allows each ACT tutor to address your child’s individual learning needs, ensuring they receive undivided attention, leading to greater lesson engagement and a higher degree of accountability.  Through our partnership with Mindprint Learning we are able to add another important dimension to our work with students; the students unique learning profile.  Understanding a child’s learning skills allows us to coach the student to make use of their strengths and address their needs.  The end result – your child will receive a truly personalized test prep program!

  • Small Goup Programs

​The recent changes made to the SAT align so closely to the content and style of the ACT that we now offer a combined ACT/SAT course for college admissions testing.  Our small group instruction offers students the ability to master curriculum (grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary in context, algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, technical reading, data analysis)  while also learning proven test taking strategies (guessing, managing time, reducing calculator dependence).  Your student will receive not only individual attention but also a stronger understanding of the academic material tested.