The Great STEMporium is expanding its services to include SAT and ACT test preparation classes for high school students.
While there are hundreds of online resources and classes designed to help students prepare for standardized college entrance tests, the STEMporium team members believe some students absorb the material better with in-person instruction.
“The advantages and discipline of in-person coaching tend to yield better results than the online options. We just felt that students in our community were missing this important option,” said Cari Miller, owner of The Great STEMporium.
SAT and ACT standardized test scores have been long-standing evaluation criteria for colleges and universities. Higher test scores increase the student’s chances of acceptance, and in many cases they can result in greater access to financial aid.
To ensure the class will deliver high-quality outcomes, the STEMporium has partnered with David Hutt, a trained school counselor and a test prep instructor for over 15 years. Hutt will deliver two six-week courses for both the SAT and the ACT. “I’ve taught testing strategies and techniques to hundreds of students over the years and have refined the program to maximize students’ success,” said Hutt.
Test prep classes will include test-taking temperament tips, strategies to avoid common mistakes, multiple practice tests, and customized coaching for each participant.
Classes are $595 per student. Weekly SAT prep classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 28. Weekly ACT prep classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 29.
Advance registration is required and space is limited in order to accommodate safe social distancing. For more information, go to greatstem.com.