Private schools seem to become increasingly competitive each year – but getting into private school doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! Working with Alpha Test Prep, you’ll learn time-tested strategies for acing your test and wowing those admissions boards. You can relax knowing that you’ll learn the common patterns these tests use. We build confidence so that you’ll be ready to ace your test! You’ll be at your favorite private school in no time!
|Section||No.Of Questions||Minutes Per Section||Content|
|Verbal Reasoning||40||20 ( Lower level has 25 )||Synonyms and vocabulary-based sentence completions|
|Quantitative Reasoning||35||35||Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry|
|Reading Comprehension||40 ( Lower level has 36 )||40||Passage-based critical reading|
|Math Achievement||45 ( Lower level has 35 )||40||Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry|
|Essay||1||30||Student-produced response to a given topic|
I’ve been learning Mandarin on the side throughout my schooling, and wanted to show that on my application. Alpha set me up with a tutor whose native language is Mandarin, and he helped me study the grammatical rules for the test as well as helping me to decipher speaking for the listening section. I’m very happy with the help I received.
I hired Alpha especially to help me learn how to analyze and break down poems on the Literature test. My tutor taught me how to annotate the poems to help me answer questions, and how to recognize symbolism. I got a perfect 800 when I took the test!
I took the advanced math (level 2) subject test and was surprised to find it was much more difficult than the math on the traditional SAT, so I called Alpha Test Prep. I learned the skills I needed and my tutor showed me how to logically reason through an answer if I forgot a formula. This was so helpful!
We have been extremely impressed by our tutor Michael who has tutored our son in his preparation for the ACT. Initially Alpha accurately assessed our son's strengths and weaknesses and prepared a study plan accordingly. They made sure to adjust the plan on a continuous basis to best meet our son's needs. Additionally, our tutor has been very reliable and able to meet our specific schedule. Finally, Michael has boosted our son's confidence significantly, which we believe is crucial for these types of tests. We are beyond satisfied and highly recommend Alpha Test Prep.
Our daughter went from a 29 to a 34 on her ACT. Obviously this has opened up a new realm of colleges she can apply to, which is exactly what we'd hoped for. Jeff did an excellent job at teaching the tricks of the test and training her to get a top score.
Alpha over-delivered in every way. My ACT score went from a 24 to a 33. My tutor emailed out homework assignments each week broken into daily tasks to do, and taught tricks that helped with each section of the test. Alpha helped boost my confidence and made me feel like I could ace my test.
My tutor Tej really helped me get my score up. I could tell he put a lot of thought into the homework he assigned, because the assignments were creative and seemed to target a lot of my problem areas. When my test date came, I felt ready, but I did even better than I expected! I am very thankful I worked with Alpha Test Prep.
My hands were shaking when I saw my score came in. When I opened my results, I couldn’t believe I’d scored a 1590. I’d gone up over 100 points from when I first started working with Alpha. I am going to be attending Stanford in the fall. I’m sure my high SAT score helped my application to stand out and I’m really excited about the future! I plan to study robotics engineering.
We originally worked with another company for my son’s ACT prep, but his score went up marginally and we were looking for a score in the 30’s. Alpha Test Prep got us to that next level without wasting time teaching things my son already knew. They had him set a score goal and set up a program just for him that got him to that goal. He wound up scoring a 34 overall score on the ACT!
Working with Alpha definitely raised my confidence. I was scoring in the 1400s and frustrated because I’d hit a plateau. I was going through questions quickly and making careless mistakes, but I didn’t realize I kept approaching them in the same way. My tutor taught me how to break a habit of making assumptions. On difficult math problems, he taught me how to first identify what the problem was testing and then I could put it together with a skill I’d learned in math class.