Julia Ross teaching the Professional Tutoring 9-month SAT & ACT Preparation Course

Did you know that your SAT and ACT scores can account for up to 50% of your college admission and up to 100% of your merit scholarships (merit scholarships do NOT have to be repaid-free money!!)?  Professional Tutoring’s SAT/ACT preparation programs range from summer to nine months. Students work together in small groups, using Professional Tutoring’s proprietary workbook, Conquering the SAT and ACT Exams with Julia Ross, along with along with three other texts. Score improvements correlate with the length of the course, generally ranging from 200 to 400 points on the SAT and approximately 5 points on the ACT. In contrast, most other test preparation programs “guarantee” 100 to 150 points on the SAT or 2 points on the ACT.


The curriculum for the SAT and ACT exams includes:


Reading & Writing

  • Effective and Efficient Reading Skills

  • Analysis of Single and Paired Passages

  • Vocabulary Building

  • Expression of Ideas

  • Rhetoric and Synthesis

  • Standard English Conventions



  • Heart of Algebra

  • Data Analysis

  • Geometry and Trigonometry



  • Understanding the ACT Science section

  • Interpreting Graphs and Charts

  • Deducing Answers through Reasoning


Test-taking Skills & Strategy

  • Time Management

  • Pitfall Awareness

  • Trick Avoidance

  • Familiarity with the Exams' Structure

See our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for details.