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College Insights has been preparing students for the SAT, PSAT, SAT II: Subject Tests, ACT, GRE, and LSAT since 1991.

SAT Classes

The College Insights SAT course during the school year is five weeks long and consists of ten classes and four diagnostic tests. Summer sessions meet for four weeks, followed by a two week review course in the fall. Classes meet twice each week for three hours per session, with practice tests administered on Saturday mornings. Make up sessions are available at no additional charge. Class time is divided equally between the math and verbal sections of the SAT. There is a 15-minute break between sections for pizza. Each section is limited to 12 students who are grouped according to scoring level to facilitate interaction between students and teachers. The fee for our SAT course is $995. This includes all materials, extra tutoring, and make up sessions.

ACT Classes

The College Insights ACT course during the school year is five weeks long and consists of ten classes and three diagnostic tests. Classes meet twice each week for three hours per session, with practice tests administered on Saturday mornings. Make up sessions are available at no additional charge. Class time is divided equally among the math, science, and verbal sections of the ACT. There is a 15-minute break midway for pizza. Each section is limited to 12 students who are grouped according to scoring level to facilitate interaction between students and teachers. The fee for our ACT course is $995. This includes all materials, extra tutoring, and make up sessions.

PSAT/SAT Classes

The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT administered to sophomores and juniors. The math, verbal, and writing sections are nearly identical to those on the SAT. The PSAT, however, contains no essay. We have two programs which prepare students for both the PSAT and SAT. The first consists of one of our five-week summer or fall sessions followed by two-week review courses prior to the PSAT and any future administrations of the SAT. The other consists of five 3-hour sessions prior to the October administration of the PSAT, followed by any of our five-week SAT courses in the winter or spring. The course fee for our PSAT/SAT classes is $1195. This includes all materials, extra tutoring, and make up sessions.

SAT/ACT Classes

Our SAT/ACT course couples our standard SAT course with four additional sessions for the ACT. Much of what is taught during the SAT course has a counterpart on the ACT. The Math, Reading, and Grammar sections of the ACT are very similar to those on the SAT. The additional ACT classes focus on the differences between the two tests, strategies for the ACT, and the Science Reasoning section of the ACT. Since most colleges and universities accept either the SAT or ACT for admissions purposes, many students take both tests and submit the scores which put their applications in the best light. The course fee for our SAT/ACT course is $1195. This includes all materials, extra tutoring, and make up sessions.

Complete Prep

Our Complete Prep course offers unlimited preparation for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Students begin with any of our summer or fall sessions for the PSAT followed in the winter or spring with prep work for the SAT and ACT. Unlimited review sessions are provided before all subsequent administrations of the SAT and ACT, free of charge. Please see our schedules page for more information. The course fee for our Complete Prep course is $1395. This includes all materials, extra tutoring, and make up sessions.

Private and Small Group Tutoring

College Insights private tutorials are taught by the same dynamic instructors who teach our classroom sessions. Your tutor will tailor the course work to your individual needs. Private tutorials consist of either 15 or 20 hours of preparation and a full complement of at least four practice tests. Our teachers will come to your house, or meet with you at one of our course locations. The fee for a 15-hour private tutorial is $1495. The fee for a 20-hour private tutorial is $1895.

Semi-private tutoring is designed for two students who would like to prepare together. Small group tutoring is designed for three or more students who would like to prepare together. Please call us at (303) 541-0821 for pricing.

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Instructors

We realize that there is more to being an effective SAT coach than having high test scores. All College Insights instructors are thoroughly trained in our methods and techniques and have experience teaching students at all scoring levels. They are recent graduates of top colleges and universities who scored in the top percentile on the SAT and have the ability to make the course fun and interesting. Our students consistently rate their teachers as the best part of the class. The bottom line in test prep is the quality of the teachers, and College Insights has the best.

Course Content

The SAT and ACT test a limited range of mathematical skills in Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, and Geometry. We provide a thorough review in each of these areas as they are tested on the tests, and teach extensive strategies and techniques for answering question types most common to the SAT and ACT. For the Reading sections of the tests, we teach methods for improving reading speed and techniques for locating pertinent information. We also provide vocabulary enhancement with words which have the highest tendency to show up on the sentence completion of the SAT. The Writing section of the SAT and English section of the ACT primarily test grammar skills. Our grammar review focuses on about a dozen commonly made and easily recognizable mistakes which are most likely to appear on the tests. The essay portion of the class addresses the idiosyncrasies of writing a restricted time essay.

Make-ups and Extra Help

Many of the students enrolled in our classes are also heavily involved with school work and extra curricular activities. To accommodate busy schedules, College Insights provides make-up classes and tests to students unable to attend all of the regularly scheduled sessions, at their convenience, and extra help for students who would like a fuller understanding of any of our strategies or techniques, free of charge.

Materials

College Insights students prepare for the SAT using the most recently released tests and practice questions. Other companies use questions which they have written themselves to "simulate" the SAT experience. That just doesn't work, and may build false confidence. Our adherence to using actual SATs for our practice tests is one reason why our average score improvements are the best in the business. After each of the four practice tests administered throughout the course, students receive detailed diagnostic reports which provide computer generated, in-depth analysis. These reports show progress and help us to pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses in order to provide the best course possible for our students. Other programs prepare students for their own versions of the SAT. College Insights prepares students for the real thing.

Guaranteed Improvement

College Insights has been preparing students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT since 1991. We are the only test preparation company that supports its score improvement claims with a money-back guarantee. College Insights will work again - at no additional charge - with any student who attends all classes and fails to raise his or her SAT scores by at least 200 points, GRE scores by at least 100 points, ACT score by at least 3 points, or LSAT score by at least 6 points. If, after this additional work, the student again fails to raise his or her score by at least those amounts, College Insights will refund the entire course fee. No other company offers this guarantee. Not Princeton Review. Not Kaplan Test Prep. College Insights does, because we are committed to every student.

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