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ACT & SAT Tutoring

Getting ready for college? Nurturing Wisdom has helped thousands of students prepare for the ACT and SAT. Our one-on-one, in-home tutoring is customized to each student with a focus on:

Test-taking strategies

Academic skills

Timing strategies

Overcoming test anxiety

Unsure about which test to take? We offer free diagnostic pre-tests for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT!

Frequently asked questions about the ACT and SAT

Does my child need to take both the ACT and SAT?

Every college in the US accepts both the ACT and SAT, so there is no need to take both. We encourage students to prepare for the test that they are most comfortable with and that plays to their strengths. We can help your child choose the test that is best for them!

If your child wants to prepare for both tests, we typically focus on one test first so that the test strategies and content can be mastered before moving on to another test.

Is it better to take the ACT or SAT?

It depends on your child's strengths! All students begin by taking a pre-test. For students unsure of which test to focus on, we recommend taking pre-tests for both the ACT & SAT. After the pre-tests are complete, one of our directors will talk through which test we recommend focusing on and why. We'll also provide a detailed score analysis, as well as a tutoring plan that outlines how much tutoring we recommend, goal scores, and potential test dates. The best part? The pre-tests, test analyses, and plans are free!

Contact us today to get a free pre-test, or sign up for one of our proctored tests!

We live in Illinois. Should my child focus on the SAT since that is now the state test?

It's up to you! However, if your child is more comfortable with the ACT, we'd recommend sticking with that. Many of our Chicagoland students prepare for the ACT but do a little SAT prep before the state SAT. In that case, the student's tutor helps them transfer their ACT strategies to the SAT so they feel confident going into the SAT.

Why Nurturing Wisdom?

Nurturing Wisdom goes beyond just helping your child get a great score. With a strong tutor match, your child will look forward to the tutoring sessions, follow through on independent work, and become a more confident learner. Your tutoring director will take the stress out of the ACT and walk you through every step of the process. They will help you put together an optimal timeline, keep you posted on progress, remind you of important deadlines, and answer any questions you have along the way.

How are the ACT and SAT different?

The chart below provides a quick overview of the differences between the tests. Questions? Contact us and a director will get right back to you.

Questions? Don't hesitate to give us a call!

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