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Boston’s Best Test Prep Tutors

January 11, 2013 6:00 AM

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Boston is bursting with world-renowned colleges; students travel around the world to get a chance at East Coast schools. Generally, it wouldn’t take much to find a tutor ready to take on your course load and help with test preparations, Wyzant, Clubztutoring, Tutoring4all to name a few, are wonderful and worthy of note, but if you’re ready to cram for that SAT, PSAT, CLEP or any other major exam, give these one-on-one plans a peek. SAT prep improves scores and helps students understand just what to expect on the big day.

Studypoint
2 Main St., Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 382-1299
www.studypoint.com

Price: from $100

Private tutoring is a premium service offered by Studypoint in the privacy of your home. Get the undivided attention needed to push that test score to its limit. Studypoint is dedicated to education; all tutors are rigorously screened, tested and have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Options include 30-hour, 24-hour, 18-hour and 10-hour plans, SAT prep tests, online homework and content strategy for math, English and critical reading segments of each test. Pre-scoring and work-alone options online are available. Entrance begins with a placement test, introduction to a one-on-one tutor and strategically finding strengths and weaknesses.

Gold Test Prep
12 Wigglesworth St.
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 575-9274
www.goldtestprep.com

Price: from $299 or $65 an hourGold Test Prep boasts of Harvard-educated tutors who have scored in the highest percentile for the very same tests you may need help with. GTP uses the “Official College Board Guide,” SAT Study Guide and practice tests for each subject of study. Together you’ll review each test assigned weekly, and upon review, your tutor will tailor a curriculum as the course progresses. Master each exam question by question either in a small group or one on one. Meetups are offered in Cambridge, Central Boston and Brookline. It offers a refund option, on the very off chance that you’re not satisfied with your results, and application counseling for students wishing to move on to college.

St. John’s Preparatory
72 Spring St.
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-1050
www.stjohnsprep.org

Price: $330

St. John’s Preparatory blends online education and classroom for a complete arena of focus. New classes start at the beginning of each month, beginning with a sample test to find your baseline. Take advantage of interactive lessons and comprehensive content, timed tests and warm ups, discussion boards and five months of classroom participation all rollled up into HSPT, SSAT, SAT/ACT testing. If you own an iPad, use it to further that education and strengthen any test prep program. St. John’s uses every medium available to get the job done, so if your student learns in an unorthodox style, St. John’s has you covered.Related: Tutoring Resources in Boston
Boston University Test Prep
808 Commonwealth Ave. Room 212
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2987
www.bu.edu

Price: from $519Here’s a hands on classical classroom approach to studying and mastering GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT testing. GMAT, GRE and TOEFL students are introduced to the online tests and actually practice online. Four plans are available, all with one-on-one, classroom instruction and diagnostic tests, written exam practice and online exam work. The options depend on your availability to work through full-day classes. Free tutorial software is available to all participants, and most lab work is done at the Charles River campus.
Boston College Test Prep
Middle Campus
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-3605
www.bc.edu

Price: $595Concentrate on critical skills for test taking at Boston College. Testing techniques, logical reasoning in verbal, time management and writing skills, reading and math competence are the focus here. After being assessed, an individual course plan is established. Computer Lab practice makes its home at the Kennedy Resource Center, with all other course study in the Middle Campus of Boston College.  BCTP uses “Cambridge Educational Services” and ETS, GMAC and LSAT test preparation materials. It also offers a guarantee that would include a refund of tuition registration.Related: Mass. Students Score Slightly Higher On SAT Exam

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