Pacing Yourself on the SAT and ACT

“How can I improve my speed on the SAT/ACT?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from students. It’s a tricky question to answer without knowing specifically how a student approaches test-taking because we all read and calculate at different rates. However, there are general strategies anyone can use to improve performance speed on test day.

Posted on March 12, 2018 and filed under ACT, SAT.

Summer 2018 Test Prep at Elite

 Summer 2018 Test Prep at Elite

You set your goals. We'll help you reach them.

Summer is the perfect time to prepare for the SAT and get a head start on your college prep. And Elite has a variety of programs, schedules, and locations to give you the flexibility to select the program that best meets your needs. Summer classes start in June – contact your local branch today to schedule a free diagnostic test and consultation and find out which program is right for you!*

Summer Session programs include:

SAT Boot Camp

Elite’s SAT Boot Camp Program consists of a weekly practice test and lecture classes covering Writing & Language, Math, Reading, and Essay. In the lecture classes, students review the practice test with experienced instructors and continue their learning through a series of lessons containing exercises designed to develop their reading, math, grammar, and writing skills.

ACT Prep

The ACT consists of English, Math, Reading, and Science sections as well as an optional 30-minute Writing test. Elite offers rigorous ACT preparation courses designed to cover all tested subjects and teach specific test-taking strategies unique to the ACT.

AP/Honors Preview Classes

Our Advanced Placement (AP) prep classes offer students an opportunity to earn college credit and strengthen their college applications, and Elite’s instructors are second to none. In fact, many are AP high school teachers or college instructors.


Elite Jr. Power English

Aimed at students in grades 5-9, Elite Jr. Power English focuses on developing studies’ critical reading and thinking skills through an interconnected course of study involving reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar studies, persuasive writing, and test skill development.

Elite Jr. Power Math

Elite Jr. Power Math helps students master the concepts and problem-solving techniques in the Pre-algebra to Algebra II sequence. Students then apply these math principles to carefully constructed word problems and exercises developed to reinforce conceptual understanding and sharpen problem-solving skills. 

College Essay Workshops

Learn how to write unique, memorable, and powerful personal statements and supplemental essays! Teachers meet with students individually to brainstorm, outline, proofread, critique, and revise multiple drafts until they have polished and compelling essays. In addition, students receive a step-by-step college admission consultation including assistance with college selection, major selection, and resume preparation

Posted on February 5, 2018 and filed under Elite Announcements.

5 Ways a Test Prep Class Can Help You

With so many required school classes and extracurriculars, the idea of taking on test prep classes might feel overwhelming. You might think spending so much time and doing so much work just to prepare for one test isn’t worth it. However, test prep classes have so much to offer. Here are five things they can help you do.

Posted on January 6, 2018 and filed under Classes, Study Tips, Test Prep.

Spring Test Prep at Elite

 Spring test prep at Elite

This spring, get the academic edge you need with Elite's flexible and highly effective test prep and academic enrichment programs:

SAT Subject Test Prep

Elite provides comprehensive preparation for many of the SAT Subject Tests consisting of weekly practice test sessions and review classes with instructors who not only are knowledgeable about their subjects but also understand how to help students prepare effectively for the SAT Subject Tests.


AP Prep

AP classes present some of the most difficult material you will encounter in high school. Also, since they’re only offered once a year, you a to be ready to perform at your best on exam day. Elite AP prep courses delve deeply into the course material, giving you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that will be tested on the exam and reinforcing what you’ve learned in class. Let Elite’s experienced AP instructors give you the edge you need to ace your AP exams, get those college credits, and submit truly outstanding college applications.


SAT Prep

Elite’s proven SAT prep curriculum is designed to give you the skills you need to master it. Each week, you’ll take a full-length practice exam under realistic testing conditions, along with classes focusing on Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. You’ll become intimately familiar with the format of the SAT and learn strategies to identify the concepts being tested in each question. So when test day rolls around, there are no surprises. You can walk in with poise and confidence, ready to reach your goal.


ACT Prep

While the ACT is meant to measure what you learn in high school, the test itself can trip up even the best students. You’ll need exceptional focus, excellent time-management skills, and a familiarity with the exam’s structure to really master it. And Elite’s proven ACT prep programs are designed to give you all of the above. Each week, you’ll take a full-length practice ACT test under realistic testing conditions, along with dedicated classes focusing on each section of the test: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. Our carefully-crafted curriculum and team of expert teachers will give you the confidence you need to reach your goal ACT score.



Elite’s PSAT programs help students get a head start on the test preparation process and improve their chances of receiving a National Merit Scholarship. Students take practice tests and dive into challenging curriculum, so they’re completely comfortable with the test and fully prepared to take the PSAT during their sophomore or junior year.


Elite Jr. Academic Enrichment Courses

Elite Jr. academic-enrichment courses have been carefully designed to help students in grades 5–9 get a head start on developing the knowledge necessary for academic success. Students build foundational skills in reading, writing, and math that will help them excel in virtually every class they will encounter in junior high and high school.

*Classes and schedules vary by branch. Check your branch's spring schedules for details.

For class schedules and registration info, contact your local Elite branch today!

Posted on January 2, 2018 and filed under Classes, Test Prep.