Improve test scores with personal coaching!

Improve your teen’s ACT/SAT test scores with a personal approach. At A Step Ahead, our private tutors work side-by-side with your student to help them improve test scores. It’s private tutoring with a personal approach.


tutoringGetting to know your student

Our experienced tutors start with your student. They understand your child’s areas of strength and identify gaps. They want to know your student on a personal level, too. Learning what is important to each child is a critical step in helping them gain confidence and skills.


Advice for your student to improve test scores

Our Beliefs at A Step Ahead Academic Center

Familiarizing yourself with the types of questions asked is vital! For example, the SAT asks math questions in a very different style from the typical math test in school.

Trying out practice tests not only helps with understanding how questions are asked, but also reveals the most frequently covered topics. 

For both SAT and ACT prep, students should try practice or released tests.  They should also make an effort to time themselves. Finishing the test within the allotted time is part of the challenge!

Finally, students should also review vocabulary. There are plenty of ‘Top 100 SAT Word’ lists online, and those words appear consistently on exams. You can check one out here.

Mark your calendars!


ACT/SAT test prep

Private tutor Angela Anderson is ready to help students with ACT/SAT test prep

Our website calendar lists all upcoming ACT and SAT test dates, plus relevant dates for schools in our surrounding counties — Winston-Salem Forsyth, Yadkin, Davie and Davidson.

On our calendar, you can find the test dates that work well for you and your family, and your teen’s school calendar.

Want a quick look at the test dates themselves? Here they are!

2017-18 SAT/ ACT test dates

SAT: Aug 26 2017 Oct 7 2017 Nov 4 2017 Dec 2 2017 Mar 3 2018 May 5 2018 Jun 2 2018
ACT: Sept 9 2017 Oct 28 2017 Dec 9 2017 Feb 10 2018 Apr 14 2018 Jun 9 2018


Improving test scores takes work. We work with you


Contact us to learn more. We’ll chat about your teen, your plans, and the college admissions process. We’ll look at possible test dates that work for your family. And we’ll discuss whether working with a private tutor is the right option for your student.

Private tutoring with a personal touch. That’s how your student gets A Step Ahead.

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