Test Prep

PINNACLE EDUCATION CONSULTING

ACT-SAT TEST PREP DENVER 2017 SCHEDULE

                             

The Pinnacle approach to pre-college test prep involves review of both test content and structure, including strategies that are correlated with improved test outcomes over time. Three types of test prep are offered on the schedules shown below:

1 – Individual tutoring is priced at the rate of $90/hour and scheduled by appointment. Tutoring can address either the full ACT or SAT tests or common problem areas such as reading or math.

2 – Pods are small groups of friends or classmates who wish to arrange for a separate review time; each member will receive a discount off the hourly rate above. Students who have been granted extended time are advised to register for either hourly work or a pod as classes will maintain standard times for segments.

3 – Classes: either the combo class focusing on both tests, or the ACT or SAT stand-alone classes are available on the following schedules:

Combo Class: Sundays 8 weeks (geared to Mar 11/May 6 SAT, April 8 ACT)

16 hours of practice and prep; there will be some opportunity for individual review time at the end of each class. Six full tests will be covered during the class (three of each), as well as the essay component of each test.

Cost: $1099 (assuming a fully enrolled class of eight)

  • Jan 29
  • Feb 5
  • Feb 12
  • Feb 19
  • Feb 26
  • Mar 5
  • Mar 12 BREAK – no class
  • Mar 19
  • April 2

SAT Class: Saturdays (geared to June 3 test) – 6 weeks

12 hours of practice and prep; there will be some opportunity for individual review time at the end of each class. Three full tests will be covered during the class as well as the essay component of the test.

Cost: $899 (assuming a fully enrolled class of eight)

  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6
  • May 13 Break – no class
  • May 20
  • May 27

ACT Class Sundays (geared to June 10 test)

12 hours of practice and prep; there will be some opportunity for individual review time at the end of each class.

  • Cost: $899 (assuming a fully enrolled class of eight)
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14 Break – no class
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4 (test is June 10)

FAQs:

Required Materials Required text for both the class and individual meetings (you must purchase):         The Real ACT Prep Guide, most recent edition, available from Amazon for around $20.

Dr. Ransdell will provide the SAT materials that are used as a part of the cost of the class

Students should bring their graphing calculator to each class meeting

Missed Sessions/Cancellation Charges: Students will be instructed on how to make up missed classes, and Lisa will meet with the student to review their make-up work one time; students who miss more than once will be instructed on how to make up the absence, but there will be no additional personal meetings. There are no refunds for missed class sessions.

Students doing 1-on-1 sessions and pods must provide 24 hours notice in order not to be charged for the missed session.

Location of Classes and Meetings: Dr. Lisa’s Home Office near the University of Denver:

2244 S. Franklin Street, Denver, 80210

Test Prep Outcomes: Specific scores cannot and will not be guaranteed, although the majority of students who attend and participate actively along with completing the required out of class assignments see progressively improving cumulative scores more than 90% of the time.

Other Questions, contact Dr. Lisa (email is best): Lisa Ransdell, Ph.D.

Pinnacle Education Consulting

LRansdell@comcast.net

www.pinnaclecollegeplanning.com

303-635-6620 office; 720-985-3300 cell

 

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CBS-DENVER online review: Pinnacle College Planning is the brainchild of Dr. Lisa Ransdell, an educator with a particularly impressive background. With credits at the University of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denison University and The Ohio State University, it’s clear that Dr. Ransdell has the credentials needed to help your student do his or her very best on the SAT and ACT. There are a few different formats in which she offers her test prep. Small group prep in a classroom setting and one-on-one tutoring is available at the Pinnacle office near the University of Denver.

2 thoughts on “Test Prep”

  1. Every college will accept either test, and they are more alike than they used to be. However, there are still subtle distinctions that may lead some students to perform better on one more than the other. This leads me to recommend that students do some trial testing to see which test they prefer or are stronger in and then zero in on that test.

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