ACT & SAT preparation

ACT & SAT2021-07-14T23:50:30+00:00

Professional coaches who understand students

Vince Lombardi said, “Success demands singleness of purpose.” Hammer is the only company in San Diego with a team of professional tutors for the SAT and ACT. Three important details about the tutors on our team.

  • We hire less than 1 percent of applicants.
  • Tutors must be able to score in the 99th percentile.

  • We require 75 hours of training before starting with a student, plus weekly meetings with our master trainer.

Expert guidance: we’ll walk you through the process and make sure nothing is missed

A critical part of testing success is plan design. Before starting preparation, we spend several hours getting to know a student and his or her goals. We will help students:

  • Pick between the SAT and ACT.

  • Create a testing calendar based on individual goals.

  • Research colleges and understand testing requirements.

  • Find additional education assistance based on our referral network.

Personalized curriculum to make the most of your time

There’s nothing more valuable than time. Every second of every session is focused on exactly what a student needs, which means higher scores in the shortest amount of time.

Proctored practice test every week

Students can join us for any of our proctored practice tests. Tests are available on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the school year.

Communication that would make Dr. Phil proud

We keep parents informed at every step.

  • We use custom software to track student progress.

  • We provide notes after each session.

  • We offer consults with our Director whenever necessary.

Test taking skills that work on all tests

Our strategies and study methods focus on four key areas of academics: mindset, reading, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students learn how to:

  • Eliminate silly mistakes

  • Read actively and critically

  • Prioritize question selection

  • Use homework to learn concepts

A simple guarantee that’s easy to understand

We guarantee the best available test preparation so each student can maximize his or her college opportunities. No gimmicks. No misleading point guarantees. Just effective test preparation.

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