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The thought of taking the SAT or ACT can cause a lot of anxiety, even in the best of students. After all, so much hinges on getting a good score: getting into college, earning a degree and even getting your dream job. These tests are time consuming, cost money to take and are a big determining factor for gaining admission to the college or university of your choice. Taking an ACT or SAT prep course can help you gain confidence and give you a good idea of what the tests will be like. If you are looking to use a prep course or a tutor in Pittsburgh, here are some of the best. If you are looking for even more options, take a look at this previous article.

Pittsburgh Prep
134 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 468-5833

Pittsburgh Prep offers tutoring for both general high school skills and SAT and ACT preparation. The tutors at Pittsburgh Prep can help to develop skills in math, grammar and reading as well as the critical thinking and problem solving needed to navigate the tests. Pittsburgh Prep can tailor a curriculum to help students with a variety of learning styles including those with special needs.

Pittsburgh Test Prep
(412) 352-4183

If you are looking for expert advice on how to take the SAT or ACT, Christina at Pittsburgh Test Prep can help. She offers in home tutoring and is an expert at navigating these tests. You can also practice on released versions of the test to increase your confidence. Christina offers her services in the City of Pittsburgh, the North Hills, Fox Chapel, Oakmont and Monroeville. Gain the skills you need by working with Christina in a course based on the College Board Guide to SAT curriculum.

Test Master
PO Box 10126
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 213-0004

Test Master offers a 12-hour workshop in four 3 hour sessions to prepare for the SAT in locations throughout Pittsburgh. The classes, taught conveniently on Sundays can help you to gain confidence in your abilities and you will also learn strategies and techniques for the best way to approach complicated test questions. Learn from Pittsburgh math and English high school teachers and take practice tests so you know what to expect.

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Total Learning Center
12045 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 201-2284

Total Learning Centers will help you to improve your scores on the SAT and ACT by first monitoring your strengths and weaknesses. Next, certified English and Math teachers will help you learn techniques for improving those weaknesses and maximizing those strengths to improve your abilities for taking these tests. Total learning centers can help guide you through test anxiety and also help you to know what questions to expect on test day.

Goldstein Test Prep
(412) 874-7645

Goldstein Test Prep offers courses at a variety of locations throughout Pittsburgh including the North Hills, Fox Chapel, Squirrel Hill and Coraopolis. Goldstein offers tutoring as well as SAT and ACT test prep and allows you to attend an unlimited number of practice tests until you are ready for the real deal. Within the course, problem sets and questions are tailored for each student according to their needs.

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