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Testing Information

Recommended Timeline for Assessments:
  • Sophomores: PSAT, Practice ACT (see "Test Prep Resources" below for more information on Practice/Mock opportunities)
  • Juniors: PSAT and SAT, and ACT (Students interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT in the 11th grade. Visit the National Merit website for more information.)
  • Seniors: SAT and/or ACT (take last exams by December for college consideration!)
FREE Resources for SAT/ACT test preparation: 
Chegg Test Prep FREE online resources:

- SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

- ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act


ACT - Test Prep Preview.com:  https://www.testprepreview.com/act_practice.htm


Khan Academy FREE online resources: https://www.khanacademy.org


StudyBlue online flashcard may help students learn faster and improve outcomes. Flashcards have long been an effective tool for learning and now that StudyBlue is FREE, students can easily create, share and study flashcards for any subject without a monthly subscription.  You can learn more about us here: http://www.studyblue.com/


Local Options for Test Prep (Check back regularly for updates!)
Air Tutors


Contact: Hasan Ali at hasan@airtutors.org or 800-211-1986

Our tutoring experience promotes engagement that solidifies comprehension for our students. We prepare our students on REAL ACT/SAT tests, build their academic fundamentals, and then teach them the tips and tricks to succeed on each exam. We provide families an amazing level of support to quell any anxieties throughout their student's academic journey. Our tutors have wonderful personalities that build productive connections with their students to make test prep and academic tutoring fun!  Please see flyer attached below.

Blue Train Tutoring:  www.bluetraintutoring.com

Test Prep and Tutoring Services.


Catalyst Test Prep:  www.CatalystPrep.com
Compass Prep:  www.compassprep.com  
Compass offers complimentary proctored practice tests for students in Southern California.  Locations include the Manhattan Beach Library, Peninsula Center Library, and in Beverly Hills at the Compass Office.  Please see details at https://downloads.compassprep.com/socal-practice-test-flyer.pdf or call 800-925-1250.
Kaplan Practice Tests:  www.kaptest.com
LA Tutors:  www.latutors123.com
Free full-length SAT or ACT practice tests offered.
Sign up here to take one in Beverly Hills:  https://www.latutors123.com/proctored-tests/
PJ's Test Prep: www.pjtestprep.com

FREE SAT/ACT PRACTICE TESTS for early January/Feb/March -PJ's will continue to offer free tests via Zoom until it's safe to get back in the classroom. For test dates, registration, and to reserve a spot go to: www.pjtestprep.com/rsvpPJ's continues to offer online tutoring and classes for SAT, ACT and all subjects. They are offering last minute essay help too! Schedules are detailed in the flyers at bottom of this page. SAT & ACT Prep Courses - http://www.pjtestprep.com/Prep-Classes-Southbay-Los-Angeles.html

Princeton Review:  www.princetonreview.com
Free Tests and Webinar Sessions-  Princeton review is offering online practice tests as well as information sessions on various college related topics.

The Princeton Review is excited to announce our first ever AP Week! From April 12th to April 16th, we will be hosting a series of online events related to Advanced Placement Exams. Students can sign up for any AP Week programs by clicking on the links below:  




Advanced Placement 101 

Monday, April 12, 2021 

7:00 PM 

AP US History Strategy Session 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 

5:00 PM 

AP Biology Strategy Session 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

7:00 PM 

AP English Language Strategy Session 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

5:00 PM 

High School Academics and College Admissions 

Friday, April 16, 2021 

5:00 PM 


Questions - please contact Jasmine Tavakoli  at:  jasmine.Tavakoli@Review.com


Revolution Prep:

Revolution Prep is offering practice college admissions exams while remaining safely at home.  A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan and timeline. 

Choose ACT or SAT: Saturday, April 24, 2021 
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm PT 
Where: Live Online

Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/61/.  Deadline to register: Thursday before the exam.  Materials and instructions will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.

Every Revolution Prep practice exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. We highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Our school’s dedicated liaison, Jean Stroud will help you understand the score report and develop a custom plan to prepare for the official exam. To schedule time for your score report review, click here:  www.revolutionprep.com/jean-stroud


Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com   

Sylvan of Hermosa Beach:  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/hermosa-beach-ca. Tutoring and Test Prep classes are available. 310-341-3137.  Free Second Saturday SAT day- in the center every month.  Call Sylvan of Hermosa Beach's center or go to their website to schedule a free SAT or ACT Diagnostic (practice test) and consultation.