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ACT/SAT  Prep  Course

The fall is a great time to prep for the ACT and SAT, and how you prep makes a difference.  While content knowledge is important for these tests, areas such as time management, stress management, problem solving, and how to attack multiple-choice questions are too often overlooked.  This course not only builds content knowledge for these tests, but also builds the key skills, strategies, and mindset for both the ACT and SAT, unlocking vital ways of thinking that transform how students approach these tests.  While this specific course focuses on the ACT test, the content, skills, strategies, and mindset taught support both the ACT and SAT.  In addition, Dr. Tarpley will be adding specific elements into the course for the SAT as well.  At the end of the course, students will be prepared for the ACT and be able to make an easy transition to the SAT.  You do not want to miss this opportunity!

Please Note: this is a seven-week course.  It includes:

  • 14 hours of engaging classroom instruction.
  • 2 full-length practice tests with Performance Analysis (question and category level report for each practice test) and explanations to every question.
  • Course companion strategy book.
  • Personalized dashboard with weekly practice assignments.
  • Dynamic online platform that includes auto-grading, analytics, built-in timer, and explanations to every question integrated with weekly practice assignments.
  • Video library of over 10 hours of additional ACT and SAT strategy videos.

Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Mark Tarpley, Ph.D.
Grade Level: 10th - 12th
Minimum Enrollment: 10
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Tuition per Semester (7-week course):
  $420; Early Registration Discount through JUNE 30: $380

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Mark Tarpley, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Tarpley has over 20 years of experience in the classroom, course design, and ACT and SAT test preparation.  Over the last two decades, he has developed a unique and effective approach to these tests that moves the students out of the classroom and into the test zone, recognizing that skills, strategies, and mindset are fundamental to score growth.  His educational experience spans a vast range including private, public, and online instruction, and he has particular interest in supporting families as they navigate the challenging (or what can appear to be challenging) space of college admissions.  He holds a state teaching certification and has experience working in youth and college ministry at the local and national level.

Textbooks and Materials:

All course materials and course strategy book are included. We encourage you to register early to ensure on-time arrival of course materials.