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ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutoring in Portland

Our Approach to Preparing for the ACT/SAT

Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT favor those who have prepared for the test. At Emergent Education, we understand that every student learns — and prepares for tests — differently.

Taking practice test after practice test may work for some students, but it doesn’t work for many.

Our staff of experienced tutors is here to help students retain knowledge while preparing for the SAT, not just memorize materials to get through the SATs — providing them with the study skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

At Emergent Education, we realize that even the most impersonal systems can result in authentic learning. This is why we approach standardized tests differently than most.

Standardized tests are flawed assessment tools that cannot tell the whole story of a student’s aptitude. While we acknowledge that the clear goal is getting the best score possible, we view these tests also as an opportunity for growth by mastering the material and creating personalized strategies.

The SAT and ACT are unique and require an equally unique set of test-taking skills and strategies. Our test prep tutors help students develop those skills and strategies while also working to improve performance in math, science, reading, and writing.

Ready to get started with Emergent Education? Contact us today by clicking the button below or schedule your free consultation.

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Here’s How to Get Started for Free With
Our ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutoring in Portland

Getting started with an SAT tutor or ACT prep tutor in Portland is simple! 

All you have to do is:

  1. Schedule your free consultation so we can evaluate your needs, understand where you’re at, and learn about your goals for the ACT/SAT.
  2. From there, you’ll work with a test prep tutor to design a structured program to begin working towards those goals.
  3. Take your newfound test-taking tools and strategies to the exam, feeling confident and fully equipped to succeed!

That’s it! Contact us today to get started.

FAQs About ACT/SAT Test Prep Tutoring

We want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare and walk into their ACT or SAT exam confidently.

During your first session, your test prep tutor will ask you questions to get a sense of…

  • What subjects you might be struggling with
  • Your current test-taking skills
  • Your learning style and goals
  • What is needed to help you reach those goals

From there, your test prep tutor will work with you to design a tutoring plan that will set you up for success!

Have more questions? Contact us for more information or schedule a free consultation.

We know how stressful preparing for such a big life change can be for students, which is why we want to help build the confidence they need to tackle the ACT or SAT. Our experienced tutors can help students: 

  • Familiarize themselves with the test format
  • Learn new material/review materials
  • Improve skills in math, reading, science, and writing
  • Alleviate test anxiety & boost confidence

Our Portland SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring build skills that go beyond the test into future learning and life.

At Emergent Education, our experienced ACT/SAT tutors will identify your … 

  • Learning styles, 
  • Strengths; and 
  • Problem areas

… and work with you constructively to promote increased test scores and build your confidence about taking the ACT/SAT.

Our growth-based approach coupled with proven strategies helps students reach their academic potential in addition to developing skills they can carry with them long after the ACT/SAT is over.

Yes, we offer virtual ACT and SAT prep. Portland residents can either utilize our virtual test prep tutoring services or our in-home services.

Learn more about our online tutoring services.

Our online test prep tutoring services are $100 per hour and our in-person (in-home) sessions are $120 per hour.

Our test prep tutoring programs are typically 8-12 weeks in duration with a minimum of 1.5 hours of tutoring and between 3-6 hours of self-directed practice per week. We require a $500 deposit followed by a pay-as-you-go structure.

Read more about our specific pricing here or schedule a free consultation.

One-on-One Math Tutoring Session with Emergent Education Tutor Eric Sorensen at Portland High School

What to Expect

First, we talk about where you are, where you want to be, and what it will take to get there. Together, we’ll design a plan for your learning, setting goals and timeline targets. At each meeting, we will begin by evaluating your understanding, reviewing goals and making adjustments as needed. Then we work on what you have prepared for our session, usually the most challenging problems or assignments that you could not complete alone.

One-on-One VS. Small Group?

Traditional one-on-one tutoring allows for the most individualized support. Small group tutoring balances that support with more peer-to-peer engagement. Students can teach each other a lot about a subject when given the space and tools to do so. Reach out today to learn more.

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Online Tutoring


Near or far, we offer online tutoring via Zoom and BitPaper to keep you learning.