The Role of AP Tests in College Admission

AP tests, or Advanced Placement exams, are standardized tests administered by the College Board that correspond to specific high school AP courses, ranging from English Literature and Composition to Calculus, Biology, and many others. Earning high scores on these exams is crucial as it demonstrates mastery of college-level curriculum while still in high school. High AP scores can boost a student's competitiveness during the college admissions process, reflecting a commitment to academic rigor and the ability to succeed in challenging coursework.

  • Diagnostic Assessment

    This initial phase involves a diagnostic test to assess a student's current understanding of the subject matter, identifying areas of strength and those needing improvement.

  • Personalized Study Plan

    Tutors provide a detailed explanation of the AP exam's structure, format, and scoring system. A personalized study plan is then developed to align with the student's learning style, goals, and timeline.

  • In-Depth Subject Matter Review

    This section comprises comprehensive review sessions for each major topic covered in the AP course. It ensures that students have a solid grasp of the content and can apply the concepts effectively.

  • Strategy Sessions

    Students are equipped with key strategies for tackling multiple-choice questions and time management, as well as specific techniques for the free-response section, such as essay writing or problem-solving strategies, depending on the subject.

  • Practice Tests and Feedback

    Regular full-length practice tests will be conducted under timed conditions to simulate the actual AP exam experience. After each practice test, a thorough review is undertaken to understand mistakes and learn from them.

  • Focused Review and Drills

    Based on the results from practice exams, targeted sessions are conducted to revisit challenging topics and solidify understanding.

  • Confidence Building

    As the test approaches, emphasis is given to managing test anxiety and building confidence, essential for peak performance on test day.

  • Test Day Preparation

    In the days leading up to the exam, students go through a comprehensive review of all concepts and strategies learned. Test-day logistics and last-minute tips are also discussed.

  • Score Review and Next Steps

    After the exam, tutors help interpret scores and provide guidance on leveraging AP scores for college credit, based on each student's specific post-secondary goals.

  • Subject Matter Expertise

    Our tutors aren't just educators; they're among the elite achievers on AP tests, having scored within the top 1%. Their first-hand success on the test assures they possess an in-depth understanding of the content, layout, and strategies crucial for attaining a stellar score.

  • Experience tutoring AP Tests

    Our tutors are not just knowledgeable in their respective subject areas, they're also proficient in the specific requirements and nuances of AP tests They've devoted their tutoring careers to mastering the AP tests and are skilled at conveying this knowledge to their students, preparing them effectively for the test.

  • Proven Success

    We believe that successful tutoring is defined by the outcomes it produces. Our tutors have a consistent record of guiding students to substantial score improvements on AP tests, demonstrating their efficacy in translating their personal test achievements to their students' success.

Example AP Test Tutoring Packages

We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.

Our most common tutoring plans:

  • Semester Support

    This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.

  • Monthly Intensive

    This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.

  • Ad-hoc Sessions

    For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.