ACT & SAT Primer – 9th Grade
Our ACT and SAT Primer course focuses on building the foundation
for a student’s preparation for college entrance exams.
This program is offered in June before students begin 9th grade.
Carrollton
1507 W Hebron Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75010
Frisco
3550 Parkwood Blvd, #500, Frisco, TX 75034
South Plainfield
50 Cragwood Rd #104 South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Online
High quality education no matter what the location

Delivery Methods

Virtual live group classes
Virtual live group classes
In-person group classes
In-person group classes
Virtual one-on-one classes
Virtual one-on-one classes
In-person one-on-one classes
In-person one-on-one classes
Virtual self-paced classes
Virtual self-paced classes

ACT & SAT Primer – 9th grade

Did you know? Our average score improvement on ACT is +5 and on SAT is + 285
Our interactive prep program will help polish your score until it shines.

Program Highlights

10-Week Summer Classes
10-Week Summer Classes
Our ten-week course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become stronger in several academic areas.
Methodical Approach
Methodical Approach
Through a simple yet structured system of instruction, we will help you improve your skills and challenge you to think outside the box.
3 Practice Tests
3 Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect! You will take a mix of ACT and SAT tests so that you can get the feel of both. These tests will give you the test-taking experience you need to be successful in the future.
Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Tests
We will determine your level of ability before our classes even begin in order to mark your growth from the beginning to the end of the course.
Learning Materials
Learning Materials
As an added bonus of signing up for our class, we will give you a binder with resources and practice problems in every subject area. Don’t worry! We will go over the answers to each problem in depth in class. We will also assign homework every week so that the material we cover will be fresh in your mind.
School Curriculum Prep
School Curriculum Prep
By introducing you to ACT and SAT test subjects such as math, science reasoning, writing, and reading, we will simultaneously help you prepare for academic excellence in school.
Section Based Tests
Section Based Tests
Have you ever taken a pop quiz? In this program, we will spring an occasional math, reading, grammar, or science test on you as taken straight from an ACT or SAT exam. But have no fear! You will be taking these tests in a stress-free environment, where it’s okay to make mistakes!
Test-Taking Tips and Tricks
Test-Taking Tips and Tricks
We will provide you with a comprehensive list of specific test-taking strategies that have been designed by Brilliant Prep and have proven to increase test scores. Our top secret tips will not only ease stress and test anxiety, but they will also build test-taking skills and confidence
Assistance from Past Students
Assistance from Past Students
Along with our incredible teachers, we will also have some of our successful past students pay a visit to assist you with your skills and answer some of your questions about specific topics and the test-taking experience.
Individualized Instruction
Individualized Instruction
At Brilliant Prep, we make sure that our teachers cater to each student’s individual needs. We are here to make sure that every student has the opportunity to shine.

Our numbers speak for themselves

ACT
99%
students increase their score
+5
average increase
31.4
median score
79%
scored 30 or higher
62%
scored 32 or higher
38%
scored 34 or higher
SAT
99%
students increase their score
+285
average increase
1445
median score
93%
scored 1300 or higher
72%
scored 1400 or higher
39%
scored 1500 or higher

Every Subject is Covered

Our curriculum is designed to take you to your best score on each of the areas of the test.
You will master test-taking skills so that you’re confident on test day.

Time spent on instruction and learning
ACT

English - 24%

Reading - 28%

Math - 38%

Science - 23%

SAT

Reading - 31%

Writing and Language - 26%

Math - 43%

Why Brilliant Prep?

Results
Results
We closely monitor student test results and feedback to make our programs the best. We know what works and 99 % of our students see an increased score after completing a Brilliant Prep program.
Mentorship
Mentorship
Led by our instructors, our team works to ensure each student is provided the tools and guidance they need to succeed. Everything from group learning to practice tests and solo review are available for you.
Engaging
Engaging
Every lesson is jam packed with information that will help you perform at your best. We love what we do and want you to enjoy this process - it will be fun and won’t feel like additional homework.

Star Students

Pranav M
Plano West High School
I joined Brilliant’s Prep’s ninth grade program to get a head start on test prep, and within just a few weeks I realized that I am on an improvement path. My instructor taught me key strategies and important material in an individualized, organized manner. I fully believe that the skills I obtained from those classes are the reason behind both my high PSAT and SAT scores which gave me an edge during my TAMS admission process.

Get a head start to set yourself apart!

At Brilliant Prep, we believe in progress. What matters isn't how our students start, but rather how they finish and how much they improve. Our newly-added SAT and ACT Primer course for 8th and 9th graders focuses on this intellectual and academic growth. We want our students to become better test-takers, learn from their mistakes, and most importantly, obtain essential skills that will last for a lifetime.

Sure, the SAT and ACT may seem far away right now, but they’ll be here before you know it. By starting test prep classes earlier, you will become better affiliated with the standardized testing process as well as the timing and question types associated with both the ACT and the SAT. The skills and strategies which you learn in our classes will give you an advantage when test day finally arrives. Below we have listed the three S’s—the three main reasons why jump starting preparation is the path to take.

  • Self-Confidence: The more familiar you are with the content and the contexts of the SAT and ACT, the higher you will score on test day. Although you may begin our classes with a diagnostic test score that you’re not proud of, you will build confidence every time you use our strategies and techniques. By the end of the ten weeks, you will feel less doubtful and more prepared.
  • Skills: Our classes will help you improve your exam scores, especially if you have been struggling with your test-taking skills. We will give you more practice using test taking strategies in order to make those skills second nature. That way, you will be able to complete both practice tests and actual tests efficiently yet accurately.
  • Speed: Although accuracy is certainly an important aspect of every college prep exam, so is speed. Standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT have a lot of questions but not a lot of time to answer them. Time-management can often be a big challenge for students who are having trouble finishing the tests. In the 8th and 9th grade Primer course, we will teach you how to make the most of every minute of every test. After all, it is just as important to be quick as it is to be correct!

We create WhatsApp groups for each class, and both parents and students are welcome to join. We will post important announcements, links to resources, additional tips, and assignments on the group chat, so we highly recommend that you be a part of it. We also communicate individually with parents via email or phone as needed to assure that their student’s best interest is served.

Each class will be once a week for two hours. You will also receive weekly homework assignments that will take around an hour to complete. Along with this, we highly recommend that you take practice tests or review the material we cover on your own. Although the amount of time that you commit to this program will ultimately be up to you, it is in your best interest to practice a little every day. By doing so, you will be setting yourself up for future reward.

Yes! This course will go over the major topics found in both the ACT and the SAT. We will spend most of our sessions learning math, English grammar, and reading with an emphasis on vocabulary, as these three subjects are common in both exams. We will also introduce students to the science section of the ACT.

No. We will be combining the ACT and SAT curricula in one comprehensive ten-week course. Our lessons will largely apply to both exams, with the exception of ACT science lessons. At the end of the course, students will take ACT and SAT practice tests to assess their growth over the ten-week period.

Absolutely! Although this program is designed to prepare students for the SAT and ACT tests, it will also cover material that forms an essential portion of the PSAT 9/10. In other words, the math, grammar, and reading skills you learn in our classes will certainly be necessary for success on the PSAT!