for a student’s preparation for college entrance exams.
This program is offered in June before students begin 9th grade.
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.
Our numbers speak for themselves
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.
English - 24%
Reading - 28%
Math - 38%
Science - 23%
Reading - 31%
Writing and Language - 26%
Math - 43%
Why Brilliant Prep?
Ready - Set - Prep
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!