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31 Bailey Avenue
Ridgefield, CT 06877

(203) 894-8078
Sean Dore - Director 
seandore@relc.info
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    Today's demanding job market has made college admissions more competitive than ever. A high standardized test score is an essential part of a competitive college application. High scores require more than just knowledge and good grades. Familiarity with the test format and test taking practice have proven to increase scores.
    We recommend to begin preparing at least 8 weeks before taking the test. Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of the exams. Our one-on-one personalized instruction is based on your child's individual strengths, learning styles, and needs.



SAT/ACT Preparation  
Math
    Students will review mathematics topics from Pre-Algebra through Trigonometry:
  • Number Systems 
  • Real Numbers 
  • Number Theory 
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent 
  • Real World Computation 
  • Expressions and Equations 
  • Plane Geometry 
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry 
  • Measurement 
  • Graphing 
  • Linear Relationships 
  • Probability, Data and Statistics 
  • Trigonometry
SAT: 8 Sessions Recommended
ACT: 6 Sessions Recommended


English/Writing
    Students will learn and practice strategies for identifying structure, style, and precision of passages to improve quality and clarity as well as fixing grammatical errors:
  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tenses
  • Pronouns 
  • Comparing Ideas and Quantities
  • Parallel Construction
  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Idioms
  • Transitional Phrases
  • Punctuation
SAT/ACT: 4 Sessions Recommended



Reading
    Students will practice active reading strategies to determine main topic, structure, and tone of passages to answer reading comprehension questions:
  • Textual Analysis
  • Inferences, Implications, and Suggestions
  • Summaries
  • Analogies 
  • Citations
  • Words in Context
  • Author Analysis
  • Purpose
  • Organization
  • Attitude and Tone
  • Graphical Synthesis
  • Multiple-Text Comparison
SAT/ACT: 4 Sessions Recommended


Science
    Students will practice reading comprehension techniques relating to the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Astronomy). 
    Rather than testing knowledge of science, the ACT tests one's ability to "think scientifically" and extract information from models, charts, and graphs:
  • Data Representation, Interpretation, and Analysis
  • Research Summaries
  • Conflicting Viewpoints or Theories
  • Scientific Method
ACT: 3 Sessions Recommended





Essay
    Students will learn persuasive writing techniques as well as how to compose a well-organized essay under the pressure of time constraints.
SAT/ACT: 2 Sessions Recommended