ACT/SAT Test Prep

ACT/SAT Test Prep 2019-03-04T21:40:54+00:00

Course Description

What is an Accelerated Course?  This is a fast-paced class for elite high scorers.  (650+ (P)SAT math/29+ACT math with other scores comparable).

The Accelerated Combined ACT/SAT Test Prep course includes a review of basic grammar/style and math topics that appear on the ACT and SAT.  A major component is time management and pacing strategies to maximize scores.

 The recent changes in the SAT make it easier to design a combined course. Generally the first half of the course covers the ACT and the second half covers the SAT with minor adjustments made for test dates.  For recent results see this blog.

Inspiring Test Preparation teaches Accelerated ACT/SAT Test Prep classes throughout the year.

  • Classes are scheduled throughout the year to prepare students for both the SAT and ACT.
  • The ACT test is given in February, April, June, July, September, October, and December.
  • The SAT is given in March, May, June, August, October, November, and December.
  • We ofter combined ACT/SAT preparation classes for the most popular test dates.
  • See Flex Prep for custom classes.


$1,250   Early registration discounts reflected at checkout.


Caroline Hesse and Kate Dalby


$100/hour fee for private make-up for missed class.  No fee to make up missed test.  The sooner we know a session will be missed, the easier it is to schedule the make-up.  $150/hour for additional one-on-one tutoring.

Register Now & Pay Later

If you wish to pre-register for a class and pay later, you may do so with this understanding: you must either pay in full one month before the class begins or as soon as the class fills up, which ever comes first.  You will be contacted when the class fills so you can decide whether to commit.  There is no cost to pre-register and no obligation.  If you wish to get early registration discounts and rebates you must pay two weeks in advance for a $100 discount, and one month in advance for a $200 discount.  Call 703-203-5796 if you have questions.


Call Kate at 703-203-5796 or email her at  Call, email, or click here to schedule the diagnostic test.

Schedule of ACT/SAT Combined Courses


Hey Ms. Kate,

I just wanted to let you know that I made the first cut for the TJ Admission! Thank you all so very much for your help and support, because without it, I would have most definitely been lost while taking the test.

On to phase 2!

Thanks again,



Yay! I’m a semifinalist!!!now I just have to fill out another application :(thanks for all your help!



I made the TJ first cut!!!



Dear Kate,

I just got a letter from TJ that I passed the first cut for my TJ test! Thank you so much for all of your help! I will let you know the results of the second stage of screening, which I know is very hard.



I just wanted to send my sincere thanks for sending this explanation to us.  It was extremely helpful.   This is exactly the sort of work Noah needs to spend more time on.  Thank you again for taking the time to explain the problem in a very straight forward manner.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Kind regards,

Thank you so much Caroline!  You’re both a great team…you definitely motivated him to work hard!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year!
It’s a very happy Christmas gift!  Thank you again for helping him focus and prepare!  We’ll see you again in 4 years when it’s his brothers turn.
Parent of Langley HS 2018 Student
Dear Ms. Kate,
Just want to let you know that I got semi-finalist letter today. I made it!!
Thank you so much for everything you did to help me. i will let you know how I make out.
Thanks Again,
Thanks so much for helping me get that 33.
S. made it to the next phase of TJ admissions and would like to say thanks for all your help.


Hello Kate,

We just wanted you all to be the first to know that our son, JC, is a TJ semifinalist!! He received his letter today!
Thank you so much for your tutoring, preparation and guidance through this process! Now he’s off to begin the second phase of the TJ Admissions process (i.e seeking teacher recommendations, completing student information sheet, etc.) Any helpful tips regarding this second phase is most welcome:)
Thank you again for teaching and preparing him!


He got into:
UVA, Boston College,Northeastern, Colgate, Colby [and] Davidson (was nominated for the Belk Scholarship,…he is one of two alternates).
Parent of J
So far, he’s been accepted to the Engineering school at ILLINOIS, as well as RIT and the Colorado School of Mines. (Raised score from 31 to 35 composite.)
I got a 35!!!!! Could not have done it without you!!!! Thanks so much! 32 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science.

Student Profiles

Langley HS Student, Class of 2018 ACT class & math tutoring with Caroline Hesse 27 to 32 ACT Composite
Langley HS Student, Class of 2019 Accelerated ACT/SAT class 1300 PSAT (2016) to 1490 PSAT (2017)
30 to 34 ACT Composite
McLean HS Student, Class of 2018
10 hours of tutoring

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