ACT Test Prep

ACT Test Prep 2019-01-07T23:12:07+00:00

Course Description

The ACT Test Preparation courses will include a review of basic grammar/style and math topics that appear on the ACT. Major components are time management, reading strategies, and proper pacing to maximize scores.

ACT Prep for June 8 Test – 2019

This six-weekend course starts Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 am. This is a perfect class for students scoring 25 to 29 composite on the ACT. Testing on Saturdays is 3 hours/Class on Sundays is 2 hours. Cost: $1195. No class Easter (April 21) Mother’s Day (May 12). The diagnostic test is scheduled for April 13, but can be taken at an earlier date.

Click the button below to see the class schedule and register for the course. Call 703-203-5796 if you have questions.



Kate Dalby

Caroline Hesse



($200 off if paid 30 days in advance of 1st class; $100 off if paid 14 days in advance of 1st class.) 


$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.  Additional private tutoring is at the discounted rate of $150/hour.


Contact Kate at 703.203.5796 or to schedule the diagnostic test.

Recent Posts


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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