Get the tools you need to succeed on the SAT and ACT

With over 213 perfect scores, we help our students achieve incredible results.
“Perhaps the best prep-testing program in the country”

What We Do

Test Prep That Actually Works

A Range of Online & In-Person SAT/ACT Classes to Fit Every Student’s Goals

Hands-On College Guidance

Nearly all selective colleges and universities practice a holistic application review. We offer expert help in building a smart college strategy and creating college applications.

Personalized Tutors

We only hire tutors with extensive teaching experience and a proven ability to help students make a meaningful connection to the material they are studying.

Skills for High School and Beyond

Our enrichment classes will allow students to engage in small-group discussions and improve reading, writing, and math skills with world-class instructors.
Need more information? Give us a call, we’d love to chat about the goals you and your student want to accomplish.

Students and Parents Give Us Five Stars

We have helped thousands of students around the world achieve significant point improvements on the SAT and ACT and help them attend their dream colleges.

“Thank you so much for helping me and other students on the test! I would definitely recommend this program to others in need, and I thank all the teachers who made the experience fun and exciting!”

Summer H3 Online, 2020
“They make it very engaging and make me understand why I got the question wrong. If I still don’t get it, then they make sure to explain it thoroughly.”
Private Tutoring Online, 2020
“I can’t believe the amount of improvement I saw in my test scores! It was perhaps one of the most enlightening programs I’ve ever been a part of.”
Summer H3 Online, 2020
“The tutors are very good at teaching and explaining the materials. My kid improved 200 in SAT score and 5 in ACT score. I highly recommend it!”
Summer H3 Online, 2020
“Explaining problems and never making me feel “stupid”! I can always ask them any questions I may have and they let me focus on whatever I wanted!”
Private Tutoring Online, 2020
“Their step by step explanations were very helpful and they helped me understand what I need to study/practice more.”
Private Tutoring Online, 2020

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We stay in touch with our community and give back to our local schools and teachers. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are consultations necessary?
Consultations allow us to get to know your student and recommend which of our programs would be best suited for them. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our company, our teachers, and our various classes.
When should I start preparing for the SAT or ACT?
The earliest Hamilton Education enrolls students for the SAT/ACT program is after they have completed their sophomore year in high school. The student’s schedule, including school, exams, and extracurricular activities, will also be taken into consideration when finding the right SAT/ACT prep program for him or her. For many students, summer or winter break is a great time to study for the SAT/ACT because there are fewer distractions and more time to devote to prep.

Each student is different and should discuss with parents and counselors when the best time to begin this process is.

What is the difference between the SAT and the ACT? Why should I study for both?
In 2016, College Board redesigned the SAT, resulting in a test that is 95% concordant with the ACT. The skills being tested by both, therefore, overlap significantly. There are, however, some distinctions between the two tests:

The SAT includes four sections: Critical Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (with a calculator), followed by an optional essay section. The Critical Reading section includes passages from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Math sections are more algebra focused.

The ACT includes four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science, followed by an optional essay section. The timing of the ACT is faster than that of the SAT. The Math section includes a significant number of geometry questions.

Hamilton Education offers the H3 Program, preparing students for three exams – the SAT, ACT, and PSAT – in a single effort using a skills-based approach. Often, simply looking at the test or even a diagnostic test is not enough to determine which test a student will perform better on. In fact, we’ve had dozens of students who were initially against taking–or studying for–the ACT go on to earn perfect scores on that test. Furthermore, students who know they prefer the ACT will still take the PSAT in the fall of their 11th-grade year, and this test could lead to significant financial aid for college.

Nearly every college accepts both the ACT and the SAT, which suggests that, according to college admissions officers at least, there is no substantive difference between the difficulty level of each test.

Who are your teachers?
Hamilton Education’s teachers have all received Bachelor’s degrees in their respective fields, and the majority are working towards or have already received a postgraduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in their field. Hamilton Education is committed to excellence in learning, and our selection and training of teachers reflect this core principle.
How important is the college admissions essay?
For just about every selective college or university, the admissions essay is a critical component in the overall “holistic” impression you make in your application package. While grades and test scores give the admissions officer a good sense of your academic preparedness, and the list of extracurriculars gives them a general impression of the depth and scope of your involvement in non-academic activities, it is the college essay that presents you as a full-fledged human being with a story. A good story will make a student “pop” off the page and stand out among the welter of equally strong candidates for admission. Your story will also tell the admissions officer how likely you are to not only leave your mark on campus, but also to go on and do great things after college. And every college, no matter how selective, wants to be able to say of students who go on to successfully lead, create, build, reform… “that’s our alum!”

Exceed your student’s educational needs and goals.

Interested in one of our services and need more information? Give us a call at (858) 436-7220 or fill out the form below and we will reach out to you!