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Best Test Prep Tutors In Chicago

By Sara Lugardo

While there has always been an emphasis on high school exams for college entry, the newfound higher expectations in regards to furthering education has increased the importance put on test scores. The still weakened job market has created a limited number of available jobs with an abundance of people actively looking for work. With employers having a high number of potential employees to choose from, many companies are increasing their requirements in terms of educational background. Using a test prep tutor for high school exams during the college application process can not only improve test scores but also make this difficult practice a little more stress-free.

My Guru

(312) 278-0321

MyGuru is a Chicago-based company that offers one-on-one tutoring in the convenience of your home or through a safe pre-screened location, like a local library or coffee shop. MyGuru tutors specialize in test preparatory skills and new tutor applications require around three years of experience in their field while scoring a minimum in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. MyGuru offers preparatory skills tutoring for ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT tests, along with custom tutoring to suit the individual needs of the student. This company offers a money-back guarantee along with extra help in the college application process, including test prep books and online products.

Elite Tutoring
(866) 498-8867

Elite Tutoring provides in-home and online private tutoring and test preparatory services. The tutors are all credentialed teachers from the Chicago area, specializing in standardized tests including the ACT and SAT. They provide a free trial hour along with a free consultation without any obligation to sign up. All tutors are subject to background checks and private tutoring sessions can be set up in convenient locations for the student.

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors, Chicago SAT Tutoring
(847) 840-2442

Varsity Tutors has been featured on NBC, CBS and Fox for being one of the premier private tutoring companies for test preparation. It offers PLAN, PSAT, SAT and ACT tutoring for the high school level with a 100 percent money-back guarantee if not satisfied with the services. Tutors will schedule visits in the comfort of your own home and unused hourly visits will be refunded within 90 days of purchase. There is no contract required, no facilitation fee and tutors are selected from highly credentialed hand-picked teachers.

Study Point

Study Point
912 W. Agatite Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 248-4800

The tutoring specialties for improving test scores for high school preparatory exams include ACT, SAT, PSAT and SSAT exams. Personalized tutoring involves in-depth preparation for testing, including practice test assessments, personalized homework plans and customized tutors to suit the needs of each individual person. There are three standard programs for 18 hours, 24 hours and 30 hours with a guarantee of a point increase of at least 100 to 200 points from previous testing scores. The one-on-one instruction can help tailor the program to suit the students' strengths and weaknesses for a more effective tutoring experience.

Academic Approach

Academic Approach
342 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-8914

Academic Approach specializes in test preparation tutoring for SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT and ISEE exams. Its customized tutoring programs offer one-on-one tutoring, classroom courses, online courses and professional development. Instead of focusing on gimmicky tricks to boost scores, Academic Approach tutoring offers problem solving skills combined with rules and strategies to assist with multiple choice exams. The curriculum is flexible and customized to suit different needs, schedules and lessons.

Sara Lugardo is a Korean American who thrives in writing about Asian community news in Chicago. She has a Bachelor's in Communication and is currently working on her Master's. Her work can be found on

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