ACT/SAT Program

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ACT/SAT Program Overview

The founders of Future U have spent over twenty years working with students in a one-on-one environment preparing and coaching them for the ACT and SAT. We have used this vast experience to develop a unique, cutting edge program that will improve the weaknesses and enhance the strengths of each student. Our comprehensive program includes a full curriculum of math and grammar as well as techniques and strategies designed to master reading, science, and writing. We focus on our four fundamental pillars of test preparation:

  • teaching all the rules, formulas, definitions and vocabulary necessary for mastering the content on both exams
  • teaching and constantly reinforcing essential test taking strategies
  • administering repeated practice exams in an authentic test taking environment
  • providing immediate, targeted feedback and explanations of practice exams

We believe these skills will not only transform children into better test takers but also better students.

Our Emphasis on Testing

Future U offers students approximately twenty weekends of practice exams at our on-site testing center in Plainview, NY. These exams are administered under authentic testing conditions and help students gain comfort with the speed, length and complexity of standardized exams.

The ACT and SAT present a unique timing challenge to students. To use a sports analogy, it is the equivalent of sprinting a marathon. Students need great stamina and endurance to stay focused for approximately four hours, which is an eternity for any teenager. At the same time, they only have approximately forty seconds per question to make difficult analytical decisions. Future U believes the best way to train for this difficult timing challenge is to place students in an authentic testing environment as much as possible.

By consistently taking practice exams and reviewing them with their instructor, students are able to master the timing, techniques and strategies necessary for testing success. Each week the instructor reviews the exam with the student, reinforcing these strategies and correcting any mistakes. Constant testing also helps to reduce the pressure and anxiety that students experience when taking standardized exams. Students become more familiar with the ACT and SAT while developing the timing and mental endurance so vital to standardized test success.

Our Instructors

We believe that an important component of successful test preparation is the quality of instruction. Our instructors go through an extremely selective hiring process that is focused on identifying superior teaching talent. We only select instructors who display the following criteria:

  • Ability to motivate and instill confidence in students of all levels and backgrounds.
  • Capacity to break down difficult concepts into simple, understandable techniques to help students answer questions in a more efficient manner.
  • Flexibility to customize teaching approach to fit various learning styles.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Previous academic, teaching and career success.
  • Experience in a variety of disciplines.

Once the selection process has been completed, our instructors are required to complete a rigorous and lengthy training program. Instructors are consistently monitored to ensure adherence to the values, principles and standards of excellence established by Future U.


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