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Roman F.A.Q.

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  • What is the difference between the SAT and ACT, and which one should I take?
    Both the SAT and ACT are college entrance exams. Although they differ in their structure (slightly), the subject matter is largely the same. Most of our students will begin with SAT prep and then take their knowledge to the ACT later. The SAT is actually a simpler test (shorter and has less content), so it's easier to learn the techniques and tricks on the SAT and then learn to apply them to the ACT later. We have carefully developed a curriculum that will prepare our students for both tests and you should take both! You never know how things will play out on test day, so it's to our benefit to take both tests.
  • When should we start the tutoring process for the SAT and ACT?
    After extensive testing and analysis, we have determined that the optimal time to begin SAT/ACT prep is during a student's Junior year, preferably during the Summer or Fall. Our experience has shown that it is best to work on test preparation during the school year, in conjunction with a student's regular academic schedule. At Roman Tutoring, we recommend that students start taking the tests in December and complete the process by the following May. This timeline allows students to spread their preparation out over several months, ensuring they have ample time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel on the exams. We understand that every student's circumstances are unique, and we are committed to working with each student to develop a customized plan that meets their individual needs and goals. Whether you are a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, we are here to support you in achieving your academic aspirations.
  • Do you offer both in-person and online classes/tutoring?
    Yes, we offer both in-person and online classes and tutoring to accommodate different schedules and preferences. We do all of our SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE and Math Subject tutoring at out classroom on 111 Pheasant Run in Newtown, PA and we do our online tutoring via Zoom.
  • Should we choose a group class or private tutoring?
    We offer both group classes and private tutoring options, each with its unique benefits. We have found that group classes are an effective way to learn in general. The structured course curriculum ensures that all students receive the same level of instruction, and the group setting provides an opportunity for diverse ideas and opinions to be shared among peers, leading to a more enriched learning experience overall. However, we also understand that every student has unique learning needs, and some may benefit more from personalized attention. Our private tutoring sessions allow for a tailored approach to learning, which may be more suitable for some students. As a parent or student, you know your child best, and we are here to support you in whichever mode of learning you feel is most effective. Whether you choose group classes or one-on-one tutoring, we are committed to providing the highest quality of instruction and support to help you achieve your academic goals.
  • How long are your classes and private tutoring sessions? Why are some class sessions longer than others?
    Our classes are 90 min weekly and sessions range from 8-25 weeks. For example, our 8 week Summer session is the minimum offering Our classes are 90 minutes per week and range from 8 to 25 weeks in duration. For example, our 8-week summer session is the minimum offering and covers only the SAT (to prepare for the August test), while our 25-week fall session is our maximum offering and covers SAT and ACT prep in much more extensive detail (to prepare for the March test). As the school year progresses, the length of our new course offerings will vary depending on the dates and proximity of the upcoming SAT and ACT tests, but will always consist of 8 to 25 sessions. Our private sessions are 60 minutes per week and typically run for 8 to 16 sessions. In our private sessions, we can determine the appropriate number of sessions as we work with each student, but similar to our classes, the length of private sessions will vary depending on the dates and proximity of the upcoming SAT and ACT tests. In short, the length of time you will work with us depends on the upcoming test dates. You will typically start working with us once a week right up to the next SAT or ACT test date!
  • What is your class make up policy if a student misses a class?
    In the event that a student is unable to attend a class on a particular day, they can opt to attend the same lesson in another class that week. This is possible because our classes run parallel to each other, ensuring that the same lesson is taught on different days. If a student misses an entire week of class, they will receive a credit for that week, which they can use towards a later session. This allows students to make up for missed lessons and continue their studies without falling behind.
  • What is the average score improvement for students and do you offer any guarantees?
    Our students typically experience an average score improvement of 150-200 points on the SAT and 3-5 points on the ACT. However, individual results may vary depending on factors such as the starting score and the level of commitment. Although this all sounds reasonable, the truth is that these questions are tough to answer, and anyone who promises or guarantees anything is just not being honest with you. While we cannot guarantee specific score improvements, Adam and Jen are committed to taking a personal interest in our students, providing high-quality instruction and support to help them reach their full potential.
  • What is the student-to-teacher ratio in your classes?
    Our classes have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 16 students per teacher (Adam or Jen) to ensure personalized attention and support. It may sound odd, but full classes are always more dynamic because more questions are asked, more content is covered, and more students are engaged and interested in the process. Students can truly learn from one another!
  • How do you customize your tutoring approach for each student?
    In our initial lessons, we focus on identifying the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student, which then allows us to personalize our instruction and study materials to cater to their specific needs. This approach applies to all subject areas, including SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, HSPT and SSAT as well as Math, Reading, and Writing subject tutoring.
  • What is the qualification and experience of your instructors?
    Adam and Jen Roman are accomplished professionals with extensive expertise in education and test preparation. Their combined experience spans almost two decades, during which they have provided guidance to more than 5000 students in standardized test preparation, as well as Math, Reading, and Writing subjects. This impressive track record has equipped them to tackle any tutoring situation with confidence and finesse. You can trust that with their knowledge and experience, your tutoring needs will be met with exceptional results.
  • What is the cost of your classes and tutoring services?
    At Roman Tutoring, our pricing for tutoring services varies depending on the type and duration of the session. For Standardized Test Prep, our Private sessions are priced at $150 per 60-minute session, while our class sessions cost around $100 per 90-minute session. In terms of Math Subject Tutoring, our rate is set at $125 per 60-minute session. If you need more information on our pricing and packages, please visit our website or contact us directly. We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
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