High ACT and SAT test scores help students gain acceptance to the college of their choice. St. Louis-area students can take advantage of the local ACT and SAT preparatory courses, tutors and practice sessions available to help them attain the highest possible scores.

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Bob Johnson Tutoring
P.O. Box 32913
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 646-9548

Bob Johnson help students prepare for all sections of the ACT and SAT. Bob Johnson tutoring offers one-on-one tutoring at the client’s house (if a parent is home at the time) or at a library close to the student. In addition, Johnson offers several 12-person ACT workshops throughout the year. Bob Johnson says, “I love hearing back from parents who are thrilled about the new options they have because of the increase in their son or daughter’s ACT or SAT score. I love the look of relief on students’ faces when they realize, ‘I CAN do this!’” To find out what parents, students and educators say about Bob Johnson tutoring, click here.

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Mackler Associates
12647 Olive Blvd., Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 434-4431

Mackler Associates offers three types of educational services: test preparation, tutoring and mentoring. Although Mackler students attend both public and private schools, the students have one thing in common: they become achievers and see results – higher school grades, stronger standardized test scores and admission to their college or graduate school of choice. Mackler Associates believes that its “unique teaching method helps students find the right path to higher skills and a brighter future.” The philosophy at Mackler Associates focuses on the student’s unique learning styles and using the unique learning style to achieve the quickest teaching method to increase the student’s understanding of the concepts covered by a particular test.


Gateway Tutor Doctor
(636) 262-1879

Ron Plourde owns and operates Gateway Tutor Doctor. The ACT preparation program from Gateway Tutor Doctor consists of 20 hours of personal in-home tutoring. The sessions devote five hours for each ACT section: English/writing, reading, math and science. At Gateway, tutors teach the test, reviewing and teaching only the material covered on the ACT. In addition, Gateway provides strategies and rules always followed by ACT, and provides pre- and post-assessment tests and five full-length ACT exams with answer keys. For testimonials, click here.

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Integral Tutoring LLC
(314) 338-3449

The mission of Integral Tutoring LLC is to ensure each client has an outstanding experience. The experience begins by assessing the student’s needs and matching a tutor who will be the best fit. Integral Tutoring offers a trial-tutoring session between student and tutor with no payment due unless satisfied with the tutor. Integral Tutoring offers two options for ACT preparation: comprehensive and basic. The comprehensive ACT study package includes personal tutoring, a comprehensive study schedule, test study materials and real practice exams. The basic option works well for students who already have study materials but want one-on-one help from an experienced tutor. Integral Tutoring also offers tutoring for the SAT test. In addition, Integral Tutoring offers SAT skill assessment, a brief description of each section and practice questions and a free SAT practice test. For recommendations, click here.

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Simply Math & Reading
463 Lafayette Center
Manchester, MO 63011
(636) 256-0022

Simply Math & Reading provides students in the St. Louis area with the skills needed to succeed academically. The ACT test preparation is a two-part approach. First, diagnostic tests are administered and follow-up testing is performed to track the student’s progress and used to plan subsequent sessions. Second, each student receives instruction on the required topics using actual content material of the test, as well as instruction on the best test-taking techniques and strategies. Simply Math & Reading does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. All ACT test preparation sessions are conducted with individualized tutoring.

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