FAQs

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Why choose Sullivan Tutoring over one of the larger, commercial SAT programs?

Three main reasons to choose Sullivan Tutoring: First, we are highly specialized in individualized preparation for the SAT and other standardized tests. Unlike with the classroom format of some programs, our private tutoring structure allows us to motivate and encourage each student. We take time to determine each student’s unique learning style to create a personalized program that will get him or her results.

Second, we provide students with the most effective course materials, SullivanCards™, which feature Sullivan’s tried-and-true test-taking strategies and content. These cards are customized for each student throughout the learning process.

Third, we offer unique strategies, encouragement and a comfortable environment to help relieve test-taking anxieties and maximize students’ performance.

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What are the hours of operation for Sullivan Tutoring?

Sullivan Tutoring is open Monday through Thursday, and Saturday for most of the year, though hours may change slightly throughout the year. Please call 978.774.0676 for more information.

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Where is Sullivan Tutoring Located?

All tutoring takes place at the Sullivan Tutoring center in Danvers. We are located at:

2 Electronics Ave, Suite 8

Danvers, MA 01923

We are in the Danvers Industrial Park directly off Route 1 South.

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How long are the sessions?

All tutoring sessions are 90 minutes long.

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What is Sullivan’s cancellation policy? Can I change my appointment time, and how do I do that?

We understand that students’ schedules can change spontaneously and we do our best to accommodate these changes. However, if you must cancel or change an appointment, we kindly ask for a 24-hour notice. There is no fee for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. We charge a $25 fee for missed sessions and for sessions canceled with less than 24-hours’ notice. To cancel or change an appointment, call 978.774.0676.

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How much do the tutoring sessions cost?

There are several ways to pay for the tutoring sessions. For the SAT, students may pay as they go or purchase a multiple-session package. Read more about our SAT tutoring prices and packages.

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What are the materials?

We use real, previously administered exams and SullivanCards™. A material fee covers the cost of the exam book, a vocabulary list and all other materials.

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Are sessions evenly divided between math and English?

No. Taking into consideration previous test scores and the rate of progress on homework tests, we personalize all tutoring sessions to meet the needs of each student. We frequently reevaluate the student’s needs throughout the program and adjust his or her session time accordingly.

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How do I know whether I should take the ACT or the SAT?

Taking into consideration previous test scores, strengths and learning styles, we will help students determine on which test they will likely be more successful. While some students may have a preference for one test, many students take both the SAT and ACT.

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What is an average SAT score? What is an average ACT score?

According the College Board, the average national SAT scores are the following (for 2013):
• Critical reading: 496
• Mathematics: 514
• Writing: 488
According to the ACT website, the average national ACT scores are the following (for 2013):
• Reading: 21.1
• Mathematics: 20.9
• English: 20.2
• Science: 20.7

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How do my SAT and ACT scores compare to each other?

The ACT and the College Board publish a simple table that allows students and parents to compare SAT scores to ACT scores. View the SAT-ACT concordance table.

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