What We Offer

We teach full programmes for the ACT, SAT and the SAT Math Level II Subject Test. We offer free diagnostic tests for any interested student. We normally start with a short ACT vs SAT diagnostic, to determine which test is a better fit. Then we run a full diagnostic test to assess a student’s current testing level.

The Programme

  • A creative curriculum, created by the essai team, in order to make the test prep programme fun and engaging.

  • Extensive preparation for all aspects of the test, focusing especially on those areas that a student struggles with.

  • A focus on the skills necessary for success, preparing students for both the test and for college.

  • Small classes, with one-to-one tuition where appropriate.

  • Regular practice tests, to familiarise students with the test, track progress, and identify areas that require further study.

I’d started my ACT prep somewhere else, but just couldn’t get my English score above a 26. I came to essai for help, and after actually learning about the ‘basics’ — like clauses — I jumped straight up to a 31 after one class. I still use so much of the stuff I learnt – like the rules for semicolons!

Zefaan, AES '18, USC Film School '22

Our students improve their ACT scores on average by 7.7 points


of our students improve their scores by

10 or more


of our students improve their scores by

6 or more


of our students improve their scores by

3 or more

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