Registering for Standardized Tests

  • Our group course and private tutoring programs do not include registration for the actual test.
    • We are not affiliated with any of the official testing organizations.
    • We provide practice tests only!
  • Please click on your test-type listed here to be redirected to the website of your testing organization where you can officially register for your exam:

System for Scheduling Private Tutoring:

  1. Please complete the Tutoring Registration Form to begin the process of scheduling tutoring.
    • Once your form is received, we will reach out to you with questions to facilitate scheduling
  2. Please provide us with prior test scores or take a diagnostic test to figure out your baseline score.
    • We use the scores to recommend an appropriate number of tutoring hours to optimize improvement.
  3. We strive to schedule tutoring as quickly as possible.
    • The scheduling process may take a couple of days to a week or more.
    • The more daily availability you provide, the more quickly we will be able to meet your needs.
    • We always aim to keep each student with the same tutor throughout their prep.
  4. When do we do we create tutoring schedules?
    • We create tutoring schedules and assist with rescheduling confirmed appointments on weekdays during regular business hours (9:00am-5:00pm).
    • We do not schedule or reschedule tutoring appointments on weekends or after business hours.
      • On weekends and after business hours, we are solely focused on tutoring, teaching, counseling and proctoring practice tests (weekends only for proctored practice tests).
  5. What are our available hours for tutoring appointments to take place?
    • On weekdays, tutoring may be scheduled anytime from 10:00am – 9:00pm.
    • On weekends, tutoring will generally begin at 10:00am and may be scheduled anytime thereafter, until around 7:00pm.
  6. Scheduling and rescheduling requests received on a Friday will generally be addressed the following Monday.
  7. Please provide all requests to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments in an email to our office.
    • Due to our multi-process scheduling system, we are not set up to schedule tutoring appointments over the phone.
    • Tutors are unable to cancel, reschedule or schedule an appointment during tutoring appointments.
      • Even if you inform your tutor of your need to cancel or change a future appointment, please also send an email to notify our office!
        • Your receipt of an email confirming a cancellation or other type of scheduling request, will inform you that your appointment has been changed or removed from our calendar.
          • Invoicing is based on what is scheduled, per our calendar.
          • In order to avoid charges, please make sure to email us to reschedule or cancel at least 48 hours prior to the appointment.

Private Tutoring Payment Policies

  • Payment for the tutoring registration and materials fee, and the first tutoring session fee are expected up front as follows:
    • Upon confirmation of the tutoring schedule – or –
    • At or before the first appointment
  • Fees for tutoring appointments are due up front or at the time of each appointment:
    • You may pay for each appointment “as you go” or pay in advance for as many appointments as you’d like.
    • If payment has not been submitted in advance, please bring a check or card to each appointment.
    • If payments are not received each week or otherwise in a timely manner, and prior arrangements have not been made, we reserve the right to refuse service or to request that a student call a parent/guardian to make the payment prior to beginning the tutoring session.
  • Please request an invoice if you will need one to provide payment.
    • Our invoices are sent via email, so please add “Sandweiss Test Prep” and/or “sandweiss@gmail.com” as a contact to ensure that the invoice reaches your inbox and does not go directly into your spam.
    • The specific fees due are always provided in the tutoring confirmation email sent after your tutoring schedule was approved and confirmed.
    • Our website’s payment pages also list our fees.

Private Tutoring Cancellation Policy

We understand that many of our clients have very busy schedules and that situations arise that would require rescheduling or cancelling an appointment.  Please remember that your tutor’s time has been reserved for you and he/she will be expecting you at your scheduled and confirmed time.  We kindly request that you provide us with 48 hours notice to avoid charges.  We do not keep a waitlist for appointments, but if we have another student who is able to take your appointment time, you will not be charged for the same hour.  Unless we are able to schedule someone else in your session time, notice of less than 48 hours will generally incur charges up to the full amount of the fee for the initially scheduled appointment. Cancellations made on the same day as the appointment, and those considered to be a ‘No Show’ with no call to cancel, will be charged in full.

  • Please note:
    • Cancellations made after regular business hours are accounted for on the next, regular, business day.
    • If cancelling or rescheduling weekend appointments, please inform us 48 hours before the weekend whenever possible so we can try to fill the gap in your tutor’s schedule before the weekend begins.
    • To cancel or reschedule appointments on Mondays, please let us know by the prior Friday.
  • Thank you for your understanding of our need to keep you and your tutor appropriately scheduled!

Group Course Payment Policies:

  • A minimum deposit payment of $125 is required to hold your place in a course.
  • Full payment for all group courses is due at or before the first course lesson. If you would like to pay the course fee in installments, let us know. We’re happy to help you arrange a payment plan. Please contact us for details.
  • Course Refund Policy: The $125 deposit and any other course payments are fully refundable up until one week before the course begins. Within one week of the course start day, all payments EXCEPT for the deposit will be refunded upon request. The $125 course deposit is not refundable within one week of the course start date.  After the first class session, a prorated refund amount may be provided upon request. No refunds will be available after the second class lesson.

Group Course Repeat Policy:

If you take a GRE, ACT or SAT prep course with us and don’t get the score you want, we offer the opportunity of a one-time repeat of our next, scheduled course for the cost of the course deposit, currently $125: 

  • If you take a condensed course (offered at a reduced price), and want to retake a full course, you will be asked to pay the difference in course fees, plus the Repeat Fee.
  • For SAT and ACT students, the repeat option includes the initial course lessons, practice tests and test reviews, plus a new book as needed.
  • For GRE students, the repeat option includes all six course lessons and a new book if needed.
  • The repeat option does not include access to Study Hall sessions.
  • There is no charge to attend a lesson during our next round if you missed that lesson in your original course.
    • Please connect with our office to schedule this or any type of class make-up.