Our ACT students see an average score increase of 4 points. Register for a group course today and work to improve your score!

Why You Should Choose Sandweiss Test Prep for Your ACT Prep

Since 1998, Sandweiss Test Prep has been offering comprehensive test preparation services, academic tutoring, and admissions consulting to high school students throughout the Puget Sound.  We’ve helped students attending public high schools in the Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Everett, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Northshore, Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts and beyond, and just about every area private school as well.

We also work online with individuals or groups of students throughout the U.S.  If our course schedules do not suit you, please let us know!  We can create a customized test prep program for you.

We are a local company dedicated to providing professional, high-quality instruction, small classes, affordable rates, and flexible learning options, all with the goal of helping you succeed on your ACT. Our test prep provides the most comprehensive support you’re likely to find when researching ACT course options. We’ll teach you to tackle every question type in detail, provide you with effective strategies for managing each section, and help you maximize your overall score.

In addition to providing expert test prep, we also counsel families through all aspects of the college admissions process.  Let us know if you’d like our help navigating the path to finding and applying to your “best fit” schools.

For the summer and fall of 2021, we will hold both online and in-person, small group ACT course options.  Online courses will be held via Zoom with lesson times specified in synchronous time, and the number of students to be capped at six to ensure that all students receive the attention they need.  In-person courses will be held in our new Seattle office with the number of students capped at four (fully vaccinated) students per class.

We will continue to primarily use our online proctoring system so all students can take their practice tests at their convenience at home.  For students taking in-person courses, we may offer in-office proctoring on a limited basis for an additional cost; please let us know if you’re interested in this.

**In addition to providing proof of vaccination (2nd dose received at least two weeks prior to the first class), students attending in-person courses will be required to comply with any other WA State and CDC group safety guidelines in place when the course begins.

ACT Courses for the December 11, 2021 Exam

Instructor: Darin Arbogast

1221Z Online ACT Course

ENGLISH & ESSAYSunday, October 10th12:00pm – 1:50pm
READINGSunday, October 17th12:00pm – 1:50pm
SCIENCESunday, October 24th12:00pm – 1:50pm
ARITHMETICSunday, October 31st12:00pm – 1:50pm
ALGEBRASunday, November 7th12:00pm – 1:50pm
GEOMETRY & TRIGSunday, November 14th12:00pm – 1:50pm
PRACTICE TEST IAny day this week prior to Test Review IAt Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW ISunday, November 21st12:00pm – 1:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIAny day this week prior to Test Review IIAt Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IISunday, November 28th12:00pm – 1:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIIAny day this week prior to Test Review IIIAt Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IIISunday, December 5th12:00pm – 1:30pm

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ACT Courses for the October 23, 2021 Exam

Instructor: Darin Arbogast

1021S In-Person ACT Course

ENGLISH & ESSAYSunday, September 5th11:00am – 1:45pm
READING & SCIENCESunday, September 12th11:00am – 1:45pm
ARITHMETIC & ALGEBRASunday, September 19th11:00am – 1:45pm
GEOMETRY & TRIGONOMETRYSunday, September 26th11:00am – 1:45pm
PRACTICE TEST ISunday, October 3rd (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review I)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW ISunday, October 3rd11:00am – 12:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IISunday, October 10th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review II)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IISunday, October 10th11:00am – 12:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIISunday, October 17th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review III)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IIISunday, October 17th11:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Steve Sandweiss

1021Z Online ACT Course

ENGLISH & ESSAYSaturday, August 21st11:00am – 12:50pm
READINGSaturday, August 28th11:00am – 12:50pm
SCIENCESaturday, September 4th11:00am – 12:50pm
ARITHMETICSaturday, September 11th11:00am – 12:50pm
ALGEBRASaturday, September 18th11:00am – 12:50pm
GEOMETRY & TRIGSaturday, September 25th11:00am – 12:50pm
PRACTICE TEST ISaturday, October 2nd (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review I)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW ISaturday, October 2nd2:00pm – 3:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IISaturday, October 9th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review II)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IISaturday, October 9th2:00pm – 3:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIISaturday, October 16th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review III)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IIISaturday, October 16th2:00pm – 3:30pm

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ACT Courses for the September 11, 2021 Exam

Instructor: Darin Arbogast

0921ZR Online ACT Course

Material DateTime
ENGLISH & ESSAY Monday, August 2nd 6:00pm – 7:50pm
READINGWednesday, August 4th6:00pm – 7:50pm
SCIENCEMonday, August 9th6:00pm – 7:50pm
ARITHMETIC Wednesday, August 11th6:00pm – 7:50pm
ALGEBRAMonday, August 16th6:00pm – 7:50pm
GEOMETRY & TRIGWednesday, August 18th6:00pm – 7:50pm
PRACTICE TEST I Monday, August 23rd (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review I)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IMonday, August 23rd6:00pm – 7:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIMonday, August 30th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review II)At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IIMonday, August 30th6:00pm – 7:30pm
PRACTICE TEST IIIWednesday, September 8th (or on a different day this week prior to Test Review III) At Your Convenience
TEST REVIEW IIIWednesday, September 8th6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Great customer service: reminders, and recommendations on how best to move forward. In the end, great results with a significant improvement in ACT score. Also, I appreciate that they manage the learning process - always easier for someone other than the parent to apply pressure, guidance, etc.


My son had a great experience here. He boosted his test-taking confidence AND test score. I highly recommend Sandweiss, for their first rate tutors and top-notch facility.


Steve, Rob, Laurie and everyone, I want to thank you for helping Holly to prepare for the ACT. She received a score of 33 today which is 3 points higher than her prior test score without your help. Thank you again for your hard work. It is very much appreciated!… We will make sure to recommend you to everyone we come across who will be taking the ACT/SAT.


  • 16 hours of direct instruction + practice tests and study halls

    • Weekly study hall sessions for students who need extra help with the lesson material or homework (upon sufficient course enrollment).

  • Online classes are held in synchronous time via the interactive Zoom meeting platform.

    • Lessons are recorded for students who need to miss a class.

  • When circumstances allow, we also offer small group in-person classes in our offices.

  • Make-up options for missed lessons.

  • Small class sizes – capped at only 6 students!

  • Multiple, full-length, ACT practice tests included in all group courses.

    • Our virtual testing platform provides a built-in test-timer and online answer sheet so students can easily take their practice tests from home.

    • Most courses include at least 3 practice tests scheduled to be taken in the last few weeks of the course.

      • Repeated practice with guidance and review helps students develop confidence in the weeks leading up to the official exam.

  • We also offer private ACT tutoring in our office as well as online via Zoom.

Working with Sandweiss Test Prep & Admissions Consulting

We understand how overwhelming college admissions can seem and we’d love to help.  Our college counselors have decades of experience and have helped hundreds of students gain admission to institutions where they are successful and thrive.

We offer a range of consulting services, from educating families about colleges and college costs, to developing a list of “best fit” schools, to helping students polish their application essays, and more.

ACT Sample Question

Please submit your answer and your email address. Immediately following, you will see a short video featuring Steve Sandweiss, who will demonstrate how to solve this problem using the techniques we teach our students.

A family will rent a picnic shelter for $200 for a reunion. The cost of the shelter will be distributed equally among the people who plan to attend. The current cost per person will decrease by $1 if 10 more people plan to attend the reunion.

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** No need to take an official test before preparing with us!  We offer diagnostic testing to provide your baseline score.


Register for the desired course by choosing from the selections below. You may pay either the $200 deposit OR the full course fee. If choosing to pay the deposit, the remaining balance is due two weeks before the course start date.