Resources for academic tutoring and preparing for standardized tests

Resources for academic tutoring and preparing for standardized tests


Note: The following companies and private tutors have either submitted their name to the Academy of Holy Angels or have been recommended by parents or other educators.   The College and Career Center does not claim personal knowledge of each company or individual below.  It is your responsibility to research the companies or individuals available.


ACT Prep Classes available at Holy Angels

If you are interested in the AHA Test Prep class taught by AHA faculty, the cost is $200. Please contact Ms. Kjorstad if you have questions.  Classes are generally offered before the April and June ACT Test Dates.  The registration form for the April and June classes will be sent in the Parent Newsletter that goes out to parents every Thursday.


Academic Tutoring and Testing

Contact: Tristan Markiowitz 952-591-9437

Description: School Support, subject-specific tutoring, PSAT, ACT, and SAT prep is available. Tutoring is formatted to fit the individual student's needs. Students can meet with tutors as many times as they feel necessary. This tutoring service works well with students of all ability levels, including students who have ADD/ADHD or learning disabilities.


ACT Online Prep


Description: Act prep accessible anytime, anywhere includes (1) Diagnostic test, (2) practice tests, essays with real-time scoring, comprehensive content reviews for each of the four required tests. This is a free service.


ACT Ready

Contact: Mary Ann Dorsher and Mary Langfeldt or 612-927-9516

Description: ACT Ready offers personal, high quality ACT preparation at a reasonable price to students of all academic abilities and tailored to their needs. We compare our students' scores on ACT Ready practice test to their actual ACT exam results. Our 2009 students achieved an average gain of four points, an increase of approximately 20% in their national percentile rankings; 45% of our small group and private lesson students earned a final ACT Score of 29 or higher, placing them in the top 6% nationally.


Breakaway Test Prep

Contact:  Matt McManus at

Description: Breakaway Test Prep provides individualized, comprehensive test preparation. They work with students throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area with private, one-on-one test preparation. Their rigorous program includes full-length practice tests, materials that include only real ACT’s and highly-qualified and experienced instructors.


Club Z in Home Tutoring Services for ACT & SAT

Contact: Ken Saunders Area Director 612-990-5640

Description: Club Z offers individualized, one on one, in-home with the same tutor for each session. They offer customized practice focusing on areas that need improvement. There is a 10-hour program or a 20-hour prep program. Specific materials used were developed by Club Z, Disney and ACT Official Guidebook.


College Tutors – Edina Learning Center and Eden Prairie Learning Center 

Contact: Allison Dery  or 952-285-7667
Description:   College Tutors provides one-on-one ACT, SAT and PSAT preparation. Since 2004 our students have consistently improved their scores. We average a 4 point increase, with as many as 6 – 8 points for students with pretest scores in the 20’s. 

Our tutors have scored in the 98th percentile or above and excel in imparting knowledge and strategies for optimum results. Schedules and focus are individualized over a recommended 25 hour schedule. 3 practice tests included, with up to 9 different tests for the avid student. Cost: $75 per hour.


Doorway to College

Contact: 877-927-8378

Description: ACT or SAT group classes are offered at multiple locations in the Twin Cities.  Choose a Saturday, 5-hour session or 2 ½ hour sessions.  Approximate cost: $89  Information on classes available on their website.


Griffin Olson Academic Tutoring

Contact:  email at or by phone at 651-334-2748,

Description:  Hi, my name is Griffin Olson and I am an alum of AHA’s class of 2020. I currently attend Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where I’m studying Exercise Science on the Pre-Med track. At Holy Angels I tutored elementary students for two years and at Creighton I work as a tutor for high school students. Please reach out to me if you need help in math, English, Spanish, social studies, or the sciences! 


Hennepin County Library


Description:  To access FREE ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP practice tests:

  1. Click on the “Reference and Research” tab at the top of the page
  2. Click on “Databases A-Z”
  3. Scroll down to “Learning Express Library”
  4. Enter your barcode from your HC Library card
  5.  Register (enter username and password)
  6. A page will pull up with all kinds of practice exams. AP practice exams are the first    group.
  7. Click on an exam, and follow directions.

Homeworks for Students, Inc.

Private one-on-one in home tutoring tailored to your student's specific needs.  Personalize tutoring for all subjects including math, science, reading, writing, history, English, and foreign languages, IB/AP courses, and PSAT/ACT/SAT test prep.  Organization, study skills, reading for content, note taking and general academic planning to help your student achieve academic independence are also offered.  Our tutors are licensed teachers or qualified college graduates, many with Master's degrees in education.  Locally owned and operated since 2003.  Contact Sarah Dodge, owner, 612-871-2043, or 


Huntington Learning Center

Contact: or call 952 922-2488

Branch locations are as follows:

  • Edina  952 922-3000
  • Plymouth  763 542-0000
  • Apple Valley  952 953-6767

Description:  One-on-one tutoring with flexible scheduling for both ACT and SAT. Cost:   Varies by individual and number of students.

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Contact: or call 1 877 975-1600

Description:  Private tutoring or instruction for a group of 4 or more students; tutoring can be done at a local place determined by participants.  Cost: Varies by individual and by the number of students.


Jacob Nelson Private Tutoring

ACT Tutoring for English, Math and Science sections

Tutoring for School Subject: Math, Chemistry and Physics

Phone: 612-269-1010
Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-7:00, Sun 9:00-7:00
(On a private note, Jacob Nelson is a 2016 graduate of AHA, a recent graduate of U of M Science and Engineering, and was profiled in our school magazine when he scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.)



Kaplan Test Prep

Free Test Prep Resources -- question of the day, online classes and tips.


Kelly Stock Educational Consulting, LLC

 Contact: Kelly Stock,

 Description: ACT Prep.  One on one tutoring and classroom courses offered.  Students are coached on all four subjects covered on the ACT.  Former actuary with 19 years of tutoring experience.  References available upon request.


Klaudia Rizzo Top Tier Test Prep and Academic Tutoring


Klaudia Rizzo, 646.450.6727


From Klaudia:  I wanted to reach out and wish you a great school year ahead! A quick update for families who may be reaching out for referrals regarding SAT/ACT prep for mathematics or any regular math tutoring for Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calc, Trigonometry or Calculus (both regular and AP): 
As there are some students/parents who may be on the fence about continued remote learning beyond covid, I will be offering the first session free of charge to all new students. I am confident than anyone who tries our remote math sessions, will love the differentiation and flexibility but there is no pressure or obligation to continue if they choose a different format.


Peterson's Test Prep Guidance Net

Contact: or 877 837-8773

Description:  Online courses are available for PSAT, ACT or SAT.


Prep for Success Tutors


They provide live SAT/ACT prep classes, a free online platform and tons of other resources.  Check out for more information or call 201-566-5943


Princeton Review

Contact: or 1-800-2-Review

Description: PSAT, ACT< and SAT prep courses are available.  Options include classroom courses, online courses or private tutoring. Free practice tests and strategy sessions are available for students at various locations throughout the Twin Cities.


Rachel Engstrom -- Tutor


Description:  I am an experienced professional tutor who has been tutoring for over twenty years.  In addition, I have recently worked for five years for a private company that specializes in ACT and SAT Tutoring.  I have experience in-person and on-line; and teaching large and small groups, and one-on-one.  


Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep offers ACT/SAT Prep and tutoring in academic subject areas.  Students can enroll in small group classes and also one-on-one online tutoring at , or by calling or texting Jaime Wareham at 412.552.3532 or jaime.wareham@revolutionprep.  They often will offer discount codes to our families.  Check with your college counselors if you have any questions about potential savings. 


SAT Online Test Prep


Description: Accessible anywhere, anytime, offical SAT online course provides built-in study guide, includes 18 lessons, 10 practice tests with availability to take online or on paper.

Cost: $69.95


Swanson Consulting

Contact: or 763-417-0659

Description: Academic help and college test preparation for 8th-12 grades including ACT, PSAT, SAT, English, math reading, writing, study skills, test anxiety and special needs.  Excellent results and references for all levels of student achievement. Husband and wife team in Plymouth.  Flexible times available all year.

Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc

Contact: or 952-831-5351

  • Edina, ACT and SAT, 952-831-5351
  • Eagan, ACT and SAT, 651-681-4488
  • Burnsville, ACT only, 952-435-6603

Description: ACT and SAT classroom and small group courses are available.  Students are encouraged to attend all classes, but can make-up a missed class online.  Cost: ACT $888, SAT $988 .


University of Minnesota

Contact: Dr. Ernest Davenport 612-624-1040 or email:

Description: Free 10 week ACT/SAT review classes targeted to minority and female high school students.  Space is limited, attendance is mandatory.  Saturdays, 9am-1pm.  Class site is at U of Minnesota.


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