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Live Online Test Prep Classes with
Certified Compass Instructors

Digital SAT/PSAT & ACT

SAT Prep Courses

4, 5, or 8 weeks
20 hours of live instruction 
1-4 classes/week

ACT Prep Courses

4, 5, 8, or 10 weeks
20 hours of live instruction 
1-2 classes/week

In-Person SAT Prep Courses

4, 5, or 8 weeks
20 hours of live, in-person instruction in CA or Chicago
1 or 2 classes/week

PSAT Prep Courses

5 weeks
20 hours of live instruction 
2 classes/week

Questions about Compass Classes?

Watch Managing Director of Group Instruction Torsten Sannar’s recent classes Q&A webinar.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Click here to see our recommendations by grade level and test type.

Our Approach

Master the topics and strategies that will help improve your score elegantly and efficiently—without risking your grades, extracurricular activities, or sanity. Compass classes combine our seasoned instructors, curriculum perfected over 30 years,  and technology that keeps students empowered, informed, and on-track.

What to expect from your Compass class:

Class materials are mailed directly to your home.
Classes meet live via Zoom Learning.
Class time is evenly split between Math & English/Reading.
Courses kick-off with a diagnostic practice test.
Students get ~2 hrs of homework each class.
Extra self-study materials are included.

Nothing makes us happier than helping our students reach their goals.

The instructor was the best part 100%. I got excited to come to the class every Saturday morning at 7am because of him. The questions he asked always made it feel like a community, and I really feel 10x more prepared because of him.

Compass Classes Student11th Grader at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

The course was exactly what we were hoping for. Our instructors were enthusiastic, friendly, and always open to questions.

Parent of an 11th GraderNewbury Park High School

The tutoring and testing plan developed by Compass resulted in my son increasing his SAT score 190 points from his PSAT. Not only was this crucial in his college application/admission process where he received direct admission to prestigious programs like the Kelley School at Indiana University, but it resulted in him getting scholarships at every school he was admitted to.

Dan G.Parent of Tyler, 12th Grader at San Marino High School

Our daughter’s ACT score jumped from 28 on her first practice test to a whopping 34 on the actual test. The reason? Some amazing tutors from Compass. Both Compass tutors were true masters of their craft, plugging into opportunities for improvement and helping our daughter learn critical test-taking strategies. We could not be more pleased with the support that Compass provided and the exceptional results that they helped our daughter achieve.

Tom T.Father of Zoe, 11th Grader at Greenhill School

I deeply appreciate the passion for teaching and kind patience that both of my instructors demonstrated throughout the sessions. Each teacher was engaging and attentive.

Alanu U.11th Grader at Dwight Global Online School

Our daughter took the SAT with no tutoring or practice beforehand and scored a 1290. After tutoring with Compass, she improved her score by 190 points. Compass' expertise and helpful, patient and knowledgeable staff were absolutely key to not only the significant improvement in her score, but also her subsequent acceptance to a top Ivy League college. We are over the moon thrilled with Compass and would highly recommend their services to anyone!

Jenny A.Parent of Alex, 12th Grader at Harvard-Westlake

Compass provided the preparation structure and strategies necessary for our daughter to have a successful ACT experience. The tutors and directors were terrific partners throughout the program. I would highly recommend Compass to any student/family looking to enhance your collective understanding, approach, and performance related to college entrance exams.

Tracey G.Mother of Marin, 12th grader at John Burroughs School

We are so pleased with our experience with Compass. The tutors are very professional, always on time and really helped our daughter. The results were even better than we had hoped for.

Denise W.Mother of Makena, 11th Grader at Flintridge Prep

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you register us for the official exam?

No, Compass cannot register for the official exam on a students behalf. We encourage students to secure a space for an official exam date prior to the start of class. You can register for the SAT here and for the ACT here.

What kind of score improvement can we expect to see from this class?

The truth is that score improvements vary widely and depend on several factors:

  1. What is the student’s starting or baseline score?
  2. What level of math has a student completed prior to the class?
  3. Does the student attend all instructional sessions and complete all homework assignments and practice test sessions?

For a typical student starting in the 1000-1200 range on the SAT or 20-25 Composite on the ACT, we expect to see 100-200 points of SAT improvement or the equivalent of 3-6 points on the ACT scale.

How do the practice test sessions work for students with accommodations?

Students with accommodations will be able to complete their practice tests within extended time sessions. Compass provides proctored sessions for students 50% and 100% extended time. Please speak with your instructor or our testing coordinator to share your needs.

If I have a conflict for one of my classes, can I attend a different section?

Students are only able to attend the class section they are registered for. However, classes are recorded and are available to all registered students for viewing and instructors can be contacted during office hours to answer questions.

What if I can’t make a proctored practice test session?

Practice tests can be self-administered at any time. We also have a flexible schedule of online proctoring sessions for make-up options.

If the section that I want to attend is full, will there be a waitlist?

Yes, please fill out this form or contact us at We’ll alert you if and when space becomes available or another section is opened for enrollment.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, we have some limited scholarship funds available. Most often, requests for aid come from our partner institutions and/or teachers who nominate a deserving student. Our ability to offer aid is also tied to the enrollment numbers for a particular section. Please contact us at for more information if you qualify for financial aid.

Have other questions that we haven’t covered here? Check out our full FAQs or contact us at