Compass Education Group is a leading provider of tutoring for college admission tests. Vistamar School has partnered with Compass to offer a number of helpful resources to families.
On Monday, October 28, parents and students are invited to attend an on-campus presentation by Senior Director Torsten Sannar to learn more about the landscape of college admission testing, build personalized testing timelines, and understand how test preparation works.
On Saturday, November 2, students have the opportunity to take a practice ACT at Vistamar, which will be graded and accompanied by a robust score report. With scores in-hand — and guidance from Vistamar counselors and Compass’ directors — students will be able to determine which exam is a better fit, SAT or ACT.
“Compass has been an invaluable resource for us for over a decade. Their approach to testing is smart and reasonable. The programs they provide for our families are of the highest quality.”Laura Hotchkiss, Director of Upper SchoolMarlborough School
“Compass is in a class of its own. They help us keep student health and wellness at the center of our program. I am flooded with overtures from test prep companies, but I always come back to the team at Compass.”Canh Oxelson, Director of College CounselingHorace Mann School
Navigating College Admission Tests
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019 — 6:30 PM
PERFORMING ARTS SPACE
The leaders at Compass Education Group are asked to speak at over 150 elite schools every year. Join other Vistamar families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.
Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:
- SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
- Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
- Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
- Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
- Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
- The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
- Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
Torsten Sannar is the Managing Director of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring for several thousand students annually around the world. Torsten is a graduate of Claremont-McKenna, where he discovered his passion for tutoring students. He also holds a Ph.D. in Theater History from UC Santa Barbara, where he continued his teaching and tutoring career. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Torsten leads Compass’ Los Angeles office and guides hundreds of individual families through the testing process. He is here to share insights on how to help students (and parents!) successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission.
The Compass Prep App
You can download Compass’ new app by searching for “Compass Prep” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below. With the Compass Prep app, you can:
- View a personalized college test preparation timeline
- Gain insight into which tests make you more competitive
- Request a free practice test and evaluation
- Take advantage of the many free resources Compass has to offer!
What To Do Next
Download the latest version of
The Compass Guide to
College Admission Testing
- How important are your test scores?
- What is the most effective calendar for testing?
- What does ‘test optional’ really mean?
- How do the SAT and ACT compare?
- How strong are your PSAT scores?
- Should you take SAT Subject Tests?
Vistamar will administer a FREE diagnostic test for the ACT to students in the 10th and 11th grade. This will be an ideal opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the types of questions and material being presented on the ACT as they begin to develop future standardized testing plans.
Deadline for sign-ups is one week before the test. The roster will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
DATE & TIME
Saturday, November 2nd, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
The ACT Practice Test will be administered in Room 209.
Complete the form below to register for the Practice ACT:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Efficient and successful test prep relies on accurate diagnoses. Our practice tests provide a detailed portrait of your testing strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to make recommendations and adjustments tailored to your personal needs.
After a thorough assessment of testing data, background, needs, and goals, we develop an individualized plan. Because we do not offer “packages” of lessons, we have the flexibility to craft personalized programs of study that take these nuances into account.
We hold all our instructors to the same high standards, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Your schedule, your learning style, even your outside interests – we consider all these factors in selecting the best instructor for you.
Once lessons begin, our instructors and directors work together to monitor your progress and make adjustments until you achieve your score goals. We are never on auto-pilot, and our continued oversight drives the success of our programs.
Want to Learn More? Call: (310) 550-0300
Schedule your testing consultation with a Compass Director
The members of our management team are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They personally lead every aspect of each student’s experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing guidance. We welcome you to schedule a call with us to review your student’s practice test results and collaborate on a strategy for how best to proceed.