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CPC's Approach to Test Prep & Tutoring

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

students taking test

Many schools have declared test-optional permanently. Even so, the SAT and ACT remain a potentially important part of the college application. It is not until a student takes the test (diagnostic, in-school, etc.) that a plan can be developed based on these scores and the student's college list.

Partnership with ArborBridge for Test Prep and Tutoring

In today's world, we have learned that students' needs might be different than they were pre-pandemic:

  • More Flexibility - The world is moving, and students need 1:1 schedules that work for them vs. a single roster.

  • New SAT Exam Environment- The SAT is converting to an adaptive online format for Class of 2025 students, our partner is ready to go.

  • Enrichment - The learning differences created by the pandemic require experts to analyze a student's skills and possibly support with enrichment services before test-prep

  • AP tutoring support - Applicants may need more strength on their AP scores in the test-optional environment and require tutoring

  • Customization – Students' skills and goals based on college lists range significantly. There is no one-size-fits-all in the current environment.

In consideration of these changes, we partner with ArborBridge, a leading-edge, online standardized test prep company with a sophisticated scoring algorithm to create customized and highly targeted study plans (specific to the needs of each student). Arborbridge is able to efficiently determine what specific areas a student should concentrate on to increase scores. It’s this process that allows 9 out of 10 ArborBridge students to score within the top 5% of all test-takers.

Regarding test prep, CPC includes the following in our College Planning package: