Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Mindspire™?
Our tutors are the very best and brightest. With education from top universities, loads of previous teaching experience, and top scores on the tests they teach, our tutors are there to help you meet your goals.
Our tutors talk the talk and walk the walk: all have scored at least 35 on the ACT or 1550 on the SAT.
We also offer
- A score increase guarantee
- Access to unlimited free mock tests
- Stress/anxiety management coaching
- Individually matched tutors for the best fit
We believe there really are no other tutoring companies that can provide Mindspire’s™ comprehensive education and support, and we think you’ll agree.
What type of training do Mindspire™ tutors have?
Which package is right for me?
We currently offer three packages for the ACT/SAT: 20 hours, 35 hours, and a 10-hour High Scorers package.
20 hours (usually completed over 3 months)
While other companies may promise results with a smaller time investment, we’ve found 20 hours to be the minimum amount of time needed to really make the work we do with students stick in a significant and long-lasting way.
This package is intended for those who are looking for a solid, straightforward test prep plan with a significant score increase.
The 20-hour Score Increase Guarantee is a minimum 3 points on the ACT, or 100 points on the SAT.
35 hours (usually completed over 6 months)
The time provided by this package allows students to gain mastery over every aspect of the test: content, techniques, strategies, timing, and psychology. This package is intended for students aiming to attend top universities, or who have had persistent challenges with test-taking.
The 35-hour Score Increase Guarantee is a minimum 6 points on the ACT, or 200 points on the SAT.
High Scorers (10 hours)
Students who score a baseline 30 on the ACT or 1370 on the SAT with no prior prep are eligible to sign up for our High Scorers package. This package is a high-volume, high-intensity package that will cover a significant amount of material and strategy in a short period of time. Students who complete this package generally see their scores increase to a 33 or 1460.
Only select tutors work with high-scoring students.
How am I matched with a tutor?
Want a bit more information? You can visit this page to read about our tutors’ academic backgrounds, favourite subjects, and experience. We value your input and are committed to making sure we find the right tutor for you, even if it takes a second try.
What is the score increase guarantee?
How does scheduling work?
We work hard to match you with a tutor who fits your busy schedule. Where, when and for how long you meet is a collaborative effort between you and your tutor, based on their experience with test prep and your needs as a student, but most of our students start with a 60-90 minute session once a week and adjust as needed from there.
Do you offer tutoring by the hour?
Longer Answer: We don’t recommend it. In our experience, the minimum time necessary for most students to see solid, lasting improvement is about 15 hours. Hourly tutoring is most useful for students who just need a quick refresher before an upcoming test, but most students will benefit from the time and structure offered by one of our three packages.
What types of tutoring do you offer?
Can I split a tutoring package between two different tests?
Where does Mindspire™ offer tutoring services?
Still not sure after reading the FAQ? Have more questions?
You can always give us a call at 844-537-PREP (7737) from 9am-5pm EST any weekday,
or click CONTACT in the header above to email us directly.