Test Prep and Academic Tutoring for ACT® and SAT

Reach Your Potential With Tutoring and Test Prep

Test Prep For You

Improve Your Odds Of Being Accepted To A College Of Choice

HelloCollege has partnered with Method Learning to bring our students a customizable and comprehensive tutoring experience that has helped more than 100,000 high school students from throughout the United States raise their SAT and ACT scores and improve their performance in the classroom for more than two decades.  All of our tutors have excellent academic qualifications, top test scores, extensive teaching experience, and complete a comprehensive tutor training program to deepen their knowledge and expertise with regular testing and professional development.

Packages for Test Prep and Tutoring for the ACT® and SAT

When it comes to studying and test prep, every student has different needs and learning styles. That’s why we provide a variety of tutoring options to prepare for the ACT and SAT that include self-guided study guides and presentations, private coaching sessions and practice exams. Choose from our comprehensive packages to find one tailored to your needs.

Online Self-Guided Test Prep for the ACT® or SAT

Enhanced Test Prep for the ACT® or SAT

Hourly Test Prep Tutoring Packages

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Steps for Test Prep

How the Test Prep Process Works


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Scope of Our Tutoring

We Tutor on a Variety of Subjects

In order to be beneficial, tutoring should be well-rounded and thorough, covering everything from mathematical equations to spelling and grammar. The tutors at HelloCollege are trained to provide AP test tutoring for students who are struggling in a number of subject areas. Here are just a few of the subjects HelloCollege tutors are able to assist with.


English, Math, Reading, Science, Test-Taking Strategies


Reading, Writing & Language, Math, Test-Taking Strategies


Writing, Grammar


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science


Algebra (I&II), Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Calculus (AB & AC)

AP Exams




Our Team

Tutoring and Test Prep Leadership

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Ian Simon

Director of Tutoring and Essay Services

In high school, Ian had a diverse set of interests but was unsure of his future path. He loved music, raiding the library’s CD collection after school, playing trumpet in the school band and with friends. He loved English, finding solace in absurdist and surrealist literature, writing short stories and free-form poetry. He loved math, reveling in the real-world applications of each concept, enjoying the puzzle of each problem. He loved history, fascinated with other cultures, inspired by the wealth of knowledge in years past. Ultimately, he loved learning and craved a challenge, a dual passion that took him to the University of Illinois for engineering.

UIUC exposed Ian to the true beauty of math and science in action—the experience was both exhilarating and humbling. Ian graduated from UIUC with his BS in Electrical Engineering, specializing in semiconductor fabrication, analog/digital design, and audio engineering. After working in the field as a design engineer for many years, he took a chance and opened a private tutoring business, a decision that solidified his leading passion, sharing his love of learning with students and guiding them to achieve their true potential. 

Over six years, Ian’s business quickly expanded from just himself to a team of twenty-two trained tutors that helped students navigate the challenging terrain of academics, executive functioning, and college preparation. 

Today, Ian is, at heart, that same high school boy but with a much better head on his shoulders. He loves his wife and two cats. He loves mathematics and electrical circuit design. He loves the outdoors and backpacking in the wild. He still loves music and reading. But most importantly, he loves mentoring others and helping them find their passion so they can change the world. 

Chris Bench

Assistant Director of Tutoring & Essay Services

Chris Bench has known that words were his vocation since he first learned, bedtime-bound, that Horton’d heard a Who.

Chris earned his BA in English from Kenyon College, writing poetry and combining his interests in systems theory and cognitive science with contemporary literature (wildly pretentious Honors Thesis title: Pynchon, Gaddis, and the Art of Artificial Life: Cybernetics, Nonlinearity, and the Recovery of Structure in the Discourse of the Novel), before spending the better part of a decade in the University of Chicago’s English Literature Ph.D. program, teaching courses (both there and at Roosevelt University) on writing, literary analysis, and American literature (wildly pretentious undergrad course title: Wayward Shots from the Western Canon: Alternative Aesthetics of the US West).

At UChicago, Chris realized his love of working with young people and, especially, his love of teaching writing. At the same time, he also worked a side gig as the UChicago Laboratory School’s in-house essay tutor, which allowed him to further deepen his love of writing instruction and to hone his editor’s craft.

When Chris left academia, that side gig quickly turned – as side gigs are wont to do – into his central pursuit, and Chris has spent the last 15 years aiding students with essays (and tutoring them for SATs and ACTs). Since joining HelloCollege in 2018, Chris has primarily served as an Essay Coach, helping students to transmute experience lived in the world into pixels glowing on a screen – and into admission to institutions ranging from community colleges to Ivy League universities. He now serves as HelloCollege’s Director of Essay Services.

When he isn’t ruthlessly pruning students’ superfluous modifiers, Chris enjoys cooking regional Mexican cuisine, binging kung fu films, and scrambling mountains. If you ask him about the time he was emergency choppered out of Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park, he will briefly feign embarrassment before detailing every bumbling step of his ill-fated adventure.