SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP Test Preparation


California Learning Center offers SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP prep courses, with an average of six students per class. With this small group setting, we can offer highly personalized attention to your student, and find out exactly what he/she needs to succeed. Watch for additional Test Prep courses as the year progresses and official test dates are announced.

College Test-Taking Strategies & Subjects

Our test prep curriculum includes instruction and practice with SAT and ACT Test Taking Strategies, Math Basics and Strategies, Sentence Completion Strategies, Reading Comprehension Strategies (short & long passages), Test Day Strategies, Geometry, Advanced Arithmetic & Algebra, and Essay Writing.

Unless otherwise noted, all SAT and ACT Prep Courses consist of 16 hours of instruction from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be some homework assignments.

Our NEW PSAT Intensive Test Prep Course is a two-day, 5-hour intensive course that prepares high school sophomores and juniors with test-taking strategies and practice.  This test is newly redesigned by the college board and was launched October 2015.

AP Intensives are 5-hours over two days and prepare students for tests in AP Biology and AP Chemistry.

Individual SAT and ACT Tutoring

We also offer individualized SAT and ACT test tutoring, where we will create a customized lesson plan tailored for your individual student. All tutoring is held at our center or via Skype.

SAT Test Prep Courses

Summer SAT Workshops (New SAT test date August 26)
We offer two summer workshops. Choose the one that’s right for you;  our 7-day intensive ‘hard core’ workshop or our traditional 4-day weekend signature course.

SAT Super Hard Core:    July 24, 26, 31 & August 2, 7, 16, 18, 2017    1pm-5pm    $695 (includes book).

SAT Signature Course:   July 23, 30 & August 6, 19, 2017   10am-2pm   $495 (includes book).

(Please note: revised dates as of 5/25/17)

ACT Test Prep Courses


PSAT Test Prep

Summer ‘Crash Class’
August 16 & 17   10:30am-1pm   $150 – includes book

(Please note: revised dates as of 5/25/17)

Check back in the summer for Fall dates.

AP Intensives


SAT/ACT/PSAT/AP TEST DATES for 2017/2018 School Year

SAT dates: Aug 26, Oct 7, Nov 4
Dec 2, Mar 10, May 5, June 2

ACT dates: Sept 9, Oct 28, Dec 9
Feb 10, Apr 14, June 9

PSAT: Oct 11, 2017

AP Exams: May 7-18, 2018

NOTE: We are not affiliated in any way with the testing companies. To register to take the SAT exam, please visit For information on the ACT exam, go to All test dates and free online practice tests are available on these websites.  Always confirm dates with the testing company.


Test preparation programs are available for a number of standardized tests. These programs are designed to introduce students to test format and teach strategies for answering questions and managing time. We offer tutoring for many tests including:

AP (Advanced Placement Exams)
CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
GED (General Educational Development Exam)
GRE (Graduate Record Examination Exam)
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination)
PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
SAT II (Scholastic Aptitude Test – subject tests)
SSAT (Secondary Scholastic Achievement Test)