Higher ACT scores and GPA with Span Test Prep
by Nick Shechtman (Class of 2018)
As my sophomore year began to wind down, I began to think about the ACT. I had already signed up for the upcoming June test just to see what the test was all about. I knew I was going to do ACT prep of some sort, I just didn’t know what it was going to be. I had heard of Span Test Prep, but to be completely honest, I hardly knew anything about it. After I asked some upperclassmen for advice, the general consensus was that STP was definitely the course I should take if I desired to substantially increase my score. So, I registered for the course. After learning that I scored a 27 on the June test, I knew I needed at least a 5 point increase to be in contention for being accepted to my top schools of choice.
That summer before my junior year, I completed the ACT prep course with Span Test Prep. The one thing that really stood out to me about the course was that it was only 6 sessions. Elsewhere, ACT prep companies and private tutors promised a 1-2 point increase between 10-12 sessions, sometimes up to 20 sessions. The fact that I was promised a 5-6 point increase in only 6, 1 hour sessions was truly remarkable. During the first meeting, Mr. Greenspan showed me hundreds of former students’ before-and-after scores, nearly all of them showing 5-6 point increases; I bought into the process immediately. By the end of the summer, I was scoring 33 on practice tests regularly, and even superscored a 34.
The September ACT was coming up, and I was as confident as I had ever been. The September test came, and I felt amazing during the test. My timing was impeccable, and I maneuvered through the test with ease. I walked out of the testing center feeling as if I had crushed it, and I had. I scored a 32 on the test, which happened to be the goal that we set at the first meeting. I was happy with just a 5 point increase, but I knew I could do better. STP had unlocked a ton of academic potential within me that I had previously not used. My problem solving skills improved, along with my test taking skills and confidence, as well as personal efficiency.
During the school year, my GPA increased by a half of a grade point, which is huge. My college search broadened to heights I could not have imagined just months earlier, all thanks to STP. At the conclusion of the school year, I decided to give the ACT another crack, and I scored a 33. I was ecstatic with my score, and it ended up being a 6 point increase from exactly a year earlier.
Now as I begin to apply for colleges, I am very confident in my academic statistics, and I am in a good position to be accepted to the top schools of my choice. I am very happy I chose Span Test Prep.