SAT and ACT Prep

SAT and ACT Preparation

Westminster School offers two independent options for SAT and ACT preparation.
  • Students can select online test preparation through Test Innovators, a web-based platform that allows students to log in and access practice materials from any location.

  • Students who prefer individual or small group test preparation can meet on campus with local educators Vicki Saucier or Stu Radin. These highly individualized, one-on-one test prep tutorials and small group SAT and ACT prep courses are offered throughout the academic year and are not affiliated with Test Innovators.

Online SAT and ACT Preparation

Test Innovators offers a web-based SAT and ACT preparation platform for Westminster Students. The platform allows students to log in and access practice materials from any location.
Students have access to:
  • Full-length practice tests with the ability to score official practice tests within the platform.
  • Timing analysis to help build critical time management skills while practicing online or on paper.
  • Detailed analytics that provide insight into practice performance and progress.
  • Personalized plans with recommendations for next steps that target areas for improvement.
Cost is $100 for SAT or ACT, or $150 for SAT and ACT preparation. To register, please contact Kelly Curtis at

Individual or Small Group Verbal SAT and ACT Preparation

Verbal instruction is provided by Vicki Saucier, a well-respected local educator who has many years of experience preparing students for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP assessments. Vicki has a BS in education and a MA in English and has been providing individualized instruction to Westminster students for over 17 years. Vicki is familiar with the aptitudes of Westminster students and with the rigors of our academic and extracurricular schedule. Course times have been carefully selected to help students prepare for the demands of standardized testing while working around school commitments.

For information regarding fees, registration for tutorials or small group preparation classes, please contact

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  • Option 1: SAT and ACT Prep Tutorials

    One-on-one instruction, tailored to suit the needs of individual students, is available throughout the year. Highly individualized tutorials target strategy and skill development while taking into account the strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences of individuals. Tutorials are scheduled at the convenience of each student during free blocks, after school, or during evening study hall.
  • Option 2: Small group SAT and ACT Prep Classes

    A. The SAT: Reading, Language and Writing Prep
    This six session course is designed to empower students with key strategies for attacking the five types of core questions posed on the 65 minute reading section of the SAT and to familiarize them with the key concepts of grammar, usage and mechanics evaluated by the 35 minute language/writing section. The SAT prep classes are scheduled as follows:
    Fall meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8
    11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21, 12/3, 12/5
    Spring meets Tuesdays 6:30-8
    3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
    B. The ACT: An Introduction to the Four Core Subtests
    This condensed course is designed to introduce students to the ACT. The class meets four times and provides an overview of the ACT and tips for attacking the science, reading, mathematics, and English subtests. Emphasis is placed on the format of each subtest and on the skills assessed. After each subtest is introduced, students will complete several sample questions, and a full timed practice test section will be assigned. This process will help students identify strengths and weaknesses and take a more calculated approach to the exam. The ACT prep classes are scheduled as follows:
    Fall ACT meets Tuesdays 6-8
    10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22
    Spring ACT meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8
    3/5, 3/26, 3/31, 4/2

Individual or Small Group Math SAT and ACT Preparation

Small group SAT and ACT Mathematics preparatory courses will be offered during both semesters of the academic year, consisting of four one-hour sessions. The programs will be taught by Stu Radin, a well-respected local educator, who has many years of experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SAT-Subject Test, AP, SSAT and PSAT assessments.

Optimizing a student’s ability on the SAT and ACT requires a combination of content knowledge and test taking strategies. Stu is uniquely qualified to provide instruction in both areas. One-on-one PSAT/SAT/ACT prep tutoring is also available to those students who prefer individualized instruction.
Course times have been carefully selected to help students prepare for the demands of academic testing, while working around the Westminster school calendar. Classes shall meet evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
Fall SAT prep classes: Fridays; 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Fall ACT prep classes: Fridays; 9/27 (5:15‒6:15); and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Spring SAT prep classes: Tuesdays; 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28
Spring ACT prep classes: Tuesdays; 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

As an alternative to the group courses, one-on-one instruction is available to better focus on the needs of individual students. Individual tutoring offers more of a “surgical” approach, which can better identify a student’s individual areas of need and zero in on those topics of which the student needs to improve. Sessions, which are normally one hour in length, are scheduled during free blocks, after school, during study hall and on weekends at the convenience of each student.
Stu has earned the level of Professional Educator for Mathematics, Grades 7-12, in the State of Connecticut. He is also "BEST" (Beginning Educator Support and Training) Certified and has been determined to be "Highly Qualified" by the state of Connecticut. Stu’s formal educational background consists of a BS in Civil Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration and a Connecticut Teacher’s Certificate for grades 7 through 12. Stu is also a Professional Engineer. He has been teaching and tutoring in the Farmington Valley area since 2005, making a career change after a 20-year career in engineering and the construction industry. Stu has resided in this area for the past 29 years. He currently teaches middle school mathematics at the Farmington Valley Academy Montessori School and is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hartford. He is well familiar with a wide variety of learning styles and ages and has a knack for making math instruction an entertaining, as well as educational experience.
For fee and registration information, please contact Stu at,, or via telephone/text at (860) 670-4848. More information on Stu’s background, teaching/tutoring approach and teaching philosophies may be found on his website,

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