PowerScore Review

Offering very flexible tutoring options and several different course formats, PowerScore stands as a solid all-around option for a broad range of prospective students. Students who are interested in on-premise learning, however, might be out luck since PowerScore's locations are relatively few.

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The Good

Unique intensive-study courses

In addition to their 24- and 40-hour ACT and SAT prep courses, PowerScore offers intensive 12-hour courses designed to cover the most important test concepts and strategies in just one or two weekends. Compared to the five to eight weeks required to complete most standard ACT and SAT courses, an intensive PowerScore prep course may be just what some students need should they find themselves short on time. Although abridged, three- to six-hour refresher courses are quite common in the industry, none of the other top preparation providers offer intensive courses targeted at students who haven’t previously studied in an ACT or SAT course. One-weekend intensive courses are offered at PowerScore locations in eight states. Online students can complete the same intensive course over two weekends, with three-hour class sessions on each of the four days.

Highly flexible tutoring plans

PowerScore offers in-person tutoring services in major cities across the country. Online and telephone tutoring services are convenient options for students around the world. PowerScore’s open-ended tutoring plan is one of the few in the industry that has no minimum purchase requirements. Students can also prepay for tutoring packages ranging from five to 35 hours. Prepaid tutoring packages are more affordable on a per-hour basis than an open-ended tutoring plan.

Deep selection of supplementary learning materials

PowerScore provides all of their students free access to many different supplementary learning materials, including online flashcard tools, a quiz question database, interactive games, learning drills, and other content — all of which help speed up the learning process and improve reaction times. Students also access at least four practice tests to help them prepare for the pressures they’ll face on test day. Although students can easily buy these kinds of materials from bookstores, it’s great that they’re included along with the cost of a course.

The Bad

Few on-site course options

PowerScore conducts on-site courses in a limited number of cities in eight states. If you’re interested in taking a traditional classroom course, it’s important to check whether you live near a PowerScore location early in your research. While no major prep course company offers traditional courses in every single state, companies like Kaplan and The Princeton Review offer considerably more local course options. These companies hold traditional SAT and ACT courses in hundreds of locations across 30 states.

The Details

Pricing

  • Cost of Additional Tutoring Sessions: $15/hour
  • Price Range: $99 - $4,400

General Information

  • Average Class Size: 12 - 16
  • Delivery Methods: On-Site, Live Online, Streaming Video
  • Hours of Instruction: 12 - 40
  • Number of Full Practice Tests: 4
  • Quiz Bank Questions: 180 - 215

Pricing

ACT

Weekend ACT Course

  • Price: $350
  • Hours of Instruction: 12
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

Live Online Weekend Course

  • Price: $350
  • Hours of Instruction: 12
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

Live Online ACT Course

  • Price: $495
  • Hours of Instruction: 24
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

Full-Length ACT Course

  • Price: $595
  • Hours of Instruction: 40
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

SAT

Powerscore’s SAT Secrets

  • Price: $99
  • Hours of Instruction: 5+
  • Delivery Method: Streaming Online

Weekend SAT Course

  • Price: $350
  • Hours of Instruction: 12
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

Live Online Weekend Course

  • Price: $350
  • Hours of Instruction: 12
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

Live Online SAT Course

  • Price: $495
  • Hours of Instruction: 24
  • Delivery Method: Live Online

Full-Length SAT Course

  • Price: $595
  • Hours of Instruction: 40
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

Tutoring

Open-Ended Tutoring for ACT/SAT

  • Price: $150/hour
  • Hours of Instruction: Varies
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online, Telephone

5-Hour Tutoring Package for ACT/SAT

  • Price: $595
  • Hours of Instruction: 5
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online, Telephone

10-Hour Tutoring Package for ACT/SAT

  • Price: $1,150
  • Hours of Instruction: 10
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online, Telephone

20-Hour Tutoring Package for ACT/SAT

  • Price: $2,500
  • Hours of Instruction: 20
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

20-Hour Tutoring Package for ACT/SAT

  • Price: $4,400
  • Hours of Instruction: 35
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online
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