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Gold Academy: Private and Corporate Training
Standardized Test Prep

Standardized Test Prep

Gold Academy can help prepare you or your child do well and be confident on standardized tests.

Our test-prep program helps individuals understand the structure of a test, manage time effectively, know what the test-makers are thinking, master test content, master test-taking strategies and techniques, and learn how to maximize their strengths and shore up their weaknesses.

We offer group classes and one-on-one tutoring. We offer individual classes in a selected topic, as well as test prep courses of 10-30 sessions.

Contact Michael today: by email at MichaelGold@GoldAMS.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

Test Prep is available for the following standardized tests:

  • PSAT
  • THEA
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • AP Math
  • SAT Math Subject Tests

I wanted to let you know that Emily got a 33 on her most recent ACT. She was beyond happy. Her college list just expanded. She is being recruited by some schools, so she has a number of options, which makes this fun but challenging. She had a 29, so she’s gone to a 30 and then a 33. On her recent ACT, she was up 2 points in English and Science, 1 point in Reading, and 5 points in Mathematics: from a 30 to a 35. We appreciate all of your help.

–John M, father of a high school student

“I wanted to thank you again for the ACT prep class. I got a 30 on the ACT on my first try. Your classes really prepared me — there’s no way I could have gotten that without your help. So THANK YOU!” —Jessica P, homeschool high school student

“With Mr. Gold’s help I managed to get a golden SAT score!!! My SAT score increased from a 1630 to a 1970!” —Tia Z, high school student

A student of mine, Gail S, earned a 34 on her ACT.

Contact Michael today: by email at MichaelGold@GoldAMS.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

“Thank you again for your efforts and wonderful tutoring for both the SAT and ACT prep classes. I think the benefits reach far beyond good scores on standardized tests. I believe the skills you teach and emphasize have a tremendous impact on our kiddos critical thinking as well. You are greatly appreciated by our family!” —Michelle F, mother of a homeschool high school student

Contact Michael today: by email at MichaelGold@GoldAMS.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

“I passed my welding engineer course after three years of studying on my own and applying the basic principles you instilled in me. I am now a certified Apprentice Welding Inspector recognized by the American Welding Society. The skills you taught me allow me to outperform even on tests that are initially of an unfamiliar subject matter just due to the logic and the testing rules you taught me years ago. Thank you!” —Jimi T, ex-high school student

“Thank you so much for giving your time to teach the ACT and SAT prep classes. I really appreciate it, and I believe that it helped me greatly in taking the tests. I am very happy with my scores.” —Courtney F, homeschool high school student [On the ACT, she earned a 35 on the writing section, and a 32 overall.]

In 10 hourly sessions over 2 1/2 months, a student, DL, I tutored for the SAT took his score from an 890 to an 1190. That is a 300-point improvement! He went from 410 in reading/writing and 480 in math to a 630 in reading/writing and a 560 in math. All in only 10 sessions — and assigned work I had him to on his own.

A student of mine earned a 28 on his ACT, first time he took it. The 28 put him in the top 10%.

An ex-student I saw one day while I was shopping and doing errands said that, years before, I had helped her bring her SAT score up 200-300 points. Nice!

Lauren P made a 1220 on the combined math and reading sections of the January 2015 SAT. She earned the score she needed — to get a $10K scholarship! Even better: it was$10K per year! She was paid well for her efforts. That’s on top of some scholarship money she already had. She and her parents had a very high ROI: she made a great deal more money than her parents invested in tutoring. Put in less than $1000, get out $40,000. Wow!

Contact Michael today: by email at MichaelGold@GoldAMS.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

Serving Tomball, Cypress, Spring, Klein, Houston, Katy, the Woodlands, and surrounding areas, including but not limited to Tomball High School, Cypress Creek High School, Cy-Fair High School, Jersey Village High School, Seven Lakes High School, Kinkaid, St. John’s, St. Agnes, Houston Christian, Concordia Lutheran, John Cooper, Klein High School, Lamar High School, Memorial High School, Rice University, University of Houston, Episcopal High School.