Streamline Tutors specializes in 1-on-1 instruction for the SAT and ACT, and we’re known for propelling stunning improvements on each test. How? We customize our instruction to each student’s needs, beginning with a 1-hour cognitive assessment that determines which test is the best fit. Once we’ve determined the test to focus on, students undergo three phases of prep, outlined below.

SAT and ACT score improvements

Three Steps For Success 

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Phase I – Diagnostic Review:
1-2 sessions

The diagnostic test serves as a baseline measurement of performance and acts as a resource for tutors to conduct a comprehensive overview of the test structure, concepts, and test-taking strategies that students will learn over the course of their test prep journey.

Phase II – Concept Review:
1 – 3 months

Through breakdown and analysis of each concept in isolation through targeted homework (Streamline’s test prep books and SmartyPrep), students are exposed to every concept on the SAT/ACT and learn best practices specific to each concept.  This work fundamentally transforms our students’ baseline abilities,  propelling the industry-leading score improvements we’re known for.

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Phase III – Practice Tests:
2-3 months

Once the concept review phase is complete, students move onto the practice test phase in which they progress to content mastery. During this phase, students should expect to complete one timed full-length practice test per week, which serves as the basis of review during each tutoring session.

*We see students through at least two official tests — the first after completing the concept review phase and the final upon completion of the entire curriculum. Students should attend at least one proctored practice test prior to each official test.

*Tutoring sessions typically take place once per week and each session is 1.5 hours. Sessions can take place at either location (Roland Park or Owings Mills) or virtually.


ACT Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
Appx. Score Release Date
Recommended Start Time
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020 December 22, 2020 NOW
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021 Feb-March 2021 NOW
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 26, 2021 April 2021 NOW
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 June-July 2021 January 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 25, 2021 August 2021 February 2021
SAT Test Date
Registration Deadline
Appx. Score Release Date
Recommended Start Time
November 7, 2020 October 8, 2020 November 20, 2020 June 2020
December 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 December 18, 2020 NOW
March 13, 2021 February 11, 2021 March 26, 2021 NOW
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 May 21, 2021 December 2020
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021 July 14, 2021 January 2021