Standardized Test Prep

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Registration Will Open for both of Jesuit’s 2018 Fall ACT and PSAT/SAT Prep Courses on April 23, 2018.

  • Only Jesuit students are eligible to register for the standardized test prep courses.
  • When the courses are filled, the registration links will be closed, and a wait list will be opened. To be put on the wait list, email Mr. Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org with the name of the student, the course wanted, and a contact phone number.
  • Registration is completed ONLINE only. Credit or debit cards are the only acceptable forms of payment.
  • Students should have completed both English 2 and Geometry before taking a prep class.

2018 SUMMER ACT COURSE:

Dates: May 19, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31; June 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
(11 meetings, 35 total hours)
Times: May 19 (9 am to 12:45); May 26 (9 to noon); June 7 (4 to 7:45 pm).
All other weekdays from 4 to 7 pm.
Registration: Registration for Summer ACT Course is now closed. The course is full. To be placed on a wait list, please email Mr. Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org with the student’s name and contact phone number.

2018 SUMMER PSAT/SAT COURSE:

Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23.
(11 meetings, 35 total hours)
Times: Weekdays from 2 to 5 pm, except for June 11 which is from 2 to 6 pm. Saturday 6/16 (9 to noon); Saturday 6/23 (9 to 1 pm).
Registration: REGISTER HERE
There must be a minimum of 20 registrants for the PSAT/SAT Course to be held.

The following fall dates are set, barring any significant changes made to the Jesuit’s fall calendar.

2018 FALL ACT COURSE:

Dates: Aug. 18, 21, 23, 28, 30; Sept. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 4, 11, 13.
(15 meetings, 35 total hours)
Times: Weekdays from 4 to 6 pm, Saturdays from 9 to 12:45pm.
Registration: REGISTER HERE
Registration is guaranteed to the first 40 ACT registrants.

2018 FALL PSAT/SAT COURSE:

Dates: Aug. 4, 11, 15, 18, 20, 27; Sept. 5, 10, 12, 17, 22, 24, 26, 29.
(14 meetings, 35 total hours)
Times: Weekdays from 4 to 6 pm; Saturdays 9 to noon, except for Aug. 4 and Sept. 29 which are from 9 to 12:45 pm.
Registration: REGISTER HERE
There must be a minimum of 20 registrants for the PSAT/SAT Course to be held.

Fees: $400; in case of cancellation before the first class, $50 is non-refundable; after the first class, $100 is non-refundable. No refund after the second class.

For more information, contact

Mr. Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org
Mrs. Juhas at juhas@nola.org
Mrs. Leger at leger@jesuitnola.org


For more information, contact Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr. at (504) 483-3958 or villarrubia@jesuitnola.org.

How to Register

Click on the appropriate course link above to register online. To register, you must pay via a credit or debit card using the online form. For further information, contact Mr. Malcolm Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3958.

Prep Course Instructors

Jesuit’s ACT and PSAT/SAT instructors are experienced high school classroom teachers:

Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr.
B.A. Spring Hill College — English
M.A. Tulane University — English
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of English at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter — UNO

Kathy Juhas
B.S. Dominican College — Mathematics
M.S.T. Loyola University — Mathematics
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit

Yvonne Leger (PSAT Course, Math)
B.S. Loyola University—Math/Physics
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter–UNO

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does Jesuit offer standardized test prep courses?

Jesuit offers an ACT Prep Course three times each year – in the spring, summer, and fall.  Jesuit offers a PSAT/SAT Prep Course twice a year, in the fall and summer.

Who is eligible to take the courses?

Jesuit’s test prep courses are offered to Jesuit High School students only. Register as soon as you are able to — the courses fill quickly!

What do Jesuit’s standardized test prep courses entail?

In Jesuit’s ACT test preparation course, students are taught strategies for each portion of the ACT, and students take four actual, past ACT tests in their entirety as practice. The course also includes strategies for the essay part of the ACT.

Jesuit’s PSAT/SAT test prep course prepares students for the newly redesigned PSAT/SAT tests. During the course students are taught strategies for both the English/Reading and the Math portions of the test. Students take four full College-Board re-designed PSAT and/or SAT tests as practice.

Should my son take the ACT or the SAT?

The TOPS program in Louisiana accepts either the ACT or the SAT. Colleges and universities in Louisiana accept the ACT or the SAT for admission. Most colleges or universities outside Louisiana accept either the ACT or the SAT for admission; students should check each college’s admission requirements. It may be beneficial for a student to take both tests in order to discover on which test he scores higher.

Visit the ACT’s website for more details and for registration for the actual ACT test.

Visit the College Board’s website for more details and for registration for the actual SAT test.

When is the best time to take the ACT or the SAT?

Students at Jesuit are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT no later than the end of their junior year. Some take it as early as the end of their sophomore year. Taking it by the end of the junior year allows a student time to retake it if he wants to get a higher score. At the end of the year a student will also have just completed another year of English and math, which will help on the ACT or SAT. Some students also find it very helpful to take the ACT or SAT immediately after a prep course. The PSAT is given just once a year, in October.

For more information, contact Malcolm Villarrubia at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3958.