Standardized Test Prep

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Registration will open on November 9th for Jesuit’s 2021 Spring ACT Prep Course. Only Jesuit students are eligible to register for this standardized test prep course. Registration is guaranteed to the first 40 registrants. Masks are mandatory, and desks are sanitized before each class.

When the course is filled, the registration link 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 and a contact phone number.


2021 SPRING ACT COURSE

Dates

  • Jan. 23, 27; Feb. 1, 3, 8, 24; March 1, 3, 15, 17, 22, 27, 31; April 7, 10
  • 15 meetings, a total of 35 class hours
  • The course prepares students for the April 17 ACT

Times

  • Monday & Wednesday from 3:45 to 5:45 pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon, except the first & last classes which go from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Fee

  • $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 or Mrs. Juhas at juhas@jesuitnola.org.


How to Register

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.

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

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.

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.

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.