New SAT, ACT & TOEFL

High school students in pursuit of higher education must submit an SAT or ACT score to be considered by the university. Preparation for the college admissions tests begins with the Practice SAT. Typically, the PSAT is offered by the high school. If it is not, we recommend that a student take the PSAT during his/her sophomore year to become familiar with (a) the SAT format, (b) test-taking conditions, and (c) his/her strengths and weaknesses. Taking the PSAT earlier, rather than later, will also help us in creating a program and timeline for your child's SAT studies. PSAT scores are not seen by colleges.

The SAT and ACT are administered several times annually, beginning in the Fall, and most students take the exam during the Spring of their junior year or Fall of their senior year. It is prudent to begin preparing for the SAT and/or ACT as early as possible; achieving a competitive score takes time and dedication. Our students who scored a perfect or near-perfect score on the SAT or ACT in 2016 did so after hours of diligent study with their Juku mentors who learned the students' strengths and weaknesses and taught them the substance and skills needed for consistent, excellent performance.

"I've struggled with a reading disability my whole life so the reading comprehension section of these [standardized] tests has always been difficult for me. The first time I took the ACT, I scored a 60% on reading. Because of what you taught me, I scored a 99% on the same section! I don't have to take the test again and can now focus on my college apps!...." --J.G.   

Non-native students wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities may also be required to submit a TOEFL score, which is a computer-based or paper-based test that evaluates a student's reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, and--depending on the type of test--speaking skills. Our specialists have received perfect scores on the TOEFL exam (the most recent being in 2016) and are ready to guide students through the strategies needed for the TOEFL in general. 

For more details about our SAT/PSAT, ACT, SAT II, or TOEFL specialists, to speak to a former student about his/her experience with our specialists, or to schedule a free assessment for your child, please contact us at 949-3366 or here.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for helping me prepare for the SSAT test and interviews.  Due to your support, I got accepted into three schools: Punahou, Iolani, and Mid Pac.  Thanks again for taking time out of your day to help me. 
-Joshua M. (6th grade)

Thank you very much for helping me prepare for my SSAT, interview, and writing sample.  I am so happy, excited, and proud to say that I have been accepted into Iolani School (and Punahou School) for the 6th grade because of you!
-Kaisen N. (5th grade)

Thank you for helping me get into Iolani school.  I really wanted to go there and couldn't have done it without you.   Thank you Juku!
-Jordan I. (5th grade)

I have been accepted by both Iolani school and Punahou school.  Many thanks for your help!
-Kevin H. (6th grade)

Thank you for helping me get into Iolani for 8th grade.  Since there are very few openings for 8th grade, I couldn’t have gotten in without your help.  Thank you so much!
-Veronica S. (8th grade)

Kristen was accepted at Maryknoll, Iolani, and Punahou.  Thank you for all of your help!
-Scot (Father)

Thank you for helping me get into Punahou School for 6th grade.  I can't thank you enough for all your help you have done for me.  I will never forget the memories I made while going to Juku and all the staff that helped me learn in a fun way so I can concentrate.  I will look forward to the chalenges that await me in Punahou.  I will never forget Dr. Takahashi Juku.
-Nina T. (6th grade)

Thank you very much for helping me on my SSAT lessons.  I am happy that I will be attending Punahou School for the 7th grade this fall.  Thank you again for all of your help and support.
-Kelly S. (7th grade)

Thanks for preparing me for the SSAT.  Juku was a big help in preparing me for the Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Math sections of the test.  Largely thanks to Juku, I was accepted to Punahou and Iolani.  Thanks for all of the help!
-Leo K. (7th grade)

Thanks for helping me get into Punahou and Iolani. Everyone at Juku was very helpful and nice.
-Christine L. (6th grade)

I just received my letter of acceptance to Iolani School and I am very excited.  Dr. Takahashi Juku has been an invaluable resource in helping me prepare for the application process.  I would like to thank you and your staff for all of your help and support.  I look forward to the challenges that await me.
-Blaise A. (7th grade)

Robbie just got accepted to all three schools he applied for - Punahou, Iolani, and HBA.  Thank you very much!
- H.B. (Parent)

Thank you so much for helping me get into a private school.  I really appreciate it.  I am sooooo happy that I made it into Punahou (That was the school that I wanted to get in).  Thank you!
-Melody A (6th)

Thank you for helping me to receive admission to both Punahou and Iolani school.  I appreciate your encouragement very much.
-Brian K (6th)

Thank you for preparing me for the SSAT exam. It helped me get into Iolani and Punahou.
-David T (6th)

Thank you very much to you and your staff for all your patience.  I was accepted to Iolani and Punahou and haven’t decided which school to go.  Both are excellent.
-Shermann A (9th)

Thank you for your support and kindness.  Without you, I would not have been able to pass both Punahou and Iolani.  I am hoping that I will be the number one even I get into either school.  Thank you very much!
-Yuki K (6th)

Thank you for preparing me for the Punahou and Iolani SSATs and interviews.  I can’t thank you enough for all your help so that I can get accepted into both schools.  Thank you for believing in me.
-Kelli S (7th)

Thank you for preparing me for the SSAT test and interview.  Your training program is great.  I even found out that you wrote a nice letter of recommendation for me.  Thank you for that also. I hope you prosper with your excellent business.  Thank you so much!
-Justin P (7th)

Thank you for teaching me. I am so happy because I got into Iolani.
-Nikki K (K)

Thank you for all the tutoring in math, SSAT, and essay.  I really appreciate it.  You and your staff helped me a lot and I got into Punahou.  Without you, I probably wouldn’t have got in.  Thank you.
-James F (6th)

Thank you for helping me raise my math scores for the SSAT.  With my SSAT scores, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to Punahou and Iolani.  I decided to go to Iolani.  Thanks again for helping me with the SSAT.
-Aj P (7th)

I just received my letter of acceptance to Iolani School and I am very excited.  Kyoiku Juku [Takahashi Juku] has been an invaluable resource in helping me prepare for the application process.  I would like to thank you and your staff for all of your help and support.  I look forward to the challenges that await me.
-Taryn A (7th)

Thank you for tutoring and helping me with everything it really worked.  I got into Punahou and Iolani.  Again I say thank you very much.  I hope to see you many more times.
-Leilani E (6th)

Thank you very much for all the support, encouragement, and guidance you have given us!  Thanks to that, Elyka has been successfully accepted by both Iolani & Punahou!  Thank you very much!
-Elyka's Parents (K)

Thank you so much for letting me come to Juku.  I really appreciate all the tutoring I got. And because of it, I got into Punahou.  I really won’t forget all that I experienced here, from the practice tests to fishing.  I had so much fun.  Thank you!
-Maria P (7th)

Thank you so much for helping me get into Iolani!  It was very fun working with you and the teachers, and from this I have created a memory that I will never forget!  Thank you so much again!
-Dior D (7th)

Thank you to you and all the Juku teachers.  You have all taught me everything I needed to know about the SSAT.  Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation for me!  Thanks to Juku, I have got into all the schools I applied for (Iolani, Punahou).  Thank you for your support!
-Noah S (6th)

Thank you very much for helping me get into both Punahou and Iolani.  I really appreciate your hard work and encouragement.  I also want to thank you for helping me be confident in myself.  I will never forget you and teachers’ work.  Once again, thank you very much!!!
-Eun-Jae K (6 th)

Brandon will attend Punahou in the fall.  Thank you for your guidance and support to get him directed in a positive way.
-Brandon Y (6th)

Thank you so much for helping Paige with her test prep for kindergarten.  Thanks to your help, she was able to get into Punahou, our first choice.  We really appreciate your dedicated staff and their hard work.
-Paige's Parents (K)