Hailing from Salt Lake City, Higher Ground Learning is a group of experienced educators with a deep understanding of SAT and ACT test prep. With over 20 years of experience across 5 continents and 30 countries, we utilize data-driven strategies and personalized feedback to help our students maximize their exam scores. Our instructors boast elite resumes and advanced degrees, but their most impressive quality is the ability to connect with students on a personal level, both in group classes and in 1-on-1 tutoring. University admissions can feel like a veritable deluge of exams, essays, and applications, so we’re standing ready to keep you – and your test scores – on higher ground. 

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Higher Ground Learning is a group of experienced educators with a deep understanding of SAT and ACT test prep. With over 20 years of experience across 5 continents and 30 countries, we utilize data-driven strategies and personalized feedback to help our students maximize their exam scores. Our instructors boast elite resumes and advanced degrees, but their most impressive quality is the ability to connect with students on a personal level, both in group classes and in 1-on-1 tutoring. University admissions can feel like a veritable deluge of exams, essays, and applications, so we’re standing ready to keep you – and your test scores – on higher ground. 

Personalized

A student is more than a number; the very idea that a series of digits can sum up an individual student is patently absurd. However, the frustrating reality is that the SAT and ACT have a powerful impact on university applications. That’s where we come in. We take the time to get to know our students, because any student’s “best score” is built upon a unique combination of personal strengths and weaknesses. We’re convinced it takes real people to make real connections, which is why we’ve never been satisfied with DIY test prep manuals or learn-from-a-robot online courses. Every one of our instructors is naturally gifted and highly trained. More importantly, they actually care about your goals and aspirations.

Powerful

Whether in a classroom or in 1-on-1 lessons, our students get access to HGL’s unique tools and insights. With over 20 years of experience in the field, we understand the SAT and ACT on a deep, functional level. Our curriculum and diagnostic reports reflect the test breakdowns that we observe and use as instructors – which means targeted, practical resources that address each student’s needs. We don’t simply teach the topics on the test; we help students learn to recognize the building blocks of test structure and strategy. By definition, standardized tests are predictable, so knowing what to expect is half the battle.

Productive

Our courses are comprehensive. Our instructors are accomplished. Our methods are conclusive. For all these reasons, we’re staunchly confident that we can provide the guidance and resources to drive improvement. It’s not just talk, either: each course enrollment comes with a 100 point (SAT) or 3 point (ACT) improvement guarantee.

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Personalized

A student is more than a number; the very idea that a series of digits can sum up an individual student is patently absurd. However, the frustrating reality is that the SAT and ACT have a powerful impact on university applications. That’s where we come in. We take the time to get to know our students, because any student’s “best score” is built upon a unique combination of personal strengths and weaknesses. We’re convinced it takes real people to make real connections, which is why we’ve never been satisfied with DIY test prep manuals or learn-from-a-robot online courses. Every one of our instructors is naturally gifted and highly trained. More importantly, they actually care about your goals and aspirations.

Powerful

Whether in a classroom or in 1-on-1 lessons, our students get access to HGL’s unique tools and insights. With over 20 years of experience in the field, we understand the SAT and ACT on a deep, functional level. Our curriculum and diagnostic reports reflect the test breakdowns that we observe and use as instructors – which means targeted, practical resources that address each student’s needs. We don’t simply teach the topics on the test; we help students learn to recognize the building blocks of test structure and strategy. By definition, standardized tests are predictable, so knowing what to expect is half the battle.

Productive

Our courses are comprehensive. Our instructors are accomplished. Our methods are conclusive. For all these reasons, we’re staunchly confident that we can provide the guidance and resources to drive improvement. It’s not just talk, either: each course enrollment comes with a 100 point (SAT) or 3 point (ACT) improvement guarantee.
highergroundprep.com/guarantee

Start improving today!

Sign up for a test prep course

Know what you’re looking for? Hit the button to find a test prep course near you.

Schedule a free consultation

Questions? Click the button to schedule a free phone or Skype consultation with one of our directors.

Planning on taking the ACT as well?

Students in Egypt face some (seriously unfair) obstacles around the SAT. Over the past couple years, students from Egypt have suffered from cancelled exam dates and even cancelled scores – which means many students are proactively planning to take both the SAT and ACT, just in case one exam falls through. 

If you’re hoping to prepare for both exams, consider adding the ‘Online Tutoring Package’ to your enrollment

The scheduled group classes will be geared towards the specific nuances of the SAT, but the majority of the content and strategies for the SAT apply to the ACT as well. As such, students transitioning from the SAT prep course towards ACT preparation are welcome to use the 5 hours of follow-up tutoring for ACT-specific prep. Our tutors are very experienced in both exams and can help students re-apply the concepts from the SAT class towards success on the ACT down the road. Plus, follow up tutoring provides the opportunity to cover ACT-only topics like the “Science” section.

If you have any questions about either exam or about the prep course in general, please contact Colton Wright, our International Coordinator, at colton@highergroundlearning.com.

We're prepared.

Like hundreds of schools and businesses around the world, we faced some pretty abrupt changes in Spring 2020. Luckily, we already had a strong background in teaching 1-on-1 test prep online – which meant we were well poised to adapt to all-online programs.

We always strive to provide the most effective prep possible, so moving a course online involves more than a Zoom meeting link. If a course does end up online, we take full advantage of the opportunities created. Free from geographic restrictions, online classes can utilize longer timelines, smaller class groups, and multiple instructors. Our classes this spring are spread over 6 weeks rather than 3 and sort students into classrooms of 5-7 students, providing a more relaxed pace and making sure students can still connect with their instructor – even if they never get to shake hands.  

  We believe strongly that it’s everyone’s responsibility to proactively manage the spread of COVID-19, so we’re prepared to move any course online if necessary. If that happens, we still maintain our flexible refund policy (10 days prior to the originally scheduled start date). 

If you have any questions about our courses or the SAT in general, please don’t hesitate to contact our International Coordinator at colton@highergroundlearning.com.