Preliminary SAT is a standardized test cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The main purpose of this test is to provide the students with a firsthand practice for the SAT. It helps them to effectively prepare for the SAT. They can become familiar with the kind of questions and the exact directions that will be seen on the SAT. This test is also termed as NMSQT, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as this is also a qualifying test to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The test is given in the month of October and it measures the same subjects that is tested on SAT; Reading, Writing & Math. It’s 2 and ½ hrs in duration and has 5 sections. Unlike SAT there is no essay in PSAT. For more information about these tests, visit the following PSAT page.



SAT is a standardized college admission test, widely used in United States since 1926. The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization and is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service.The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms.

Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life. Basically, the test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. For more information about these tests, visit the following SAT page.



The ACT stands for American College Testing, a college admissions examination produced by ACT, Inc. It is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing (Essay) section. The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1–36, and a Composite score is provided which is the whole number average of the four scores.

The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. The school actually prepares you for the test, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what is learnt in high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. For more information about these tests, visit the following ACT page.

Our Approach

Preparing for SAT/ACT can be very challenging to a busy high schooler. We can help you get into the college of your dreams by systematically and strategically planning the course of action towards achieving great scores. The student will start with a full length, 4hrs Diagnostic Test. Together with the test results and the feedback given by the parents and the student we create a customized curriculum tailored to the needs of a particular student. The tutoring happens in very small group of 3 students to one teacher ratio. Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced and are fully equipped to take care of the special needs & goals of every student. To suit the swamped schedules of our students we provide a very flexible schedule that can be adjusted with as less as one days’ notice.

The SAT is offered 7 times in an academic year: October, November, December, January, March, May and June. The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States: September, October, December, February, April, and June. Select and prepare for the right test dates to contribute success in the tests. We will be involved in the planning and executing different strategies throughout the high school and during the college admission process in 12th grade. We will help you select the right APs, register for the appropriate SAT test dates and select the right colleges. South Riding Learning Center can also assist you in preparing your admission forms and even drafting amazing college essays.


  • Diagnostic Test
  • Structured Customized Curriculum
  • Experienced & Qualified Teachers
  • Intense, three-on-one tutoring
  • Practice Tests
  • Follow up conferences
  • College Counselling
  • College Essays
  • Flexible Schedule