Test Prep Guide: 7 McKinney businesses offering ACT and SAT test tutoring


For those wanting to study at a four-year university, taking the ACT or SAT is a must. But the tests are not easy. Many businesses in McKinney offer tutoring to help students prepare for the big tests. This list is not comprehensive, and rates are not included because they vary.

Services Offered Key:
1on1 – One-on-one tutoring: A student meets with a tutor at the tutoring center for one-on-one, personalized instruction.
IHPT – In-home private tutoring: A tutor comes to a student’s home or an agreed-upon location for one-on-one, personalized instruction.
SGT – Small group tutoring: A student receives tutoring with six or fewer other students.
OT – Online tutoring: A student receives tutoring via software or website.

1. Academics Plus

175 S. Ridge Road, Ste. 700, McKinney
This tutoring center offers help with algebra, math, reading and study skills.

2. Creative Tutors

Tutoring is offered for math, language arts, foreign language, social studies, science and history. Tutoring is also offered for those with special needs or in gifted and talented classes.
1on1, IHPT

3. Huntington Learning Center of McKinney

3001 S. Central Expressway, Ste. 301, McKinney
Huntington Learning offers exam-prep programs by grade level for elementary, middle and high school students. Subjects range from math to reading to science. Tutoring includes help with study skills, ADHD support and summer programs.
1on1, SGT

4. Sylvan Learning of McKinney

6840 W. Virginia Parkway, Ste. 105, McKinney
Sylvan Learning offers tutoring and homework support in math, reading, writing and study skills.
1on1, SGT

5. The Math Coaches

3900 S. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 1403, McKinney
This tutoring center specializes in math.
1on1, SGT

6. The Tutoring Center McKinney

6405 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 600, McKinney
This center offers tutoring and enrichment programs in math, reading and writing.

7. Tutor’s Gurukul

5016 Naphill Road, McKinney
This center helps with math, reading, writing and all high school subjects.

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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