Test prep guide: 16 Katy-area businesses for SAT & ACT 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, and many businesses in the Katy area offer tutoring options to help students prepare for the big tests. This list is noncomprehensive, and rates are not included because they vary greatly depending upon the type of tutoring needed.


  • One-on-one tutoring: Student meets with a tutor at the tutoring center for one-on-one personalized instruction.
  • In-home private tutoring: A tutor comes to a student’s home or agreed-upon location for one-on-one personalized instruction.
  • Small group tutoring: A student receives tutoring with six or fewer students.
  • Class tutoring: A group of seven or more students receive tutoring in a classroom setting.
  • Online tutoring: A student receives tutoring via software or website.

Benedictine Tutors

One-on-one tutoring, small-group tutoring, online tutoring
The tutoring center offers 6-week test prep sessions on Saturdays and hosts a Test Prep Club on Friday afternoons for private coaching.

24210 Westheimer Parkway,
Ste. 900, Katy

Best Brains

Best Brains

Small group tutoring
The after-school enrichment program has three locations in the Katy area that offer a small class setting up to five students to help high schoolers ace the ACT or SAT.

5205 S. Mason Road,
Ste. 210, Katy

1526 Katy Gap Road,
Ste. 103, Katy
4603 FM 1463, Ste. 600, Katy

Best in Class Education Center

Best in Class Education Center

One-on-one, small group and class tutoring
Best in Class blends in-class teaching with online engagement tools to prepare students. It offers private tutoring sessions with one to two students or a class with four to 15 students. In-person instruction includes 28 hours of tutoring. Digital assignments and videos are included.

4950 Katy-Gaston Road, Katy

3750 S. Mason Road,
Ste. 600, Katy

Brainy Learning Club

One-on-one and small group tutoring
Through Brainy Learning Club’s personalized tutoring strategies, one student increased her SAT score 350 points to 1410, and another improved her ACT score from the low 20s to 34, the owner of the center said. Tutoring is offered in groups of up to three students.

6455 S. Fry Road, Katy

C2 Education

One-on-one and small group tutoring
In addition to ACT and SAT tutoring, C2 Education offers test prep tutoring for the PSAT, AP exams, SSAT and ISEE. Tutoring is offered in groups of up to three students.

6920 S. Fry Road, Ste. M, Katy

Class 101

Class 101

Class and online tutoring
This tutoring center offers various packages to help students prepare financially for college and the application process. Tutoring classes range from 14-16 students with online practice problems.

1526 Katy Gap Road, Ste. 903, Katy

ClubZ! Tutoring

In-home and online tutoring
This in-home and online tutoring business helps students, on average, improve SAT scores by 200 points and improve ACT scores by 4-5 points.


Counter’s Tutoring Connection

Counter’s Tutoring Connection

One-on-one and small group tutoring
The tutoring center, locally owned by a former classroom teacher, offers personalized strategies in ACT and SAT as well as many other standardized tests. Tutors are certified teachers.

24662 Kingsland Blvd., Katy

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

One-on-on tutoring
Tutors at Huntington Leaning Center are certified teachers and offer on-on-one test prep for a variety of standardized tests.

27278 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. B, Katy

Katy Scholars

One-on-one, small group and class tutoring
Eileen Pavloich, a former college admissions counselor and professor, teaches the test prep courses of up to 15 students at Katy Scholars. She also provides one-on-one instruction and college admissions counseling.

22756 Westheimer Parkway,
Ste. 485, Katy

Mr. Jan’s Math Class

One-on-one and class tutoring
Robert and Danny Jan teach SAT and ACT prep classes for groups of six to 12 students as well as one-on-one tutoring sessions. Lectures and prep books are included.

8945 S. Fry Road, Ste. F, Katy

Prodigy Learning Academy-Katy

Prodigy Learning Academy

One-on-one and small group tutoring
This center opened in February and offers competitive rates for private and small group tutoring on ACT, SAT and PSAT.

830 S. Mason Road, Ste. B-3, Katy

Solutions Education

One-on-one and small group tutoring
The Houston-based tutoring business provides private and small group tutoring up to four students. Counseling on applying for and selecting colleges is also offered.

27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy

SpiderSmart Learning Center

One-on-one and small group tutoring
The tutoring center offers one-on-one test prep in ACT, SAT and other standardized tests. Students’ performances are evaluated each week to track improvement.

27110 Cinco Ranch Blvd.,
Ste. 1500, Katy

1645 Winding Hollow Drive,
Ste. 101, Katy

The Tutoring Center

One-one-one tutoring
Certified tutors provide materials and instruction on test-taking skills and subject tests.

2001 Katy Mills Blvd., Ste. F, Katy

Tutoring Club

One-on-one tutoring
The test prep program at the Tutoring Club provides test-taking strategies to reduce test anxiety and improve recall. The center also offers application assistance.

9006 S. Fry Road, Ste. H, Katy

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Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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