Rewire for the test using neuroplasticity principles.
- Cognitive & reading software, with remote coaching.
- Read faster. Improved test taking, focus and memory skills.
Cognitive ACT and SAT Prep Online
When Traditional Test Prep Is Not Enough
- Knowing your child's current reading skills and grades, are you concerned about the upcoming ACT or SAT?
- Have you already tried a traditional ACT or SAT prep course, and it failed to make enough of a difference?
For many students, traditional test prep is just not enough. Did you know that significant point gains are also available from boosting underlying test taking efficiency? And that these gains can be achieved in only 2-3 months?
For struggling students, a program like ours that treats the underlying cognitive difficulties is arguably the best first step in ACT or SAT prep. Imagine the added test points from:
- Fast and accurate reading of test questions
- A less impulsive, more methodical approach
- Maintaining focus through an entire test
Our program dramatically improves reading efficiency, making it easier to think critically about the text. It also develops working memory and other cognitive skills critical to test outcomes.
Read more about which test taking skills we target
The Opportunity Of Brain Plasticity
Gemm Learning provides cognitive software that rewires learning. We take advantage of brain plasticity, the brain's ability throughout life to rewire when exercised appropriately.
Using research based, Fast ForWord cognitive and reading software -- the same software that is an effective intervention for struggling readers and learners -- we help ACT and SAT prep students make the most of their natural smarts, to become better readers, listeners, learners, writers, and thinkers -- in short, better test takers.
How the science of brain fitness training works
How Our Test Prep Service Works
This is a two-pronged approach, over three months (sometimes longer), 40 minutes a day, at home with remote guidance from certified educators. Students work for 30 minutes on Fast ForWord to boost test taking skills, and 6-10 minutes a day ACT or SAT practice questions:
- Test Taking Efficiency
Our downloaded software uploads data after each session, making it behave as an online test prep program. It is adaptive, which provides the intensity required to truly change reading speed and comprehension, thinking and test taking skills. The program students function at their highest possible level, so that on test day they are making the most of their natural smarts.
How the cognitive prep service works
- Daily Practice Questions
Six daily practice questions covering all aspects of the test -- content on vocabulary, math and comprehension, and test strategy -- via email or online. Absorbing the material in small daily doses makes it easier to retain and to fit into a busy schedule.
How the ACT and SAT daily questions work
For most students this is a three month program. The cognitive component is best done immediately, as the efficiency boost helps natural learning. The daily questions can be done for 3 or 6 months, best done in the period prior to test day.
What Gemm test prep clients are saying
Why Gemm Learning?
Fast And Effective
It's not too late. Gains from our programs impact reading and test taking in only a few weeks.
In daily life, the best way to deal with an issues is to treat the cause of the problem. If a tire is leaking, pumping in air each day will get you only so far. Eventually, the leak needs to be found and repaired.
In education however, and in test prep, pumping air is all too common. Traditional test prep involves teaching vocabulary and other content, missed at school. This helps at the margin, but it's a slow, painstaking process, especially for the struggling learner. More often than not, it's too little, too late.
Our programs work on underlying processing, memory and reading glitches. Improvements feed into better test taking skills almost immediately. While our program does not alter IQ, trials using IQ tests as a measure show consistent gains because our programs directly impact student IQ test taking skills.
Individualized and self-paced
Each student has different strengths and weaknesses, different opportunities to improve test scores. Gemm will develop an individualized program to meet your child's test taking skills and reading needs. And for many students, the steady approach of the daily questions is preferable to test prep classes.
Computer game feel helps compliance, with educator oversight
The program is interactive and engaging, with a degree of challenge and intensity that most teenagers respond to with enthusiasm. It is only 30 minutes a day, at home, on your own schedule. We keep you informed with weekly progress updates.
FAQ on our test prep programs