If you are a student in Sherborn, MA who is preparing for the SAT or ACT, consider a private Chyten tutor to help boost your skills, test new strategies, and identify areas where you may need more help.

About Chyten SAT / ACT Test Prep

Chyten is a premier test preparation, academic tutoring and college counseling company in Newton, MA, that specializes in SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, AP, PSAT, ISEE, and SSAT prep, as well as academic tutoring in Math, English and Language Arts, and Science. Our other locations include Andover, Lexington and Wellesley, MA, and Syosset, NY.

Private SAT / ACT Tutor Sherborn, MAWe have long recognized the benefits of a personalized approach to SAT and ACT test prep and focus on the strategies and tips necessary to achieve success on college admissions tests, in the classroom, and in college.

Students benefit from becoming more effective learners, while studying time management and organizational skills and foundational skills in reading, writing and math that help them become better overall students and succeed far beyond test day.

What is the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test taken by high school juniors and seniors that is used for college admissions in the United States and is accepted by every college in America. The test measure students’ achievements in Reading, Writing and Language, Math No Calculator, Math Calculator, and includes an optional Essay.


  • The SAT is slightly longer than the ACT
  • The SAT allots more time per question than the ACT
  • The SAT does not have a separate Science section
  • One of two SAT Math sections prohibits the use of a calculator
  • Math will account for half of your total score on the SAT
  • The SAT has an optional Essay

Chyten recommends 24 to 36 hours of private tutoring for comprehensive SAT prep, which includes prep for the optional SAT Essay.

What is the ACT?

Like the SAT test, the ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., and more students nationally take the ACT than the SAT. The test measures students’ achievements in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science, with an optional section focused on Writing (Essay).


  • The ACT allows less time per question than the SAT
  • The ACT requires more reading
  • The ACT includes a Science section
  • Math will account for one-fourth of your total score on the ACT
  • ACT questions are more straightforward than the SAT
  • The ACT has an optional Writing Test (Essay)

Chyten recommends 24 to 36 hours of private tutoring for comprehensive ACT prep, which includes prep for the optional ACT Writing Test.

Decide which test is best for you by taking Chyten’s ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test which compresses all components of the ACT and the SAT into a single test. It is accompanied by a highly detailed diagnostic report that provides a recommendation on which test is more likely to maximize your test scores.

Call Chyten at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) for more information about our current offers and pricing for a highly qualified private SAT / ACT tutor in Sherborn, MA.

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