Prep for Success

Unique, customized, individual test preparation services for students preparing for the SAT, ACT, PS

Private Test Preparation and Consulting

Operating as usual


Excited for a new year and fresh start! We’ll be back in the office on the 10th and look forward to hearing about your goals and intentions for the year!


Offices are closed today, Friday, November 4th and will be closed through the weekend.


The office is closed today, November 3, 2022 for a family emergency.

Photos from Prep for Success's post 08/10/2022

We’re so excited to be partnering with a special teacher to help make her Kindergarten classroom a really special place!

Photos from Prep for Success's post 07/11/2022

ACT just opened up registration for the Fall 2022 dates. Don’t wait to register so you have the best site selection available. Register at when you create a student profile.


This morning’s test has been postponed! We’ll see you tomorrow, Sunday 1/30/22 at 8:45am for the test this weekend.
Note the 1-hour delay for tomorrow and stay safe & warm today.


Study like a sunflower. 📚 🌻

Sunflowers grow quickly. Many can achieve up to 12 feet of growth in only 3 months. With the proper growing conditions, sunflowers should reach maturity in 70 to 100 days after planting. [You don’t even need this much time to make major improvements on an ACT or SAT score]


The SAT is going digital! We won’t see this change roll out until 2024, so sophomores and juniors can confidently prepare for the exam as it stands without concern.


Registration is open for our 2022 student cohort! Link in bio.


✨ 2022 ✨

Are you a planner? As you look forward to the new year, consider when it makes the most sense FOR YOU to prep and test. Don’t worry about others’ timelines - there are 14 test dates each year.
Let’s set some goals in 2022! 🎉
Reach out if you need help determining a plan!


If you’ve sent an email in the last few days, we haven’t received it. Please DM or reach us by phone if you’ve tried to reach out recently.

Photos from Prep for Success's post 04/15/2020

UPDATE: The College Board has announced that the June SAT tests have been cancelled.

Take a look at these details and stay tuned for updates from Prep for Success as additional information becomes available. As always, we are dedicated to identifying the best ways to support our students and their families as we navigate this ever-changing landscape. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Tag a student or parent who needs to know about this important testing update in the comments below. ⬇️


You know what they say... practice makes perfect! 💯 Now is a great time to begin studying and practicing for upcoming standardized tests. We're here to help you make the most of this time at home by providing opportunities for test prep tutoring and practice ACT and SAT tests. We'll cover everything you need to know to feel confident about taking the SAT and ACT, from grammar and reading comprehension to critical thinking and data synthesis.

Ready to prep? Email me for more information ([email protected]) or select your time via my Calendly link:

📷: Amy Tangerine


🚨LAST CALL 🚨 Don't miss out on our virtual book club for 8th - 12th graders. You asked for ways to keep your high schoolers learning and entertained, and here is your solution! 👉🏻 Today is the last day to sign up here:

Here's a reminder about how this will run:

📗 I'll mail the book for your child's grade to your home from the local Fountain Bookstore, Inc.
📘 We'll meet virtually for 30 minutes on Tuesdays starting on April 14th (next Tuesday!)
📗 Book for grades 8 and 9: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
📘 Book for grades 10 and 11: Oona out of Order by Margarita Montimore - Author
📗 Book for grade 12: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler Therese Anne Fowler, Author
📘Cost: Only $49 (including book)

📷: Fountain Bookstore, Inc.


Hi there, Beth here. I'm the founder and head "prepper" here at Prep for Success. It has been so fun meeting you in your homes each week and providing virtual academic tutoring and test prep for your students. I thought it would be fun to share a little bit more about myself today!

I attended NC State University 🐺 in Raleigh, NC on a full-ride academic merit scholarship. I started college studying textile and apparel management and switched majors to study accounting and finance. I've been teaching test prep since 2003 and have taught over 1,000 students in that time! I even take the standardized tests ✏️ once every year (only skipping years I had babies!). When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, Andy; my sweet kiddos, Mae Wallace (age 4.5) and Murphy (age 2); and my cute pug named Portis.👧🏼👦🏼 🐶

One new way I'm meeting your students where they are? Our new virtual book club! 📚 Starting April 14, we'll meet every Tuesday to discuss the book (which I mail to your home from Fountain Bookstore, Inc.) for 30 minutes. This is a great way to keep your student learning and entertained while at home! The deadline to sign up is this Friday:


I don't know who needs to hear this, but everything is going to be ok. 🌈

Parents - there's one way I can absolutely help make a small part of all this okay. You don't have to start another week stressed about your child's learning. This small business owner would be grateful to help your 6th-12th grader learn and grow from home. I have virtual academic tutoring available via this link:

📷: on Instagram


Wow. That's pretty compelling, right? 😲 I have just the thing your student needs right now to keep his or her mind sharp. 📚 A virtual book club!

I've selected 3 different books - one for 8th and 9th graders, one for 10th and 11th graders, and one for your senior. Each Tuesday we'll meet virtually for 30 minutes to discuss that week's readings. 🎉 I'll keep it fun and keep them on track!

You'll even help support fellow local small business Fountain Bookstore, Inc. 📘 I'll purchase the books from their bookstore and send them straight to your home.

👉🏻 Sign up here by April 10:! Our first meeting will be on April 14th.


We're launching a 5-week virtual book club for your 8th through 12th graders! Keep their brains active and give them something entertaining to do. 👉🏻 Sign up here by April 10:

Let's dig into the details:

📗 I'll mail the book for your child's grade to your home from the local Fountain Bookstore, Inc.
📘 We'll meet virtually for 30 minutes on Tuesdays starting on April 14th
📗 Book for grades 8 and 9: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
📘 Book for grades 10 and 11: Oona out of Order by Margarita Montimore - Author
📗 Book for grade 12: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler, Author
📘Cost: Only $49 (including book)

📷: These Novel Thoughts


Would you like to know my recommendations for (school)work-from-home essentials? ✏️📓 Be sure to keep your laptop or tablet, a stash of your favorite pencils, a whole cache of Le Pen or Flair pens, a full water bottle (ok, yes, mine's actually full of coffee), and some set on focus nearby! Visit this link to check out our favorite study supplies:

Comment below and tell me about your essentials for learning from home. What's working (or not) for you?

📸: on Instagram

Photos from Prep for Success's post 03/28/2020

As we count down the final minutes of this morning’s practice test, the office feels especially empty. I’m missing the whirr of the pencil sharpener, the rustle of test pages turning and even the squeak of the dry erase markers. The importance of human connection is one of our strongest philosophies and we’re excited about figuring out ways to continue to foster those relationships while encouraging and healthy amounts of screen time. @ us with the surprising thing you’re missing the most and 1 thing you’re doing to stay connected to your people! 💗


Need a little pick-me-up? Write your favorite quote or a motivational phrase on your mirror. You'll see it multiple times a day and get the affirmation you need to start and finish each day strong! 💪

📸: The College Board


ICYMI: April 2020 ACT and May 2020 SAT dates have been cancelled. Students have been encouraged to register for June test dates as quickly as possible, as we anticipate that they may fill.

📝 June SAT date: June 6, 2020. Register at
📝 June ACT date: June 13, 2020. Register at

At Prep for Success, we have worked to create virtual learning opportunities, which will allow for our students to take advantage of the extended time to prepare for exams. We’ll continue to evaluate, make adjustments and provide alternatives to make sure our students and families are supported as we approach these test dates.

What questions can we answer? Feel free to comment below or send us a message.


5 Tips for Creating the Best Study Space At Home 📚

1) PICK ONE: By designating one room or area as your study space, your brain will catch on and be able to focus in "study mode" more quickly.
2) LIGHTING: Natural light creates warmth! When possible, position your desk or study space near a window.
3) ELIMINATE CLUTTER: Make sure only the necessities are in your sight as you get to work.
4) TURN OFF YOUR PHONE: Or better yet, don't even bring it into your study space! This will help you stay focused and eliminate distractions.
5) LEAVE IT: The point is to make a comfortable study space, but that doesn't mean you should also go there to watch Netflix or chat on the phone. When you leave, your brain will acknowledge that it can take a well-deserved break.

What tips would you add to this list?

📸: Ashlyn Carter - Ashlyn Writes


We see you, parents, 👀 and we get it. It can be tough pumping your kids up to get ready for testing or make schoolwork a priority in this time of so many unknowns. That's where we come in. Prep for Success isn't just about test prep services. We're also there to encourage your students as they work toward their academic goals. We may be test preparation consultants, but we're also your student's accountability partner and cheerleader! 🥳

Share this encouragement with your students by tagging them in the comments below!👇🏼


Hello, Prep for Success families. As COVID-19 continues to affect our lives, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re working to support you—our students, clients and partners. Here are a few ways that we are adjusting our practices in order to continue to work with students:

📝 In our office foyer, we have set up a drop-off/pick-up station for students to get work and deliver work while still adhering to the guidelines of social distancing. We are regularly sanitizing all frequently-touched fixtures and have hand sanitizer available for use. We ask that if you are not feeling well, you do not make use of this feature. This will be available to access between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday.
📝 Our tutoring sessions will be virtual through Zoom, and students will be able to sign up for sessions through the Calendly link ( If you have prepaid sessions, you'll select that type of appointment, and if you do not, you'll select a general tutoring session appointment.
📝 Each student will have his or her own Google Document to track session agendas, homework assignments and next steps as well as a repository for communication and question and answer sessions.
📝 Practice Tests will be proctored virtually with group Zoom sessions. We will adhere to the typical Saturday morning schedule and begin at 7:45am.
📝 Practice tests will be offered weekly beginning March 28, 2020.

Visit the Calendly link above to set up a check-in call so we can discuss your plan moving forward. Next, register for your tutoring session. Let us know if we can answer any questions and stay tuned to your email and social media for further updates.

Timeline photos 03/18/2020

We’ve been working hard to design the BEST plan to keep you informed and prepared for upcoming test dates. Keep an eye on your email this evening for all the details.


UPDATE: Both the April 4 ACT and May 2 SAT tests have been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned for a later post with more information about virtual tutoring options available from Prep for Success to help students prepare for the next round of standardized tests.

Tag a student or parent who needs to know about this important testing update in the comments below. ⬇️


It's a question I get often... "How can working with a test prep tutor help my student receive a better score?" A one-on-one ACT/SAT test prep instructor can:

📝 Develop a solid study plan based on your student's academic strengths and weaknesses
📝 Equip your student with the most up-to-date practice tests, study guides, and other testing resources
📝 Provide accountability and support throughout the test preparation process
📝 Identify studying methods that will help get your student to their target score

Prep for Success offers personalized test prep solutions for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT. What questions do you have about test preparation services for your student? Comment below!

📸: Prep In Your Step


📣 IMPORTANT UPDATE: 📣 As of 3PM today, SAT testing held tomorrow (March 14) has been cancelled at the following school locations: Freeman, Godwin, Heritage, Henrico, Highland Springs, and Varina. No testing make-up days have been announced yet.

In accordance with Governor Northam's declared state of emergency, all K-12 schools will be closed through March 27, at a minimum. This includes public schools in Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, and Richmond counties.

The Prep for Success office will be closed for the weekend in order to reschedule and assess how to best support students and families during this unprecedented time. The office will re-open for one-on-one meetings on Monday morning.

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Richmond, VA

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Tuesday 9am - 10pm
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