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A friend recommended us contacting Mr. Michael DiSalvo for SAT/ACT testing preparation. Our son had already scored ok, but had higher ambitions, as well as had some text anxiety. Michael was the perfect match in advancing his testing abilities, along with being a big support and advisor in many ways.
Prior to having lessons with Michael, our son scored a 1420 on his SAT test, but after having the great oppurtunity to learn from him, he scrored 1540 on the SAT test.
We are so happy that we could engage with Mr. DiSalvo and highly recommended him for anyone who has the intention to get their child "well prepared" for SAT/ACT testing. Thank you Michael!
Hans and Lena Schwarz

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My son is completely different person after Mr DiSalvo's tutoring. His 710 score on the SAT went up to a 1010, and he has gone from terrible grades to having graduated from college with a bright future working for a US Senator.

Michael, thank you for the transformation you sparked in my son.

Sarah from Anderson

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The ACT Test Prep Course Helping Students to the Top 1% in Mason, Loveland and West Chester, OH.

A+ Tutoring & Test Preparation has PSATSAT and ACT Prep Cincinnati courses for two types of students. First, for the student who has “fallen behind.” Whether it be because of a learning disability or even laziness, some students find they need to play “catch up.” Our SAT, PSAT, and ACT preparation course provides help for Cincinnati students who have fallen behind. Other students are quite gifted, but need someone to show them how to gain the competitive edge that will keep them ahead. They may not be good test-takers, may have missed out on perfecting a skill that they never mastered, or, yes, may be hampered by lack of motivation.

Our SAT, PSAT, and ACT preparation help provides for gifted students who want to make their mark. There is a third type of student: the nervous one. Test anxiety affects both advanced students and those who need to work on remedial skills. A+ Tutoring also offers help in overcoming test anxiety to help maximize potential. It may seem strange that similar techniques often can solve different problems, but this can only be done with a guide who can show the way…

Michael Disalvo, MA eq, OLGS

“Melior est enim sapientia cunctis pretiossisimis.” Proverbs 8:11

In Latin, we learn the valuable words, “Wisdom is indeed better…than all the most precious things put together.” So what is wisdom? Some call it a natural part of learning. Some say it is eternal. Yet, hopefully all would agree that to understand the principles of things, to get a bigger picture of learning and of life, is something that cannot be valued enough.

Very few students deal with the PSATSAT, and ACT tests as just some walk in the park. There are even obstacles that can happen on the way to test day: sickness, boredom, changing schools, social pressures, and fear. But with a systematized, customized program, starting with a laser-focused diagnostic test, the end can be much more reachable than initially thought. Test preparation, or even studying in general, is about a process and a system to get to the right answer. Whether it be study habits in math and reading, critical thinking skills, programs to treat test anxiety, or even speed reading, we believe a good tutor can make a great difference in the life of a student with the pupil’s cooperation preparing for the ACT and SAT tests.

We provide mostly in-home tutoring in the Tri-State area in Southwest Ohio, including Greater Cincinnati, West Chester, Loveland, Mason, Milford, Monroe, and even parts of Dayton, though now we do have an office for test prep near the Tri-County Mall in Cincinnati where we also prep students for the ACT and SAT.

Mr Disalvo’s students have been able to use his techniques to get up to perfect scores, with as much as a 15 point increase on the ACT, with 100s of points increased on the SAT.

If you’d like a free consultation on the potential of your child, just call 5139399033.

Why They Chose A+ Tutoring For Test Prep

There is currently about a 70% similarity between the SAT and ACT exams. This is why it often makes sense to give both tests a try and see which test is right for your child.  Interestingly enough, students who have tutored with us for the SAT test and have scored even about the 90th percentile or greater have excelled even more with the ACT with just a couple of sessions of ACT prep. In other words, the SAT course provides a solid foundation for the ACT, as it teaches critical thinking skills and forces students to be careful.

If students are solid with content on the ACT:  mainly  English grammar rules, math formulas through trigonometry or pre-Calculus, and the fundamental concepts of science through physics and chemistry, they can do even better preparing for the ACT test.


Test Prep News

Mason, OH, Center of Big Test Results for Young Students

Students at Mason Middle School and St Xavier High School have taken advantage of elementary and middle school tutoring, respectively, to dominate the Explorer Test and PSAT. Achieving perfect scores, these students have shown the power of using a proven system to even take that prep to do well on the ACT and SAT.

ACT Announces Test Changes in 2015 to Rival Collegeboard’s

The ACT corporation has announced some changes to its test to happen in 2015, which many believe to be a retort to the recent drastic changes announced by College Board to their PSAT and SAT. The College Board Corporation has declined comment as to the significance of their own changes, though SAT and ACT test prep is still working well with the A+ techniques, even to the 99th percentile, right here in Cincinnati.

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Current Events

A+ Tutoring launches Test Prep Aces to help students through online tutoring

A+ Tutoring/Test Preparation has announced launching Test Prep Aces, which will offer tutoring and test prep in an online setting to create custom plans for students needs, especially on the prominent standardized tests administered in high school.



Testing Dates for SAT

June 02, 2018 Register by May 03, 2018
Aug 25, 2018 Register by Jul 27, 2018
Oct 06, 2018 Register by Sep 07, 2018
Nov 03, 2018 Register by Oct 05, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 Register by Nov 02, 2018
March 09, 2019 Register by Feb 08, 2019
May 04, 2019 Register by Apr 05, 2019



Testing Dates for ACT

Jul 14, 2018 Register by June 15, 2018
Sep 14, 2018 Register by Aug 09, 2018
Oct 26, 2018 Register by Sep 20, 2018
Dec 14, 2019 Register by Nov 08, 2019
Feb 08, 2020 Register by Jan 10, 2020
Apr 18, 2020 Register by March 06, 2020
June 13, 2020 Register by May 18, 2020
Jul 18, 2020 Register by June 12, 2020

The Act

The Act

We link to the format of the ACT here and explain more about our own approach here.The ACT exam is one we’ve really seen focused on by students in Ohio.

The Tutors

The Tutors

Michael DiSalvo has been motivated to move beyong mediocrity in his own test prep skills. But of course motivation, is only 1/2 of the equation.

The Sat

The Sat

Considered until lately the queen of standardized tests, the SAT may have lost its former glory with its announcement that its format would change in early

Test Preparation

Test Preparation

There are many facets that go into test prep, and there are many tests students prep for. Some of these include the HSPT, SSAT, the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE

Our Services For Test Prep

Our Services For Test Prep

Though we have different programs related to school, ranging from primary to secondary to college and post graduate, we focus mainly on ACT, PSAT

Group Tutoring

Group Tutoring

A surprising number of our successes in Cincinnati have come from siblings who were preparing for the PSAT, SAT and ACT (specifically two families

Personalized Tutoring

Personalized Tutoring

Individualized tutoring can be an amazing way to prepare for a standardized test. Having a true expert in your corner who has seen the material hundreds

The Psat, Sat & Act

The Psat, Sat & Act

A+ Tutoring/Test Preparation offers SAT and ACT classes for the Cincinnati area, but we have no ongoing schedule. Instead, we offer classes for schools

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I learned of Michael’s test preparation services from a friend whose three daughters had used Michael’s program to excel on the ACT and SAT. My daughter had just started her sophomore year and had taken the PACT through her high school. Although my daughter had…read more

Mike, FYI, an update on our son's scores: SAT 2020. Superscore: Reading 640, Math 730, Writing 650. It was a big increase from the 1810 in Dec 2012. He also received National Achievement Outstanding Participant on the PSAT where he increased by about 30 points…read more

Paula, Wyoming, Oh
Rating: 5

I'd like to thank Michael DiSalvo for the excellent work he's done with my daughter, currently a freshman. We needed to get her ACT scores up to help her with scholarship opportunities as she was excelling in her athletic career at the time and was…read more

Kristin, West Chester, Oh
Rating: 5

I recommend Michael DiSalvo without hesitation. My son had great grades but wasn't as confident about standardized testing. Michael not only worked to build his confidence, but taught him the most solid taking skills so he could get through the tests more quickly. In addition,…read more

Susan, Cincinnati, Oh
Rating: 5

Brent, thanks so much for the fine job you did tutoring our son for the ACT. You were professional, punctual, and effective.

BD, Cincinnati, Oh
Rating: 5

To whom it may concern, I would like through this means to testify on the professional qualities of Mr. Michael DiSalvo as a SAT tutor and to share my experience with him in helping my daughter Cristina bring up her SAT score by a total of…read more

Antonio, Coral Springs, FL
Rating: 5
Testimonials For A+ Tutoring

We have GREAT news! Marisa just received her acceptance to the University of Florida. She is absolutely ecstatic, and we have to thank you for this achievement. Not only was this her first choice, but she now qualifies for 100% paid tuition through the state…read more

Morton, Coral Springs, Fl
Rating: 5

Our daughter was very pleased with the tutoring she received from Michael, as were we. We opted for private tutoring primarily for scheduling reasons, and Michael was very accommodating. He met with our daughter for eight sessions over about four weeks. He carefully tailored his…read more

Ann, Wyoming, Oh
Rating: 5

When our teenage daughter got the results of her first SAT, we feared there was little chance of her being accepted to the college of her preference, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. Shortly after that first test, we were blessed to come in…read more

Charlene, Cincinnati, Oh
Rating: 5
Testimonials For A+ Tutoring

Hi Michael. Just a quick note to again thank you for the work you've put in with Grant. His SAT scores - 750 Math, 700 Reading, 670 Writingcombined with the 34 ACT composite - have put him in a very good position. He will be…read more

Keith, Cincinnati, Oh

I cannot give enough praise to Michael DiSalvo, my daughter's tutor for the ACT and SAT tests. His methods are very effective. Without Mr. DiSalvo, my daughter's PSAT scores predicted she would score approximately 1930 over the three sections of the SAT test. She scored…read more

Cindy, from Loveland, Oh
Rating: 5

Michael's one-on- one sessions tremendously helped my daughter's math and verbal skills. She was able to receive in-depth help from the moment she and Michael started. Claire worked with Michael before her first ACT test and she scored a 31!

Laurel, from Loveland, Oh
Rating: 5
Testimonials For A+ Tutoring

Michael knows the material inside and out, and showed me how to focus on areas where I needed the most help. [Student scored into 99th percentile on ACT]

Grant, from Montgomery, Oh
Rating: 5

Terms of Service:  Individual and group test prep for the  ACT® and SAT ® and all other  tests are precision-focused to maximize test scores. Located in Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton, we believe we are the leaders in test prep because of our happy customers and superior results.  Our pledge is to get the best from our students while we give you our best.

Legal Disclaimer:  ©2019 A+Tutoring/Test Preparation. SAT® is the registered trademark of College Board. A+ has no affiliation with College Board, and is neither approved or endorsed by College Board. ACT® is the registered trademark of ACT, Inc or College Board, Inc. A+Tutoring has no affiliation with ACT, Inc. or College Board Inc, and A+  is not approved or endorsed by ACT, Inc or College Board Inc. Test names and other trademarks are property of the respective trademark possessors. Not one of the trademark holders are affiliated with A+ Tutoring or this website in any way.

A Plus Tutoring and Test Preparation offers its services for ACT and SAT prep programs in Cincinnati, Mason, West Chester, Loveland, Milford, Monroe, and Dayton.

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