Inspirica’s Approach ToAP Test Preparation


Inspirica was the first tutoring firm in the world to prepare students for Advanced Placement tests beyond what teachers were doing in class. When we started AP tutoring 30 years ago, students were seeking to be placed in a more advanced class during their freshman year or to graduate early. Today, AP tutoring is extremely popular because students know that a 4 or 5 AP score is yet another opportunity to showcase more great scores on a college application.

We have seen and analyzed every AP test that has been published over the past 30 years. As a result, we know every permutation and variation of question type and have created our own proprietary test strategies using our vast knowledge of the test. We have seen each type of question and every variation of question type. Additionally, on a pedagogical and psychological level, we have worked with every type of student, and we will know how best to inspire and motivate your child to achieve his or her personal best score on each AP test.

Our approach is, of course, personalized, and each tutor uses the initial diagnostic to craft an individualized course of action focusing primarily on shoring up strengths and attending to areas that need support. Our preparation has both a strategic and a psychological component because scoring well means going into the test with both a mastery of the material and an attitude of confidence and success.

Contact us and we will move forward, creating a uniquely customized tutoring plan that’s targeted and time efficient and that we are confident will give your student the best chance for a great AP score.

AP Exam Preparation Offered by Inspirica

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History

Upcoming AP Test Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need AP tutoring?
AP courses in high school do not fully cover all the material that might appear on the test, nor does coursework prepare a student for standardized testing. High-quality tutoring makes a difference on a student’s performance on AP tests. Inspirica’s tutors are experts at helping students achieve their maximum potential on AP tests. With the guidance, support, and strategies we offer, our students will be in the best possible position to succeed on the tests.
How much tutoring should my child complete?
The number of sessions any given student needs depends on many factors: how much time the student has until the test date, what his or her goals are, and how much work needs to be done to achieve those goals. Some students require only a few hours of tutoring, while others meet frequently over the course of months or longer. Every student is unique, and Inspirica's Educational Consultants and expert tutors will evaluate each student’s circumstances in order to uniquely tailor a tutoring program to fit any situation. For a typical AP test preparation program, most students are able to achieve their goals by meeting with their Inspirica tutor once per week for two hours until the test date.
Will colleges automatically get all of a student’s test scores?
AP test score reports are inclusive. Every AP test that a student has taken within the past four years is a part of the report sent to colleges, barring scores that have been canceled or withheld.
Does Inspirica offer mock tests?
Inspirica uses full-length practice test material to administer mock tests under realistic conditions. These tests are used to help gauge a student’s progress at different points during the tutoring program. In analyzing the results, our expert tutors go beyond the numbers, talking with the student and looking at what he or she has written on the test booklet to get a full picture of the improvement level and what else needs to be done to complete test preparation.

AP Test Preparation 101

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are offered in a wide range of subjects and are typically taken at the end of year-long courses in the relevant subject matter. AP tests are two- to three-hour exams combining multiple-choice sections and free-response questions and are intended to simulate a final exam for a college course. As such, a great score on an AP test can earn a student the ability to place out of required college courses and earn college credit. Each college and university has different AP credit policies, but many offer some sort of reward for high scores. Furthermore, taking AP tests makes a serious statement about the rigor of a student’s high school curriculum and shows ambition and a student’s drive to take on a challenge that can impress admissions officers. AP tests will cover one academic year’s worth of material, and expert support from an Inspirica tutor can help push a student from proficient to college credit worthy! Inspirica has tutors who can offer this specialized, professional support and who know the format and grading rubric intimately. Your Inspirica tutor will not only help prepare your student for the content he or she must know but also teach crucial game-changing test strategies.