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Our Point Gain over a 38 year history is greater than 180 points across all demographics.

1.Niskayuna 2.Voorheesville 3.Bethlehem 4.Shaker 5.Chatham 6.Cambridge 7.Guilderland 8.Shenendehowa 9.Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake 10.Fort Plain

11.Duanesburg 12.Saratoga Springs 13.Fonda/Fultonville 14.Averill Park 15.Hadley-Luzerne 16.Columbia 17.Coxsackie-Athens 18.Maple Hill

19. Queensbury 20.Ichabod Crane 21.Ballston Spa 22.Mayfield 23.Glens Falls 24.Schoharie 25.Schalmont 26.South Colonie 27.Mohonasen 28.Salem

29.Tamarac 30.Berlin 31.Canajoharie 32.Scotia-Glenville 33.Ravena 34.Stillwater 35.Windham-Ashland-Jewett 36.Schuylerville 37.Greenville 38.Greenwich 39.Taconic Hills 40.Berne-Knox-Westerlo 41.Hoosic Valley 42.Cobleskill 43.North Warren 44.Galway 45.Hoosic Falls

46.South Glens Falls 47.Hudson Falls 48.Broadalbin-Perth 49.Corinth 50.Middleburgh 51.Johnstown 52.Cohoes 53.Gloversville 54.Granville 55.Mechanicville 56.Catskill 57.Cairo-Durham 58.Waterford-Halfmoon 59.Lake George 60.New Lebanon 61.Amsterdam 62.Schenectady 63.Hudson 64.Warrensburg 65.Lansingburgh 66.Watervliet 67.Troy 68.Albany

Beyond the Box

We often get the question, "How are you different from big box company X?"

  • We use REAL College Board test questions with all of our preparation materials, not test questions made up by big box company "X".  You will be practicing on the REAL playing field - the same one as on test day.
  • Average Group Size-Less than 8.
  • We meet at a Location CONVENIENT to your home.
  • WE travel - we don't make you travel.
  • Students may switch back and forth to our many group locations to accommodate their very busy schedules.
  • Our office is located HERE in the Capital District.  
  • We are your neighbors and LOCAL Educators.  We are not owned by a company in New Jersey or Washington DC.

Why Choose Abelson Test Prep?


Strategic Instruction

Based on Proven Strategies,

Delivered by Professional, Experienced Instructors.

Abelson Test Prep emphasizes understanding, not memorization, as we teach students to learn how to learn;

we inspire their intellectual curiosity with our personalized approach to education.


Students decide when they want to meet with us based on Their Schedule.

Not the other way around.

Expect Results.

SAT Rankings of 68 Capital Region Public School from Highest to Lowest:​

Data was obtained from the NYS Education Dept.

Student Centered

​      We help our students achieve and retain the greatest possible success. Our unique strategies coupled with our motivational teaching style inspire results, not only on test day, but everyday in school.
     School Districts welcome Abelson Test Prep into their buildings because the strategies that we teach their students allow them to be competitive everyday - not just on Test Day.  
     No other organization has the teaching skills and staff development prowess to effectuate an ongoing change in students' ability to learn.
      Abelson gives back to the community through a foundation that supports students who otherwise would not be able to enroll in our valuable programs.


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If a service's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will cancel your order and notify you of the price error and order cancellation.

You will, of course, have an opportunity to purchase the item at the correct price, if you so wish.

Celebrating 38 Years of Outstanding Results!

Group Classes beginJuly 17th at  Albany Academy and July 19th in  Saratoga.

​​Open enrollment for   Individual SAT/ACT Tutoring  Programs.​​

2017-2018 Academic Calendar pdf

The calendar lists SAT/ PSAT/ACT Administration Dates and Abelson Test Prep Fall & Summer Classes.


Congratulations to Chatham & Voorheesville High Schools!

Chatham High School ranked 5th and Voorheesville ranked 2nd out of 68 Capital Region Schools on their 2016 SAT!

Abelson Test Prep is the resident SAT Prep Program at Chatham High School.

Abelson Test Prep taught the SAT Course at Voorheesville HS in 2016.

Test Dates & Centers:

Click   HERE   for a list of SAT Test Dates and Test Center Schools.

What Sets Abelson Test Prep Apart?
We do not simply hand out questions and ask the student to complete them.
We teach how each question is constructed.
We teach the student to recognize the distractor (wrong answer) thus improving the understanding of how the questions are put together.

This leads to the correct answer and a greatly improved score.

Students Will Learn:
How to attack each question type.
Successful navigation of the math domain on the “No Calculator” section of the SAT.
Proprietary Reading Strategies that WILL DEFEAT the Reading Questions on the SAT.
Dynamic Teaching with full student participation.
Practice with Real Tests.
How to manage their time on the SAT / ACT.
Boost Test-Taking Confidence.

Results Driven

Abelson Test Prep Inspires Results!

We have a 38 year track record of outstanding results.  

  • Average point gain per student, on the SAT is 92 points per section.
  • Average point gain on the ACT is 4.5 points on the 36 point scale.
  • Bentley College used our student's College Admissions Essay, as an example to visiting high school seniors, of the kind of essay that makes a difference to the college admissions team.
  • During the past 38 years, over 250  Abelson students received perfect scores in one of the domains of the SAT.   Abelson students have won National Merit Scholarships, Siena Presidential Scholarships, and Presidential Scholarships from various colleges and universities.
  • Click HERE to read what our students are saying about Abelson Test Prep.

Expert Team

  • Our expert team is guided by the leadership of Stevan Abelson, an education leader for 38 years.  
  • Our consultants are leading experts in their respective fields and include certified teachers, administrators and specialists. These effective mentors are selected, as much for their academic expertise, as for their outgoing personalities and ability to communicate with and relate to students.
  • Many of your children's teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators studied with Professor Abelson at the College of Saint Rose.
  • Community Leaders, Educators, and Education Administrators / Professionals have all retained the Abelson Team to work with their family.