Winter SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar

Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook Office - 121 Main Street, Third Floor


Madison Office - 71 Bradley Road

Old Saybrook:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:15 - 3:15
Madison:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:15 - 4:15


We believe our class has been so popular due to the results and our teaching.  Our classes have proven clearly superior to in-school programs but our super flexibility also has helped our busy students and parents. We have 4 classes.  Students can attend any of the classes on any given weekend. No notice needed.  We will also offer refresher classes for those taking in-school SATs in late March and early April.

 Phone Numbers:  Office number 860 510-0410 or, better yet, e-mail

Regular breaks are given.  Food and drink in the classrooms are fine.  The class is lively and energetic.  Students are usually surprised that time passes so quickly!!!

Old Saybrook, Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 12:15 - 3:15

Class 1:  January 25
Class 2:  February 1
Class 3:  February 8
Class 4:  February 15
Class 5:  February 22
Class 6:  February 29
Class 5:  March 7 - Simulated Testing - Bring SAT Book 

Madison, Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm and 1:15 - 4:15

Class 1:  January 26
Class 2:  February 2
Class 3:  February 9
Class 4:  February 16
Class 5:  February 23
Class 6:  March 1
Class 5:  March 8 - Simulated Testing - Bring SAT Book 

Super-flexible make-up options:
We have designed the program so that students can start late (and miss classes).
Make-up Sessions: EVERYONE MISSES CLASSES!  This is entirely normal due to the busyness of students.  So we have designed the program such that it is easy and normal to start late, miss entire weekends, and still get the full training.
 Super flexibility: 
(1) Students can attend either location on any given weekend, no notice needed. 
(2) Students can attend classes in the next season. Most of our summer students do a combination of summer-fall classes.

Starting during week 2, 3 or 4 is normal as there are three built-in make-up classes.

The alternate start date is Wednesday, February 5, 6 pm, Old Saybrook (anyone who missed classes 1 and/or 2)

We have two “catch-all” make up classes for any class missed:  Wednesdays, March 4 and March 11, 6 pm Old Saybrook

And students can attend classes in subsequent seasons

The total cost is $595

This cost will include all materials, including The Official Guide to the SAT, The Real ACT (the ACT Official Guide and SAT-ACT materials specifically created by The Learning Consultants.
To register: please either send a $100 deposit to “The Learning Consultants”, 12 Acorn Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or deposit online:
Register/Pay for Classes
Please bring the balance of payment to the first class.
You will need directions to correctly find our Madison office - click here

Contact Daryl Capuano at:
(860) 510-0410 or

The Learning Consultants, offers the best test prep in Southeastern, CT for the SAT and the ACT.

Our class schedule can be found at under Current Students.

In addition, our SAT and ACT prep teachers are located throughout Southeastern, CT and can meet in most Southeastern, CT towns. 

In the last few years, The Learning Consultants has become the leading test prep company in Southeastern, Connecticut.

How? Through word-of-mouth from past Southeastern, CT clients who passionately tell their friends that The Learning Consultants provides the best teaching, coaching, and tutoring in the Southeastern, CT area.

My daughter's score increased way beyond expectation. Of equal importance, Daryl Capuano's philosophical teachings about the life transition that college presents inspired her to strive both in test prep and in school.
-- K.L. Madison, CT

Dear Daryl, Exciting news about [name withheld]! She got her SAT results and got a perfect 2400!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say she is thrilled. Thanks again for your work with her -- we tell people about you every chance we get!
-- A. C. Essex, CT

Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, SSAT, CAPT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT)

We teach classes, customized small groups, and individuals in all major standardized tests in locations throughout Southeastern, CT.

Our test prep classes are held in Old Saybrook, Essex and Guilford, Connecticut. In addition, we have test prep teachers in most every Shoreline, CT location including Madison, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Mystic, Clinton, Westbrook, and Branford, CT.

What Do Admissions Officers Really Think About Standardized Tests?

The SAT Mastery Seminar

The Individual Difference:

At The Learning Consultants, our relationships are personal. We know our students and constantly try to adjust our approach to individually fit each student.

The main differences between our program and others:

1) Teaching Quality.  We hire the best teachers.  For example, Daryl Capuano, the founder, is the primary teacher. Unlike franchises that hire bright graduate students who may or may not be good teachers, Daryl is a master teacher. This is a passion and a profession for us, not just a part-time job like it is for most teachers at other tutoring companies.

(2) Personal Attention. You and your child will have high personal attention. We know all our students well and do whatever we can to help them. We customize our programs to perfectly suit every client’s needs and aspirations.

(3) Motivational, Engaging, Dynamic and Fun Classes. To the great surprise of parents, many of our students return home and announce that they actually enjoyed class.

While we can’t fully reveal the tricks of our trade to make the classes so stimulating (our competitors have been attempting to imitate our unique design), you and your child will be pleasantly surprised by the sheer fun we have in class. Why is fun so important? When students are in a positive mood, they are more likely to be inspired and motivated.

We also have unique methods designed to shift psychological energy in students to help them become engaged in the process learning. These methods have become our differentiating factor in making our test prep programs the best in the area.

Many of our students also take the ACT exam. Our proprietary methods have led to similar success with the ACT.

Should My Child Take the ACT?

The Best Design Teaching and Coaching

Design, Teaching and Coaching

Design. Great care and thought has gone into the design of The Learning Consultants program, based on our years of teaching test prep. For each section of the SAT and other tests, we have designed the best practices for efficient and effective problem solving.

We have also designed self-study techniques that students should use to reach their potential.

Teaching. Great teaching focuses on the student and how much the student is learning. We believe in:

1) Learning the best techniques for each type of problem (think of learning to hit tennis strokes properly).

2) Learning standardized test-taking best practices.

3) Learning through interaction related to specific problems.

4) Learning the best practices for self-study.

5) Learning how to approach the test with the best possible mental and emotional attitude.

The psychology of performance is an underestimated component for the SAT and other major tests.

The Learning Consultants has developed a variety of approaches that lower student anxiety, enhance positive energy, and increase test-taking stamina.

We focus on "learning" because our only goal is student comprehension, not simply rote learning. When students understand, they do better.

Coaching. After teaching, we monitor our approach individually for each student. Student application matters most to success.

This is where many other tutoring organizations fail miserably. In most cases, the franchise teacher has been given the outlines of a canned lecture. The teacher may deliver that material reasonably well. But when asked to individualize their approach, the inexperienced, franchise teacher is similar to the line cook at McDonald's.

The Learning Consultants instructors are, first and foremost, great teachers. We hire the best and give them the very best training.

When Should My Child Begin to Prep?

Seminar, Customized Group and Individual Prep Available

At The Learning Consultants we uniquely tailor the work to suit each Southeastern, CT family/student. The general options:

1) The small seminar — The advantages: most cost-effective; most guaranteed availability; most hours for structured practice in problem solving; emphasis on social learning, if that is your preference.

The challenges: meetings are at set times (though we provide a variety of methods to ensure the students can attend as many sessions as possible); group setting if individual attention is preferred (but we also have break-out sessions that enable maximum individual attention in such a setting).

2) Customized small group — The student chooses a friend(s), and then we schedule them together as with individualized coaching. (rates vary)

The advantages: students work with their friends and thus enjoy class the most; very small student-teacher ratio; less expensive than individual coaching.

The challenges: very few, as this seems to be a very popular option, but organizing the group seems to be the biggest hurdle.

3) Individual coaching — One-on-one sessions. (rates vary)

The advantages: the most custom-designed; the best teacher-student ratio; the most flexible schedules. The challenges: the most expensive, sometimes desired spots are not available due to my attendance at courses.

4) Combination — The most cost-effective/best teaching combo tends to be taking the small seminar course in order to learn the best practices in the least expensive manner, and then supplementing – if needed – with individual or customized group coaching at later dates.

Do Scores Matter? A Case Study

What About the SAT IIs?

The SAT IIs are the subject tests that colleges and universities require for admission. Some parents might remember that these tests were called "the achievement tests" when they were applying to college.

The SAT IIs are either extremely important — for the schools that require them, or not important at all — for the schools that do not require them.

That many schools do not require the SAT IIs makes the whole issue confusing for many parents trying to sort out what tests their children should take.

That each college makes its own admission requirement creates additional confusion.

Generally speaking, the more competitive institutions require SAT IIs, while less competitive schools do not.

With that said, the best thing you can do to understand the issue of whether your child should the SAT IIs is to create a list of potential schools that might make your child's application list and then check out each college's particular requirements.

If your child is going to take the SAT IIs, then you should understand that these scores will be very important for admission and that your student should ensure that they score as high as possible.

More on the SAT IIs

Service Area

Our primary service area is Shoreline Connecticut and nearby locations. As word-of-mouth is our best advertisement, please ask your Connecticut neighbors about The Learning Consultants tutoring, test prep and educational advisory services in Branford, CT; Guilford, CT; Madison, CT; Clinton, CT; Westbrook, CT; Old Saybrook, CT; Haddam, CT; Killingworth, CT; Durham, CT; Essex, CT; Deep River, CT; Chester, CT; Old Lyme, CT; East Lyme, CT; Waterford, CT; Groton, CT; New London, CT; Mystic, CT; Fairfield County, CT; Fairfield, CT; Redding, CT; Easton, CT; Westport, CT; Trumbull, CT; Ridgefield, CT; Danbury, CT; Bethel, CT; Newtown, CT; and other Shoreline CT locations. and Stonington, CT. These Connecticut locations are not exclusive as we do service other areas.

Please also ask your older friends, guidance counselors, and other parents about our tutoring and test prep in Branford, Connecticut; Madison, Connecticut; Guilford, Connecticut; Clinton, Connecticut; Westbrook, Connecticut; Old Lyme, Connecticut; East Lyme, Connecticut; Waterford, Connecticut; Haddam, Connecticut; Killingworth, Connecticut; Chester, Connecticut; Essex, Connecticut; Deep River, Connecticut; Mystic, Connecticut; Stonington, Connecticut; Fairfield County, Connecticut; Fairfield, Connecticut; Redding, Connecticut; Easton, Connecticut; Westport, Connecticut; Trumbull, Connecticut; Ridgefield, Connecticut; Danbury, Connecticut; Bethel, Connecticut; Newtown, Connecticut and other Shoreline Connecticut locations.

The Learning Consultants is considered the premier tutoring and test prep company in New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties in Connecticut.

Contact Information

Contact Daryl Capuano (860) 510-0410 or


 The Learning Consultants
(860) 510-0410