Mike Downey
Test Preparation Specialist & Tutor


My innovative and effective techniques help Kansas City area students succeed in high school, and be admitted to the college – or high school – of their choice.

You will learn study skills that work for all classes. I work with students from 6th grade through grad school. Students who see me 4 times average 10% grade improvement in any class.

Students & teachers will get useful strategies and handouts. Each student receives practical learning strategies tailor-made for him or her.

Convenient appointment hours are available after school, evenings, and weekends.


Preparation for:

ACT, (P)SAT, ACT-Aspire, HSPT, State Assessment Exams, Duke University Talent Search

Time: 7 to 9 two-hour sessions. Students will have 1-2 hours of workbook pages & practice tests for every 1 hour of instruction. (plus AceReader time)

Rates: $40 per hour for individuals. Groups $120 per hour and up, depending on size.

Speed reading is a special focus.

Reading too slowly prevents many students from completing tests and getting their best scores.

ALL students and teachers will receive free logins to AceReader, a fine reading improvement program (worth $70).  See AceReader.com for details.

Convenient South KC location
near Longview Lake, southwest corner of I-470 & Raytown Road.

For Individuals, Groups & Schools

  1. Workshops In & After School • • Test Prep Teacher Training •


9401 E. 103rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64134

Call or text to book (816) 419-1886

E-mail downey_m@yahoo.com

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