Located in the heart of Cocoa Village, come see what keeps our students getting TOP SCORES.

If you’re ready to earn a great score on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, or in your advanced math and science coursework, you’ve come to the right place. We offer one-on-one tutoring, small group SAT/ACT classes, as well as mock SAT/ACT practice tests, all at the office in Cocoa Village.

For the fastest service, either request a free, in-person or virtual 30-minute consultation, or complete our Intake and Availability Form. You can also email us with questions at mel@ingramtestprep.com, call 321.325.6446, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. At the Ingram College Prep Center (formerly Ingram Test Prep), we take standardized testing and college-level math and science tutoring seriously, but we think learning should be fun!

June to July Hours:  Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.

August to May Hours: Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 9pm; Fridays, 10am to 6pm.

Closed December 22, 2022, to January 3, 2023.

The first question you should pose to any SAT tutoring agency is the test score of the tutor who will be working with your student. Tutors must have expert subject knowledge to be able to teach it. We are proud to say that all of our tutors have SAT 1550+ and/or ACT 34+ scores -that’s the 99.5th percentile and higher.

Not only are we experts at the material, we also know how to motivate students to put in the hard work necessary to achieve outstanding results of their own, with students regularly exceeding their own score goals, in fewer hours than they imagined. We each have track records of significant student score improvement at all score levels, from students who need remedial help and with special needs, to students aiming to get an SAT 1500+ and/or ACT 34+. We teach content and strategies in Reading, Science, English, and Math. We motivate students and inspire confidence in their abilities that helps them achieve their SAT and ACT goals, as well as to earn top grades in AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, College Algebra, AP Statistics, and more.

We offer both in-person and virtual tutoring. Your choice!

Note: The next official SAT dates are December 3, 2022, and March 11, 2023. The next official ACT dates are December 10, 2022, and February 11, 2023. All universities, as well as Bright Futures, accept either test without preference. You do NOT need to submit both!
Note: Class of 2023 and 2024 students are encouraged to start SAT/ACT preparation now. Juniors (or any students who have completed Algebra II) are at the ideal moment to invest in test preparation, if the goal is several hundred points improvement before application season kicks off in the fall of the senior year. Don’t delay!

Happy Families

The proof is in the pudding. As a direct result of the ACT score my daughter was able to achieve after Mel tutored her, she was offered USF’s and UCF’s top merit scholarships – $20K and $30K respectively. That’s an awesome return on investment! And more offers are likely once other schools decide on admissions. Mel is a great tutor and a great person for a teenager to look up to. Highly recommend.

Rachel Z., an MIHS parent

Mel is absolutely amazing. She tutored my son for 10 weeks and raised his score from a 22 to a 28 on the ACT. Now she is tutoring my daughter. If you’re looking for a ACT or SAT tutor, she is the best!

Kimber B., an MIHS parent

Subjects Tutored

SAT and PSAT (Mel, Owen, and Henry)

SAT Reading Test

SAT Writing and Language Test

SAT Math Tests (with and without calculator)

PSAT/NMSQT

ACT (Mel, Owen, and Henry)

ACT English Test

ACT Math Test

ACT Reading Test

ACT Science Test

Law school admission Test (LSAT) (Henry Only)

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

College Courses (at Eastern Florida State College) (Henry Only)

Calculus I

College Algebra

Physics

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES (Owen and Henry)

Geometry

Algebra II

Pre-calculus

Calculus (Honors, AP AB/BC)

Physics (Honors, AP)

Small Group Classes

Engaging, dynamic small group instruction.

2022-2023 small group classes are underway! You can enroll at any time; classes are designed so that new students can start at any point. There are several different class levels available this academic year. Each group class meets weekly and is limited to eight students.

Cost

Each two-hour session is $60, and each 1.5-hour session is $45, paid by credit/debit card only, at the time of the session or through the pay link in the confirmation email. If you miss a class, you do not pay, provided we receive notice by text/email at least 48 hours before the class start time.

What’s included, and what are classes like?

With the classes separated by score level, your learner gets personalized attention in every class. All course materials are included – there’s no need to purchase additional supplies or books.  We use only official, previously released exams in our prep. In each class, we work through chunks of material in the SAT and the ACT, across all sections of the test – Reading, Writing and Language (English), Math, and Science – that have been carefully selected for each group’s score level. Students work through practice problems at their own pace while Mel helps every student in turn. For questions that stump everybody, we come together for mini-lessons. Students enjoy the active learning, which is one of the best ways to learn (and retain) new material.

When can I start?

We’ve designed the group classes to be self-contained units so that no student will come in feeling “behind” the other students. You can start anytime.

Who leads the group classes?

Mel instructs our public SAT/ACT small group classes.

Mel Ingram founded the Ingram College Prep Center (formerly Ingram Test Prep) back in 2014 upon returning from Argentina, where they had cofounded and run their first test prep company, USA Tutors Buenos Aires, for several years. Mel has earned a 1600 SAT and 36 ACT, as well as 337 GRE, and has over a decade of full-time experience running tutoring programs for high school and college students in a range of subjects spanning the humanities, grammar and composition, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. A graduate of Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School (’09), New York University (’12) and master’s student at the University of Pennsylvania (’18), Mel knows firsthand what it takes to succeed at elite universities.

Regardless of whether you choose group classes or private tutoring, all families will interact with Mel, who you will meet with at the beginning of your test prep program and will be involved in your student’s journey toward success behind the scenes. Mel focuses their time onboarding new students, assisting and strategizing test prep plans with the other tutors, training staff, and keeping all the schedules and data cohering.

Practice Tests

Come get your practice on! Next SAT/ACT mock test, Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8am to 11:30am!

Offered on Saturday mornings, every four to six weeks during the academic school year.

Per seat, up to 20 students          $30

This amount covers the printing of an official, previously administered SAT or ACT, proctoring, and next-business-day scoring. (Inquire for testing with accommodations, for PSAT, or other special requests.)

Students should bring a pencil, approved calculator (most scientific and graphing calculators are permitted), watch (strongly recommended), water, and a snack.

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One-on-One Tutoring

Advance quickly and consistently with lessons built just for YOU.

Individual students, or small groups (up to four students) who are known to one another, such as siblings or close friends, meet weekly for 1-2 hours with a dedicated tutor, either until the student(s)’ test date or until their target score is achieved, usually over a period of four weeks to six months.

Owen

$80/hour

$1475/ 20 Hour Package

Scored SAT 1550

Hundreds of hours of tutoring experience

Only tutors students scoring SAT 1110+ / ACT 22+

Tutors SAT, ACT, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and more

Available Saturdays, 9:30am-3:30pm and Sundays, 10am-12pm

Henry

$90/hour

$1675/ 20 Hour Package

Scored SAT 1550

Thousands of hours of tutoring experience

Tutors students at all SAT / ACT scores

Tutors SAT, ACT, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Physics, LSAT, and more

Available Monday-Thursday, 1pm-9pm; Fridays, 10am-7pm

One-on-One Tutor Bios

Henry

Henry tutors on Mondays-Thursdays, 1pm-9pm, and on Fridays, 10am-7pm. 

Henry’s rate is $90/hour, or prepay for 20 hours with Henry for $1675 ($83.75/hour).

All of Henry’s tutoring appointments are private one-on-ones or private small groups (siblings or group of friends only, not strangers).

Henry Beavers has been with the Ingram Center since 2020. Mel and Henry met as children at Merritt Island Christian School, attended Edgewood Jr/Sr High together (Class of 2009), then lost touch for over a decade before making a fortuitous reconnection here in Cocoa Village. Mel remembered that Henry was insanely smart in high school and was often at the Merritt Island Barnes & Noble tutoring other Edgewood students, and they’ve been working together ever since. The powerhouse of the Ingram College Prep Center, with an SAT 1550 to his name, Henry has the tremendous ability to raise scores for all students, regardless of whether they are starting in the SAT 900s range or already pushing SAT 1300+ scores. He works full-time, year-round, exclusively as a tutor for the SAT/ACT, Calculus and other maths, as well as the LSAT. On weekends, Henry can be found installing doors, building walls, and otherwise literally constructing the Ingram Center.

Owen

Owen tutors on Saturdays, 9:30am-3:30pm and Sundays, 10am-12pm.

Owen’s rates, for individuals or split between small groups, is $80/hour, or prepay for 20 hours with Owen for $1475 ($73.75/hour).

All of Owen’s tutoring appointments are private one-on-ones or private small groups (siblings or group of friends only, not strangers).

Owen has grown quite the fan base since he started tutoring at the Ingram Center in Spring 2022. After scoring an SAT 1540 and outcompeting about 50 other applicants ranging in age from 17 to 60 on test assessments and sample classes, Owen’s credentials and previous experience helping students succeed in math coursework and on the SAT and ACT made his application stand out.

Owen is now a senior in the Cocoa Beach International Baccalaureate program. Students who work with Owen love that he is relatable and close in age, super familiar with all things test prep, a calm presence, and, of course, a fantastic explainer of all things SAT and ACT, as well as Calculus and other maths.

Contact

Hours

School Year 2022-2023 Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 1pm-9pm; Friday, 10am-6pm. Calls, texts, and emails are not returned outside these hours.

Tutoring Hours vary by tutor; see Current Availabilities and Prices for more detail.

Phone

(321) 325-6446. (You can text us here, too! We love texts 🙂 )

Location and parking

On the corner of Brevard Ave. and W. King St., currently pink with a flower mural (thanks to our talented student-artists!) on Brevard Ave., and orange along W. King St. Walk along the orange side of the building to find our parking lot, which is accessible from W. King St. only.

200 Brevard Ave.

Cocoa, FL 32922

Ready to start?

If you are ready to get started with your tutoring, awesome! Please do one of the following to help us speed this process along:

1. Request a free 30 minute in-person or virtual consultation – by the end of this appointment, your student will have been given their first assignment and will have their first class on the schedule (or waitlist).

OR

2. Complete this Intake and Availability Form. This usually takes the parent and student together about 10 to 20 minutes to complete. (If you have any unusual circumstances or requests beyond our usual scope of practice, a 30 minute consultation may still be required to get started.)

have questions you need answered before getting started? Please reach out to us! we’ll respond as soon as we can. We’re a small company, often all working with students all Day, so We generally return calls within 1-2 business days and strongly prefer email and text for asynchronous communication.