I owe much of my success to Academic Center for Testing. A private session with Mrs. Bookout set me on the best path leading up to college admissions, the Summer essay workshop provided me with multiple beautifully constructed essays for college applications, and just 2 ACT Science classes brought my score from a 27 to a 34 - and I got into my dream school, UCLA!! Go Bruins!

Michael Palermo

Mrs. Benson,
You have worked with me since my freshman year, and I am so thankful for all that you have taught me. Your help has opened so many doors for me, and I would not be planning on attending University of Virginia next fall without you. I'll miss coming to the Center to see you every Sunday but I will always come back to visit. Thank you so much!
Riley Laggan
Class of 2018

Riley Laggan

Mrs. Bookout,

I would like to thank you for your help. Amelia got into all 7 colleges she applied to with many scholarships. She will most likely attend UF, and she was given the Presidential platinum scholarship.


Donnie Flipczak

Mrs Benson,

I just wanted to tell you that I got a 34 on the ACT, and it is all thanks to your classes. Thank you so so much for everything you have done for me since I was an itty bitty freshman. I am so happy!! ONE AND DONE!


Jeanne Gund

Amazing! The Center cares about each student and strives to make each individual the best they can be! Thank you!

Maureen Theresa

A huge thank you to The Academic Center for Testing for preparing my daughter for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT! Learning how to take the tests, the repetition of doing test questions, and understanding the “tips and tricks” are as important as the student’s ability and effort. The guidance that they offer the students is genuine. Their goal is to help your child achieve his/her goal! Worth every dollar spent!

Dr. Mary Lou O'Grady

My son's ACT score improved 4 points after attending sessions. He is now fielding academic scholarships based on those scores.

I simply cannot say enough great things about the Academic Center for Testing in Gulf Breeze. It's Terry Benson's brainchild. Although Addy was pretty sick last night, she actually wanted to go. Her practice ACT score in reading has already greatly improved. And, more importantly, her desire to do well in school has dramatically increased due to the climate of learning there. Plus, several uber bright IB students provide private tutoring. For those in the area, it is so worth checking out.

Elizabeth Anne Parsons, Sara Fe (Class of 2018), Addie (Class of 2020)

I'm so pleased with the results I've seen from Terry Benson's PSAT/ACT/SAT Prep. She offers group classes, practice tests, study sessions to meet individual needs. Because of this, Drew has felt confident and prepared taking these tests. Scheduling is also so easy through the Mind-Body app. Thanks, Terry


Huntley Jimenez, Drew Jimenez (PHS Class of 2018)