It’s All About Knowing the SAT
It’s not unusual for students who have taken our classes to increase their scores by 300 points or to crack the 2100 mark. The SAT’s big secret? The SAT is given seven times for year- and to maintain fairness, the exact same questions have to be given on every test! We know the 15 math questions that appear on every test, the 20 grammar questions that appear on every test, the traps, and the slippery attempts designed to draw students to the wrong answers. Scores go up when we show students how to spot the traps and help them to identify the skill sets they need to improve.
We have spent thousands of hours working with students and developing strategies to help them to succeed on the test. Our track record demonstrates just that. If you are not sure if the SAT is the right test for you consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the ACT is a better choice.
The course is divided into 15 hours of verbal instruction and 15 hours of Math. Below is a full breakdown.
15 Hours of Mathematics Instruction
|Day 1 – Algebra 1||3 hours||-|
|Day 2 – Geometry||3 hours||Algebra 1 Quiz|
|Day 3 – Arithmetic||3 hours||Geometry Quiz|
|Day 4 – Algebra 2||3 hours||Arithmetic Quiz|
|Day 5 – Review & Assessment||3 hours||Retired Math Exam|
15 Hours of Verbal Instruction
|Day 1 – Critical Reading Single Passage||3 hours||CR Assessment homework|
|Day 2 – Dual & Short Passages, & Sentence Comp.||3 hours||Single Passage Assessment|
|Day 3 – The Essay||3 hours||Full Critical Reading Exam|
|Day 4 – Spotting the Errors & Improving Sentences||3 hours||Essay Assessment|
|Day 5 – Grammar & Fixing Passages||3 hours||Complete Writing Exam|
How We Teach
For all aspects of this high-stakes exam, students are given instruction followed by individual and group practice. Instructors also administer quizzes and full-length practice sections of the SAT. This allows instructors to identify areas in which students need improvement and provides both instructors and students with . If students do not improve their scores it is because either did not ask enough questions or do enough homework.
In our course we use visual aids to supplement instruction. An example of these slides is
included blow. Since problems are diagrammed in advance, we can cover more material in class, and instructors don’t have their backs to the students while teaching.
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Caryl Viola from Madison, Connecticut
I wanted to send our thanks to you and Kathryn Ryan for being a part of our “team” in preparing all three of our children for college placement. It is, indeed, a journey and a huge part of that journey is the SAT process. You, Sam, and Kathryn have not only become our partners-in-prep, but also our friends.
Rick Weiner from Essex, Connecticut
I can’t thank you enough for your help in not only preparing Sky for his tests, but also giving him encouragement when it was sorely needed. I would be happy to highly recommend you to any child or parent going through the stress that precedes college acceptance.
February, 2010 - Sky scored in the 98th percentile on the ACT
Sara Scimone from South Windsor, CT
I am 100% certain that taking the SAT Prep class this year improved my SAT scores. Not only did it help boost my scores in each of the individual areas, all the practice problems we did helped me grow accustomed to the form and length of the SAT before I had even taken it once.
March 2013 - Sara scored 800 on the Critical Reading, 670 on the Math, and 740 on the Writing.
Rich Rosen from Branford, Connecticut
Thank you for helping my older son increase his SAT scores by more than 300 points. Your wonderful, small classes as well as individualized assistance proved essential. Top tier colleges suddenly became an option. Our next child will start with you this summer!
Hilary Loftus from Westbrook, Connecticut
Just wanted to let you know that starting to work with you and your company to help Patrick get the best test scores he can and get into the best college for his future aspirations is one of the things I’m most thankful for this year!