A good SAT score greatly increases your academic options. It will provide you with a better choice of colleges and financial aid packages. Furthermore, the commitment you make to this goal, and the intellectual knowledge you gain from doing so, will improve your academic skills for college and as well as for life later on. Here are some ways to prepare:
- If you are disciplined, study with a SAT /PSAT prep book. Take at least 10 weeks, spending 2 hours at least 2x/ week. Both Barrons and McGraw- Hill are good texts. Don’t let other things interfere with this goal (within reason). Keep in mind that a good SAT score can set you up for life in many ways! (Choice of college, scholarship chances, networking etc.)
- Take the Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test (PSAT). This test for 10th and 11th graders is a good indicator of how you will perform on the SAT.
- Take the Official SAT Practice Test offered by the College Board (online or in your test booklet available from your guidance counselor).
But if you are concerned about your ability to score well on the SAT or PSAT test, or are disappointed in your current or preliminary scores, you can prepare one-on-one with Advanced Learning . We have several individualized SAT preparation packages. We offer the undivided attention of our experienced, caring tutor, in the convenience of your home or local library, which will bring out the best in you.
Recently, one of our students improved his overall score by 350 points. The SAT writing section makes many students nervous, because of the required essay as well as the grammar section. Advantage Learning has developed an almost foolproof method to help you generate ideas and responses to almost any essay question based on what you have learned in school and in life. One student using this method increased her essay score from a (mediocre) 6 to a much more acceptable 9. Others have done even better.
Advantage Learning’s Individualized PSAT and SAT Preparation Packages
|One to One Tutoring (hrs)||Proctored Practice Tests||Number of 2 Hr Sessions|
|Any two subjects||18||3||9|
* I.e., math, critical reading, writing.
Our prices are very competitive, and all Advantage Learning test preparation packages include a textbook, related learning materials, and practice tests with detailed diagnoses and answer explanations. We also offer special rates for extended time tests, rush jobs, and other situations.