At Test Preps, our philosophy is that small group instruction is the right way to teach students about the SAT. Our students are placed by ability in small groups so that they can actively participate in lectures and discussions. Enrollment is limited to maintain an effective small group atmosphere.
This teacher-student interaction is what sets Test Preps apart from other SAT preparation programs. Our small group size enables instructors to identify the learning styles and knowledge base of our students, and tailor instruction, each week, to meet the needs of the group.
SAT Course Length
8 two-hour classes – most held on Sundays!
Each class begins with a mini-lesson that teaches strategies that are specific to each of the three sections of the SAT. This includes guided practice and interactive drills. In a typical class, one hour is spent on tactics and practice for the critical reading section and the other hour on math. The Writing Skills sections (Essay and Grammar) are also covered during the course. Typically, during the eight classes, students change teachers after an hour and rotate amongst our experienced staff. All students will conference individually with their core instructors to set goals and check their progress.
Two SAT preparation texts and the Test Preps curriculum binder are included in the cost of the course.
Approximately 45 minutes of daily homework is assigned at each class. Success on the SAT depends in large part on the work a student puts in at home internalizing the strategies we teach and then conscientiously completing practice tests.
Attendance is mandatory because each lesson builds upon the previous class. Missed classes must be made up before the following class at an additional cost of $100 for a 1.5 hour private session.
The cost of our 8 week SAT course is $650. A $25 discount is available if a students signs up with a friend! Keep in mind that missed classes must be made up before the next class with an additional fee of $100 for a 1.5 hour private session.
2015-2016 SAT Test Dates
“Old” SAT: October 3, November 7, December 5, 2015 and January 23, 2016
“Redesigned” SAT: March 5, May 7 and June 4, 2016