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SAT FAQs

COURSE FORMAT

What makes Test Preps courses different?

Our courses are comprised of small, ability-based groups which enable Test Preps instructors to tailor instruction and offer more personalized attention to each student.  Test Preps targets Sundays for our classes since that’s when high school students are available. Compare our schedule and class sizes with the competition.  We truly are different!

What is a typical class like?

Our small group classes include interactive strategy lessons followed by guided, timed practice with the tutor. Each class is 2 hours with time allotted to each section of the SAT. Students conference at the last classes with the tutor to assess goals and progress.

How much homework can I expect?

Weekly homework averages approximately 45 minutes per night and corresponds to the lesson from the previous class.  Since we all know how busy high school students are, please be sure that your child has the time to commit to this endeavor when you sign them up.  The best time for them to take the SAT is when they are available to make it a priority.  Missed classes must be made up before the following class with an additional cost of $100 for a 1.5 hour make-up session.
SCHEDULING

When should a student take a SAT course?

Our motto is to start early!  Why wait until Spring which is the busiest time of their high school tenure?  We realize how busy high school students are and believe that the ideal time to take the course is when their schedule allows time for the extra work involved in preparing for the SAT.

Math readiness is critical.  Students who are a year ahead in Math are ready to try the SAT or ACT as they finish Algebra 2/Trig their sophomore year.  Juniors who are taking Algebra 2/Trig should wait until later in the fall to get started.  Also consider commitments to: sports, music programs, extra-curricular activities (Mock Trial, DECA, dance, musicals, etc.) and family vacations. Remember that May is an especially busy month for students taking AP classes!

Finally, we strongly recommend that students take the SAT immediately upon completion of the Test Preps Course while the strategies and tactics are fresh in their minds.

When should we register for a Test Preps SAT course?

Because class sizes are limited to ensure our small group format, a student should register as soon as possible. Classes fill up quickly, and it is not unusual for registration to be closed several weeks in advance of the starting date.

Can I enroll in a SAT course that has already started?

If spaces are available, a student may still enroll in a course after the first class.  However, the missed class must be made up before the next scheduled class. The fee for this option is the full cost of the course, plus a private tutoring fee of $100 for a 1.5 hour make-up session.

Do you offer a guarantee that my score will increase?

It has been our experience that students who actively participate in our 6-week course and conscientiously complete all assigned homework will gain the confidence and necessary skills that are the key ingredients to success on the SAT.  We do not offer a money-back “guarantee” per se, but we believe strongly that a Test Preps course guarantees a well-prepared student, which results in improved SAT scores!  Our incredible growth is indicative of the number of referrals we have received from very satisfied clients.  Please check out our Testimonial page to hear why both parents and students are big fans of Test Preps!  Or ask us for a referral from someone in your school community.

ATTENDANCE

What is the attendance policy?

Since each class serves as the foundation for the one following it, all classes are mandatory.  If one is missed, it must be made up prior to the next scheduled class. Private make up classes cost $100 for the 1.5 hour session.  If two students can share a make-up class, the cost is $75 each.

SAT INFORMATION

How many times can a student take the SAT?

Regardless of the number of times the test is taken, colleges are really looking for the highest SAT or ACT score that you can offer.  Their ranking depends in part on your good score!  Score Choice (check out Collegeboard.com) is another option to consider if you have a low SAT score that you don’t want a college to see.  However, not all colleges participate in this program.  Keep in mind that simply retaking the SAT will probably not significantly increase a student’s score.   Preparation and diligent practice are essential in order to impact a positive change.

How do I register for the SAT?

The SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines can be found online at www.collegeboard.com.  In order to avoid late registration fees and increase your chances of taking the SAT at the testing center of your choice, a student should register for the exam at least 8 to 10 weeks before the testing date. Registration can be completed online at www.collegeboard.com.

 

2019 – 2020 SAT Test Dates

2019:  June 1 • Aug.  24 • Oct. 5 • Nov. 2 • Dec. 7

2020:   March 14 • May 2 • June 6

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