SAT Tutoring and SAT Preparation

SAT tutoring can be a stand-alone class, course, or software as well as part of a larger tutoring picture. There are many online and offline sources for SAT tutoring, ranging from classes and/or courses at your local college to self-directed online courses at sites like Princeton Review or KapTest. Tutor.com offers specialized tutoring for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and ACT exams. Their tutors can help you with math, English, social studies, or science; they will send you resources, worksheets, and sample questions that you can work on as a team. Tutor.com is an online resource with a two-way whiteboard.

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SAT Preparation Courses

You can choose from a lot of different ways to prepare for the SAT. From online tutoring (free or paid) to small or large group classes (and everything in between) you have a wide array of options when preparing for this important test. Power Score Test Preparation offers both online and offline SAT courses as well as various forms of tutoring. Their full length offline SAT courses include 40 hours of class time (24 lecture hours and 4 practice tests); this option is $595.00. Their online live interactive SAT courses include 18 hours of instruction for $495.00. Weekend SAT courses include 12 hours of intense instruction over one weekend; both the online and offline versions cost $350.00. They also offer in-person tutoring, tutoring over the phone, or live online tutoring as well as admissions counseling. A five hour live or online tutoring package is $650.00; thirty-five hour packages are $4400.00. Open-ended live or online tutoring (no package commitment) is $150.00 per hour. Telephone tutoring is $400.00 for a five hour package or $800.00 for a ten hour package; open-ended telephone tutoring is $100.00 per hour.

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Methods of SAT Preparation

There are many different methods of SAT preparation. You can enroll in offline SAT prep classes at local colleges or tutoring centers. You can buy SAT preparation software online, and you can even enroll in SAT tutoring online. There are a lot of online providers of SAT preparation courses. The most well-known are Princeton Review, College Board, and Kaplan. Princeton Review offers several different methods of SAT preparation, from online courses to offline tutors. Their prices range from $599.00 for a shorter test that focuses on the essential test elements to $1999.00 for their SAT Honors program, which is only open to students who’ve scored 1800 or above on a practice test or real SAT. They also offer a much less expensive option for students who want to control the pace themselves; this program starts at $169.00 and is an online self-guided option.

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Are you Giving the SAT this year?

When preparing to take the SAT it’s a good idea to get together a plan of attack several months ahead of time. The SAT consists of several sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Each of those three sections is worth 200–800 points depending on how well you do. One of the most basic ways of SAT preparation is to take the time to visit your local book store or library and get one of the many available SAT prep books. These books are great to look over regularly in the months, weeks and days before the test.

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