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Experience SAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Chicago, IL. We'll help you master the SAT through one-on-one tutoring in the comfort of your home, online, or any other location of your choice.

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Selected SAT Tutors in Chicago, IL

The highly-credentialed tutors in Chicago, IL are uniquely qualified to help you learn SAT. They have attended institutions including MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Notre Dame, Amherst, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Rice, Columbia, WashU, Emory, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, UNC, Michigan, UCLA, and additional high-caliber institutions.

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Undergraduate Degree:
Northwestern University - Theatre W/ A Minor In Business Institutions

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Undergraduate Degree:
Pomona College - Economics

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Undergraduate Degree:
Northwestern University - Biological Sciences

How we help you master: SAT Prep


You will have learning objectives mapped out by our educational director based on your specific academic needs.


Your instructor will identify your current skill level in SAT, as well as specific weaknesses to be addressed.


Our 1:1 SAT tutoring is specifically designed to help you meet and surpass your goals.

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student and I went over the writing section today. I showed her all 10 rules that the SAT tests extensively, and worked through several practice problems for each rule. Normally, I would split this up over several days, to give her time to internalize each rule, but we can't with our expedited schedule. Since the Writing section is the least important in the admissions process, we're spending the least amount of time on it.

The student and I worked on SAT reading comprehension and grammar today. He did a full timed reading section which we went over. His vocab was not great, but reading comp is, overall, probably his strongest SAT subject. I continued to stress outlining as an effective method for paying attention to the reading passage.

The student and I met to review what happened in her last session. We reviewed her essays and the homework that I assigned. I then did some work to reassure her that her writing is quite good. I also worked through some English grammar with her but assigned little since I'll see her again in less than 48 hours.

Today we really dug deep into algebra and geometry--I made a couple custom worksheets targeting some areas that he had been having problems with in our previous sessions. We then reviewed the questions he missed on previous homework. As expected, the student is doing well on the critical reading and writing sections, though with a little more practice, I believe he could aim for a perfect or near perfect score on either of those sections. The next time we meet will be our last meeting, so I will prepare some math reviews and worksheets as well as general test day tips for the student to use on his own.

The student and I continued our practice and strategy discussions. He has yet to take a full length, timed practice test, which I think will be very valuable, but he is making good progress in applying strategies for difficult questions.

The student and I spent our last session working through SAT Writing and Reading Comprehension sections of her practice book. The student did very well with vocabulary but needed help in selecting the grammatically incorrect part of the sentence section.

Today the student and I worked on studying for the ACT, which she is taking in May. We worked primarily on the writing section of the SAT, going through practice problems of all three question types. We also worked on vocab.

Completion of one math section, topics covered included: writing out equations from word problems, rotations of graph of functions, triangle side and angle laws, permutations and combinations, integer manipulations, function inputs. Completion of one writing section, topics covered included: present progressive and gerunds, infinitive forms of verbs, passive forms of verbs, continuity of tenses, subject verb agreement. Completion of 8 sentence/ vocabulary completion sentences and addition of 25 more vocabulary words in the vocabulary bank

Finished practice test 5 and moved onto test 6. Focused on the math section, but also carefully reviewed the writing section. The student found the error identification section quite challenging and uncharacteristically struggled. Continued to define SAT vocabulary words that the student didn't know. At this point, she will need to practice on her own to reinforce the concepts I've covered and optimize her progress.

The student earned exactly a 2000 on his practice test that we completed today, an improvement of 130 over his last score! I feel really good about how well he did and think he can do even better than that on the actual test day. We'll do more practice sections with time next session, and then he'll be all set.

We continued working on Critical Reading skills (passage-based reading), focusing on identifying and highlighting important context clues. For the CR section we completed, the student's score was in the 520-580 range, which is similar to her current score. She does feel a bit more confident in her ability to eliminate questions now.

In between practice test sections, we added more new vocabulary cards to her quiver, reinforcing words that had given her issues in the recent past and adding some new ones to work on.

We focused finally on a writing multiple-choice section, working on identifying and classifying common mistakes and common threads between questions. We made sure to refer to the guide in the beginning of the study guide to make sure she's familiar with all the possible mistakes.

We continued to go over critical reading and math problems from practice tests. He did show some improvement on math, and seems to get the reading comprehension questions when he takes time to study them.

How can a tutor help you master the SAT?

Varsity Tutors offers intensive 4 and 6 week SAT programs in Chicago, IL, as well as customized plans to help you meet your college admissions goals. With college applications at an all time high, the SAT is more important than ever. We have experienced tutors in and around Chicago ready to help! You will be matched with a tutor who will meet with you one-on-one for individualized SAT tutoring. Together you can break the test into manageable pieces, reviewing the material that is tested and the way in which it is presented. Learn strategies about when and how to guess, what to do when you’re almost out of time, and how to answer certain quantitative questions without any calculations. Of all your choices for SAT tutoring in Chicago, Varsity Tutors excels in our personalized learning approach and dedication to your individual needs.

We take the mystery out of standardized testing. You can feel confident and prepared by the time you take the SAT. Your tutor can give you several diagnostic tests before you take the real thing, so that nothing will surprise you on test day. Tutoring with a personal SAT professional is a great way to give you a leg up on your college-applicant competition. With big changes to the test coming soon, working with a well-trained tutor in customized SAT tutoring sessions is an excellent way to ensure you’re preparing for the correct test with great study materials.

Intensive 4 and 6 Week SAT Prep Programs in Chicago, IL

Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week SAT prep programs in Chicago, IL for college applicants seeking admission into their first-choice universities. Our SAT programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks of SAT classes, you may take the shortened 4 week SAT course. We can help you achieve a great score and significantly improve your chances of acceptance into your dream school. Our Chicago SAT tutors thoroughly assess your current knowledge base, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance of increasing your SAT score.

Your hand-picked, highly credentialed SAT tutor in Chicago, IL is dedicated to ensuring that you stay on schedule and make steady progress. They will provide assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all three subject areas of the SAT, in addition to the Essay portion of the Writing sections.

If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).

Customized SAT Prep Programs in Chicago, IL

Varsity Tutors provides fully customized SAT test prep programs in Chicago, IL tailored to your needs and changing weekly schedules. Our talented private SAT tutors meet individually with you in your home, or another location most convenient for you. Sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars, and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed SAT tutors can help you achieve your SAT score goals in the most efficient way. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and individual needs to create a customized plan that reaches your best SAT score!

How does a Varsity Tutor in Chicago, IL help you prepare for the SAT?

Varsity Tutors helps Chicago students reach their highest potential on the SAT exam in the comfort of your own home or any other location of your choice. Our SAT tutors impart lifelong problem solving skills to tackle new questions, significantly raising your chances of improving your SAT score. Using personalized approaches, not a "one-size fits all" method, Varsity Tutors will you through the entire SAT experience: from subject knowledge prep, test-taking coaching, and test-day guidance. Our SAT tutors in Chicago, IL know how to provide top-notch tutoring for all three subject matters of the SAT: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. They also provide coaching on how to tackle multiple-choice questions, free response questions (for the Mathematics sections), and the essay question.

Each of our Chicago SAT tutors has scored in a top percentile on the SAT and know how to help others score just as well. Having recently prepared for and taken the SAT themselves, they are very knowledgeable about the SAT question formats and test details. Because of their experiences and superior ability to teach others, our Chicago tutors can help you quickly identify areas for improvement, significantly improving SAT test scores. Our Chicago SAT tutors are ready to take your SAT score to the next level – our signature “Varsity Boost”!

Please contact us today about our private Chicago SAT tutoring services. We’re dedicated to your college plans and ambitions.

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