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Experience SAT tutoring by highly credentialed tutors. Top tutors will 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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These highly-credentialed tutors are uniquely qualified to help you with the 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 other nationally recognized programs.

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Elizabeth

Undergraduate Degree:
Harvard University - Studies Of Women, Gender, And Sexuality

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Chris

Undergraduate Degree:
Georgia Institute Of Technology - Biochemistry

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Emma

Undergraduate Degree:
New York University - Economics

How a tutor can help you master: the SAT

PINPOINTING SAT PREP AREAS OF NEED

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

IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

Your SAT tutor will quickly assess your proficiency with the material, and identify areas for improvement.

INDIVIDUALIZED LESSON PLANS

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

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

The student and I started looking at the Critical Reading section today. I demonstrated how to read the SAT passages and practiced this skill with him over several sections.
The student is much more engaged and working harder to understand the material than when we first started meeting. He's beginning to really think through problems and take his full time on things.

Today the student and I reviewed math and writing for the SAT. He struggles a little bit with math so we focused on that today, practicing the strategies of backsolving and picking numbers, which helped him out when he wasn't sure how to otherwise approach the problem mathematically. He was confused by complex algebra and the wording on some problems, so we broke the problems down together to make sure he understood them. We also went over the writing section. He tended to make minor errors because he was reading the sentence incorrectly and was thus confused about what the sentence meant. We worked on reading more carefully and talked about common grammar errors.

The student and I covered the basics of SAT Verbal test-taking, and working on the Critical Reading section fill in the blank question types. I believe the student needs to improve his vocabulary and critical reading skills, but by the end of the session we had discussed multiple fill-in-the-blank strategies to help him increase his Critical Reading score. The student was great to work with, enthusiastic, patient, and willing to do the homework I assigned him.

We spent the full lesson covering the Introduction to the Math Section, then we went over the general topics of Number Theory, Operations, Number Lines, and Algebra. We went through a number of practice problems, then, together, we completed the math section of a sample SAT in the back of the book. The student struggled with higher numbered questions, but she showed skill at implementing strategies such as plugging in real numbers where there was a single or double variable; she also learned how to use the answer choices given to help answer problems, especially word problems involving ratios and rates. Although we didn't cover the Geometry section specifically, she performed well on a number of problems involving triangles, circle circumferences, and areas. To finish, we went through a couple of brief Passage Based Reading questions, and several Sentence Completion questions, which she scored well on.

We started over from the very beginning of SAT test session - the numbers and fractions and the percentage. Her foundation seems a little bit weak, so we need to put more time to review everything. Overall, she did a great job.

The student and I first reviewed geometry formulas and concepts on the SAT. I emphasized learning 45-45-90 and 30-60-90 triangle properties. After that, we discussed grammar concepts, and I had her read an overview of major grammar concepts on the SAT, which I'd reviewed with her last time. I then had her do more "identifying sentence error" questions; reading the grammar concepts seemed to help her improve. We also went through a free response section in math. I gave her some tips for saving time.

The student and I reviewed his March 2013 SAT scores in order to develop a strategy for his personal course of action over the next 3 weeks.

We covered the students' scores from their practice exams and went over general concepts for the test. We began to review Math for both as well.

The student and I covered one math and one writing section together. We worked on sentence structure, grammar problems, and solving fill-in math problems. For next time, we'll continue working on writing and math problems.

The student is coming along well. We are continuing to focus the math concepts needed for the Math section through concentrated practice. In addition, we spend about half the time preparing for the Writing section by a review of English grammar. This is probably the student's most difficult section, but he's doing well and keeping up the work.

The student and I went over a passage-based set of questions, focusing on how to read the passage strategically. We summarized each paragraph and then compared the two passages. We also covered some grammar concepts in the writing section, and I had the student correct several sentences. We also briefly went over some algebra concepts. The student did a great job putting together vocab cards and doing his homework. He did well on the math section in his homework but will need to work more on his vocabulary and critical reading. For homework, I have assigned more vocab cards and another critical reading section.

The student and I worked on the writing section for the first half, reviewing parallel structure and concrete language. For the second half of the tutoring session, we focused on the geometry portion of the math section and I created practice problems.

How can a tutor help you master the SAT?

High school upperclassmen face a great deal of stress when it comes to college applications, and the fact that the SAT looms near does not exactly ease that stress. Fortunately, Varsity Tutors is here to fix that problem by helping connect you with one-on-one SAT instruction. A talented SAT tutor can work closely with you to get your SAT journey under control.

The new SAT is divided into three parts: Mathematics and evidence-based Reading and Writing, plus an optional essay. You are given a total of 65 minutes to complete the reading section and 35 minutes to complete the language and writing section. The SAT Math section is also 80 minutes long, allowing the student to use a calculator for 55 minutes of the math test while working without a calculator for the remaining 25 minutes. The SAT also includes a 50-minute optional essay section, which tests your ability to construct a critical argument.

While the SAT can seem daunting, any student can conquer it—he or she just needs the right preparation. Your SAT tutor can identify which sections you are having the most trouble with and which ones you are particularly strong in, ultimately allowing for a customized lesson plan perfectly suited to you. Your tutor can share key strategies for interpreting reading passages, quickly making math calculations, and recognizing grammatical and stylistic errors. In addition, your tutor can schedule your sessions whenever and wherever you prefer. Tutors' flexibility allows for effective and convenient SAT tutoring for every student.

Want to earn an impressive SAT score? SAT tutoring can help you do so. Call Varsity Tutors anywhere in the United States today!