How can a tutor help you master the SAT?
Applying for colleges can be a very exciting time, but along with this may also come the SAT. Preparing for the SAT can be very stressful and daunting, to say the least, but you don't have to go at it alone; a private tutor can help you. Varsity Tutors can assist in your search for a professional SAT tutor in Washington, D.C., with whom you can work at a time and place that works best for your schedule. Your tutor can even meet with you online.
Private Washington, D.C., SAT tutors can provide you with the one-on-one attention that you would not receive in a study group or test prep course. Together, you and your tutor can come up with a personalized study plan just for you. You may decide that you need to cover every section of the exam in great detail, or alternatively, maybe you only need to go over a few in detail and can briefly review the rest of the sections with your tutor. For example, you may take a practice exam with your tutor and discover that you excel at the evidence-based reading and essay sections, but you need some additional help with the math section and a refresher on some of the concepts covered in the writing and language section. Because you are the only pupil meeting with your tutor during your session, whatever your studying needs may be, your tutor can help. You can pick and choose the topics you cover and to what extent, which is not something you can do in a large study group or test prep course.
Washington, D.C., SAT tutoring may provide a multitude of perks that studying alone does not. For example, you may have purchased practice exams and test prep books with answer keys, but these cannot offer an in-depth explanation of incorrect answers like a private tutor can. Your tutor can work through any incorrect answers with you. This is especially helpful on the essay section, as critiquing your own essay would be rather difficult. Your tutor can provide constructive and immediate feedback as well as essay-writing tips and test-taking strategies for you to utilize on test day. The exam is also timed for each section (80 minutes for the math section, 65 minutes for the reading section, 35 minutes for the writing and language section, and 50 minutes to write your essay). Your tutor can time you as you take each section of a practice exam to help you learn pacing techniques.
Studying for the SAT can be extremely intimidating when doing it alone, but private tutoring can be a great help. Give Varsity Tutors a call today for assistance finding SAT tutoring in Washington, D.C.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
In terms of Math, we spent the rest of our session working through problems in the SAT math workbook that she had previously gotten wrong. I made a list of problems that she was still struggling with so that she could attempt them again in a couple of weeks to make sure she still remembered how to do them."
With the other student I went over the harder ACT math questions. She understands the general concepts, but finds untangling the questions difficult, so we made notes on how to tackle similar problems in the future. We also began to tackle the science section because it was very new to her. We went over strategies of what to read and what not to read in the informational section so that she doesn't waste time trying to read irrelevant information."
We went over all his math questions that he worked on - he is still making silly mistakes that I'm finding a little difficult to prevent. I have told him to start marking and underlining the key words in the problem, making sure that he writes down all his work so that he's not making mistakes.
We also went through a whole reading test (3 sections). He did fairly well, and only missed 8 questions total. For at least 3 of these questions, after he looked at them again, he chose the correct answer (without knowing which incorrect answer he originally chose). At least 1 of these questions, he had changed his mind - I told him that his instincts are probably correct.
For homework, I've had him do a whole test. He photocopied it for me so that I can go over it before I meet with him, and so we don't waste time reading the passages together."