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Varsity Tutors can help students in the Houston area prepare for the SAT with our Houston SAT preparation options. You may have decided to take the SAT if you attend a local high school like St. John's or Carnegie Vanguard. If you perform well on this exam, then you could make yourself a more attractive candidate for admission at your top choice universities. You could even earn more scholarship offers with a solid SAT score.

Still, getting a great SAT score is something that is easier said than done. If you've already begun your test preparation process, then you probably already know how difficult the SAT is to prepare for. The exam features questions on some of the most important subjects that you've studied throughout your academic career. If you'd like some help with the test preparation process, then you can easily get it by contacting us today. Or, you can keep reading to get more information on the SAT and how Houston SAT prep provided by Varsity Tutors can get you ready for it.

What's covered on the SAT?

The exam was designed to assess how prepared college applicants are to continue with their studies at the collegiate level. In the pursuit of this goal, the SAT is split into three required sections and one optional Essay section. The required test sections cover Math, Writing and Language, and Reading. The paragraphs below will provide a more in-depth look at what's covered in each of these sections.

Math is one of the SAT's most challenging sections for many students. The Math portion of the SAT is actually split into two different parts. One of these parts allows for the use of a calculator while the other doesn't. Throughout the Math section, you'll be tested on topics like algebra, data analysis, and some introductory advanced mathematics topics. You'll need to answer a total of 58 questions within the section's 80-minute time limit. You'll earn a score ranging from 200 to 800 points for your work here.

Next, you'll also take the SAT's Reading section. As its name implies, this part of the exam is concerned with evaluating your reading comprehension skill set. To accomplish this, the section asks test-takers to read written passages on a variety of topics. You'll be tasked with reading passages on things like literature, history, social studies, and science. Then, you'll need to answer the section's 52 multiple-choice questions within its 65-minute time limit. You'll be tested on your analysis skills as well as your ability to understand the author's intentions and writing methods.

The last required SAT section focuses on Writing and Language. This part of the exam also asks test-takers to read a number of passages. However, some of the passages that you'll read in this section will include things like graphs and charts that you'll need to analyze. The score that you earn here will be combined with your score from the Reading section to create on 200 to 800 point combined score. The Writing and Language section is made up of 44 multiple-choice questions and has a 35-minute time limit.

You may also decide to complete the SAT's Essay section. This is a great opportunity to show your writing skills to the schools that you apply to. You'll be tasked with reading another passage but instead of answering multiple-choice questions about it you'll need to write an essay about it. Test-takers have 50 minutes to read their passage and respond to it in an essay format. The work that you do will be graded based on the quality of your writing and the strength of the arguments that you make throughout it.

How can Houston SAT prep help you get ready for the SAT?

As the paragraphs above show, the SAT is a comprehensive exam that requires test-takers to be knowledgeable in a variety of academic disciplines. If you'd like some help getting ready for this exam, then Varsity Tutors has a few options that may appeal to you. Keep reading for more information on the ways that you can benefit from signing up for one of these prep options.

First, you may be interested in taking a Houston SAT prep course. Students who have previously enjoyed the classroom learning environment may prefer this test prep option. Your Houston SAT prep class will take place online on a live virtual learning platform. You'll learn from a knowledgeable instructor who will help you develop your SAT skill set through a series of live lectures. Classes are a group learning option so you'll also have a number of peers that will be taking your class with you. You'll be able to interact with your peers to get even more out of your study sessions.

Additionally, students who have trouble with one of the topics discussed in their course can sign up to work with their instructor individually. This makes it easy to keep pace with the rest of your classmates, even when a topic is covered that you don't initially fully understand. There are two and four-week course options available and new courses start each week. Thus, you can easily find a class option that meets at times that fit within your existing schedule.

Another option you may be interested in is working with a Houston SAT tutor. If you value working directly with your educator, then this may be the right test prep supplement for you. You can get a personalized lesson plan that is targeted with your growth in mind. Your lessons will take place in a one-on-one setting where you can take your time working through challenging material. The personalization that you'll get through SAT tutoring provides a learning experience that is uniquely designed with your growth in mind.

How can I get started with the prep option I've chosen?

Whether you prefer to work with a tutor or to take a class, you can easily get started with the learning plan of your choice by contacting Varsity Tutors today. We'd love to help you select the Houston SAT prep option that is the best fit for you if you aren't sure which one to pick yet. The SAT is a challenging exam that requires a strong test preparation plan. We'd love to work with you as you pursue your SAT goals.

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