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My son's verbal score went up 160 points from the PSAT to SAT. His instructor Lydia was extremely professional and knowledgeable and he responded well to her. She kept him focused on what was important and gave him very helpful hints. He went into the test feeling very confident and prepared.

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Receive personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations. Varsity Tutors helps thousands of people asking, "How do I connect with the best tutors near me?"

If you're gearing up to face the SAT, Varsity Tutors can connect you with the best Chicago SAT tutors who can lend their expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the SAT to your preparatory efforts. The SAT is a lengthy test that covers a broad swath of academic skills, so it can be tough to know where to start studying or how to best spend your prep time. Chicago SAT tutoring can be an excellent solution to this problem, as private instructors can develop a structured lesson plan that takes your strengths and weaknesses into account.

What are some of the advantages of working with Chicago SAT tutors near me?

Chicago SAT tutoring can be much more flexible than a traditional classroom prep environment. In a classroom where you work alongside your peers, teachers are required to adopt generalized teaching methods and curricula that don't always meet the needs of every student. The same goes for class pacing. When teachers have to stick to a firm classroom schedule, they may have to move on to new topics before all students are ready to.

Private instruction offers a solution to these issues. Since the SAT covers a lot of ground, it's fair to assume that there are some elements of the test that you're feeling more confident about than others. If you're a highly literate student who isn't worried about the reading and writing sections of the test but who struggles with math, why waste half of your prep time covering those former topics rather than focusing on the latter? Chicago SAT tutors can identify the SAT topics that you need to brush up on most urgently, and can then assemble a systematic study plan that uses your time wisely.

Additionally, the personalized nature of Chicago SAT tutoring means that instructors can adjust their teaching methods to cater to your natural learning style. Everyone tends to find certain modes of instruction more effective - some prefer auditory learning, while others find they absorb and recall information more reliably when it's presented visually, or through hands-on experience.

If you're a visual learner your instructor can use teaching aids like flashcards, graphs, flowcharts, and more, to present you with concepts in the format that's most amenable to you. If you're an auditory learner, on the other hand, they can engage you in discussion-based learning that brings you into a back-and-forth dialogue.

What kinds of skills can Chicago SAT tutoring help me to develop?

The SAT is broken up into three sections: Math, Reading, and Writing and Language, with an optional Essay component. Each section is scored on a range from 200 to 800, and the essay is scored from 6 to 24. As the SAT can play an important role in college admission decision-making, your score can affect your future, so you'll want to be well prepared. We'll briefly outline each component of the SAT here so you can get an idea of what subjects Chicago SAT tutors can help you come to understand.

The Math section will give you 80 minutes to answer 58 questions. There are both calculator and no-calculator segments of the Math section, so you'll have to have a solid grasp of mathematical principles and be able to apply them without mechanical assistance. You'll be tested on your knowledge of algebra, data analysis, and the manipulation of expressions. Beyond leading you through a full-fledged review of mathematics and emphasizing the skills that can be the most useful on the exam, Chicago SAT tutors can also teach you how to quickly identify incorrect answers, which can help you save time on multiple-choice questions and give you an edge.

The Reading section takes 65 minutes and will ask you to respond to 52 questions. You'll be provided with passages from a variety of sources: classic literature, sociological or economic texts, foundational concepts in physical science, U.S. founding documents, and other, similar texts. You'll have to read these passages and show your ability to analyze them effectively, by demonstrating that you understand how to use evidence, can determine the meanings of words and phrases in context, and can draw inferences about written arguments. Chicago SAT tutors can provide you with sample passages, read them alongside you, and show you what sorts of information you should be scanning for when you're sitting for the exam.

The Writing and Language section is somewhat similar to the Reading section, in that you'll be asked to analyze passages. However, there are some key differences. Writing and Language questions can include tables and graphs and the structure of questions is inverted. Instead of using the passages to come to conclusions based on evidence, you'll be making suggestions about how the passages could be improved based on the evidence.

You'll also be asked to give suggestions about how words or phrases could be changed to improve the tone or consistency of passages and to show your knowledge of English grammar and usage. Chicago SAT tutors can teach logical analysis skills you'll be expected to show on the Writing and Language section, and can inform you about what sorts of trick questions to watch out for. You'll have 35 minutes to answer 44 questions here.

The optional Essay section will provide you with 50 minutes to read a passage and respond with an analytical essay. You'll have to consider the author's claims and deconstruct their argument in order to evaluate it. The goal is not to argue for your own position, but rather to assess how well the author makes their case and to reveal what persuasive techniques they're putting to use.

Writing off-the-cuff can be difficult under the best of circumstances, much less when you're under the stress of a standardized test, but Chicago SAT tutors can expose you to relaxation and concentration methods that you can use on the exam. Tutors can also drill you with sample essays and ask you to examine their arguments to improve your speed under time pressure.

How can I get in touch with Chicago SAT tutors near me?

Chicago SAT tutoring is provided both online and in person, so you'll have some options to choose from when you enroll. Online instruction is supplied via our Live Learning Platform, which allows you to meet your mentor anywhere that you have an internet connection or a mobile device. You can see and speak with one another face-to-face thanks to video chat software, so remote study can feel just like an in-person meeting. This allows you to work wherever you're most comfortable, whether that's your own home or a public spot like a neighborhood coffee shop or a library such as the Sulzer Regional Library or Harold Washington Library Center.

The platform also includes a variety of integrated teaching tools, like a shared document editor that you can use to practice your essay composition or analyze passages with your mentor. There's also a virtual whiteboard, integrated practice problems, and more. All meetings between tutors and their students are automatically recorded, so you can return to prior study sessions to revisit topics when you'd like to refresh your memory.

Give Varsity Tutors a call today and we can get you signed up for Chicago SAT tutoring quickly and without a hassle. You can discuss your schedule with our educational consultants, who can then get to work finding an instructor who is ready to meet at a time that works for your lifestyle. The SAT can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Reach out now to learn more and get enrolled.

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