If you're a student who is currently attending a Tampa school such as the Academy of the Holy Names or Plant High School, Varsity Tutors would be happy to set you up with an exceptional Tampa SAT course. The SAT is a standardized exam accepted by all US colleges and universities for admissions purposes. The exam takes three hours when you elect to opt out of the optional SAT essay assessment. This exam is one of the first obstacles you will face as you prepare to earn admission to the college or university of your choice. The three required sections assess your Math, Reading, and Writing and Language skills. Each of the sections receives a separate sub-score, which can provide insight into your personal areas of opportunity and individual strengths. With so much riding on a single exam, you want to do everything you can to put your best foot forward as you work to impress the admissions office at the college of your choice. A Tampa SAT class can help you effectively and efficiently prepare to take this critical exam.
What can a Tampa SAT course cover?
Each section of the SAT evaluates your abilities in a different subject. The Reading test evaluates your reading comprehension and reasoning skills. The Writing and Language section assesses your grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation skills. The Math assessment measures your problem-solving and analytical skills and ability to understand mathematical expressions. The optional essay evaluates your ability to understand and present an argument while supporting it with solid evidence. A Tampa SAT class can help you work on improving skills and all of the sections. Let's take a closer look at each section, starting with the optional Essay.
When you elect to take the Essay, you will have 50 minutes to respond to a single essay question. For this assessment, you will need to read a passage and consider whether the author has made proper use of evidence and reasoning to develop his or her ideas. This is not an essay where you are expected to explain whether or not you agree with the author's argument. You are only asked to assess the argument and whether the claims and evidence are sufficient to support the author's claim. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to present your ideas in an organized and focused essay using proper written English rules. An SAT prep course can help you hone these skills and provide constructive criticism in the areas in which you need to improve.
The next section is the SAT Reading assessment, which consists of 52 questions. You will have 65 minutes to complete this section of the SAT and will need to use given passages to find evidence to support answers or provide the basis for a logical conclusion. Passages can come from classic US literature, United States founding documents, social science selections related to economics, or science passages regarding foundational concepts in chemistry earth science. You will need to be able to utilize context clues to understand what a word or phrase means, in addition to being able to identify how word choice can affect style, meaning, or tone of the passage. An SAT prep course can help you practice identifying relationships between texts and accompanying data.
The SAT Writing and Language assessment consists of 44 questions, which you must finish within 35 minutes. All questions in this section will come from the provided passages and some of these passages will include tables, charts, or graphs. Prior knowledge of the information in the texts is not a part of the test since all the answers to the questions can be found directly within the provided passages. In this section, you will need to improve how passages develop information and ideas and be able to add relevant supporting details. You will need to showcase your ability to make a passage more concise and improve its syntax, style, or tone. Your SAT review for the section should include standard English conventions such as verb tense, subject verb agreement, parallel construction, punctuation use, and sentence structure. Working under the supervision of a knowledgeable instructor can help you improve your ability to make word and structure changes in order to improve a passage's clarity.
The final section of the ACT is the Math section, which consists of 58 questions. You are allowed 80 minutes to finish this portion of the exam. The Math section is actually broken into two separate parts and you are only permitted to use a calculator during one portion. The questions you will find in the Math portion of the SAT are algebra problems and problem-solving and data analysis problems. An SAT prep class can help you practice carrying out mathematical procedures accurately and efficiently so you can move through the section with ease and confidence. You will need to demonstrate your ability to make connections between properties of linear equations and their graphical representations. You will also need to analyze a real-world problem and determine how to solve the problem mathematically.
Preparing for the SAT doesn't need to be a lonely or frustrating experience. Varsity Tutors is here to support you as you prepare for this critical exam.
What are the benefits of taking a Tampa SAT course?
When you sign up for a Tampa SAT prep course through Varsity Tutors, you gain access to an online collaborative learning environment in which you can interact directly with your instructor and classmates. You will be able to participate in group activities and engage in review discussions to help you as you prepare for your SAT. For example, you can participate in vocabulary building activities or work on peer editing to help each other improve writing skills. These kinds of collaborative lessons have been shown to deepen a student's understanding of the concept being reviewed. If you need extra help, you can set aside individual time with your instructor to work on specific areas of need.
How do I sign up to start a Tampa SAT course?
If you're ready to start an SAT prep course, all you need to do is pick up the phone and called Varsity Tutors. Once we have determined your instructional and scheduling needs, we will sign you up for either a two-week or four-week course. Class sessions begin weekly so you can sign up at any time. If you're ready to invest in yourself and your academic future, call Varsity Tutors today and sign up for an online Tampa SAT class!
Sarah: Tampa SAT course instructor
...in May 2012. I received my Bachelor of Arts with honors in psychology. I currently am working toward my Master in Public Health at the University of South Florida. While attending Wake Forest and after graduating, I worked at a school for children with developmental disabilities. I have always loved math, from the time I was in elementary school up until now, while I am taking graduate level statistics courses. My favorite subjects to tutor...
Kyle: Tampa SAT course instructor
...Moved to Florida when I was 12. Went to high school and college and graduate school in Southwest FL. I achieved my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with my major being in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. After my undergraduate career, I went to the University of South Florida, in Tampa. I received my Master's degree in Medical Science. I am currently working part time in a research laboratory...
Tara: Tampa SAT course instructor
...gaps in math and love working to help them identify and fill those gaps in order to have a solid understanding of the subject. I am creative in using many different learning styles as I understand that all students learn differently and do not always understand every concept the first time. I look forward to working with your child and helping them work their way towards loving (or at least passing) their math class.
Education & Certification
- University of Miami - Bachelor in Arts, Anthropology
- Elementary School Math
- +11 subjects
Jamie: Tampa SAT course instructor
...Waldo Emerson My very first job in middle school was babysitting, followed shortly by volunteer work as a tutor through my school's Honor Society. I quickly grew to love working with other students, particularly in math, helping them to understand challenging material. I live for the "light bulb" moments, when my student's eyes begin to shine as he/she begins to gain confidence and mastery of the subject. In college, I earned my B.A. at Tufts...
Khanisha: Tampa SAT course instructor
...school, College Academy at Broward College, I received my Associates of Arts Degree from Broward College. In May 2014, I will be graduating from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) with my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and my Bachelor of Art in Psychology degrees. I have tutored at Broward College in an array of subjects, as well as, with a private math tutoring company in Tampa. I have also taught Sunday school...
Education & Certification
- University of South Florida - Bachelors, Biomedical Sciences; Psychology
- Algebra 2
- SAT Subject Tests
- +58 subjects
Alissah: Tampa SAT course instructor
...the University of South Florida, and am working towards my Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While pursuing my degrees I have dabbled in a variety of academic interests, including Spanish, creative writing, and a little bit of film studies. As a member of the USF Chemistry Society, I have found it incredibly rewarding to be able to tutor students in science and mathematics, allowing me to learn...
Education & Certification
- University of South Florida-Main Campus - Current Undergrad, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology
- ACT English
- IB Chemistry SL
- +60 subjects
Robyn: Tampa SAT course instructor
...the very core, I have recently graduated with my Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Albany – SUNY with an emphasis in Community Development. Prior to earning this degree, I worked for many years as a Workforce Development Specialist, Trainer and Group Facilitator for individuals with disAbilities of all ages, with stints at organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy, The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairment, Northeastern Association...
Education & Certification
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Bachelor of Science, Special Education
- English Grammar and Syntax
- College Economics
- +80 subjects
Kyra : Tampa SAT course instructor
I am currently pursuing my master's degree in teaching English at USF. We are taught to teach students to think for themselves and that is what I want to teach my students. I want my students to be able to succeed in whatever they put their minds to.
Daegan: Tampa SAT course instructor
...Johns Hopkins University, majoring in English and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. When I have a break from my studies, I work as a freelance writer for a new online publishing company, or I volunteer to tutor local high school kids in the SAT or local elementary school kids in math. Thus, I have experience in tutoring a variety of students in different age levels, subjects, and backgrounds. Since I was a child, I have...
Education & Certification
- Johns Hopkins University - Unknown, English Major, Business minor
- Comparative Literature
- SAT Reading
- +21 subjects
Richard: Tampa SAT course instructor
I enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with those having a desire to learn. I also enjoy mentoring and training for a broad range of subjects. Due to my broad experiences over a long career, I cannot think of a better way to hand off years of professional interactions than to teach and train the minds of tomorrows professionals.... I believe teaching, above all occupations, carries the greatest responsibility. It is responsible for creating a foundation that prepares an individual to meet life's challenges. Regardless of the student's stage in life, when asking, the student should be challenged to explore the questions of the mind; not just receive answers to complete an assignment. This is the ongoing responsibility to represent the topic with professionalism and example. I have a mindset that teaching is more than following a syllabus or proposed curriculum. These two items provide a systematic approach, but including real world examples and analogies bring subject matter to life. Because students do not learn or comprehend at the same pace or with the same methods, i.e. kinesthetic, visual, audible, instructors should include these alternative methods in presenting material to ensure that each student has the opportunity to learn. Within these methods, I challenge students to be creative in exploring their weaknesses for learning by using their strengths to self-heal. I do not believe in the 'surface approach' to learning. This approach forces memorization and limits creativity to envision new ideas and build upon existing knowledge. The purpose is to learn, to retain for future use, and memorizing is for short-term purposes and therefore cannot benefit a student in the long run. Curriculum should include moments of repetition to promote long term learning that will give students confidence and enthusiasm that will carry through to their personal and professional lives. I get enthusiastic when given an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience. Aside from the feeling of accomplishment from completing assigned tasks in my professional life, there is joy that comes from enhancing another's knowledge or experience. I believe that, "A day without learning is a wasted day." I live by that phrase in that as I strive to excel in life and the workplace, transferring examples of achievement challenges students as well as colleagues to pursue excellence.