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Whether you are a student at a school like Ocean Lakes High School or Cape Henry Collegiate wondering how to prepare for the SAT, Varsity Tutors has a Virginia Beach SAT course that can help. The score you receive on the SAT will have a direct impact on your chances of getting into your preferred university because it is one of the factors admissions officials consider. Preparing adequately for college admissions exams like the SAT is one of the most important things you can do to secure your academic future.
The skills assessed during the SAT are those which you must have a certain degree of proficiency in if you are to thrive in a collegiate environment. If you are unsteady in one or more area, it is likely you will have to take remedial classes to be able to progress in your academic career. The value of these skills is why admissions officers so carefully scrutinize the scores. It's far better to discover you have an area of weakness while preparing for the SAT than to find out once you receive your scores. Not only will it help you work towards your scoring goal, but it can also help you prepare for college. Keep reading to discover what you can expect when you take the SAT and some of the ways Varsity Tutors can help you prepare.
What can a Virginia Beach SAT course cover?
There are only three required sections of the SAT: Writing and Language, Reading, and Math. You can choose to include the SAT Essay section if you also want your writing skills evaluated.
The Writing and Language section of the SAT demonstrates your competency in the standard conventions of the English language. Some of the skills you will need to rely on in this section include grammar, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, and the appropriate use of commas. Working with an experienced instructor can help you develop these and other pertinent skills before the exam. The Reading section of the SAT evaluates your reading comprehension and analytical ability as it applies to reading. These two sections are combined for the score. Between the two, you can earn between 200 and 800 points. You will have 65 minutes to complete the Reading section and 35 minutes to complete the Writing and Language section.
The Math section of the SAT is divided into two portions. In only one will you be allowed to use a calculator. It's essential to be aware of what types of problems you won't have access to a calculator for so you can prepare to do them without assistance. Equally important is knowing what kind of calculator you can work with. You don't want to be surprised on the day of the test by not knowing how to use the calculator. Utilizing professional SAT prep resources as part of your preparation efforts can help you become familiar with the test's particulars. The entire Math section is scored together. You can earn between 200 and 800 points on this section. You will have 80 minutes to complete this section of the SAT.
During the SAT Essay, your writing skills will be evaluated. In addition to adhering to standard writing conventions, you will also need to successfully present a written position based on the argument from the reading passage. You will not be writing about whether or not you agree with the author. Instead, you will be expected to evaluate the author's writing on a variety of points such as determining whether it was valid based on the available evidence, the clarity of the writing, and how clearly it was presented. If evaluating an argument and writing about it clearly sounds challenging, you will have an opportunity to review writing essentials as part of your Virginia Beach SAT course.
What are the benefits of taking a Virginia Beach SAT class?
When you take a Virginia Beach SAT class or course, you will have the opportunity to thoroughly review all areas of the SAT with an experienced instructor. You won't have to put together your study resources piecemeal or spend valuable time trying to find someone who can tell you what the test is like. Classes are broken down into topical sections, and new sections begin each week which not only makes it easy to start when you are ready, but it also means it's easy to find a section you need as you progress.
All of the SAT classes are held in a secure online learning environment. Having access to your teacher, classmates, and resources online can save you a remarkable amount of time. You won't have to worry about a lengthy commute, finding parking at the school, or dealing with bad weather. All you have to do is have a good internet connection, and you can hop on and get started. Just because it is easier to access your class doesn't mean it is less informative than a traditional classroom. Your teacher will still provide group instruction to the class, encourage student participation, and may have you work together in group projects. You can even ask your teacher questions if you need anything clarified.
One of the most underrated benefits of preparing for the SAT in a classroom environment is the support you gain from working with peers who will soon be facing the same test. As you work together, they will likely have questions that can help further your own knowledge when they are answered by the instructor. As you work together to prepare you can hold one another accountable and offer encouragement to follow through with your preparation efforts.
How can I get started with a Virginia Beach SAT prep course?
If you are ready to enroll in a Virginia Beach SAT course and take your test preparation efforts to the next level, let the experts at Varsity Tutors help. There is no reason you should try to cobble together resources or worry that you have missed something important when you can work with an experienced instructor. Contact Varsity Tutors today to learn more and get started quickly and easily.
Nathan: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...to supplement my stipend with some tutoring jobs. I take my role as an educator very seriously, committing a great deal of time and energy to my courses at the University, and drawing upon my experience as both a high school and middle school teacher in the past. I have always enjoyed working with kids in recreational (summer camp) and educational capacities, and hope to do the same for many years to come!... I firmly believe in what I'll (admittedly somewhat tritely) call "novel repetitions." The key to knowledge and skill acquisition is familiarity - if a student can employ their knowledge and skills in a variety of different contexts, then they have actually learned it. Thus, I try my best to provide contexts and problems that require students to take a basic skill, formula, etc., and use it in as many different ways as possible. I also try my best to scaffold, building prior skills back into lessons catering to more advanced ones, so that the basics (and, ultimately, the more advanced skills, as well) become second-nature through sheer repetition.
Thomas: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...years, I decided to move closer to home and start a career as a private tutor in order to better engage my intellect and creativity at work. I have provided music lessons and academic help on a professional and a peer-to-peer basis, as time permitted, for the last eight years. My experience includes mentoring for the JCOC Kids Club program and the U. of Okla. K20 college-bound program, presenting Brain Awareness exhibits as a member...
Education & Certification
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
- GRE Verbal Reasoning
- +73 subjects
Andrew: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...(English) as well. I have worked with children from all age levels from kindergarten to high school for the past 8 years. I also serve as a football and wrestling coach at my school. I believe that all students are capable of success. I try to express my passion and skills for teaching while creating a welcoming and engaging environment. I want all the students I teach or tutor to understand that learning is a...
Stephan: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...through difficult subjects as well as to help foster a good, professional relationship. I have tutored several students in both math and English in the past and they have enjoyed resounding success and continue to reach out for my assistance. I look forward to working with and meeting many students and parents while helping them succeed in any way I can. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy playing sports (golf, basketball, softball, volleyball), playing...
Linda: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
As an English teacher, creating a sense of excitement in reading and writing is what I strive for in my students. Literature and writing played an important role in my life as a young girl and I wish for my students to experience the same feelings. When a student tells me they just read, "....." and loved it, I know I inspired them just a little.
James: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...through math and science. I think it's vitally important to remove the intimidation factor associated with mathematics in particular. In my current position as a network administrator I spend a lot of my time explaining complex systems and applications so that all users have a working understanding. The majority of this work is one-on-one instruction. I look forward to the opportunity to give students that extra insight they need to have success in the classroom!
Education & Certification
- North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
- Middle School Science
- Elementary School Math
- +19 subjects
Jennifer: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
I graduated from University of California Davis with a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. I am currently attending medical school in Virginia. I enjoy tutoring and have been doing it in an official capacity for approximately 2 years. ... It is important not only to teach information to student, but to teach them the tools to problem solve and learn on their own.... In a first session it is important to discuss the subject and information a student wants to cover. It is also important to set expectations for me as the tutor (what the student expects from me) and expectations for the learning (I usually expect that a student try to study the material prior to the session and formulate at least a few questions for the session).
Tyler: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...teaching experience ranges from teaching college sociology courses to TESL in West Africa. I believe in working to help children of all ages and abilities to achieve their full potential and some of my best experiences have come from in-home counseling clients and residential behavioral health counseling. I hold a Master's degree in sociology, am a qualified mental health counselor (child), and will be certified for Middle School English in Sept. 2017. I look forward...
Heather: Virginia Beach SAT course instructor
...to work with students of all ages, backgrounds, English skills and much more. I have been a tutor for more than 10 years as well assisting students from elementary to college aged. I have experience as an adjunct community college ESL professor and adult education in ESL. I am both certified in secondary History with a strong background in Anthropology, as well as a certification in ESL - all grades. I am readily available to...