SAT Tutoring2022-11-01T14:35:52-04:00

SAT Tutoring

We achieve superior results for our students by focusing on three key areas with them.

1. Strategies – How much time should you spend on a question before skipping it? Should you solve a problem the SAT way or the math class way? What’s the best way to annotate reading passages? These are just some of the strategies that we’ll impart upon your child through their prep program.

2. Concepts – While many of our competitors use old tests from 2016 and 2017, we only use recently released, official SAT tests because we know the test has shifted the concepts it tests over the years. Aside from practice tests assigned, our in-house created materials derived directly from the tests leads to higher score increases and greater student confidence.

3. Confidence and Stamina – One of our core beliefs is that you should practice like you’ll perform. This is why we offer proctored mock test dates at our office in Wayne to every student that works with us, so they can build confidence and the mental toughness to knock it out of the park on test day.

How SAT Tutoring Can Help

While a great SAT score can’t guarantee admission to a student’s top choice college, it can certainly give them a leg up in the admissions process, especially to test-optional colleges. With their scores, our students have secured significant merit-based scholarships, which have helped offset the cost of tuition. But the benefits don’t stop at the test. Our students gain invaluable confidence by setting a goal and achieving it.

A knowledgeable and experienced tutor can provide strategies for tackling the test’s difficult verbal and math sections. They can also help students build their confidence by reviewing past material and testing them on practice tests taken at home and in a simulated setting. As a result, students who work with a tutor are often better prepared for the SAT, both mentally and emotionally.

The Critical Difference

When it comes to preparing for the SAT, your child deserves the best. That’s why our SAT tutors are the highest-rated on the Main Line. They’re not only experienced and knowledgeable, but they’ve also scored in the 99th percentile on the official SAT and ACT. So you can rest assured that they know what it takes to get a high score.

More important than their academic credentials, though, our tutors are passionate about helping students reach their potential. The pressure to perform well on such a high-stakes test can be overwhelming, and it’s easy for students to feel like they’re not good enough. Our instructors know test prep is not just about improving their score. It’s about giving your child the confidence to know that they can do it. It’s about showing them that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible. Here are some things that set us apart from the competition.

1st Approach We Follow

One-size does not fit all

Our tutors will identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a customized study plan that’s tailored to their needs. We source that data from practice test sections we assign students throughout the week. This allows us to speak to what your child truly needs, and not spend time on what doesn’t matter.

2nd Approach We Follow

You’re in the loop every step of the way

We believe that open communication between parents and tutors is essential. That’s why from the first to the final session, we provide detailed progress reports so you can see your child’s areas for growth and successes! With our help, your child will be ready to take their test with confidence – and you’ll be there cheering them on every step of the way.

3rd Approach We Follow

Tutors who actually take the test themselves each year

We put our money where our mouth is, which is why each of our tutors takes the official SAT and ACT each year. This helps keep their skills sharp and up-to-date on the most recent trends in testing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I heard there’s a new digital SAT coming out. How will that affect my child?2022-10-10T10:21:07-04:00

Great question! The short answer is, if your child is taking the SAT before March of 2024, they will be unaffected by this change. For an in-depth article on what we know so far about the new SAT, give this a read.

What’s the difference between the QAS and the SAS? Which should I order?2022-10-10T10:10:18-04:00

The short answer is that the QAS is the more useful of the two, and you should always order it when possible. For a more detailed answer, check out the blog post we wrote answering this question.

What is the difference between the SAT and ACT? Which test better suits my child?2022-10-10T10:10:04-04:00

The differences between the SAT and ACT have been stark in the past, but over the past 5 years, the tests have become very similar. The ACT is a faster-paced test. However, there are some other more nuanced distinctions between the two. We wrote a nice blog article about it.

Every student is different and some students perform better on the SAT, while others excel on the ACT. Before recommending a program to any student, we always have them take SAT and ACT diagnostic tests. Contact us to find out the next available diagnostic test dates and reserve your student’s spot.

Where are you located and for what areas do you provide SAT tutoring?2022-10-10T10:18:20-04:00

Our tutoring offices are located at 230 Sugartown Road, Suite 20, Wayne, PA. We provide tutoring to any student able to travel to our office or able to meet virtually through our video-conferencing platform.

Do you offer group SAT prep classes?2022-10-10T10:10:37-04:00

Our President’s first test prep job was working for a big-box national chain teaching classes of 15 students. That experience both inspired his love of test prep, and left him with the conviction that group classes would never be as effective as individualized test prep tutoring. Since then, we have stayed true to our mission of only offering 1-on-1 SAT and ACT prep.

What kind of increase can I expect to see in my student’s scores after SAT prep?2022-10-10T10:10:54-04:00

If a student is dedicated to their SAT or ACT prep program and puts in the work, her scores will improve. Exactly how much they will improve depends on the student’s baseline scores, ability, and effort. A 50 point increase from a 1550 to a 1600 seems impressive to some, while a 200 point increase from 900 to 1100 might seem unimpressive to others. No matter what your student is capable of achieving, our instructors goal is to help them reach their greatest potential.

How else can we support your child?

College Consulting

We help with college selection, completing college applications, and the essay. Help us tell your child’s story like it deserves to be told.

Academic Tutoring

GPA is still the most important factor in the college admissions process, and we can help get it where it needs to be.

Study Skills

So many students’ grades suffer, not because they can’t understand the material, but because they simply don’t know how to study. We can help.

Many of our students attend…

Conestoga High School

Radnor High School

Great Valley High School

Malvern Prep

St. Joe’s Prep

The Haverford School

Lower Merion High School

Marple Newtown High School

Upper Merion High School

Princeton High School

The Agnes Irwin School

The Shipley School

Baldwin School for Girls

Moorestown Friends School

Villa Maria Academy

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