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Standardized tests are lame. You're a person, not a number. We get that.
However, investing in a better SAT or ACT score will open more doors. Let's open those doors together.
How We Do SAT & ACT Tutoring
Our SAT and ACT tutors are experts. They will prepare you for everything.
- 12 sessions, one hour each
- One-on-one with an SAT or ACT expert
- Improve practice test scores as you go
Students will take timed practice exams between tutoring sessions. We will analyze your results to find weaknesses. Then assign drills until you begin to recognize types of problems.
We will monitor improvement in real-time. When you take the actual exam, we will know what score to expect!
The Truth About The Sat & ACT
We get it. When it comes to the SAT and ACT, you don’t like it. We don’t like it. Your student doesn’t like it.
We call it “math with a gun to your head.” The exam requires you to solve problems fast. It even tries to trick you!
As empathetic educators,
We remember how intimidating math can be, and how it can make you feel. The struggle is real. Our goal is to help convert those negatives into positives. Especially in online classrooms.
As Math & Science Enthusiasts,
We are here to make math cool again. Math is the door and key to the sciences. We invite you to see mathematics through our eyes.
As Passionate Inspirationists,
We know math is about creativity and making sense of our world. Let us build your child's confidence by exploring the language of our universe.
SAT & ACT Tutors
San Francisco Testing Sites
The SAT is available at the following sites in the San Francisco Bay area:
- Take timed practice exams of both and see which you do better on.
- The advantage of the ACT is the math questions are more straightforward.
- The SAT has harder problems and more trick questions.
- The ACT has a science section that the SAT does not have. If you excel in science, consider the ACT.
- Students with learning differences tend to do better on the ACT.
- Students that excel in math tend to do better on the SAT.
You won’t know for sure until you take a timed practice exam for each. All students should do this.
The SAT is one of the entrance exams used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board.
The exam will measure your readiness for college.
It serves as one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
College admissions officers review:
- Standardized test scores
- Classes taken
- Letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors
- Extracurricular activities
- Admissions interviews
- Personal essays
How important SAT scores are in the process varies from school to school.
The higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options will be available to you.
There are two sections of the SAT:
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
The Math section has two parts. In one, you can use a calculator. On the other, you cannot.
The Evidence-Based section has two tests. One for writing and one for reading.
There is an optional Essay section. Check to see if your school requires it.
You can take the SAT when you are just a freshman in high school.
Most people take it in the spring of their junior year.
This gives you enough time to take the test twice.
This is highly recommended!
67% of students will improve their scores the second time around.
When you receive your initial test, you'll know your weak points. Then you can prepare to retake the test if you like.
If you're not satisfied with your initial score, you can take the test for the second time in the fall of your senior year.
Registration for the SAT needs to be completed by you, the student. Not by your parent or guidance counselor.
- Pick your test date.
- Decide between the SAT and the SAT with Essay, which is optional.
- Register on the College Board website. (Collegeboard.org)
- Be sure all your personal data matches the exact information on your photo ID.
- For identification purposes, upload a picture of yourself.
- Pay a registration fee, which is $46 for the SAT and $60 for the SAT with Essay. Fee waivers are available for those in low-income households.
- Once your registration is complete, be sure to print out your Admission Ticket, as you'll need it on the day of your test.