In-Person and Online SAT Prep
We believe the best SAT prep comes via one on one SAT tutoring. In-person or online SAT tutoring from an expert SAT coach is the most effective, efficient way to improve your SAT score. An SAT tutor helps students develop customized study plans that include practice problems, official practice tests, and weekly tutoring sessions covering key concepts and SAT test-taking strategies.
Our Approach to SAT Test Prep Tutoring
We take a highly personalized approach to SAT test prep.
Students are asked to purchase the The Official SAT Study Guide prior to their first session. They complete a diagnostic practice SAT exam to identify strengths and weaknesses. The first session involves a review of this diagnostic test with your SAT tutor and collaborative development of a study plan to guide your SAT training. Consideration is given to your starting point, target score, unique strengths and weaknesses, test date, and schedule. After the initial meeting, there will be a series of 1-2 hour sessions (a full course of SAT tutoring can be anywhere from 10-40 hours, depending on your starting point and goals) in which strategies for each section of the SAT are reviewed, previously assigned homework is reviewed, and practice problems are completed.
Do you prefer in-person or online SAT tutoring?
Whether you prefer private SAT tutoring in-person or online, we can help. We're biased, but we are confident we offer the best SAT tutoring options around.
We know some students prefer meeting an SAT prep tutor in-person. We typically offer in-person coaching in a variety of cities (including Chicago, New York, and Boston) as well as online SAT tutoring. We also offer premium online tutoring in which we record each session and keep the virtual whiteboard up and running so students can seek SAT help 24/7 by making notes and leaving questions for their SAT coach.
We tend to recommend online SAT tutoring. It is more convenient and can be more effective. Once you fill out the form below, a Managing Tutor will contact you to learn more about your situation and ensure we connect you to our best available SAT tutor.
From there, we offer a free ~20 minute phone call or online SAT test prep session on our virtual tutoring platform. This allows you to ask questions and better understand our approach to SAT prep before you are charged for even one hour of tutoring.
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How We Approach SAT Tutoring Online
We believe the best online SAT prep occurs via customized online SAT tutoring (not self-paced apps or a large virtual online SAT prep course).
Our approach to SAT online coaching provides a more dynamic and intuitive experience than anything else in the online SAT test prep market. See our SAT reading comprehension strategies video below for an example online SAT lesson, given by our Director of Online Tutoring.
Students only need a free Gmail or Skype account to begin preparing for the SAT online
All SAT strategies are demonstrated by an expert SAT tutors on a shared virtual whiteboard where students follow along with the instructor
All SAT coaching sessions are recorded as digital documents, so students can review lessons to reinforce concepts and approaches.
After each session our students get two texts to review - The Official SAT Study Guide and a digital copy of that day's whiteboard filled with notes and tips specifically tailored for them to refer to forever.
For these reasons and more, online SAT tutoring isn't just comparable to in-person SAT tutoring, it's often better.
For students seeking an immersive SAT prep experience, premium online SAT tutoring includes full session recording and a 24/7 live private whiteboard where students can leave notes between lessons and receive a response from the instructor "off hours" in between live online SAT prep sessions. The whiteboard will notify the tutor, who will respond within one business day. Of course with all online SAT prep offerings, a .PDF document capturing the whiteboard notes is emailed after each session for continued reference - a unique study resource not available through in-person instruction.
Our SAT Tutoring Rates
Our base rate for working with a 1 on 1 SAT tutor (not premium) online is $95 (already a slight discount from our in-person SAT tutoring rate of $99), but we also offer 5, 10, or 15 hour packages which come with discounts of 5, 10, or 15%. That's a long term rate of $95 × 85% = $80.75 per hour for a 15-hour package at a total cost of $80.75 × 15 hours = $1,211.25.
We encourage you to check around for a better value. Typical hourly SAT tutoring rates can run well above $150 per hour at comparable companies.
We are confident we offer the best SAT prep for the money.
Example SAT Coach
Much of our 1 on 1 SAT tutoring is delivered by Mike S. , who is both an in-person and virtual SAT tutor. Mike's background includes:
- BA from Columbia University
- 97th percentile or better on every test he teaches including the ACT, SAT, GRE and GMAT
- Five years of independent tutoring and classroom experience teaching the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, other state-specific standardized tests
- Believes great tutoring is always rooted in listening to a student's needs and concerns and working with that student as a team to solve those problems
- He has helped committed students improve by 9+ points on their ACT and 400+ points on the SAT
Our SAT instructors will assess your starting point and work with to develop a customized study plan to help prepare for the SAT as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Additional Resources To Help You Prepare for the SAT
Check out our SAT blog for the latest student testimonials, SAT concept reviews and explanations, and advice on college admissions. Example articles include: