In-Person and Online SAT Test Prep Tutoring
Personalized SAT tutoring is the most effective, efficient way to improve your SAT score. Our private in-person or virtual SAT tutors help students develop customized study plans that include practice problems, official practice tests, and weekly tutoring sessions covering key concepts and test-taking strategies.
Our Approach to SAT Prep
We take a highly personalized approach to private SAT prep.
Students are asked to purchase the The Official SAT Study Guide prior to their first session and 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 an SAT study plan. 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 an in-person approach or online SAT tutoring?
Whether you want to work with an SAT tutor online or in-person, we can help.
Right now, given the Coronavirus pandemic, we know an online approach to SAT prep is really the only viable option for most students. In normal times, we know some students prefer seeing a live 1 on 1 tutor face-to-face. 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 24/7 so students can make notes and leave questions for the instructor.
Even in normal times, we do tend to recommend online SAT tutoring to most of our students. It is more convenient and can be more effective (more on our approach to online tutoring is below). 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 virtual session on our online tutoring platform with a tutor to ask questions and better understand our approach to SAT prep before charging you for even one hour of tutoring. To learn more or be connected with an SAT tutor, please fill out the form below.
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How We Approach SAT Tutoring Online
If you are considering working with an SAT tutor online, our approach to online instruction 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 instructive videoconferencing
All SAT strategies are demonstrated by our SAT online 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.
Our SAT Tutoring Rates
Our base rate for working with a 1 on 1 SAT tutor 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: