This article is a guest post by Christian Heath. He is a fellow tutor in the Austin area and author of SAT Math Mastery Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. All links are affiliate links.
In my ten years as a professional SAT Prep tutor, I’ve spent a lot of time walking students through the steps of getting higher SAT Math scores.
Most students will never reach a perfect score in SAT Math – and that’s just the statistical truth. Furthermore, it’s not important for most students to get a perfect score. A good SAT score is more than enough for most college applications.
I’ve been offering online tutoring for years, but I’m relying on it more than ever amid all of the COVID-19 chaos. Online tutoring is a win-win situation for both tutors and students! With the proper setup, I believe it is better than in-person tutoring in every way. In this article, I describe and link to the best tools and software for online tutoring.
This Friday evening I’m setting aside some time to host a question and answer session for all levels of math. During these “office hours” I will answer any questions or help explain any topics from elementary math through calculus AB. This event is completely free and anyone can attend! More details below.
I’m almost 30 years old and I still take the SAT at least once a year. I go to a local high school, sit down in a room full of anxious teens, and take a four hour long standardized test. Not only that, I enjoy it! What’s behind my madness? Here are the 4 main reasons why I still take the SAT.
When it comes to preparing for the SAT, some methods and materials are more effective than others. Some preparation is better than no preparation. Official College Board material is better than 3rd party material. Active practice is better than passive reading or listening. The list goes on. . .
Some > None
Official > Unofficial
Active Practice > Passive Reading/Listening
Anything that makes your preparation more like the actual SAT is going to benefit you on the Saturday morning when you take it for real. Your prep should mirror test day conditions as much as possible. Sometimes students know the material, but don’t do as well as they could because they don’t know how to TAKE the test. They may know the topics, but once you add in strict timing, minimal breaks, a small desk, and the pressure of performing, they buckle. You should treat the SAT like a sport.
I recommend students take the SAT (early, before they need their scores) for practice to calm their nerves and get an idea of what it will be like. The College Board offers the SAT 7 times a year, which provides frequent opportunities for practice. However, sometimes the timing doesn’t work out and you may want some extra practice in between those dates.
Summer is an ideal time to buckle down and focus your efforts on improving your SAT score. With this in mind, I’m offering a full-length SAT mock test on Saturday, July 20th. It will be set up exactly like the actual SAT. It will be an official SAT practice test and will follow all the same timing and break restrictions as the SAT.
Afterwards, you will receive your score and a breakdown of which question areas you need to improve on.
Saturday July 20th Full-length SAT Mock Test 8am-12pm
Next Saturday I will be giving a presentation on everything parents need to know about test prep. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A where I will answer questions about all aspects of the test prep process. I’ve been tutoring for over 5 years and have helped many students improve their scores, receive additional scholarships, and get into their dream schools.
Date: Saturday, March 30th
Location: Ridgemont Academy 417 – A Gentry St, Spring, TX 77373
Here is a small sample of some of the questions I will answer.
When it comes to preparing for the SAT, some methods and materials are more effective than others. Some preparation is better than no preparation. Official College Board material is better than 3rd party material. Active practice is better than passive reading or listening. The list goes on. . . Read More …