Most students take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests during their junior or senior year of high school. And, at least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring as a junior and in the fall as a senior — in an effort to improve their scores.
The next SAT test date is October 1. Students can register for the SATs at College Board but the question is… are you ready?
According to Peterson’s, one of the most accurate sources for school listings, scholarships, and admissions information, “Your SAT scores aren’t generally the onlydeciding factor for getting in, but they do matter more to some colleges than others. The National Association for College Admission Counseling found that larger institutions tend to consider test scores more intently, while small exclusive schools are likely to place equal importance on all aspects of your application, including the scores.
What about the highly touted schools who are going “test-optional?”
While it’s tru that there are some schools that have begun to place less emphasis on test scores, this isn’t the case for the majority of schools.
And, according to Dave Berry of the highly popular College Confidential website, “There are varying opinions about the relative importance of the SAT I and ACT. In my professional view, however, I think that colleges are loathe to admit just how important they view test scores, even the test-optional schools. Why? Well, professing too much emphasis on scores makes them look somewhat mono-dimensional and detracts from their contention that they use a “holistic methodology” (wow, cool phrase there, huh?) to give their applicants a fair-shake, broad-swath look.”
There’s still time to prepare for the SAT and 1-on-1 SAT prep can make all the difference
At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware, we know the newly revised SAT test — inside and out. And, unlike large, generic “SAT prep classes” or “SAT Prep courses” our experienced tutors work 1-on-1 with students in both Critical Reading and Mathematics to focus on those specific areas needed by each student.
While we certainly can’t guarantee a perfect score, we can guarantee that students will strengthen their knowledge, reduce anxiety, and build confidence every step of the way! They will learn strategies specific to the test, timing techniques and have the opportunity to take and review practice tests.
Here’s what folks have to say about Back to Basics’ 1-on-1 SAT prep in Delaware:
“After the PSAT, Christine was devastated. We knew she had a long way to go if she wanted to receive an acceptance to her dream college. Her tutors worked to help her overcome her anxiety and timing issues and she was diligent in completing all of her “homework” assignments. She took the test once and received a score of 2300 [combined score used for three subject areas in the 2015 test]. She also received her coveted acceptance to Georgetown University! Her SAT score absolutely pushed her over the top and it would not have been possible without Back to Basics!” —Susan McNeill
“I was so pleased with my daughter’s experience with Back to Basics tutoring for the SAT. My daughter improved her score in Math SAT from the PSAT by over 200 points. Not only was she instructed in the math skills she needed to improve her score, but she also was instructed in general test taking strategies which helped in all of the sections of the test. I highly recommend Back to Basics SAT tutoring.” — Sheila Mangan
“Joy’s [SAT] scores went up almost 200 points in the short time Bob worked with her, and she got her Writing and English scores up to a level that she had good choices for colleges. She was just accepted at Syracuse in the Economics department. Your help in getting us help for her at the 11th hour helped make that possible.” —Kathy Steiner
Summer is the perfect opportunity to begin working on SAT prep for rising juniors, who will take the test for the first time. It is also helpful for rising seniors, who still may take the SAT in the fall, just before submitting college applications. For more information about 1-on-1 SAT prep in Delaware, please contact Back to Basics Learning Dynamics at 302-594-0754.
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