The SAT. You’ve heard about it from your peers, parents, and teachers…and now that you’re in the later years of high school in the U.S., the SAT is right around the corner. Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep can help you rise up to the challenge of the SAT and come out on the other side of the score margin as a successful, college-ready student.
We are here to help you–no matter your high school background. We believe the SAT should not be as scary as your Halloween costume this year, but it should definitely take up plenty of time, effort, and unique preparation.
WHAT IS THE SAT?
The SAT, or the Suite of Assessments, is a college-readiness standardized test which most students in the United States complete either their junior or senior year. The test covers Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and an optional essay. It is created by CollegeBoard and administered multiple times throughout the year and in many locations.
Essentially, the SAT scores students on their college readiness based on questions created to encompass a wide range of knowledge from what students are taught throughout high school and the basics learned in the freshman year of most colleges.
HOW TO STUDY FOR THE SAT
First and foremost, check out the free information regarding the SAT preparation tests, apps, and tips on CollegeBoard’s website here.
Once you have familiarized yourself with information regarding the test, take some practice tests found here. At Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, we take the complications out of studying for the SAT because we provide consistent, weekly after-school instruction for you or your student, multiple times a week. We even provide our students with homework because we know that repetition is key to long-term information retrieval. Contact us today for a tailored approach to success on your SAT.
To register for the SAT, please click here for information on the next test date.
|Test Date||Registration Closes||Deadline for Changes*|
|November 3, 2018||October 5, 2018||October 24, 2018|
|December 1, 2018||November 2, 2018||November 20, 2018|
|March 9, 2019*||February 9, 2019||February 27, 2019|
|May 4, 2019||April 5, 2018||April 24, 2019|
Test Date * Some tests do not allow for SAT Subject Tests
Deadline for changes * late registration closure dates depends on registration by mail or by online/phone. See CollegeBoard’s website for more detail.
WHAT THE SAT LOOKS LIKE ON TEST DAY
After a student registers for the test, he or she will walk in on test day at 7:45am (promptly, no one is let in after doors close at 8am) surrounded by unfamiliar students with these instructions:
- No phones
- No electronic recording devices (ie, smart watches)
- Bring two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- Don’t forget that approved calculator
- Listen to the instructor
Testing begins between 8:30 and 9am, and ends at 1pm. There is one five- and 10-minute break and eating and drinking is only allowed then. No electronic devices can be accessed during this time.
The SAT can be stressful, but with the right kind of preparation, review, and test simulations, your experience does not have to be.
WHY YOU NEED A TUTOR FOR THE SAT
According to Business Insider, the average student who studies at least 20 minutes a day on their weakest points from their freshman year of high school will likely receive a much better grade on their SAT from repetitive recall.
However, at Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, we know that the SAT is something many students don’t focus on until they have a clear goal in mind for their college career and a certain school with specific admissions requirements on the SAT. Oftentimes, that goal is not set until the junior or senior year of high school.
That’s a lot of studying time to make up for. That’s also where we come in.
A common mistake for students who take the SAT is that they are underprepared–not only because students must have an understanding of what the first year of college basics includes, but also because they have never experienced this level of standardized testing. Sure, there are tests students take (for example, the STAAR) in order to promote to the next grade level, however, the SAT mimics college testing. There are rigid rules about taking this test that, if not followed verbatim, could disqualify your scores (which is definitely something all students need to avoid due to the costly registration). The SAT encompasses a wide range of subjects, is timed in specific increments, includes many more questions, and lasts for up to four hours.
There are tips to studying for the SAT that only those who have experience in taking the test can offer. At Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep, our tutors know what is taught in college basics. Plenty of us have already graduated from a four-year institution, some have even received post-graduate degrees, and thus have a wealth of experience in what the standardized testing on the level of the SAT is truly like.
Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep guarantees a personal approach to education by adapting to every student’s unique needs. We also prioritize relationship building with each and every student to understand the circumstances that surround the student, because each one is unique in his or her abilities. We take pride in our students’ success!
Would you, or your student, benefit from our academic services offered in Austin, Dallas, South and Central Texas? Contact us today to receive information regarding our SAT Test Prep. Curious about what we offer in addition to SAT Test Prep tutoring? Click here to visit our website at www.plantingseedstutoring.com. You can also contact Planting Seeds Tutoring with your questions at (972) 342-6496, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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