1-on-1 individualized SAT tutoring for higher SAT scores
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is created and administered by the College Board.
It is a standardized test that aims to measure students' knowledge of math, reading, and writing, as well as their college readiness. This popular college entrance exam takes three hours and consists of over 150 questions.
Starting in 2024, the SAT will go digital, cut the number of questions, and take just two hours.
The 3 hours you spend taking the test are broken into 4 main test sections (with a potential fifth section of experimental questions). On average, across the 4 main sections, you have roughly 1 minute for each question. And that 1 minute includes reading the question body, calculating in the math sections, and reading passages for the reading and language sections.
For the reading section, passages are between 500-750 words. And for the writing & language section, passages are around 400-450 words. The suggested time for each passage is 12 and 8 mins, respectively, for reading and writing & language sections. The passages are not only long, they also use obscure language and intricate vocabulary, which makes reading comprehension even more challenging.
The average SAT Math score for US students is 528, and you must answer about 32 out of 58 math questions correctly to get this score. The SAT Math questions cover mainly 4 areas of math: number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability. This means you need to have at least a decent understanding of each area to perform well in the math sections.
While high school classes like English, Geometry, and Algebra equip you with the basic knowledge that the SAT covers, they do not prepare you for the unique types of questions that appear on the SAT or teach you specific test-taking skills for the SAT.
Sinica's 1-on-1 tutoring program gives students an individualized learning experience that is intentionally designed to help them target their learning gaps in weak areas.
Our instructors graduated from TOP 30 universities with 10+ years of teaching experience on average. Every tutor has undergone a rigorous screening process with subject exams and mock tutoring sessions to ensure they have the academic background and abilities necessary to teach our students well.
We prioritize teaching our students exam strategies while also tutoring them in their content area needs. We want students to feel confident in both their knowledge and exam-taking abilities.
We value building relationships with our students to best understand their academic needs and goals, so that we can provide support that is tailored to the way they learn and understand concepts.
We understand the importance of scores on student's academic future. We are committed to helping students reach their fullest potential by ensuring higher grades and cultivating outstanding abilities.
Our instructors were brilliant test takers and accumulated knowledge and test-taking skills. They graduated from the world's top universities with academic distinctions, and 70% of them hold a master's or even higher degree. Our elite instructors will teach you the skills they have developed over the years.
Every tutor has undergone a rigorous screening process with subject exams and mock tutoring sessions to ensure they have the necessary background and abilities to teach our students well. We set layers of screening to make sure that our instructors can quickly identify students' pain points and consequently personalize their teaching methods and styles to suit those different needs.
On average, our instructors have over 10 years of teaching experience. They have taught hundreds of students from different backgrounds and clocked thousands of hours in the online classroom. They have helped innumerable students improve their scores significantly.
Some general tips for your test preparation:
—Start preparing early
—Study with the Official SAT Practice to familiarize yourself with the test format
—Take a full-length practice test to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses
—Pay attention in the tutoring sessions
—Relax, and good luck on your test date!
Your total score is a number between 400 and 1600. The total score is the sum of the two sections:
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.
Each of these two section scores has a possible range of 200–800.
The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score is composed of the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test, and each of those tests contributes equally to the section score.
The Math section score contains results only from math sections.
There is no pass/fail with the SAT. The purpose is to test the student’s readiness for college, and most colleges use it as an admission test and is sometimes optional depending on the school.
So, if your score is high enough to help you get into your dream school, then you could say you “passed” the SAT.
A good SAT score is one that helps you get admitted to a college that you want to go to.
In 2019, the average SAT score was 1050.
Any score above that would be above average and perfectly acceptable for many colleges.
A score of 1350 would put you in top 10% of test takers and help make your application competitive at more selective schools.
However, if you were looking at top notch schools, a score of 1450 or higher should give you a better chance.
1. Most four-year colleges use test scores in their admission decisions. Although this year it has become optional for some schools, an outstanding SAT score will help your case for admission.
2. Most colleges publish student test-score information for past years. You could evaluate your chance in getting in certain schools through the past admission test-score they listed.
3. Colleges may use scores to award scholarships.
Even though test-optional colleges claim that they do not view applications without standardized test scores in a negative light, many admissions experts suggest that submitting SAT/ACT scores can ultimately add value to a student’s application.
In other words, if your SAT score is competitive, we suggest you add it to your application.
The two tests differ in test structure, duration, scoring, and examination fee. No one test is significantly harder than the other.
See more information on the ACT, please visit ACT
Never worry about falling behind on study materials like in other tutoring classes.
Class schedules and topics are entirely tailored to your specific needs.
Sinica always puts students first and customizes your instructor team and lecture content accordingly.
We look forward to being your partner along the way of your SAT preparation.
SAT skills I never got from school, I learned here at Sinica.
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Learning with Sinica was the best tutoring experience I have ever had.