SAT Test Prep

Small Group SAT Class for the May SAT

We are excited to offer a small group SAT class geared for the May 2019 SAT in our Cary office.

  • February 3 – April 28, 2019 (No Class Easter Sunday, 4/21)
  • Instructor: Wesley Jordan, Cary Director
  • Cary office: 1340 SE Maynard Rd. Suite 102
  • Sundays from 4-6:30pm
  • Class Size: limited to 6 students
  • Cost: $825

What’s included

  • 11 weeks of classes and 27.5 hours of instruction
  • 1 in-office mock test
  • 3 make-up class options
  • All materials ($50 value)
  • No registration fee ($25 value)

Mock Test options: Saturday, April 6 or Sunday, April 7 (same day as Class 10)

Make-Up Class Options

Students are welcome to attend the Make-Up Classes even if they have not missed a class.

  • Friday, March 9 at 4-6pm
  • Sunday, April 14 (WCPSS Spring Break) at 4-6pm
  • Friday, April 26 at 4-6pm
What is the SAT?

Students need strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills to perform well on the SAT, so our SAT Prep curriculum incorporates clear, step-by-step processes to boost students’ reasoning and fine-tune their approach and pacing. We integrate skill building and review, so SAT prep content is interwoven with test-taking techniques.

SAT or ACT?

Juniors and sophomores will benefit from weighing the pros and cons of the SAT and ACT to determine which test might better showcase their strengths. We can help you decide the best course of action by sending us your child’s PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT or Pre-ACT scores. We can provide an analysis and comparison of all your child’s tests scores. We can also administer a diagnostic in one of our offices and an analysis of the results to guide you on the right steps forward.

SAT PrepSAT Reading

SAT passages draw from variety of sources and directly test a student’s ability to find the evidence to support his or her answers. Graphs, charts, and other data representation formats – something that might seem out of place on a reading test — are also tested. There is a greater emphasis on analyzing history and social science passages, especially early American political writings.

SAT Math

The SAT emphasizes Algebra skills above all other areas of math. No longer will geometry and arithmetic be tested to the same extent as Algebra.

Major highlights:

  • Calculator use will be prohibited on one math section
  • Greater emphasis on problem solving and data analysis
  • Arithmetic concepts, like ratios, percentages, and proportions, will be embedded within the larger context of an algebra problem rather than as stand-alone problems.

Students will need to carefully:

  • read word problems,
  • create equations and algebraic expressions
  • understand linear and quadratic functions
  • interpret graphs

Content knowledge is more important than strategy application than ever before. Students without a strong grasp of Algebra 1 and 2 (or Common Core Math 1-3) will not be able to reach into their strategy “toolkit” as easily for alternative approaches.

SAT Writing

The Writing (grammar) section’s format almost directly mimics the format of the ACT English. This is the one section where preparation on the SAT Writing and the ACT English are completely transferable; studying for one will prepare a student for the other.

Optional SAT Essay

The 50-min essay is optional, so its score will not be factored into the total score. The SAT essay has been compared to an AP document-based essay question in which students must read and analyze a document that expresses a viewpoint. The student must analyze how well and in what ways the author persuades the audience to accept his viewpoint and construct a written response.

To learn more about the key changes to the SAT:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/test-design/key-changes