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- Worksheets and Practice Tests
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We are very familiar with the new SAT test, and have updated our tutoring programs to emphasize the higher level math, US History, and many other changes included in the new SAT. If you want to enter college, you will have to take the SAT or the ACT, contact us and we can do a free assessment to identify which test you will do best at.
Tutor Doctor offers one-on-one tutoring for a wide array of Standardized tests including ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, TABE, GED, GMAT, GRE and others.
Our instruction is geared toward getting the best results for each student. We meet with every family for a free in-home consultation, where we address important issues including the best tutoring package for the family, the best tutor match for the learning style and personality of the student, and the most appropriate exam for the student to take.
For each exam, Tutor Doctor offers programs that are specifically designed to strengthen the core academic foundation, while optimizing every student’s exam taking capabilities. Test taking strategies, section review and skill building exercises are utilized throughout the preparation process and diagnostic practice exams are administered to help each individual student gain his or her Personal A+!
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SAT Preparation with Tutor Doctor
Is your high school student ready to score well? Every college and university in the United States routinely accepts either the SAT or ACT for admission. However, the competition is intense! High scores mean university entrance and scholarships.
Tutor Doctor has partnered with some of the nation’s foremost experts in ACT and SAT preparation to bring you the very best in test preparation. Our students commonly see 250 point increases on the SAT and 5 composite point increases on the ACT.
Join our small classes or one-on-one, individualized test prep tutoring.
Tutor Doctor Small Group Test Preparation: We limit our class size to a 5:1 ratio and include sample tests and practice designed to prepare the student for the actual exam. Our 8-week program gets results. Call Tutor Doctor to register for our next class.
Tutor Doctor One-To-One In-Home Test Preparation: Our individualized instruction focuses on what each student specifically needs for skill development. We focus on specific test prep skills as well as core academic skill building competency that can only happen in a 1:1 environment. In addition, we provide lots of sample exams to measure your child’s progress. Call Tutor Doctor to set up your free in-home consultation to determine your child’s specific exam preparation needs.
SAT Exam: Join our small class 5:1 ratio or choose individualized personal exam prep tutoring right in your home. Not sure what is the right choice for your child? We will conduct a free in-home consultation to help determine the best option for your child.
What does the SAT measure? The SAT has been designed to mirror the strategies and skills that students have learned throughout middle school and high school. It offers students an effective assessment of college ready skills; gives teachers a clearer connection to classroom work; and provides admissions officers with a detailed picture of college readiness..
Exam Composition: The ACT is comprised of 4 required sections and one optional section:
- Optional Writing Test
The ACT contains four sections of multiple choice questions and the scores for each section are averaged to attain a consolidated score. The highest possible score is a 36, and the optional writing section is scored separately.
Scoring and Question Type: The four tests are scored on a 1600-point scale: 800 points for the Reading and Writing tests and 800 points for the two Math tests. Except for the essay and 12 math questions, the entire test is multiple choice.
Reading: The five reading passages are authentic texts from previously published sources and include literary fiction, history, social science, and natural science. Graphs, charts, tables and other pictographic information are included in two of the passages.
Writing and Language: The Writing test includes four passages with questions that ask students to correct errors in grammar and usage and to revise passages for development of ideas, sentence and paragraph organization, and effective language use. The Writing test also includes graphs, tables and other pictographic information.
Math: The SAT Math tests focus on four specific content areas: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Passport to Advanced Math, and Additional Topics in Math. Each area emphasizes the foundations of mathematical analysis: problem solving, pattern and structure recognition, and modeling.
Optional Essay: Students will also be presented with an optional essay that asks students to read and analyze an argument and discuss the author’s ability to persuade through use of rhetorical skills and evidence. Students receive three scores on their essays: one for reading and understanding the passage, one for their analysis of the author’s argument, and one for their ability to craft an effective and insightful essay.
Should your student take the SAT or ACT?
Broadly speaking, the SAT includes three categories and the ACT contains four categories along with an optional writing test. If a candidate is a strong math student, ACT may be a better option because the ACT contains higher level math than that found on the SAT, including Algebra II and trigonometry questions. On the other hand, the SAT is more challenging with regard to vocabulary, so an avid reader may prefer the SAT. Also, if a student’s data interpretation skills are weak, they may opt away from the ACT, as the science section heavily tests those skills.
A Tutor Doctor Education Consultant can help you decide which test is best for you. Contact Tutor Doctor to arrange a free, no obligation, in-home consultation.
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