A large number of students across United States and around the world take SAT every year. It is popular standardized test for many graduating seniors in Iowa and is often the biggest challenge college bound students face in their admission process.
Let’s be clear: The SAT isn’t an easy exam. In fact, SAT scores have been declining nationwide in recent years.
Why, then, do our students still see incredible results year after year – often improving by 400 points or more and gaining admission into top-tier universities?
It’s simple. When you book private instruction through School is Easy, you’re not only getting a qualified, experienced tutor to help your child succeed but also helping your student gain confidence, knowledge, and experience that will set them up on the path to success well into the future.
It all starts with a higher score on their next SAT exam.
The SAT is the most popular college entrance exam, taken by over 2 million students nationwide. Students have seven opportunities to take the SAT each year. Juniors and seniors normally sit the exam at some point in the semester, though SAT prep starts as early as the ninth grade.
The SAT has 3 sections: Evidence-based Reading and Writing, Mathematics, and an optional Essay Writing component. Each section is designed to test students on topics relevant to their high school classes.
Because the SAT is so comprehensive, many students struggle over the course of the 3 hour and 50 minute exam.
Each section is scored out of 800 points, while the essay is assessed separately. The average score in 2018 was 1068.
Many students choose to take the SAT exam multiple times, including beginning with the PSAT, a practice version of the exam. While continued review always helps, there is one time-tested strategy for improving scores and raising college acceptance odds: private, in-person tutoring.
Each student has a different approach to test-taking. Some do well on the calculator sections in Math but struggle on the non-calculator questions. Others are experts in multiple-choice grammar questions but find writing essays to be much more difficult.
That’s where our tutors make the difference. We spend the time to get to know your student to create a personalized success plan. When your child knows their needs are being met, they’ll see their scores improve in just a few short sessions, leading to greater results on the day of the exam.
This is the difference a private tutor makes. In group classes or at-home courses, students just don’t get the positive feedback and encouragement they need to strive toward success.
The results are borne out in the data. Long-term studies have shown group classes and courses to be ineffective in raising SAT scores – while private, personalized instruction makes a considerable difference in scores.
At School is Easy, we take things even further with our targeted learning approach: The Five-Step SAT Improvement System.
When it comes to SAT tutoring, our instructors know personalized, individual lessons work best. That’s why this system isn’t one-size-fits-all. Our tutors follow the process to show each student how they can improve while developing strategies unique to each student.
With clear, structured sessions, your child will understand how their improving alongside their tutor’s guidance. Our five-step system is as much about building confidence as it is about improving grades.
The system, from start to finish, is below.
No other subject creates as much worry with our students and parents as the SAT. There’s a lot of rumors and misinformation surrounding the exam, which has gone through several changes in recent years.
We always keep up on the latest developments with this exam and ensure our tutors are up-to-speed on the best techniques for each individual student. Because of this, we promise your student will learn with us in a safe, positive environment dedicated toward improving his or her scores. It’s our guarantee to you: at School is Easy, we grow together for the best results.
If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s progress, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. We’re available based on your schedule and are always happy to help in any way we can.
Great test scores happen when we put in the effort together. Let’s start today for your child’s brightest future at their dream college.