The SAT exam is administered by the College Board. It tests critical reading, writing, and mathematics skills that are learned in school.
The SAT is a timed test. The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completion questions. The writing section includes a short essay and multiple choice questions to identify errors and improve grammar and usage. The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. The SAT consists of 10 sections (3 Reading, 3 Writing, 3 Mathematics, and 1 Experimental) and is 3 hours 45 minutes in duration.
We offer SAT Preparation courses in either a classroom style or in a one-on-one coaching environment. Our typical class size is 10 to 15 students. Our unique methodology enables our students to improve scores significantly in a short amount of time. We coach each student based on individual needs in a classroom environment. Our Kaizen methodology and Kaizen software tool help us analyze each student’s specific weaknesses. Our instructors help students overcome their gaps based on the analysis generated by our software. Most of our students improve their score by more than 400 points. We also provide one-on-one coaching to meet an individual student’s needs and his or her schedule. All of the tools available for the classroom sessions are also available for one-on-one sessions.
Subject SAT Tests are the only national admissions tests that enable students to showcase their achievements and interests. This provides the student with an opportunity to focus on what makes him or her uniquely qualified and to put his or her best foot forward.
Some colleges require or recommend one or more Subject SAT Tests as part of the application process. This may be especially true if you are interested in a specific major or program of study. Your application will also stand out to colleges that don’t require recommended Subject SAT Tests. By taking one or more Subject SAT Tests, you have an opportunity to differentiate yourself and provide a comprehensive picture of your academic abilities and interests. If you are doing well in these courses or taking advanced level courses (e.g., honors, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, IB), Subject SAT Tests are an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of the subject area.
PSAT test scores taken in 11th grade are used for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs. All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an official score report. They will receive scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills and will see how their scores compare to those of other students across the country. Students will be able to see which answers they got right or wrong. They will also receive information about how they performed on specific academic skills. We offer a PSAT preparation course through either classroom style or one-on-one coaching. PSAT preparation is the stepping stone for SAT preparation. Our program benefits younger children who are in the 8th and 9th grades to get a head start on improving academic skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Last year, more than half of all PSAT test takers were in grade 10 or younger.
ACT is a college admission test similar to SAT and it is administered by the American College Test. Most colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores. Please check each specific college web site for its requirements. The ACT test includes 215 multiple choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. An additional 30 minutes is required if you are taking ACT plus Writing. The ACT test is conducted in September, October, December, February, April, and June. ACT plus Writing is not available in February. ACT has a science section (reading comprehension). ACT multiple choice questions have only 4 answer choices whereas SAT has 5 answer choices. ACT does not have negative scoring. On the ACT test, you are not permitted a calculator for the science section.
We offer ACT test preparation in conjunction with SAT test preparation. We allow students to prepare for both tests simultaneously. While students attend SAT preparation classes, we provide additional training for ACT.
HSPT stands for High School Placement Test. HSPT is a high school entrance exam taken by students in grades 8 and 9, seeking admission to parochial high schools. The HSPT is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration. The HSPT is a five section, multiple choice standardized exam. Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. (STS) created this test. The HSPT is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement; it does not focus on memorized information. The HSPT contains 298 questions divided into five sections. You have the choice of taking one optional section in catholic religion, mechanical aptitude, or science. These optional sections may be required, depending on the schools being applied to. Schools use HSPT scores to assess how well you might do academically in your high school setting. They also use the HSPT as a common measurement of a student’s academic capability, separate from school records.
We offer HSPT Coaching in either classroom or one-on-one settings for 7th and 8th graders.