The SAT I is a 3-hour 45 Minute test that measures writing (one essay and two grammar sections), verbal (three sections which has critical reading and sentence correction) and mathematical (three sections) reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. Although the questions involve basic skills of Math and English learnt in school, the way the questions are created, requires IQ and experience to decipher them. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one major indicator among others of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and to the standards set by an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.
The SAT is scored on a scale of 600-2400 and is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The test is administered six times a year internationally.
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Our Methods of Teaching SAT
With years of experience in preparing students for SAT, we have perfected the methods for preparing students. Our trademark methods include preparation of an individual time-table for each student based on his or her score, one-on-one preparation followed up with weekly testing, and full length test practice at the end of the preparation schedule.
Our tutors are equipped with the most modern and student-friendly techniques of teaching Mathematics and English. The class environment is conducive to effective learning where students learn to interact with each other and benefit from each other. All students starting the course do a full SAT test. Based on this Diagnostic Test, we develop a study program, which is different for every student. Their weighted scores determine the time to be given to each study module. Thus a student scoring high on the Mathematics section will have to spend little time in attaining a score of, say, 750+. However, if his Verbal diagnostic score was a low 330, his program will allow more than twice as much time on the Verbal modules.
The program of study for each student is given on his individual Progress Check Report, which is used throughout his preparation to guide the preparation in an optimal manner. Normal preparation consists of 3 two-hour classes per week, for 10 weeks. This program aims to get a 2100+ score for each student. If a student is free of commitments and can study 5-6 hours a day in addition to classes, or if a student is very quick in picking up, the time of preparation can be reduced to 2 months.
We do not believe that one set of books is enough – rather, we use a variety of material including ones we have developed over numerous years and classes in order to target you weak areas and give you the best possible preparation.
We also assist students in registering for the SAT and if need be, guide them on filling the application.
SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge.
Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction. The tests’ content evolves to reflect current trends in high school curricula, but the types of questions change little from year to year.
Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admissions, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance.
Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admissions or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.
Preparation for SAT II
Classes for SAT subject tests are held 3 days a week, and the preparation for a subject usually takes 4 weeks. Our students are usually able to surpass scores of 700 (of 800) and many have scored above 780. Our students usually outperform those prepared by other institutes mainly due to the reason that we provide extensive materials for all of these subjects topped up with quality teachers that have elaborate tutoring experience.
The Mathematics Level 1 test is designed to assess your understanding of the mathematics commonly taught in American high schools in three years of college preparatory mathematics (two years of algebra and one year of geometry). The test requires knowledge of algebra, geometry (plane Euclidean, coordinate, three-dimensional), basic trigonometry, algebraic functions, elementary statistics, and some miscellaneous topics. The test is developed with the expectation that most students are using graphing calculators so a scientific or graphing calculator is required. The Math Level 1 test is an hour long and has 50 multiple-choice questions.
Mathematics Level 2:
The Mathematics Level 2 test is designed to assess your understanding of the mathematics commonly taught in American schools in more than three years of college preparatory mathematics (two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and pre-calculus and/or trigonometry). The test requires knowledge of algebra, geometry (coordinate, three-dimensional), trigonometry, functions, statistics, and some miscellaneous topics. The test is developed with the expectation that most students are using graphing calculators so a scientific or graphing calculator is required. The Math Level 2 test is an hour long and has 50 MCQs.
This test contains a common core of 60 general knowledge multiple-choice questions in Biology, after which the student has to choose either ecology (Biology E) or molecular (Biology M), of which there are 20 questions of each. It is recommended taking the test right after the completion of the biology courses as everything is still fresh in the students’ mind. The exam is one hour long.
In this test, questions require the recollection of knowledge, understanding of concepts and principles, quantitative reasoning, or the application of scientific concepts to familiar and unfamiliar situations. There are around 85-90 multiple choice questions and are based on the following areas: mechanics, optic and waves, electricity and magnetism, heat and kinetic theory, thermodynamics and modern physics. The exam is one hour long.
There are around 85 multiple-choice questions and will require the student to: recall fundamental concepts and terminology, solve qualitative or quantitative problem-oriented questions and to analyze, synthesize and evaluate to draw conclusions. The subject matter tested is: structure, states of matter, reaction types, Stoichiometry, equilibrium and reaction rates, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry and laboratory. The exam is one hour long.
Students wishing to determine their present level of preparation for any of the above subject tests are welcome to appear in a free SAT subject diagnostic test at our center. We will evaluate your score and advise you on the best preparation available.