Private SAt Tutor

The SAT is a standardized admissions exam which determines whether a student is ready for college.

 

Your student’s SAT score is a major deciding factor in whether or not students get accepted into their dream college.

Your student has enough to stress about, but the SAT should be the least of their worries. Your student can be successful, and our personalized SAT private tutoring is designed around your student’s study habits.

Private SAT Tutoring

Here at Bentham Admissions, students are placed with our world-class tutors that come from a variety of Ivy League and other top schools and who have extensive tutoring experience.

PRIVATE SAT TUTORING APPROACH

We offer private SAT tutoring in different programs designed and structured to address your student’s needs. All tutoring is provided remotely.

 

Our creative and personalized learning paths focus on the areas that your student struggles with the most. As a result, our clients are excited with both the outcome of their score increase and their experience with our SAT private tutor program.

 

Our SAT private tutoring will teach your student strategies such as:

 

  • Time management and test pacing strategies:

  • Distributing time proportionally to question difficulty

  • Techniques for faster, more efficient reading

  • Strategies for students who struggle with time management

  • What to do with 5 minutes left in a section

 

Math strategies for the SAT:

  • Identifying “what” the question is actually asking and how to answer it

  • How to decipher word problems

  • Building comfort with graphs and datasets

  • Identifying functions when not explicitly told

  • Consistency in algebra problem solving

  • Mastery of Linear and Quadratic equations

 

Prepping for the SAT’s essay section:

  • Understanding to how to read and analyze prompts

  • Learning the essay format

  • Building an effective argument with cogent analysis

Identifying grammar mistakes quickly and effectively on the writing section:

  • Rearranging paragraphs

  • Transition words

  • Identifying common grammatical errors

  • Maintaining active voice and conciseness 

  • Necessary versus superfluous information 

Analyzing and solving reading comprehension questions:

  • Mastering each type of passage

  • Learning to read for “critical information,” focusing only on the information the questions ask for 

  • Managing time effectively across passages 

  • Global questions that deal with the main point or idea

  • Vocabulary in context

  • Learning to understand the way questions are worded

  • Finding proof in the passage and eliminating personal knowledge and bias

Private SAT Assessment

Our former Ivy League and other top school instructors can identify and address areas where your student needs improvement. Private SAT tutors are a proven method of helping students create strategies that work for their learning capabilities.

In our 1-on-1 pairing, our private SAT prep tutoring focuses on your student’s strengths and weaknesses through an initial diagnostic examination with detailed analysis of the student's performance.

Personalized SAT Test Prep Materials

Our test prep materials are customized with practice problems that are tailored for your student’s proficiency level. Our materials include practice problems and mapping techniques that will grow increasingly difficult throughout the program to challenge your student’s ability to improve.

 

We only use real past SAT questions as we have found that using real past questions is the best preparation for the SAT.

Unparalleled Instruction

We improve student SAT scores by an average of 150 points. We believe in your student’s success and will be with you every step of the way. Their success is an important investment, but it shouldn’t break your bank.

 

We have different programs customized to fit your budget so that your student gets top-rated tutoring for a fraction of the price.

PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR PRIVATE SAT TUTORING

Standard Program

Ideal for students with no background in prepping

  • 10 hours with Instructor

Content focus: English, Reading and Math

  • 3 Full-Length Practice Tests

 

Review Program

Ideal for students with background in prepping

  • 5 hours with Instructor

Content focus: English, Reading and Math

  • 2 Full-Length Practice Tests

 

Sectional Program

Ideal for students needing to improve in a certain section

  • 5 hours with Instructor

Content focuses on one of the sections: English, Reading and Math

  • 2 Full-Length Practice Tests

Breakdown of Standard Program with 10 Sessions:

Session 1: Introduction session

 

  • Discussion about the student’s academic needs and preferences: strongest/weakest

subject in school, extra time needed or not, visual or auditory learner, etc

  • Walkthrough of the SAT to provide baseline explanations for concept

  • Assign first practice test to complete for session 2
     

Sessions 2-5: Building on the Fundamentals

 

  • Review initial practice test and determine weakest and strongest subtopics within each

section of the test

  • Build out an action plan that exclusively targets improving fundamentals in student’s

weakest areas; our philosophy is built on taking the areas that need the most
improvement and turning them into strengths to gain maximum points and to bolster
confidence

 

Sessions 3-5:

  • Continue this cycle with students completing between 1-3 official practice tests

depending on need and appropriate pacing

  • Each week students receive custom tailored notes recapping what was discussed and

providing references back to example problems

 

Sessions 6-8: Building out a Strategy

 

  • Continue reviewing another 1-3 practice tests, with a focus on SAT strategy and effective

techniques for scoring points

  • Outside practice materials given when needed to build consistency in fundamentals as certain question types are most prominent, (e.g., systems of linear equations in Section

3) and priorities shift from building an understanding of the overall material to ensuring
consistency to maximize student scores come test day

  • Notes document continues to build; quick review of notes from previous sessions at the

beginning of each new session to make sure information is retained

 

Sessions 9-10: Preparing for Test Day

 

  • The last 2 sessions are variable depending on the student’s progress to date versus their

target score

  • 2-3 practice essays with review focused on how to build a strong analytical argument

and mastering the SAT essay format
 

Discussion About Test Day:
 

  • What to expect

  • Speaking up for yourself

  • Managing test anxiety

  • Managing an uncomfortable or unfamiliar testing environment

  • Differences between “practice mode” and “performance mode”

  • Managing time pressure

  • Rules for the night before/day of (e.g., hydrating, reducing digital screen time,

meditation and breathing)

  • Pep talk to encourage confidence and to build a productive and healthy attitude