The SAT is a well known and little loved rite of passage for high school students across the country. Prizing critical thinking and problem solving above memorization and regurgitation of facts, the SAT makers have created a test that, fortunately, can be taught and thoroughly prepared for. Here’s how we do it:
Clayborne Education’s two-part, individualized test preparation:
Diagnostic Stage: For SAT students, our first step at Clayborne is a full-length diagnostic pre-test. We break down these results in detail and prepare a personally tailored program that takes into account the student’s college goals. Then, each program begins with a meeting with Clayborne’s director to discuss a proposed tutoring plan. The diagnostic stage is extremely valuable because it enables us to create a unique program that includes everything you need and nothing you don’t.
SAT Test Preparation: After the diagnostic stage, individual tutoring sessions begin – again, catered to each individual student’s needs. Clayborne’s mix of helpful materials and expert tutors creates a proven, personalized approach to test preparation. Sessions typically last one to two hours, one to three times a week.
Need a Boost Right Before the Test?
We know that tests are stressful, and the week before the test can be especially nerve-wracking for students as they wonder whether they’re really prepared. In order to reassure students of their abilities, the week before each SAT we offer our Accelerator Courses. Whether you’ve already been prepping for countless hours, or you just remembered the test is this coming weekend, you’ll find these sessions helpful.
These courses are designed to do exactly what the name suggests: “accelerate” students confidently into the test. They do so by:
- reviewing the basic format and strategies of the test;
- working through notably difficult questions and common mistakes;
- giving students chances to interact and exchange ideas;
- discussing anxiety relief; and,
- reviewing pre-test logistics.
Accelerators are two, three-hour courses the week before each test, taught by two of our Elite Tutors: one for SAT Math, and one for SAT Critical Reading/Writing.
Please contact us or check this site as the test date approaches; we will update it regularly with the upcoming Accelerator dates.
Contact us now to find out more about Clayborne’s unique approach to SAT preparation!