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.
Clayborne Education’s two-part, individualized test preparation:
Diagnostic Stage- For SAT students, our first step at Clayborne is to administer a full-length diagnostic pre-test. We analyze the student's results from their diagnostic and prepare a personally tailored program that takes into account their college goals and individual testing needs. The student, with their parent(s), then meets with a meeting with Clayborne’s Test Prep Coordinator in a Consultation to discuss the recommended program. Students and Parents should leave the Consultation with a target test date, clear goal scores, and a better understanding of the process involved in attaining these goals.
Test Preparation- After the diagnostic stage, individual tutoring sessions begin – again, catered to each student’s scheduling needs. Students typically meet one to three times per week for one to two hours and cover fundamentals, timed practice, and full-length proctored tests. Clayborne's Tutors support students every step of the way, watching for patterns in the student's testing behavior and adapting each session to the students immediate needs. Clayborne’s robust curriculum and expert tutors create a proven, personalized approach to test preparation.
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, two-hour courses the week before each test, taught by two of our Staff Tutors: one for SAT Math, and one for SAT Verbal.
Please contact us or check this site as the test date approaches; we will update it regularly with the upcoming Accelerator dates.
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