The SAT is a college admission aptitude test that measures reasoning and verbal skills. Many students will take the SAT during their junior year in high school and all colleges will accept both SAT and ACT scores. The SAT tests critical reading, writing, math and has an optional essay section. iAchieve Learning offers private, customized SAT tutoring for students and we come to you! Choose one of our three SAT Test Prep packages depending on how much prep time you need and where you are in the process.
“I had never taken the SAT before and took a free practice SAT with iAchieve Learning at the library. On my practice test I got a 1220 which I was pretty excited about. I worked with a tutor for about 5 weeks and just took the real SAT for the first time and earned a 1470! My tutor was very helpful and explained strategies that I didn’t know.” – student from Park Ridge
What is the Format of the SAT?
- Reading: 65 minutes, 52 questions
- Writing: 35 minutes, 44 questions
- Math No Calculator: 25 minutes, 20 questions
- Match Calculator: 55 minutes, 38 questions
Our Approach to SAT Test Prep
1. Take a Free Practice SAT Test
We highly recommend that any students just starting the test prep process first take a free practice SAT test to determine their baseline score. In the past, iAchieve Learning was offering the free practice tests at the Des Plaines Library. Since Covid hit, we are now mailing home to families a free practice ACT and/or SAT which also includes proctoring instructions and a stamped envelope to send it back to us. Once we receive it, we grade the practice tests with our extensive Online Test Prep Portal and then email students and parents the results within 1-2 days and offer a free phone consultation to go through the results. If you would like to take one of our free practice tests, please click the link below to contact us with your name and address!
2. Choose one of our 3 Test Prep Package
iAchieve Learning offers 3 different SAT test prep packages for students. Each package is customized to the individual student’s needs. Our instructors focus on content review and mastery, proven test-taking strategies, and implement homework drills, mini-quizzes and additional practice tests. Our Test Prep Specialists work with families to create a schedule that leads up to the test dates that the student is aiming for and that works for the student’s current schedule.
3. Course Materials
With each package, students will receive a large SAT textbook with over 1500 practice problems, a smaller Essay Guidebook, and have access to our extensive Online Test Prep Portal. The Online Test Prep Portal has video solutions for every single problem in the textbook, it tracks the student’s progress on all assignments and practice tests, and sends parents email updates. iAchieve Learning also provides many additional supplemental materials such as a Math Formula Packet, an SAT Strategies Guidebook, English grammar review, and more!
4. Lesson Structure
Our experienced Test Prep Instructors will create customized lesson plans that revolve around strengthening the student’s weaknesses while also building upon their strengths. For each one hour that the student is with their instructor, they will receive around 60+ minutes of homework to do for the next session.
Sample SAT Lesson:
Go over homework from previous session
Writing Unit #2 Grammar
-Adjectives vs. Adverbs
-Subject Verb Agreement
Review SAT Writing Strategies
Writing Quiz #4
Homework: Writing Unit #2 Homework Drills #1-3, Writing Quiz #5, Writing Practice Test
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SAT Test Dates and Deadlines
|SAT Test Date||Registration Deadline||When to Start Preparing|
|March 13, 2021||February 12, 2021||December 2020|
|May 8, 2021||April 8, 2021||February 2021|
|June 5, 2021||May 6, 2021||March 2021|
Why Choose iAchieve Learning for SAT Prep Tutoring?
- One-on-one SAT Prep instruction to ensure immediate results
- Our tutors have extensive SAT Prep Tutoring experience
- Affordable prices and packages
- We create flexible schedules to serve your needs
- Reduce test anxiety and help build student confidence
- iAchieve Learning offers 3 packages for SAT Prep. Each session is 1 or 1.5 hours and our tutors will teach test taking strategies, time management techniques, design individual lessons based on student weaknesses, and provide SAT Practice Tests.