CollegeVine's Online SAT Tutoring Program

Conquer the SAT with our online SAT Prep Program

Our Students' SAT Results

Our students see big improvements in their SAT scores after working with our tutors.

  • 250 point improvement

    On average, students we've tutored have seen an increase of 250 points on their final score.

  • 17 Hours To See Dramatic Improvement

    Our students start to see significant results (100+ points) after just 8 sessions of tutoring.

  • 3 percent of the world's perfect scores

    In a single year, our students represented 3% of the entire world's perfect scores.

Who Are Our SAT Tutors?


Experts on the Test

Our SAT tutors represent the brightest and most talented in the world. All of our meticulously selected tutors are required to score in the 99th percentile on the section of the exam they are teaching. (Our average score is 780.)

The resulting quality of instruction can't be beat.

  • 780 Average Verbal Score
  • 780 Average Math Score

1 on 1 SAT Tutoring

We pair you with your own private tutor who provides virtual guidance through your sessions. All of our tutors attend top 30 universities and are chosen based on teaching skills and ability to relate to their students. In addition, you will also have a Program Manager who will ensure our SAT prep program is helping you meet your goals.

Your Personal SAT Tutor. Anywhere.

All of our tutoring programs are conducted online via video chat. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll receive premium instruction from our top tutors, right in your home.

What Makes Our SAT Program So Effective?

Diagnosing Your Score

Taking and re-taking practice tests and practice problems won’t improve your score if you don’t understand what your specific strengths and weaknesses are. Our students take a comprehensive diagnostic assessment when they enter the tutoring program that identifies the precise concepts within each subject area that they are struggling with.

Targeted Strategy Sessions

Work one-on-one with your own SAT tutor to develop the necessary skills based on your diagnostic assessment and learn the best strategies for increasing your score. Our sessions teach strategies for each section of the SAT: Reading, Writing, Math, and the optional Essay.

Realistic Practice Materials

The most effective way to prepare for the SAT is to practice the exam in the exact way that it will be taken on test day. We’ve designed all of our prep materials to match the real SAT as much as possible. After rehearsing with our materials, students are extremely prepared to sit for the real exam and perform to the same degree that they have in practice.

Score Progress Monitoring

Students and families are given unparalleled progress tracking and score prediction tools to understand exactly how the student is progressing toward their score goal. Progress is shared every two weeks based on the specific practice problems and exams that the student completed, so students, families, and tutors remain on top of the prep timeline and meeting score goals.

A Customized Curriculum

The most important advantage of our program is customization. Each one of our students participates in a comprehensive diagnostic process so both the student and his or her tutor can fully understand the student’s strengths and weaknesses and spend tutoring sessions on areas that need it most. This diagnostic process informs the entire trajectory of the course, down to each individual session and each individual practice problem assigned.

Near-Peer Mentorship

Our students work with highly-trained tutors from top colleges who scored in the 99th percentile of the SAT in recent years. Our tutor selection process is extremely selective, and each of our tutors is compassionate, skilled, and trained in our data-backed curriculum to improve students’ SAT scores.

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SAT Strategies for Each Section

Effective SAT Writing Strategies

A Grammar Rule For Every Question

Our grammar rules are exhaustive: 69 pages of exhaustive to be exact. We’ve developed a series of just 16 simple rules that completely represent all questions on the test. If you can find an SAT question that is not 100% explained by our grammar rules, we’ll refund your course in full. Guaranteed.

Updated Grammar Strategies

The SAT may have updated its grammar section, but that doesn’t mean you have to be caught by surprise. We’ll teach you strategies to beat the new tricks and question types that the SAT tries to throw at students. Our curriculum has a special focus on the writing quality, insertion, deletion, and data/table questions that have been newly emphasized on the SAT.

Diagnosed Issues Corrected

Our Diagnostic Test allows us to understand where a student is truly struggling. Because we begin by understanding a student's knowledge gaps, we are able to effectively address and correct them. This allows our tutoring sessions to be far more effective than a standard curriculum.

A SAT Reading Method Unlike Any Other

Strategies to Maximize the Score

Did you know that you only need to know 4 core concepts to answer every SAT reading question? After countless hours of tutoring with students across all score ranges, we’re confident that we know the best way to maximize the score and minimize the time input on the reading test. In fact, most of our students finish the reading section with over 10 minutes to spare.

Real Critical Reading

What drives our students' high scores isn’t just how we take the test; after we’ve taught students our strategy for approaching reading, we actually teach them how to read critically — a skill often neglected in schools today. Using our proprietary method developed by Harvard humanities majors, we’ve developed a way to easily teach students how to comprehend virtually any passage that’s thrown at them at a high level.

Historical Documents Supplement

Students often report that the hardest part of the new SAT are the reading passages written in ye olde English. We’ve created an innovative method to help them bridge the gap. By learning our method to translate any old English document into present day English quickly and effectively, our students don’t waste time puzzling over those questions and passages.

Targeted SAT Math Program

Powerful Diagnostic

There’s no point in learning things you already know. Our math program always begins with a complete diagnostic test powered by conceptual analytics to understand what exactly it is that you’re missing. We then walk you through all of the math concepts you need to know to ace the exam.

Emphasis on Problem Solving

It may come as a surprise that the SAT isn’t actually very “smart.” The entire exam only tests a set number of math concepts; however, it disguises them in confusing ways for students. We’ll teach you how to approach different types of SAT questions in a methodical way so that you can focus on the core math that is being tested.

Special Focus on Difficult Word Problems

Students often report that the trickiest questions on the SAT are the word problems. Our program will walk you through some of the most difficult SAT word problems so that you’ll be prepared when you see them on your test. We’ll teach you how to turn those word problems back into math problems so that you can easily take them out.

Comprehensive SAT Essay Tutoring

Our SAT Essay Formula

At CollegeVine, we take writing seriously. We’ve reduced the SAT essay to a straightforward formula that only requires you to plug in the information we tell you to guarantee your ideal score on the essay.

Real Writing Training

Students who go through our SAT Essay program score higher by fundamentally understanding better the components of good writing. We teach our students high level ideation, diction, literary devices, and more.

SAT Essay Examples

The problem with many SAT programs that attempt to teach the essay section is that they don’t provide students with adequate examples to learn from. We have a collection of real essays broken down line by line, annotated to show the good and bad.

Understand Your SAT Score

Our Diagnostic Assessment sets our test prep from the rest. We spend time diagnosing what concepts students need to focus on strengthening.

Why is Your SAT Score Important?

SAT scores are an important part of a student’s college application. Here are a few reasons why:

  • SAT scores are used as a cut-off in admissions: Admissions officers often use SAT scores to screen applications, so if your scores aren’t high enough, your extracurriculars and essays might not even be reviewed. With stakes that high, you need to spend time preparing to receive the highest SAT scores possible.
  • Can make up for weaker application areas: A great SAT score can make up for a weak grade in a class or a less-developed extracurricular profile. While this really depends on what a school is looking for, a higher SAT score can give you a boost.
  • Impacts scholarship chances: Some schools offer SAT-based scholarship and your SAT scores can factor into other scholarship applications as well. Because of this, you want to make sure your SAT score is competitive.

Do High School Students Need SAT Prep?

A SAT score is a standardized way of comparing students against each other, which is why it's important for college admissions. Increasing your SAT score is one of the quickest ways to increase your probability of acceptance at most schools.

Getting started early on SAT prep gives you plenty of time to take practice tests, enroll in our online SAT prep courses, and work toward achieving your target scores.

At CollegeVine, we've developed a unique curriculum that helps students understand what each section of the SAT is truly trying to assess. We begin with a diagnostic test in order to evaluate strengths and weaknesses so that we can spend time strengthening weaker skills and filling in knowledge gaps. Our personalized approach allows us to focus on what students truly need to accomplish to do well on the SAT.

Our SAT Courses

Choose from the following three packages based on your needs.

Crash Course

6 Weeks
  • Score Diagnosis
  • 4 Strategy Development Sessions
  • 0 Guided Practice Sessions
  • 3 Practice Tests

Success Course

10 Weeks
  • Score Diagnosis
  • 4 Strategy Development Sessions
  • 5 Guided Practice Sessions
  • Bi-weekly Progress Reports

Comprehensive Course

16 Weeks
  • Score Diagnosis
  • 4 Strategy Development Sessions
  • 10 Guided Practice Sessions
  • Bi-weekly Progress Reports
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Some frequently asked questions about our SAT program:

There are many options for SAT prep, but none match the quality and personalized attention we give to all of our clients. We take the time to understand a student's score in the beginning using a diagnostic assessment — this allows us to spend time on what a student really needs to be focusing on.

We're able to offer an affordable option for tutoring that makes students stronger in all areas. You won't just get a few tips and tricks from us, you'll get in-depth strategies that are proven to help you increase your SAT score. We also spend the time to understand a student's score in the beginning using a diagnostic assessment — this allows us to spend time on what a student really needs to be focusing on.

Students we've tutored on the SAT have seen an average 250 point improvement on their SAT score. Because we assess students' strengths and weaknesses before getting started, we're able to spend time on the areas that matters. Other prep programs end up wasting a lot of time because they don't understand what is driving a student's score. Or worse, they follow a cookie-cutter curriculum that doesn’t meet a student’s needs. We're able to assess that and help students fill those knowledge and skills gaps.
All of our tutoring sessions are conducted virtually through video chat. They are all 1 on 1, so you get personalized attention each session. This allows us to pair you with the best tutor from the top schools in the country that meets your specific needs. It also means we can work with students from all over!
Our program is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking for a score boost to help their college applications. We will recommend a course length based on the time each student has before the exam they have already registered for, or we can recommend which exam to take based on the student’s performance and school year.
If you'd like to learn more about the SAT program, we've found the best way to answer your questions is through a quick chat with our Enrollment Team. On the call, you'll be able to discuss your current scores and goals for the SAT to find out if the program is a good fit for your needs. Once you fill out the form below, you'll be given the option to schedule a time to have a quick chat with one of our Enrollment Directors. They will be able to discuss your profile and answer any questions you may have!

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