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Students we've tutored have seen score increases of up to 260 points.
Our students start to see significant results (100+ points) after just 8 sessions.
In the past year, our students represented 3% of the entire world's perfect scores.
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An 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 your child plenty of time to take practice tests, enroll in our online SAT prep courses, and work toward achieving 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At CollegeVine, we take writing seriously. We've reduced the SAT essay to a science and will guide you through the right way to approach it.
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.
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.
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.
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