This SAT Prep Course provides Tampa area high school students with an opportunity to prepare for the SAT exam. The program consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction taught over four days (5 hours each day, with a 1-hour lunch break) and four, one-hour review sessions held in the fall. These sessions are presented live-online by an instructor and recorded for future viewing. Students have access to the recordings for up to 30 days after the last review session.
Instruction will cover all math and verbal skills needed for success on the SAT exam. Class sessions use typical test questions to show just how skills are tested on the SAT. Quantitative topics include techniques for picking numbers for problems containing variables, approaches to complicated geometry problems and tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.
Verbal topics include spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems, recognizing key similarity and contrast indicators in sentence completion items, and knowing which parts of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions. General topics include utilizing the process of elimination, mastering time management skills, minimizing test anxiety and identifying common distractors.