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The SAT is one of the most important tests you’ll ever take. Test scores make up a huge chunk of your college admissions decisions, so it is vital to be scoring at your top level. It can be intimidating, but the good news is that anyone can learn to achieve success on this test!

We’re here to help you do just that.

We’ve gone through all four sections of the SAT with a fine-toothed comb to figure out the patterns behind the test. There are about 17 skills routinely tested on the grammar, and about 60 skills tested on the math sections. We train you in each and every skill so that you can be ready, and we show you how to easily identify which skill is being tested on each question. But that’s not all, we also teach you how to break apart the test questions into easier steps so that you won’t be fooled.

We show you how to read for detail, and how to “hack” your own brain to feel deeply interested in the material that you’re reading so that you retain more. We also show you how to map out passages so that you can locate answers quickly and effectively when you need them. You won’t find higher, more top-of-the-line training because our tutors are trained to be the best at what they do so that you can be the best at what you do.

You'll learn

You'll Master

  • Strategic Foundation - We’ll build a strategy catered specifically to you. We start by assessing your strengths and weaknesses and build you a customized program.
  • Essential Skills - We teach you every skill that we know will be on the test. Then we show you how they are integrated into test problems.
  • Word psychology - How the SAT uses tricks in their wording to lead you to a “lure answer.” Once you learn how it works, you’ll never be fooled again.
  • Deconstruction - How to break up complex problems into simpler, easier to solve pieces.

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SectionNo.Of QuestionsMinutes Per SectionContent
Critical Reading52 Total, Including: 19 Sentence completions 48 Passage-based reading questions1 section – 65 Mins. TotalReading comprehension, Contextual vocabulary and Chart analysis
Math (No Calculator)20 Total, Including: 15 Multiple-choice questions 5 Student-generated responses25 Mins. TotalReading comprehension, Contextual vocabulary and Chart analysis
Math (Calculator Permitted)38 Total, Including: 30 Multiple-choice questions 8 Student-generated responses55 Mins. TotalArithmetic, Algebra I and II, Functions, Planar and Coordinate geometry, and Statistics
Writing & Language44 Total Contextual Paragraph-based Grammar and Construction35 Mins. TotalParagraph composition, Grammar and usage
Essay Question1 Topical Persuasive Essay Prompt50 Mins. TotalAbility to write persuasive essay using logic. Proper structural form, Impeccable grammar and Diverse vocabulary
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Our Recent SAT Students

Ted Scored a 1560

"My tutor Tej really helped me get my score up. I could tell he put a lot of thought into the homework he assigned, because the assignments were creative and seemed to target a lot of my problem areas. When my test date came, I felt ready, but I did even better than I expected! I am very thankful I worked with Alpha Test Prep."

Ethan Scored a 1590

"My hands were shaking when I saw my score came in. When I opened my results, I couldn’t believe I’d scored a 1590. I’d gone up over 100 points from when I first started working with Alpha. I am going to be attending Stanford in the fall. I’m sure my high SAT score helped my application to stand out and I’m really excited about the future! I plan to study robotics engineering."

Natalie Scored a 1520

"Working with Alpha definitely raised my confidence. I was scoring in the 1400s and frustrated because I’d hit a plateau. I was going through questions quickly and making careless mistakes, but I didn’t realize I kept approaching them in the same way. My tutor taught me how to break a habit of making assumptions. On difficult math problems, he taught me how to first identify what the problem was testing and then I could put it together with a skill I’d learned in math class."

Our Recent SAT Students

Ted Scored a 1560

"My tutor Tej really helped me get my score up. I could tell he put a lot of thought into the homework he assigned, because the assignments were creative and seemed to target a lot of my problem areas. When my test date came, I felt ready, but I did even better than I expected! I am very thankful I worked with Alpha Test Prep."

Ethan Scored a 1590

"My hands were shaking when I saw my score came in. When I opened my results, I couldn’t believe I’d scored a 1590. I’d gone up over 100 points from when I first started working with Alpha. I am going to be attending Stanford in the fall. I’m sure my high SAT score helped my application to stand out and I’m really excited about the future! I plan to study robotics engineering."

Natalie Scored a 1520

"Working with Alpha definitely raised my confidence. I was scoring in the 1400s and frustrated because I’d hit a plateau. I was going through questions quickly and making careless mistakes, but I didn’t realize I kept approaching them in the same way. My tutor taught me how to break a habit of making assumptions. On difficult math problems, he taught me how to first identify what the problem was testing and then I could put it together with a skill I’d learned in math class."

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