Is your student using the summer to prepare for the SAT?

The summer is approaching, and with it comes the perfect opportunity for your student to focus on SAT prep.  

Why prepare during the summer?

Even the most disciplined students are hard pressed to find the kind of time necessary to prepare for this daunting test during the school year.  Academics and extracurriculars leave students little extra time and energy to do the amount of work required to really prepare for the test.

How much work is necessary for effective SAT Prep?

In order to be most effective, students should meet with a tutor for at least an hour twice a week, and should do about 4 hours of homework per week. 
Many of my school year SAT prep students are cramming our sessions into schedules packed with school, sports practice, homework, and AP exams, and as a result they don’t have the time or energy to really focus on the material.  Even with their best efforts it’s hard for my students to do half the assigned homework. 

What can you do?

Invest in good test prep materials.  Click here for a list of prep materials that I use with my students because I have found them particularly effective.  Even if you don’t hire a tutor, working with these resources will help your student to improve his score. 

So take advantage of the approaching long summer break to give your student the best shot at a good score on the test.  Contact me at (561) 247 2810 to set up an appointment.

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