When is the SAT offered?
The test is conducted in January; March (U.S. only); May; October, November and December. The March test is available only in the United States.
I’m Canadian. Can I take the SAT in the United States?
Yes. You may want do so if you cannot get a seat in Canada or want to take the test in March, when it is not offered in Canada. Register with your Canadian home address. If you live in the Lower Mainland, search for a test site in Bellingham, Washington (ZIP code 98225.)
When should I take the SAT?
Most students take the SAT January through June of 11th grade or October through December of 12th grade. For early admissions, make sure your SAT grades will be sent to your school in time.
Some athletes graduate high school and take the SAT even a couple of years after graduation.
What about early admissions?
Take the SAT no later than October for the score to reach your university for early admissions.
How long will SAT tutoring take?
That depends on the following:
- Your pre-tutoring score on an SAT diagnostic test
- Your goal score
- Your strengths and weaknesses in math, writing and reading required on the SAT.
- Your ability to take a standardized test
Should I take the SAT to determine my pre-tutoring score?
No, please don’t take the actual SAT before studying. Some schools want to see all of your previous SAT scores. It won’t look good to have such a low initial score.
I’ll send you an SAT test. You can enter your SAT answers online, and I’ll grade the SAT for free. If you would like to take a proctored SAT at Your Score Booster, I can arrange that for a fee.
How do I know what SAT scores a university requires?
Check out the school’s website. Or visit U.S. News and World Report for detailed information about many universities and their median SAT scores. The site requires a subscription but offers a wealth of information.
Is the SAT score from a university the minimum score required to be accepted?
The SAT score you see is likely the midpoint, or median. Unfortunately, that means half of the students who were admitted to the university achieved a higher SAT score. Fortunately, it means half the students who were admitted achieved a lower SAT score. So it’s merely a gauge. Of course, the higher your SAT score is, the more likely you are to be admitted.
What’s the benefit of having an SAT tutor?
An SAT tutor can help you improve your knowledge of the material and teach you the tricks of the SAT. For all sections of the SAT, you’ll need to know some material that you probably didn’t learn in school. Furthermore, a good SAT tutor can teach you to do SAT algebra questions without actually doing algebra, show you how to attack the SAT grammar questions, help you improve your SAT essay and teach you how to analyze the SAT reading passages. Tutors also can show you techniques to avoid making careless mistakes on the SAT. Finally, an SAT tutor can push you to study and monitor your progress on the SAT.
What SAT scores will I need for the NCAA?
Check out the Your Score Booster page on student-athletes. Those eligibility standards may differ from university requirements for the SAT. Check with potential universities for their requirements.
Do you do online SAT tutoring?
In addition to in-person tutoring, I tutor students via the Internet anywhere in the world. Online SAT tutoring is a good option if you don’t live in the Vancouver area. Please contact me using the form below.
How do I schedule sessions?
We cannot schedule sessions until after we have a score from an actual SAT or a diagnostic SAT. Contact us to take a diagnostic test. Once we have a score, we can arrange lessons, preferably the sames days and times each week. Student-athletes or others with busy schedules may schedule days and times that vary, but you must reserve lessons two weeks in advance.
How do I cancel or change a session?
Read our policies regarding cancellations. Recognize that changing dates and times can be time-consuming. If you must change or cancel, please fill out an online form here or find the form under the “Students” tab.
What about vacations?
We encourage students to take relaxing vacations; it recharges them. If you have an upcoming vacation, please fill out an online form here or find the form under the “Students” tab. .
What is the ACT?
See my page Should I take the SAT or ACT?
So how do I get started with tutoring?
Please contact Your Score Booster.