Accelerated Academic Programs
If you are in 9th grade and must take the SAT for an accelerated academic program or a summer program, please provide information about the program that requires the SAT. If you just want to get a head start on boosting your SAT score with an SAT tutor or an SAT class, let us know that, too.
Your Score Booster will offer a diagnostic test. Based on the test, we’ll work out a custom-tailored plan to help you boost your scores on the various sections of the test. Contact Your Score Booster to take a diagnostic test.
Tackling the SAT Topics
College is years away, but SAT preparation can begin now. If you are already studying a foreign language, especially a Romance language, continue to do so. Romance languages, such as French, Spanish or Italian, will help you with your English vocabulary. Latin or ancient Greek would help, too, but good luck finding conversation partners.
Your Score Booster lends students cartoon vocabulary books and books with songs, making learning vocabulary fun.
But you’ll never learn every word you’ll need to know. The test writers occasionally throw in an arcane word. Your Score Booster will teach you methods that, if followed closely, will help you get the right answer even when you don’t know all the vocabulary words in the question.
Read a lot. Read fiction (novels) and non-fiction (science, history, biographies, newspaper articles and more.) The more you read, the better you’ll do on the reading section of the SAT.
Your Score Booster can help you find the main idea of SAT passages. Then we’ll help you tackle the questions. We’ll show you what the questions mean. (Before lessons, students find that some questions are hard to interpret.) We’ll show you why one question might mention line numbers 20-25 and the answer is, surprisingly, in lines 18-19, while other questions might mention lines 20-25, and that’s exactly where the answer is located. Without this understanding of how to tackle the questions, you cannot boost your reading score dramatically.
You don’t necessarily need to start studying SAT math this early. You could wait until you learn more math in school. But SAT lessons even in 9th grade or earlier would help. Your Score Booster will teach you tricks that you could apply to any multiple-choice tests, even the provincial exams, and, of course, the SAT. You’ll also learn math concepts before learning them in school, so you’ll be ahead of the curve.
It can take a long time to develop skills for writing a good SAT essay. Remember that you have just 25 minutes to write your SAT essay, which is unlike your school essays. You need to use a plethora of SAT words to impress the grader, and you must strongly persuade the reader. If you write enough SAT essays in advance, you can reuse material you’ve already written. An early start for the SAT essay can definitely give you an edge.
Grammar might seem intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. For the SAT, Your Score Booster has narrowed the focus to the key grammar concepts you’ll need to know to perform well on the multiple choice. We’ll teach you how to look for clues in the sentence (a comma, or a word ending in “ing”) to recognize the potential error in the sentence.