SAT Prep

SAT Prep with an individual tutor with equal parts competence and compassion. Work on your SAT with a National Merit Finalist who has a sense of humor and patience. You want to improve your SAT score as efficiently as possible. Why not enjoy the journey?

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SAT Prep Your Student Won’t Hate

SAT Preparation can be an ordeal for students. While the test can be difficult and tricky, the preparation needn’t be. It’s a common misconception that the preparation should be painful and punitive. Some SAT Preparation centers even pride themselves on detention and other punishments meted out to students. If you believe that students should often complain and sometimes cry during their SAT prep, mcstutoring is not for you or your child. 

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A Personalized Approached To SAT Prep

Rather, mcstutoring takes a more enlightened approach to preparing for the SAT. Most students who need a high SAT score are already busy with extracurriculars, sports, and AP classes. They needn’t be burdened with boring, even condescending SAT prep. Yes, your student will need to take practice tests. And, your student will need to work and learn. Yet, there is no need to make the process painful.

That’s why mcstutoring personalizes your SAT prep. Perhaps your child needs help with using the TI-84 graphing calculator. Maybe it’s work on the SAT Writing and Language Test. Your child could need help with the overall math sections (3 and 4) of the test. At mcstutoring, we can focus on your student’s needs. Each student has strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. Your student needs guidance to work on the parts where they can gain the most points. And work in an atmosphere that’s engaging and non-judgmental.

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How SAT Prep Works

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First, you will take a practice test. It will be from the College Board so that your student is taking a real test with real questions. Most test prep companies have test with questions that are harder than you’ll find on a real SAT. Also, their grading scale tends to be more severe than that of the College Board. Lastly, the topics on these companies’ tests often don’t reflect the topics you’ll find on a real SAT. Don’t believe me? Read this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Second, by taking and then scoring your test, you establish your baseline score. As this is a recent test (taken within 2 weeks of your introductory session with mcstutoring), you will find out your strengths and weaknesses. Though you might have taken a REAL SAT over a month ago, you’ll want to take a recent test so that the material is still fresh in your mind. Anything over 2 weeks old simply will not do.

Third, you’ll set your introductory session. Your first session will be for an hour. That will give you enough time to cover at least 2 sections of your practice test (likely, we’ll start with the 2 math sections). During this time you can gauge whether you are benefitting from SAT prep with mcstutoring and would like to continue. There is no high-pressure sales here. Definitely take your time to decide whether you’d like to continue. And feel free to try out different tutoring services and centers. We’re confident we can help and don’t need to rely on high-pressure sales tactics, Russian closes, or other mind games to win your business.

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SAT Prep With A Tutor Who Communicates With You

Finally, rather than drone on about mcstutoring using a National Merit Finalist who is a Pomona College graduate, we encourage you to contact us. That way you can learn for yourself that Martin is approachable as well as knowledgeable. By establishing open communication and texting us, you can know how your child is progressing and what needs to be done each step of the way. This is concierge SAT prep.

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SAT Prep For College Admissions

You want a higher SAT score so you can gain admission to the college of your choice. If you’re like most students, this doesn’t mean you need a perfect SAT score of 1600. Instead, you likely need or want a bump of 150-200 points. This is about the sweet spot for increasing your chances of college admissions.

Fortunately, if you have 8-10 weeks to prepare, a 150+ point bump is attainable. You’ll need to work to improve your test score. Also, you’ll need to be strategic in what you review. That’s where mcstutoring can help you. We’ll work on those questions that are easier for you to master. By consistent effort along with guided practice, you can reach your score goals.

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Ease And Flexibility Of Scheduling


Many of us have busy and not so static schedules. If this is the case for you or your student, you will enjoy the ease and flexibility of scheduling sessions with mcstutoring. The Acuity scheduler is fantastic.

First, you can schedule sessions as often or as seldom as you wish. That allows for flexibility in scheduling. If you need a session one week and want to wait until you know what works for you next, that’s fine. The scheduler allows for that.

Second, you can schedule sessions for 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Sometimes students have only a few questions they want to cover, such as students already scoring in the 1450+ range.  The availability of 30-minute sessions allows for them to set these short sessions when they need. On the other hand, if  your student needs a 90-minute session, you have the ability to do that as well.

Third, payment is a breeze. You can pay via PayPal using the scheduler. If you already have a PayPal account, you are fine. If not, PayPal accepts credit cards and even checks. Should you have a balance in your account at the end of the school year, you will be refunded the remaining balance.

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You can contact me if you have further questions. 

Or, if you’re ready to commence with SAT prep, set up your initial session. There is no high-pressure sales here. Just let your student have an initial session. Then she can judge for herself whether she wants to continue.

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