Typically, students being preparations for the SAT Subject Tests at least six weeks prior to the exams. During this time, we help students understand the format of the test, capitalize upon the SAT-specific test-taking methods, and provide content review for those topics with which a particular student may struggle.
Weekly practice tests – either as homework or in a timed and proctored environment – serve to both chart progress and pinpoint subject areas for focused review.
We guide students preparing for the Literature Subject Test to improve their already strong critical reading skills. Our practice materials draw from American and British literature from the 17th century onward and heavily feature poetry, as does the real test. We help students identify and interpret tone, metaphor, and imagery, complex diction, and syntax.
Our U.S. History Test tutoring focuses on the narrative from colonization to the present day and contains questions on political, social, and economic trends - but NOT on military events. We ensure students are familiar with issues like colonization, the Revolution and slavery that are most commonly tested.
We help students prepare for the World History Subject Test by refreshing knowledge of major global events from the Paleolithic Era through present day. We focus not only on the economic and cultural influence of countries worldwide, but also on the origins and significance of everything from economics to art.
Mathematics Subject Tests require a working knowledge of everything from introductory algebra and geometry to more advanced mathematics covered in most junior-year pre-calculus courses. Aside from helping students prepare for the problems themselves, we help to set strategies for time management so students spend their time earning points and not getting frustrated.
Our tutors and counselors can also provide guidance on choosing between the Math Level 1 and Math Level 2 exams.
We help students who have completed AP-level coursework or who have spent time abroad to push themselves to achieve great scores on these tests, even though the preponderance of native language speakers who take Language Subject Tests can tend to skew the curve
The Biology E and Biology M Subject Tests target environmental science or molecular biology, respectively. We lead students from introductory through AP-level material to prepare for these specific tests, which tend to cover advanced material.
We generally recommend taking an AP level class in advance of the Chemistry Subject Test, considered by many to be the most difficult of the science subject tests. We work in a detailed manner to ensure that students are comfortable not only with the advanced content but also with analyzing the complicated true/false questions and identifications this test features.
Because the Physics Subject Test does not allow students to use calculators, we focus on helping students develop their paper-and-pencil problem solving skills. Memorization of the required physics formulae and a deep understanding of the primary tenets of mechanics and electromagnetic forces are core goals of tutoring for this Subject Test.
Now that you have an idea of how we’ll work together, contact us to get started on your preparation!