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SAT Test Preparation

 We provide both 1-1 tutoring (in-home and virtual) and small-group classes to prepare students for the Math and Verbal sections of the SAT. 

Standardized tests remain a significant factor in admissions at many U.S. colleges and universities, and a strong score can be a significant asset both in admissions and financially. 

1-1 Tutoring

Helping your student optimize their score

All of our 1-1 tutoring programs are customizable, from test timing to length of meetings to content covered. While we certainly have our recommendations, we recognize the importance of meeting students where they are, and starting where they are starting. We can help you create a timeline, choose a tutor who can relate to your student, and most importantly, maximize your results. Most students should expect to take the SAT two or even three times.

Regardless of how a student scores, one-on-one tutoring is the best way to enhance performance. We adapt the student’s study plan to just the areas of the SAT that need to be covered. Sexton Test Prep uses every practice problem your student does, starting from the diagnostic testing, to identify and strengthen areas of weakness in both strategy and content. Tutors use our curriculum and learning system to analyze student performance right down to the smallest details. We do so because we want to provide the most individualized and yet comprehensive experience possible.

Small Group Courses

A Strong Foundation for Test Prep

We offer small group courses, both virtual and in-person, to prepare for the SAT. By taking one of our courses, students will learn all of the basics of the test, the most widely applicable SAT strategies, and the most commonly tested content knowledge. The skills and tips learned during our courses will provide a strong foundation for your student’s SAT preparation, whether they’re a newcomer to the SAT or want to brush-up before a test date. Our courses come in 6 and 12-hour formats, and the curriculums are the products of almost 10 years of research and design by Ben Sexton and his team.

Classes can also be a great lead-in to 1-1 tutoring! Many families enjoy this hybrid model, using a class for the basics and 1-1 tutoring to follow up on particular areas of focus. Give us a call so we can help you figure out how a class might fit into your test preparation process.

Additional SAT Prep Offerings

PSAT
Most area schools offer the PSAT in October of your student’s junior year. The PSAT is helpful practice for students planning to take the SAT and also serves as a qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.

While most students do not prepare rigorously for the PSAT, we do offer a small-group workshop each year to help students go into the PSAT feeling comfortable and confident. Our tutors can also provide one-on-one tutoring prior to the exam, which is very similar in content and format to the SAT.

SAT MATERIALS
All SAT students at Sexton Test Prep will be provided (for a one-time fee) the following preparation materials:

  • A copy of the Official Digital SAT Study Guide (written by the College Board) – this is the only preparation guide that contains only real SAT questions.
  • A copy of our Sexton Digital SAT Guide, including our vocabulary flash cards

Written entirely by Ben Sexton himself, the Sexton Digital SAT Guide is the product of almost 20 years of research and development. Updated each year, this guide comprehensively covers the content of the test in fine-grained detail and reflects all current trends in test material. Including tutorials, strategies, lists of practice problems, and vocabulary flashcards, this guide can help students at any level improve their performance.

Next Steps

We want you to be able to focus your energy on the test itself. We’ll do the planning for you! There are so many tests, dates, and preparation materials that it can be tough to make a plan. Contact us to learn about creating timelines, best options for your student’s preparation (including how we can utilize your students PSAT Scores if they have them), getting set up with a tutor, accommodations (extra time, etc), and how we can maximize your student’s results! 

Exam Dates for 2024-2025

Please visit the SAT website to register for a test date.

Exam DateRegistration DeadlineDeadline for Late Registration
June 1, 2024May 16, 2024 May 21, 2024 
August 24, 2024August 9, 2024 Aug 13, 2024 
October 5, 2024September 20, 2024 September 24, 2024 
November 2, 2024October 18, 2024 October 22, 2024 
December 7, 2024November 22, 2024 November 26, 2024 
March 8, 2025February 21, 2024 February 25, 2025 
May 3, 2025April 18, 2025 April 22, 2025 
June 7, 2025May 22, 2025 April 22, 2025