SAT

SAT Course Methodologies

The SAT Course is created in a form that drives a dynamic learning environment encouraging students to be active in the learning process. Adopting a college classroom environment challenges students to think critically and introduces them to the long term goal, which is to succeed in the SAT, allowing them to reach higher education.  Our instructors act as facilitators of the learning process and thus they direct the lessons rather than dictate them encouraging the material to become a shared enterprise.  We introduce our students to efficient techniques that will maximize their scores but most importantly we emphasize the skill of problem solving allowing them to tackle any type of question with confidence.

Learners should constantly be challenged with tasks that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery. This will capture their motivation and build on previous successes in order to enhance the confidence of the learner. This is referred to as teaching in line with the zone of proximal development which can be described as the distance between the actual development level and the potential development level. The end goal of our course is to expand the zone of proximal development for each student allowing them to see the SAT in a different light than when the course starts.

Tutor Zone’s SAT course is geared to prepare students for the extensive SAT test.

The Tutor Zone SAT Course consists of:

  • 4 one-on-one hour long sessions of math, where students reviews all areas, Heart of Algebra, Data Analysis and Problem Solving, Passport to Advance Math.
  • 6 one-on-one hour long sessions of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing where students are provided with the critical thinking skills necessary to complete the critical reading and writing sections of the test as well as the essay portion.
  • We give students access to take up to 10 practice SAT Exams, given in the past with instant scoring to allow us to adapt future lessons to each student’s weakness.
  • In addition we offer a study plan with homework assignments found at tutorzonesat.com to bring home the concepts covered in each week’s class.

We adopt a 60/40 approach meaning that 60% of the time is devoted to the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections because the actual SAT is constructed of about 60% of the questions coming from these sections. We do customize the attention devoted to each area depending on the student’s past scores or their weaker subjects.

Tutor Zone Methodology

Many tutoring organizations can claim to have individualized instruction, but Tutor Zone is one tutoring center that promises one full hour of one-on-one tutoring. This gives the opportunity for the student and tutor to work on concepts they are sturggling with. Furthermore, your child will work with the same tutor every single time which allows them to build a solid relationship with one another.

Why Tutor Zone

Tutor Zone has been a place that has helped solidify skills for students for the past 5 years. We understand students may not want to go to tutoring. However, our methods and our approach towards education make learning enjoyable. This is one place we assure parents their children will love coming to. Each individualized lessons breaks down concepts in step by step making sure students grasp the concept and don't just memorize.

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