“I am no genius. I attended urban public schools in nation’s worst school district with a 40% dropout rate, and was clueless about standardized tests. But through focused preparation, I was able to raise my SAT score from average to perfect!”- Perfect Score SAT student.
SAT has some intrinsic features that really trick the students. Through focused preparation and proper training anyone can crack SAT successfully.
The basic requirements are:
- mastering the subject
- practicing with appropriate questions
- employing some tips and tricks
- proper time management.
When one answer turns wrong, find out where you went wrong.
You miss an answer for many reasons:
- Need to comprehend the concept thoroughly
Our specialized tutors approach each concept in a more convincing way by blending it with SAT questions and registering the concept deep in memory.
- Confusing questions
The remedial approach that we follow identifies the root cause of the confusion and helps to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
- Tensed approach
Unwanted tension is the villain behind the poor score of many candidates. Our real-time practice tests, routine feedback, and tips on proper time management make you confident enough to have a carefree test atmosphere.
As strength and weakness differ from student to student, every student needs a customized plan tailored for him.
“One-on-one classes, a customized lesson plan, a specialist tutor, and a well-planned and systematic way of practice help you to crack the SAT for a competitive score.”
Identify the score requirement of your preferred college. Aim that specific score target. Let’s focus on a preparation blending all these attributes together that makes the distance between you and your dream college less.
The redesigned SAT
The College Board has announced the launch of new SAT from March 2016 onwards.
The major changes are:
- No obscure vocabulary as the College Board website says, “No longer will students use flashcards to memorize obscure words, only to forget them the minute they put their test pencils down.”
- Fewer answer choices; 4 rather than 5
- 16 fewer questions than the current version
- Total score 1,600 instead of 2,400
- More time per section
- No penalty for wrong answers
- Essay turned optional and the time allotted is doubled
Register immediately for a free demo on the redesigned SAT.
Which test I want to take, ACT or SAT?
The ACT (American College Test) is a curriculum-based achievement test. Students are of the opinion that ACT is directly related to what they learn in most of their high school courses.
More than a college admissions exam, the ACT has a career planning section to help you plan for your future studies. You can also see your strengths and weaknesses in the subject areas tested to help direct your future education.
The redesigned SAT is much closer to the ACT. Our specialized tutors train you to approach both the tests with a methodology that suits each the best.
Tom is in 10th Grade. He runs into a dilemma. Which test to take, PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10.
The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are the same. The only difference is that they are offered at different times of the year.
PSAT/NMSQT: Schools choose between Oct. 19, Oct. 22, or Nov. 2, 2016
PSAT 10: Schools choose a date between Feb. 22 and March 4, 2016
The benefits are almost the same:
- They are both great practice for the SAT because the same skills and knowledge as the SAT are tested here.
- The score report is also a pointer to which AP courses you should check out.
- Both the tests can connect students to other scholarships.
- PSAT/NMSQT scores are used to find eligible students for The National Merit Scholarship Program.
Being an excellent platform for the students to step on to SAT we have tutors having long term experience in both SAT and PSAT. The teaching methodology helps you not only as a practice for this test but for SAT too.
PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as in PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10. This test is taken when you are in 8th or 9th Grade. It is up to the schools to choose a date between Sept. 28, 2015 and Jan. 29, 2016 or between Feb. 22 and March 4, 2016. It serves as a preparation for the real SAT and at the same time a diagnostic test that will help you and your teachers to have a better knowledge on the strength and weakness of you.
Getting into a grammar school of your choice is not easy. It is estimated that approximately 100,000 children sit the 11 Plus examination in England each year for around 15,000 – 20,000 places, giving each child a 1 in 6 chance of gaining a place. This makes the preparation for the test all the more a serious business.
As this is a test to be completed within a given time limit, how much time you have and roughly how long you should be spending on each question is very crucial. In addition to subject wise one-on-one instruction, mock exams are an essential part of preparing for the 11 plus exam.
Our tutors focus on a training methodology that helps to develop a skill combining speed and accuracy. The more types of questions you practice the quicker you will get at each type.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work in an English-speaking country.
The test is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Examinations, British Council and IDP (International Development Program) Australia. IELTS, delivered through more than 1,100 locations in over 140 countries, conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment.
Who accepts IELTS?
- Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes, etc.
- Government departments and agencies
- Professional and industry bodies
- Immigration Departments
- Multinational companies and employers.
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
IELTS has two versions.
1. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country.
2. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language is one of the English-language tests, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.
This test assesses the English skills you will actually use in an academic classroom. In the test, you may read a passage from a textbook and listen to a lecture and then speak or write in response, just like you would in a classroom. The test is composed only of academic questions and tasks. So many universities consider it the most appropriate test.The average English skill level being tested ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
Who takes the test?
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- Those who seek English-language learning program admissions
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visa of a country which specifically asks for TOEFL score.
1. TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test)
This measures your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It is offered more than 50 times a year and is administered online at testing sites around the world.
2. TOEFL PBT Paper Based Test)
This version measures reading, listening, grammar and writing skills and is currently offered only in locations where testing via the internet is not available.
What is GRE?
The GRE test is the standardised test used to get admissions in various graduate schools or business graduate schools in various English speaking countries, especially the United States.
Who Takes It?
Graduate and business school applicants who are interested in pursuing a masters, specialized masters in business or doctoral degree take the GRE revised General Test.
Who Accepts It?
The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools for admissions or fellowship.
The most commonly used GRE test format is Computer-based. Paper-based format is available at test centres where Computer-based GRE test is not there. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes. There are six sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third section during the examination.
GRE test Dates
The computer-based GRE Test is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. You can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a test taken previously.
What are the two versions?
GRE is available in two formats.
- GRE General Test measures a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.
- GRE Subject Test is focused on judging the candidate’s expertise in specific fields.
GRE scores are valid for 5 years.