SAT Summer Institutes
The SAT Summer Institute is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the SAT. The condensed one-week format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test-taking tools. Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan.
Nervous or curious about the recent changes to the SAT? UTC's Test Prep has everything you need to learn and master the new format!
The College Board has made significant changes to the format and content of the SAT. Our experts will take the mystery out of the New SAT, making it clear exactly what you need to know and helping you to hone your skills for the new format.
The SAT Summer Institute includes:
- 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
- Access to online office hours
- 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
- Course textbook: The Official SAT Study Guide
- Real SAT practice questions and tests
- Course workbook
- Easy-to-follow study plan
The SAT Summer Institute covers:
Test Taking Strategies
- Introduction to the New SAT
- Question formats
- Time management
- Process of elimination
- Informed guessing
- Solution strategies
- Equations and inequalities
- Fractions, percentages, and averages
- Rates, ratios, and proportions
- Analytic and coordinate geometry
- Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
- Word problems
Reading and Writing Subjects
- Punctuation and grammar
- Writing structure and organization
- Sentence completion
- Critical reading
- Reading comprehension
- Graphical interpretation
Online Review Tools to Help You Stay at Your Peak!
The SAT Summer Institute includes online tools to help students perform at their peak on test day. Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall SAT test dates. Weekly online office hours also provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have. Students need only have high-speed access to the internet, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player to participate in the online sessions—no additional software is required.
The interactive, one-hour online review sessions allow students to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live-online review sessions are also recorded—students can still benefit even if their schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will be scheduled between the end of your course and the fall test dates.
Online office hours are free-form meetings open to any student in an SAT Summer Institute. Instructors will be available to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop-in” sessions and are student-directed, meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.
Online Review System Requirements: The Live-Online SAT sessions are offered online using a free Adobe Connect browser plug-in. All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.
Note: The Adobe Connect plug-in, microphone, and camera are not required or used in the delivery of the online review sessions.
Who Should Take This Course?
The SAT Summer Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the summer. This one-week institute is held over 4 consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to their fall test date. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.
Students generally take the SAT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time, for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score, and those younger students who are curious about the recent changes to the format of the SAT.
About Our Program:
UTC’s Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors.
Don't See a Program Near You?
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