SAT Tutoring & Test Prep
Since we started out of a Rice University dorm room in 2003, General Academic has helped thousands of Houston-area students prepare for the SAT college admissions test.
We offer both private one-to-one tutoring and group test prep classes. Private tutoring can occur in your home or at our Rice Village Study Lounge.
Our SAT tutors are among our most talented Peers and Pros:
Private SAT Tutoring in Home or Office
Private SAT tutoring ensures that your student is only spending precious time on the areas where they need help. Typically, students meet for 1.5 to 3-hours a week.
We will start by identifying your student's strengths and weaknesses by having them take a full-length practice test; we offer these on most Sundays at no-charge.
Then the tutor will work with your student to address shortcomings and reinforce skills in the tested subjects of math, data analysis, reading, and writing.
To maximize skill retention, the tutor will assign homework questions for the student to complete in-between sessions; it's optional but strongly recommended.
SAT Test Prep Classes in the Rice Village
Test prep classes are a great way for students to get a broad overview of the SAT and refresh tested concepts. Classes typically meet for 6 to 9 hours a week.
Our classes are capped at just 8 students meaning that every student will get tons of attention from the instructor, and every student receives a personalized study plan.
The course will cover test-taking strategies and help students refresh their skills in math, data analysis, reading, and writing. There is significant instructor-led practice.
Take the SAT Early and Often
Students should actively start preparing for the SAT by the second semester of their junior year in high school, which will give them upwards of 7 chances to score their very best.
The SAT is now typically offered seven times a year; students can take it as often as they want, and almost every college encourages students to take the exam multiple times.
New for 2017 is a summer test date in late August. This new option makes preparing for the SAT the summer between junior and senior years particularly appealing.
SAT Test Taking Strategies
The best predictors of a student's success on the SAT are good grades in school in core academic subjects like math, science, English, and history.
Therefore the best way for a student to prepare is to ensure that they're doing well in core subjects well before their junior year in high school (think middle school).
Next up are standard good test-taking practices:
Core academics are king. There are no amount of tips and tricks that will help students ace the SAT if they do not know how to do division or punctuate a sentence.
Our office is located just north of the Rice Village at 2427 Bartlett St., Houston, TX 77098. Call us at 713-838-7774.
We are not your strip-mall learning center. Our nearly 5,000 sqf of genuine loft study space will inspire your student.
For more information about Houston-area SAT tutoring and test prep, call us at 713-838-7774.