Over the last few years I have helped a number of students with successful applications to study in the US with private tuition for the SAT and ACT tests.
By way of a brief introduction to what this involves, please read on!
SAT and ACT Tests
The vast majority of highly ranked US colleges require applicants to submit scores from one of the US admissions tests, either the SAT or the ACT. The SAT includes sections of Critical Reading and Writing whereas the ACT has sections on English and Writing. Essentially, however, the knowledge and skills being assessed are very similar in both tests: an ability to understand demanding texts and a high level of skill in expressing arguments and opinions in coherent, elegant writing.
A strong test score in either the SAT or ACT is a prerequisite to a successful application and, because these tests differ significantly in content and style from the external exams UK students typically have to face, structured tuition is considered essential.
Tuition for the Tests
I can offer expert tuition in the English components of both SAT and ACT tests. Private one to one tuition is the best and quickest way for a student to become conversant with the format and demands of the tests. Typically, my sessions with students cover the following:
- Practice tests and full feedback
- Essay writing skills
- Grammatical awareness sessions
- Language variety – analysis of a range of texts
Sessions with me are varied, challenging and engaging and I guarantee that students will make rapid progress. With careful planning, I will structure the learning around the student’s needs,
If you are thinking of applying to the US and need help preparing for the tests contact me for an initial consultation. As well as help with the English part of the tests, I can offer guidance and help with regard to the whole process of applying to the US.
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