“But colleges don’t require the SAT anymore!”
You might get that response when you start suggesting that your teen spend some time preparing for the SAT, and for some schools, your kiddo might be right. However, there are a lot of reasons to prepare for and take the SAT that your child might be missing. Some schools do still require standardized test scores like the SAT for admissions, but another reason to take the SAT is that if your student does well on the test, that can be a determining factor in admissions, even if it’s not required. If your child is neck-and-neck with another potential student, providing those scores could make a big difference!
Another great reason to prepare for and take the SAT is that some merit scholarships require them. Since college costs are not dropping any time soon, scholarships can go a long way in paying the steep price tag. In the United States, the average cost of attending a four-year college per year is over $35,000, so unless your teen has a treasure map and a sure-fire way of finding that box of gold and gems, earning a good score on the SAT might need to be a priority!
How can you help your student ensure success on the SAT? One way to help guide them is by enrolling them in an SAT prep course. Although traditional SAT prep courses require that your student meet in-person, the modern approach is much more convenient and much less intrusive on your daily lives.
Train The Brain offers the opportunity to prepare for the SAT online with a live instructor. Using audio and video with whiteboard technology, online chat, and file sharing features, students can connect with the best test prep instructors available. Whether they need some help building their confidence, brushing up on content, or gaining an understanding of good test-taking skills, Train The Brain’s live online course instructors will provide your student with the strategies they need to be successful on the day of the big exam.
We offer three different options: SAT Math, SAT Verbal, or enrollment in both. For either individual test section, students meet with instructors to learn course material and participate in class activities twice a week in live one-hour interactive whiteboard sessions online. Because the sessions are recorded, they have the advantage of being able to review each session independently to help them reinforce key concepts.
If your student wants to tackle training for both the math and verbal sections of the test at once, that’s four live online one-hour sessions per week for 8 weeks. Some students prefer to plan ahead and take the sessions separately, while others want to tackle them all at the same time. Either way, your child is getting a lot of great content to support them when it comes to success on the SAT.
Each session focuses on a specific portion of the SAT as outlined by the College Board. Along the way, your child will learn some helpful tips about how to alleviate text anxiety, strategies for tough questions, and the skills they need to interpret the test-taking language that standardized tests use. This thorough approach to test prep helps give your student the direction and focus they need to get ready for test day. We’ve planned out the prep so that your student doesn’t have to go it alone.
On top of the security students gain from the academic content, often, knowing that they have done the prep work and invested the time to get ready for the test is enough to boost students’ confidence and improve their performance.
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With online SAT Prep through TTB, you not only get the training and confidence boost your child needs, but you also avoid the added stressors to your schedule. Your student can access the sessions anywhere they have internet. Still have questions? Feel free to reach out! Our support team will be happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect solution to your child’s academic needs.