SAT Trainer specializes in training you for the Math section and is here to help you.

How I Prepare Students for SAT

For SAT preparation, both the instructor and student should be enthusiastic about achieving one's best. I encourage all my students to strive for the highest score possible and I do everything I can to help them to reach that goal. I feel privileged and honored when my students set such a high goal and work hard to achieve it.

 My unique instruction method focuses on: Teaching the Root Concepts Teaching Multi-Angled Solution Taking a Step-by-step Approach Avoiding Errors

Let's look a little closer as to why I focus on:

1. Teaching the Root Concepts

During this SAT preparation course, we will solve and review approximately 700 problems a month and although it is highly unlikely that you will encounter the same problem when you take a real SAT, it is important to become familiar with the style in which the questions are asked and more importantly, review the many root concepts that may appear on the test. This is why we will focus on not only how to get the answer on that particular problem but we will also expand on the problem's root concepts. This way students will be able to handle many different problems with more or less the same concepts.

2. Teaching Multi-Angled Solution

The SAT Mathematics section is slightly different from a traditional math test. When a student takes the SAT, he/she needs to quickly figure out what the fastest way to get the answer is. All of sudden, simply finding an answer becomes more important than the method one uses. Therefore, the SAT is not a pure math test, and requires much preparation in order for you to "beat the test." Because of the SAT's nature, students need to prepare solving problems from multiple angles. This approach will prepare student not only for mathematical skills but it will also train them to see what the question is really asking when he/she encounters challenging and sometimes tricky problems during the real test.

3. Taking a Step-by-Step Approach

Whenever you solve math problems, it is always better to do it step-by-step. Skipping steps can result in making an unwanted error. Especially, in a test such as the SAT, a step-by-step approach should always be the way to answer a question.

4. Avoiding Errors

I have seen so many students choose the wrong answer simply because of a careless mistake. Minimizing errors in the SAT should never be overstated. Not making mistakes is a skill in itself and can be learned through practice and training. During my class, I will constantly remind my students about this issue and show them a way to avoiding making errors.

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The Mathematics section consists of three scored sections. There are two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section, as follows:

1. One of the 25-minute sections has 20 multiple choice questions. Each incorrect answer deduces 1/4 point from the final score. Each unanswered question has no effect.

2. The other 25-minute section has 8 multiple choice questions and 10 grid-in questions. The 10 grid-in questions have no penalty for incorrect answers.

3. The 20-minute section has 16 multiple choice questions.