“ArborBridge tutoring has helped me tremendously in terms of preparation for the SAT. Within the two months that I worked with my tutor, Josh, I learned numerous techniques to improve my score and speed in taking the test. Not only did I see my scores increase with each practice test I took, but I also had an absolute blast working with Josh. His funny and energetic character always made the sessions feel lively, and his explanations always made confusing problems seems simple. By following his instructions and applying the skills I learned, I felt much more confident by the day of the test and was able to reach my targeted score on my first try. Thank you so much, Josh, for all of your help! I definitely could not have done it without you.”
The SAT tests a student’s college readiness across three sections: Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics. The Math section is divided into two parts: one that permits calculator use and one that prohibits it. There is also an optional Essay section. The Reading section and Writing and Language section focus on practical interpretations of documents and on linking answers to evidence from the texts. The Math sections require students to interpret and solve complex, multi-step problems with a focus on algebraic concepts.
Every student’s SAT program starts with a full-length diagnostic exam. We examine each question that a student answers incorrectly in order to identify any gaps in knowledge. Next, we select the lessons that address these gaps and prioritize them based on their likelihood of appearing on the official SAT exam. Our skills-based curriculum is grounded in four pedagogical principles that ensure a student builds strong foundational skills, masters test taking strategies, and practices applying these techniques for maximum confidence and accuracy. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students can apply their content knowledge to the intricate and sometimes tricky questions on the SAT.