We will go over the format and scoring of the SAT math section and answer general questions about approaching the diagnostic test. After general Q&A, we will begin looking at concepts in basic arithmetic.
SAT Math Overview
Arithmetic and Basic Math
We continue our exploration of math properties, covering how to simplify and perform operations on exponents, radicals, and other mathematical operations required on the SAT.
We will go over the diagnostic test and answer any questions. We will also start our review of necessary Algebra I and II skills. Day 3 focuses on first degree algebraic expressions and linear equations.
We continue with our second day of review of Algebra. Day 4 focuses on functions and their properties.
We will look at working with inequalities and absolute value functions and their graphs. We will also look at applications of absolute value inequalities and systems of inequalities.
We begin looking at Advanced Math topics by exploring polynomials and operations of polynomials. We will focus on factoring, finding the roots of polynomials, and graphs of polynomials.
We will look closely at quadratics and the different forms in which quadratics can present. We will also look at different ways of solving quadratic equations and systems of quadratic and linear equations. A midterm exam will be assigned to assess progress.
We will continue to look at Advanced Math topics by looking at parent functions and transformations of functions. We will also look at solving advanced equations, including exponential and rational equations.
This lesson focuses on statistics/data analysis and interpreting and understanding graphs on the SAT. Questions on the midterm exam will be reviewed.
This lesson focuses on topics in probability, permutations, and combinations.
We will look at working with complex numbers and revisit imaginary roots of polynomials. We will also go over graphing calculator tips and tricks to prepare students to use their calculators effectively on test day.
We will begin our final unit on Geometry by looking at lines and angles and area, perimeter, and volume.
We continue our Geometry exploration by looking at triangles and the triangle equations and properties students will need to be familiar with for the SAT.
We will look at polygons and their properties.
On our final lecture day, we will look at circles and arcs, sectors, and chords.
We will go over any questions on the final exam. Prior to this class, requested topics will be polled and we will spend the day focusing on reviewing these topics.
Familiarize yourself with the SAT Verbal Sections, including the test structure, what topics you need to know, and how the test is scored. A Verbal Diagnostic will be given for homework to measure your current level of preparedness. Drill and practice.
Review the diagnostic exam. Drill and practice.
Learn about the different types of passages, questions, and answers for the Reading Comprehension section. Drill and practice.
Learn highly efficient reading strategies, like the Chunking Method, to help answer questions correctly and quickly. Learn about how to mark up a passage for Reading Comprehension. Drill and practice.
Review the skills and strategies we’ve learned for the Reading Comprehension section, and show how to mark up and chunk different types of reading passages, and how to use strategies such as summarizing, underlining, and notating to increase comprehension of a passage. Drill and practice.
Learn how to expand vocabulary through word roots, especially from those words derived from Latin or Greek, and give advice about how to determine a vocabulary word’s meaning through context clues. Drill and practice.
Review the facts you need to know for the Writing and Language section, including an in-depth look at the rules of Grammar and Punctuation. Drill and practice.
Continue to learn the rules of Grammar and Punctuation, as well as strategies for answering questions about passage organization. Review the rules behind crafting sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Learn how to apply these rules to questions about passage organization and grammar. Drill and practice.
Review the approach to scientific passages, including how to synthesize scientific findings and apply quantitative analysis to understand charts, graphs, maps, and other infographics. Drill and practice.
Review the approach to narrative passages, including how to identify literary devices and chunk fiction effectively.
Review the approach to humanities passages, including how to detect the author’s point of view and main claims of the arguments presented, especially for paired passages. Drill and practice.
Complete at least 1 high-difficulty SAT Reading Passage as a group, applying all the strategies you’ve learned into timed practice.
Complete SAT Writing & Language Passages as a group, putting all the strategies and rules of grammar and punctuation you have learned into timed practice. Drill and practice.
Complete one reading and two writing passages individually. Review answers as a group and assign passages or sample questions to target areas of improvement. Drill and practice.
Understand the demands of the SAT Essay and how it is scored, review samples of previously scored SAT Essays, and learn strategies for writing a stronger response. Complete an essay for homework.
Review and edit samples of student-written essays. A final SAT Verbal Diagnostic will be administered to measure your progress.
(Since Saturday August 29 is an SAT Test Day, we will meet on Friday this week.) Review the answers from the Final Diagnostic and answer any questions. Review strategies for overcoming test anxiety, how to stay calm and succeed on test day.
I have been studying French for a decade. After graduating high school with perfect scores in AP, IP HL, and SAT Subject tests in French, I have since earned a degree in French & Francophone Studies from the College of William & Mary with highest honors, lived in France and Belgium, and served as a French tutor and teaching assistant.
I have studied French in the classroom for ten years, and graduated from William & Mary with a minor in French. I have had the privilege of honing my language skills while living with two host families: one in Lyon and the other in Paris. In the Spring 2019 semester, I studied French at Sorbonne University in Paris and received a B2 certification.
Goal: Understand why and how to study French and use French vocabulary to initiate conversation, introduce oneself, and say goodbye.
Goal: Use the French number system (0-39) to discuss topics like age and the calendar.
Goal: Conjugate the verb être (to be) in present tense and use adjectives to describe oneself, one’s family, and one’s home.
Goal: Conjugate the verb avoir (to have) in present tense and use it to describe one’s body and clothing.
Goal: Conjugate -er verbs and use them in a restaurant setting to order food and describe food preferences.
Goal: Explain a day in the life of a student abroad in French-speaking Europe using the verb faire (to do/to make).
Goal: Use the verb aller (to go) with travel vocabulary to explore Parisian landmarks.
Goal: Explore French art, music, and movies and understand how to continue effective French language study.
We will review the reports from both tutor and student to give the best decision. It will take 3-5 business days for reviewing after receiving two reports.