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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How will Education Plus help me perform better in school or on the SAT?
A. Our process begins with interviews for both you and your parents. These interviews help us to determine which tutor might be most appropriate to work with you and help you accomplish your goals. Once you’ve been assigned a tutor, that tutor will work with you to determine a tutoring schedule that fits your busy schedule. We’re willing to meet you at your home, in a public setting or in our offices, and we will work one-on-one with you to determine which learning styles will be most effective, to establish your educational goals, and to develop a strategy to achieve those goals.

Q. How far in advance should I start preparing for the SAT?
A. Education Plus recommends 26 to 28 hours of SAT test preparation, but is always willing to tailor a program to meet your schedule and needs.

Q. How important is it that I get a high score on the SAT?
A. . It can be very important, depending upon your plans after graduation. If you are planning to go to college, be aware that SAT scores are still in the top five criteria that colleges and universities evaluate when admitting students, according to the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Just how high your scores should be will depend on the institution you want to attend. The University of Pennsylvania, for example, expects applicants to have scores between 1330 and 1530 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math combined. The Pennsylvania State University seeks scores in the range of 1100 and 1300 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math combined, while West Chester University expects students to attain scores between 970 and 1180 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math combined. The national average is between 1020 and 1060 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math combined.

Q. What should I bring with me to the test?
A. You should bring your admission ticket, two No. 2 pencils, a photo ID, and an acceptable calculator. Other items that are good to have with you include a watch, a drink, and snack for your break. For a more expansive list of what to bring and what not to bring, visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-test-day-checklist.

Q. Aside from attending my tutoring sessions, what can I do to prepare myself for the SAT?
A. Getting enough sleep is one of the easiest things you can do to get yourself off on the right foot. Most people know that resting well the night before the exam is important, but Education Plus recommends that you get at least two nights’ worth of adequate sleep before you take the SAT. The morning of your test, take a shower – this helps to wake you up and feel more prepared. While eating breakfast, read something to get your brain working.

Q. It’s hard for me to concentrate during the reading portion of the SAT. What can I do to focus?
A. Read the passages that interest you the most and answer the related questions first. This will prevent you from becoming bored and losing focus early in the process. It can also help boost your momentum for the rest of the exam.

Q.I heard that the essay portion of the SAT is optional. Is that correct?
A. . Yes that is accurate. We recommend taking the essay, which is now at the end of the SAT, unless you are 100% certain that the college or university where you are applying does not require the essay section of the SAT.

Q. What’s the best use of my time during the two breaks?
A. It’s important to separate yourself from the test during the breaks. Get up, stretch your legs, eat a snack, and leave the room for a few minutes.