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SAT Lessons

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or more commonly known as the SAT, is a standardized test that students take before applying for college. Many colleges and universities use this exam as a way to determine a student’s readiness for higher education.

Because this exam can be challenging, many students turn to our SAT lessons for guidance. Here at TakeLessons, we offer in-person and online SAT lessons where you can work with a private tutor. In fact, we think we offer the best online SAT lessons around! Sign up with us to get the help you need to improve your test scores today.

Certified SAT Teachers

Studying for the SAT can feel like a big undertaking, but that’s where our tutors can help. They have the qualifications and expertise to help you better understand this exam and tackle the topics that challenge you the most. What’s more, we only work with certified SAT teachers who have undergone background checks.

When you’re ready to choose your SAT teacher, browse our listing. Here you can see each tutor’s background, experience, availability, and rates. We’re committed to helping you find lessons within your budget by offering a wide range of starting rates, from $20 to $300 an hour, depending on your specific needs. With that in mind, on average, an hour-long session is $75.

After selecting your tutor and choosing when you’d like to meet, simply decide which package best suits your preference. Within just a few easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to improving your test results!

SAT Online Lessons for All Ages

While we offer lessons for all ages, in most cases, our SAT lessons are geared toward students who are currently in middle school and beyond. Some students start practicing for this exam as early as eighth grade, while others wait until they’re further along in high school. Some students even come to us after they’ve graduated high school and are looking to take the exam later in life.

That said, our SAT teachers have the experience and knowledge to work with students of any age. Whatever age you are, our SAT lessons can help you prepare.

SAT Lessons for All Levels

We work with students of all levels and backgrounds. Some of our students haven’t taken the exam yet, while others have taken it several times. Meanwhile, certain students want to focus on the math portion and others need help with the essay sections.

We offer SAT lessons for beginners, who are working on establishing their baseline score, and classes for advanced students who want to finetune their exam-taking skills. Whatever category you fall into, our SAT teachers can help you work toward all your goals. Sign up for our in-person or online SAT lessons today!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner SAT Lessons

Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Take your first practice test to establish a baseline score
  • Set a goal for your target SAT scores
  • Identify subjects that need the most improvement
  • Introduction to strategies for SAT success

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate SAT Lessons

Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Lessons in SAT-based reading, writing, no-calculator math, calculator math, and optional essay
  • Introduction to deductive reasoning strategies for multiple-choice questions
  • Learn strategies for approaching each type of math and verbal question on the SAT
  • Learn the elements of strong essays

Sample Curriculum for Advanced SAT Lessons

You'll revisit past mistakes to reinforce everything you've practiced. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Understand mistakes made on practice tests
  • Reduce testing anxiety by mimicking SAT testing atmosphere
  • Learn how to manage time and practice prioritizing questions
  • Take final practice test to see an improved score and boost your confidence in preparation for the actual exam

Group SAT Classes

Our live classes make SAT test prep easy! Learn with other students in interactive online group lessons designed around your needs. Our expert teachers provide real-time instruction, interact with you and other students, and offer you the knowledge you need to do well on your SAT.

With a TakeLessons Live membership, you have the option to take online group classes as often as you need. Learn from experienced instructors who provide feedback and answer questions during live lessons. Our over 300 classes (every month) are available seven days a week, so you’re sure to find a schedule that works for you.

In addition to group test prep classes, your TakeLessons Live membership allows you access to as many of our live lessons as you want—in any subject! Take a break from test prep to learn sign language, pick up a guitar, or even begin to code with world class teachers. It’s all included.

Looking for a late-night refresher? Learning is available to you 24 hours a day with our on-demand videos and additional readings. These additional resources are there to provide you with around-the-clock access to innovative tips, essential information, and skills that will build your confidence. We also have a convenient mobile app for learning from your devices when on the go.

Track your progress, follow our course guides, and take as many group classes online as you like—the sky's the limit! You learn best when you are comfortable and engaged. That’s why our interactive group test prep lessons are such a great choice. Our teachers are invested in your success, and your classmates are a source of questions and viewpoints that will help you prepare for your own exam.

Sign up today for your TakeLessons Live membership to take advantage of all of the learning possibilities! The best test-taking tips, material review, and perhaps even a guitar lick or two are waiting for you.

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Don’t get overwhelmed by this exam. With the help of our tutors, you can improve your scores and boost your confidence! To sign up for our SAT lessons, select your tutor and schedule and then pick your package. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students!


What lessons are on the SAT?

The SAT includes math, evidence-based reading and writing, and essay lessons. When you sign up for private SAT lessons, your tutor will walk you through each section to help you understand the format and know what to expect. From there, your tutor will determine what areas you need to improve and provide you with the tools to help you boost your overall score.

How do I prepare for the SAT?

Aside from taking practice texts and working on SAT examples, one of the best ways to prep is to join private SAT lessons. These lessons are such a valuable investment! Your tutor will customize your lesson plans so that you can focus on the areas that are most challenging to you. Your tutor will help you understand the test so that you can better prepare yourself and go into your next exam with confidence.

At what age should you start preparing for the SAT?

Some students start preparing for the SAT exam as early as the eighth grade, while others begin their lessons later in high school. Some students even take the SAT after high school. In other words, age doesn’t necessarily play a role in your studies.

That said, the earlier you start, the more relaxed of an approach you can take. Feeling well prepared comes with the benefit that you’re not stressed and worried about cramming for the exam. Keep in mind that every student’s journey is unique, which is why we offer SAT lessons for students of all ages and backgrounds.

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