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Varsity Tutors helped our son raise his SAT over 100 points, and his ACT 3 points, which resulted in being accepted at all of the schools he applied to. We were very happy with our instructor and will definitely utilize VT again for our other children.

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My son's verbal score went up 160 points from the PSAT to SAT. His instructor Lydia was extremely professional and knowledgeable and he responded well to her. She kept him focused on what was important and gave him very helpful hints. He went into the test feeling very confident and prepared.

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I would recommend my instructor to any student who is in need of help for their SAT. She taught me so many new ways of analyzing questions and intricate problems. I would not have been prepared for my SAT without her! Thank you so much!

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Receive personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations. Varsity Tutors helps thousands of people asking, "How do I connect with the best tutors near me?"

If you're interested in working with the best Los Angeles SAT tutors but aren't sure how to get started, Varsity Tutors can set you up with a great private instructor in as little as 24 hours. The SAT is a world-famous standardized exam that many undergraduate admissions departments will consider in your college application. It's important to do your best to make your application as strong as possible, but test prep can be challenging on your own. Professional Los Angeles SAT tutors can provide expert guidance on the academic concepts and test-taking strategies you'll want to review, so keep reading to discover more about the potential benefits of private instruction.

What are the advantages of Los Angeles SAT tutoring versus other test prep options?

There are a variety of SAT prep products available today, but most of them force students to follow a set curriculum that covers the exam's Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay sections equally. That might be okay for a few students, but most are looking for more help with certain sections than others. Los Angeles SAT tutors can design a customized study plan around your needs, allowing you to concentrate on your unique areas of opportunity.

For example, maybe you're more confident about the Writing/Language section than the Mathematics component. Your instructor can keep explaining concepts such as algebraic expressions until you feel ready to move on while glossing over Writing/Language to keep your sessions as engaging as possible. Your instructor can also teach you memorization aids such as mnemonics if you're having a hard time recalling something specific.

A private instructor can also design study sessions around your favored learning style to improve your study efficiency. For instance, a visual learner might study common prefixes and suffixes in a table highlighting each of their meanings, while an auditory learner could benefit from oral repetition to memorize the same information. A private instructor can also provide plenty of practice problems to help a kinesthetic learner feel more comfortable with English language conventions for the SAT's Writing and Language section. There is no "correct" way to study for a standardized test, so why not adopt an approach that makes sense to you?

Working in a one-on-one learning environment also enables you to study at your pace. Since you are the only pupil in your Los Angeles SAT tutoring sessions, all of your assignments can be returned with feedback promptly so that you can review and correct any mistakes immediately. Many students also find it easier to ask for help in a private learning environment than in a crowded classroom environment.

How can Los Angeles SAT tutors near me help me prepare for my exam?

Standardized exams such as the SAT are designed to assess a student's knowledge, but they also have a strategic component. There's no penalty for guessing on the SAT's multiple-choice items, so your instructor can show you how to rule out some of the incorrect answer choices and raise the efficacy of any guesses you take. Every section of the SAT is also timed, so your instructor can share time management strategies to help you at least read every item.

For example, the SAT's Mathematics section is divided into calculator and non-calculator subsections. It can be tempting to use your calculator on every question you can, but doing so is generally poor use of your time. A private instructor can show you when and how to use your calculator efficiently. Similarly, it may seem counterintuitive to read the Reading section's questions before their associated passage, but doing so allows you to concentrate on the specific details you're about to be tested on.

Los Angeles SAT tutors can also help you with the Essay portion of the exam. You will need to pull a lot of detail out of the provided argument to craft your own, so your instructor can teach how to identify important information and make a note for future reference. Constructing an outline can also give you something you can refer back to if you forget what you originally planned to say next. If you aren't already in the habit of working from an outline, Los Angeles SAT tutors can show you how to create an effective one in as little time as possible.

You can even take practice exams during Los Angeles SAT tutoring sessions to get a sense of what the actual exam might be like. Working under the same time constraints that will be present on test day can make it easier to effectively budget your time. If you're experiencing any test anxiety, understanding the SAT's format inside and out could help mitigate it. You can even review your answers with your private instructor to identify any areas of opportunity for improvement.

Are you positive I can cram Los Angeles SAT tutoring into my jam-packed itinerary?

We know how busy you are between schoolwork, researching colleges, extracurricular activities, and your social life, so we strive to make Los Angeles SAT tutoring as easy as it can possibly be. We do all of the research that goes into matching you with a private instructor who suits your needs so you don't have to worry about it. We also try to find you somebody who's availability matches your own so you don't have to plan your day around study sessions. We can even facilitate online or in-person study sessions to let you shape your own experience.

If you opt to study online, you will meet with Los Angeles SAT tutors on our exclusive Live Learning Platform. Our platform is basically a digital classroom that can be accessed on a myriad of mobile devices, making it just as easy to study at home as a public place like the Memorial Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Why go out of your way when a great study experience can come to you?

If you're concerned about the quality of online instruction, don't be. Our platform has several great features that can make remote study sessions feel just like working in-person. For instance, a shared document editor and integrated practice problems allow your instructor to keep tabs on what you're doing at all times, allowing them to intervene if you take a wrong turn. Video chat capabilities allow you to hear and see your instructor, so asking for help is just as easy as it would be in-person. All study sessions are even recorded automatically, allowing you to go back and review them at your leisure. Who knew private Los Angeles SAT tutoring could be so easy?

Can I get started with Los Angeles SAT tutors near me today?

If you tried to find expert Los Angeles SAT tutors on your own, you would need to ensure that any candidate was completely up-to-date on everything SAT, had the communication skills to effectively convey their knowledge to you, and offered the scheduling flexibility you need. Doesn't that sound fun? If you'd rather spend your free time doing anything else, contact Varsity Tutors today to let the experts handle all of the logistics for you. Friendly Educational Consultants are standing by to answer any questions you may have, so reach out by phone or online today for more information!

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