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Why choose LA Tutors 123?
Connect with one of our expert SAT prep tutor experts who can help your student learn the techniques and find the confidence to master the SAT.
Study smarter, not harder.
TUTORING GAME PLAN
Complete our full-length SAT diagnostic test to gauge your strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll create an adaptable learning plan customized specifically for you. Simple. And somewhat magical.
HAND-PICKED, PROFESSIONAL SAT TUTORS
Because every student is unique in how they learn, we hand pick one of our SAT prep experts based on location, personality and availability. Our SAT tutors have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools.
Top SAT Experts Delivering Top Scores
How do we know you’ll get a great SAT tutor or instructor? Well, we only choose to work with the absolute best, which starts with an intensive vetting process (interviews, background checks, simulated tutoring sessions). Then we hand pick the right one based on location, specific needs and personality.
Our Students Excel at These Fine Schools
California Institute of Technology
John Hopkins University
Loyola Marymount University
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Southern California
. . . and many other top universities
1. How many sections does the SAT have?
5 total – 2 math, 2 verbal, and 1 optional essay
|Section 1 (Reading)||52||65 minutes|
|Section 2 (Writing & Language)||44||35 minutes|
|Section 3 (Math no calc)||20||25 minutes|
|Section 4 (Math w/ calc)||38||55 minutes|
|Section 5 (Essay)||1||50 minutes|
2. How many times can my child take the SAT?
As many times as you would like! Most students will take the SAT 2-3 times during their 11th grade and 12th grade years.
3. How is the SAT scored?
The SAT is scored out of 1600, with 800 points assigned to both the Verbal and Math sections. There is also an optional essay section.
4. What is a competitive SAT score?
Test scores only make up a component of college admissions, but competitive schools in Los Angeles such as UCLA and USC typically look for scores in the 1300-1500 range from their applicants.
5. How is the essay scored?
The optional essay is broken down into three components (Reading, Analysis, and Writing), with a maximum score of 8/8/8.
6. Where do I find SAT practice tests?
The College Board offers official practice tests on their website here if you’d like to take it online or at home. LA Tutors also offers proctored exams which better simulate the official testing environment. You can register for a practice exam here: Proctored SAT Registration. You can also take practice tests at home with our free proctored videos, where a recorded proctor will time your sections, announce remaining time, and coordinate breaks: Proctored SAT Practice Test Video
7. When should I start studying for the SAT?
Once you’ve taken a practice test and have an idea of your baseline score, you should plan around how much improvement you’d like to see. Most students will prep at least a few months before their test, and review for 1-2 months before their second and/or third sittings.
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for SAT test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an SAT crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the SAT, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the SAT essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire SAT test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire SAT test, including test-taking strategies and all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.
See What Our Students Have to Say
I began my tutoring with LA Tutors in order to prepare for the November SAT. I was fortunate to have Mahlena as my tutor, who demonstrated exceptional mastery of the SAT curriculum as well as practiced patience and understanding when I struggled with some concepts. With Mahlena's help, I was able to increase my score by over 200 points! I was also able to achieve admission to Berkeley and UCLA. Without a doubt, I can credit LA Tutors for my academic achievements!
LA Tutors rocks!!! Deja's total score increased 240 points with 30 hours ... in spite of Deja's busy schedule!! Matt and Evan were excellent!!! We couldn't ask for more professional, timely, friendly and effective tutors. 30 hours and 240 points later, I am so pleased in the investment that I made. Her increased score was key to her receiving a Presidential Scholarship at Xavier University in Ohio, the school she will be attending in the fall!!
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I started with LA Tutors beginning in late January to prepare for the March SAT. Puja went over all of my practice tests carefully and allowed me to truly learn from my previous errors. In just under a month and a half, I was able to score a 2030 on the SAT! I was ecstatic and extremely grateful to LA Tutors for the role they played in widening my options for college.
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I started working with LA Tutors in January to prepare for the March SAT. After an informative phone call and a diagnostic test, I began meeting weekly with my tutor, Puja. She reviewed all areas of the test comprehensively and gave me insightful test-taking advice. Ultimately, my score increased by 190 points in less than two months, and I scored a 2180 on the March test. Thanks to the helpful and supportive team at LA Tutors, I was not only able to achieve my goal, but exceed it!
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