We will be using the 4 SAT tests from College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide. For each test, the instructor will cover the “Reading” and “Writing and Language Tests”. For each reading passage, the instructor will read through the passage, stopping to explain any difficult or idiomatic terms or phrases, often pausing to give summaries of large chunks of text to establish a firm understanding of the content before moving on. The instructor will then cover the questions, providing a mixture of evidence-based and strategy-based approaches to solving each question. For the Writing and Language test, the instructor will read through each passage and explain various grammar and context rules with respect to each question. It is strongly recommended that the student purchase the reference book or download and print out the tests prior to each video session.
- College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide ( Free download https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests )
Reading+Writing : Gerardo Tejada
Gerardo graduated from Brown University, where he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies (Japanese Language Track) and the pre-med course track. He has taught classes ranging from biology and chemistry to parkour and tricking since university, and has been teaching SAT I/II and AP courses since 2010, helping many students along the way better prepare for college. Mr. G—as his students have come to know him—has taken a variety of tests, including, but not limited to, AP Chem 5, AP Bio 5, AP Calculus 5, and Revised GRE 359 (Essay 5/6).
Essay : Martin Silva
Martin Silva (Mr. Martin) graduated from Brown University with a degree in Child & Educational Psychology. He has been teaching SAT I Writing since 2013. He has taken a variety of tests and has scored the following: AP Psychology 5, AP English Language & Composition 5.