SAT Prep Course (SATP)


Viv Lynn


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ODA 2023-24 - Thursday - RR Campus - 12:30-2:20

ODA 20232-24 - Friday - Online - 12:30-2:20

Course Description

Digital SAT Prep Course (SATP)

Formally CATP Course  

Our reboot of the SAT/PSAT courses are a result of thoughtful consideration of academic development and required skills. Now the Digital SAT and PSAT tests are slated for rollout. (PSAT in October 2023; SAT in March 2024)


The SAT has by far the greatest demand for a “year-long”, intense preparatory test program and One Day Academy is a tremendous environment for such a program. The PSAT is unique as a summer program because it’s foundational and its summer offering has proximity to the October test for 8th-11th graders. Once again, One Day Academy is a welcome platform for this course.


The opportunity to attack the ACT is still available through private Tutorial Sessions either "on-site" or "online". This fosters flexibility based upon need but will no longer overwhelm our core course. The ACT is a wonderful, standardized test and students taking the SAT still have gained insights and scholarship in manner that prepares them to take both tests. However, we felt we could best serve our students and families through a focused approach to the SAT.


Students will review scholarly subject matter, be exposed to different question types, learn test taking strategies, and master the SAT. The course is brimming with test-prep materials from College Board, Barron's, Meltzer’s Critical Reading and Writing texts as well as other exemplary materials from College Panda and Prep Vantage.


By attacking the material methodically over the course of the entire school year, students will be well-grounded in the subject matter covered by each test section. It is common for our students to increase their overall score significantly. In the past five years, an average of 8 of our students per year have become NMSQT scholars. It is important to note that students' scores increase in proportion to their participation in the course.


The stratagem used for this course has always been to “teach what the test covers, not to teach the test”. Many study groups only teach tips, hacks, and strategies in a vain attempt to “beat the test”. We also delight in sharing tips, tricks, and strategies, but we feel it would serve the student best to review the academic precepts as well.  Preparing students thoroughly for the SAT warrants greater effort for our students’ sake.


We use the academic “year-long” course and the thorough study guides to review Reading, Writing and Math concepts. That advantage is best evidenced as we use the SAT questions and essays to advance students’ academic growth. By the time a student finishes our course, they will have been taught grammar, rhetoric, writing, math, vocabulary, and critical reading skills all the while becoming comfortable with the College Board style, the time limits it imposes, and the techniques it employs in its tests.


Students can expect up to 2.5 hours of homework per week and they can earn 1 credit for English / Language Arts and 1 credit for Math. The course is rigorous.


Viv Lynn is blessed as a teacher to have taught Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Logic, Critical Reading, as well as a spectrum of Math and Science courses. This talent along with her 28+ years of experience makes her a formidable tool with insight into what your students need to master the SAT.

Students will learn:

  1. The difference between the PSAT and SAT and ACT
  2. Test-Taking Strategies such as "Plugging in" and "Back-solving"
  3. Arithmetic shortcuts for fractions, percents, exponents, averages, ratios
  4. Algebra strategies for word problems and functions
  5. Geometry, Trigonometry and Data analysis overviews and development
  6. Critical Reading – learn a strategic, time-tested approach
  7. Vocabulary– students learn the words they will need using fun, powerful techniques
  8. Personal pace – students learn where to spend their energy to maximize their score and avoid wasting time
  9. Students will take two timed CollegeBoard practice tests and 2 other tests on the “installment plan”!

Additional Benefits from Standard of Excellence’s SATP course (PSAT/ SAT Preparatory Course)

  1. Students will also learn how the test is structured and scored
  2. Students become comfortable with real testing conditions and accurate scores
  3. Comprehensive 28 page-individualized test reports highlight their strengths and weaknesses
  4. Detailed test reviews to improve subject knowledge
  5. Students will learn how to maximize their scores through analysis of their errors.

We have a blast!


Suggested Age: 13-18 (High School)

Prerequisites: Completed or Enrolled in Algebra 2 / Completed or Enrolled in English 2

Purpose: Prepare students for the SAT college assessment test

Curriculum: Provided

Student Supplies: Supplies List

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Price : 90/month $

Max Availability : 30

Difficulty : High School,

Location : Round Rock or Online

Typology : Monthly Tuition