SAT Preparation

Overview
We primarily offer one-on-one tutoring. However, small groups and classes can be created by request.

Our standard preparation is...
:: 10 hours of individual math tutoring
:: 14 hours of individual reading/writing tutoring
:: 1-5 full length practice tests

Standard preparation covers time management strategies, question attack strategies and content.

NEW! For those students comfortable with guiding their own test preparation,
Upper Valley Tutoring now offers two additional options...

:: Take a single full-length proctored practice test and receive a comprehensive analysis for free. There is NO charge for your first exam! OR...
 
:: Take a full-length proctored practice test, receive a comprehensive analysis, plus get an hour of tutor review for a one-time fee of $70.

Cost of Full Test Preparation
The cost of our standard preparation ranges from $1,000 to $1,800.

(Stanley Kaplan and Princeton Review charge over $3,000 for comparable services.)

SAT preparation is billed by the hour -- tutor costs range from $55-70 per hour. There is also a $150 registration fee that covers materials (up to 4 books) and all practice tests.

Tutors differ in their age and level of experience -- from Dartmouth college students to certified teachers -- thus the variability in price. We work with families to match students based on budget, personality and academic profile.

Flexibility
Our tutoring-based program allows for customization. If a student requires more or less preparation than our standard program, it is easy to arrange and fees are appropriately adjusted.

Since the work is one-on-one, sessions can be scheduled around a student's previous commitments.

Schedule
Students take a diagnostic practice test before tutoring begins (see schedule below).  Students who cannot attend a proctored practice test can take this test under timed conditions at home.  We will supply the test and instructions and will do the same analysis that we do for students who took the proctored test.

Tutoring sessions are scheduled directly with the tutor to take place in the 3 months between the diagnostic test and the actual test.

Students can take up to four additional full length practice tests. These tests begin 7-8 weeks before the actual test and run every two weeks. We offer these tests in a proctored setting for students taking the October, May and June tests. Students taking tests at other times take the practice test at home but still recieve a full analysis.

Note: Test attendance is not requried. Students may take the test under timed conditions at home if they cannot make or have already missed a test session.

SAT Test Date Recommended First
Week of Tutoring
Practice Test Schedule

November 5th,
2016

Reading/Writing:
July 25th

Math: August 22nd

Diagnostic Practice Test: June 18th
1st Practice Test: July 30th
2nd Practice Test: August 13th
3rd Practice Test: August 27th
4th Practice Test: September 17th

December 3rd,
2016

Reading/Writing:
August 15th

Math: September 12th

A practice test is not currently scheduled for this test date due to lack of demand. If enough students choose to prepare for this test sitting, we will add proctored practice tests in support of it.

January 21st,
2017

Reading/Writing:
September 19th

Math: October 17th

Diagnostic Practice Test: January 7th

March 18th,
2017

Reading/Writing:
December 5th

Math: October 31st

Diagnostic Practice Test: January 7th
1st Practice Test: February 25th

May 6th,
2017

Reading/Writing:
January 9th

Math: February 6th

1st Practice Test: February 25th
2nd Practice Test: March 18th
3rd Practice Test: April 8th
4th Practice Test: April 22nd

June 3rd,
2017

Reading/Writing:
February 6th

Math: March 20th

1st Practice Test: February 25th
2nd Practice Test: March 18th
3rd Practice Test: April 8th
4th Practice Test: April 22nd
5th Practice Test: May 13th


All practice tests take place at 8:00 AM and finish by noon. 
Students should arrive by 7:45 AM

Practice tests are held at:
Our Savior Lutheran Church
5 Summer Street 
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Free Diagnostic Test
Students are welcome to take an initial practice test with no committment or fee. Then, based on their score and our analysis, they can decide whether or not to proceed with preparation.

Tutors
Our tutors are mostly subject area specialists, so students generally have a different tutor for math and reading/writing.

Homework
The best way to learn is to practice. Students can expect 1-2 hours of homework per session.

How to Sign Up
1) Contact us at uvtutoring@gmail.com or (603) 443-3764. We will do a thorough intake to determine which tutors would be an appropriate match.  

2) We will then provide you with a list of options from which you can choose the tutors who best fit your needs and budget.

3) Once you have chosen your tutors, you will either take a scheduled diagnostic test or we will provide you with the materials you need to administer the diagnostic practice test at home. While you are arranging and taking the diagnostic test, your tutors will contact you to set up a schedule.