Increase Scores With Sylvan’s SAT® Test Prep Course

If your teen’s SAT scores aren’t where they should be, your teen doesn’t perform well on tests or you simply want to impress college/university admission teams, sign up for our proven SAT Prep Course and get results!

Our SAT Prep tutoring will help your son or daughter manage the pressure, feel confident on test day and raise those crucial SAT scores..

You might have heard that the SAT® exam will be soon delivered in an all-digital format. Our SAT Prep experts have put together all the information you need to get a head start. Learn More.

By attending our SAT Prep Classes, your son or daughter will:

  • Master the skills to raise scores
    Approximately 8 weeks — that’s the average amount of time our Prep Courses run. For many of our students, 8 weeks is all the time it takes to master the skills they need to raise their scores.
  • Feel confident and prepared on test day
    Yes, your teen will learn effective test-taking strategies from our SAT tutors. But just as important, we’ll also help your teen master the academic skills that matter on test day. (And these skills can help in school too!)
  • Improve individual skill areas that need a boost
    With Sylvan, your teen gets a structured lesson path. Plus, he or she will be able to take advantage of our core-SAT tutoring curriculum to target and improve the skills and subjects that need the most work. It’s so much more than practice on worksheets! See other ways Sylvan compares.
  • Learn in ways that improve skill mastery
    Our SAT prep classes use a proven mix of teacher-led instruction and online activities to get concepts to click. We use technology in new and smart ways, so your son or daughter can achieve the best results. Plus, our SAT practice tests get your teen ready for real-life test conditions.

And rest easy, our SAT prep is designed with a teenager’s crazy schedule in mind. We offer in-person and online courses during the afternoon, evening and on weekends, so your teen can prepare for the test no matter how busy he or she is.

Why Do Families Choose Sylvan’s SAT Tutoring?

Unlike most SAT prep programs, Sylvan offers a balanced approach to our prep courses. Our proven mix includes teacher-led instruction (available in-center or via live, online sessions), independent practice, a robust website with resources, thousands of video tutorials and multiple SAT practice tests.

This comprehensive approach ensures that your teen learns strategies for tackling every type of exam question (including the essay portion of the SAT). Plus, he or she can focus on the specific skill areas that need improvement too..

With our SAT prep, your teen can take full advantage of:

  • Guidance from expert SAT tutors who know the college/university entrance exam inside and out.
  • A personalized, online lesson path for extra instruction and practice to improve the skills that need the most help.
  • Flexible, in-person or online hours to fit your student’s busy schedule.

Students start with a Sylvan Prep practice test, which generates a score report that will help us identify areas for improvement. Sylvan Prep’s Score report provides the following information, helping us personalize your teen’s prep experience!!

  • Total composite score on the 400-1600 scale.
  • Individual and combined section scores for Reading and Writing and Math on the 200-800 scale.
  • Estimated SAT Essay Score for each of the three Writing traits on a 2-8 scaled (Reading, Analysis, Writing).
  • Breakdown of item-level performance showing the correct answer, your teen’s answer and whether he or she got the question correct, incorrect or skipped it.
  • SAT Cross Test Analysis: These scores show how well your teen uses skills to analyze texts and solve problems in the areas of History/Social Studies and Science.
  • Sub-score information including total, number correct and incorrect and percentage of possible raw points on a 1-15 scale.
  • Section level analysis, including total items correct, incorrect, blank, raw points and percentage of possible points.

One of the coolest parts of our SAT prep course is Sylvan Prep Online — our personalized, online learning environment. Your teen gains 24/7 access to:

  • Thousands of detailed video lessons on how to approach SAT test questions, so there aren’t any surprises on test day.
  • Subject-specific video lessons to help improve the biggest areas of need.
  • A vocabulary-building tool to conquer the extensive reading required on the SAT.
  • Tons of short quizzes so teens can get eve more practice with questions similar to what they’ll see on the SAT.
  • Full-length, timed practice tests to prepare for the pace and format of the SAT and build confidence for test day.

Hear how Sylvan helped Clare improve her SAT score by 200 points! 

“It just opened up so many more opportunities – and not only getting into colleges – getting scholarships, too.”

Hear what other Sylvan families have to say:

"My son Isaiah, after two tries, had an SAT score of 930. After just six sessions he brought his score up to 1060!! 130 point improvement! Thank you so much Sylvan!"
- Virgil C. on SAT Prep
"Sylvan prepared my daughter to take the ACT and SAT and she got in to every college she applied to!" 
- Faye P. on SAT Prep
"I like that the SAT prep classes have challenged my son and are showing to be beneficial to his success." 
- Leslie W. on SAT Prep

FAQ about Sylvan SAT Test Prep

  • How many weeks is Sylvan’s SAT Prep Course?
    Our most popular SAT Prep Course usually takes 30 hours and runs 8 weeks prior to SAT test dates. Depending on your teen’s goals and current strengths and weaknesses, the course may be longer or shorter.
  • How much does Sylvan SAT Prep cost?
    Each of our Sylvan centers is locally owned and operated, so pricing varies slightly by center. Let’s help you find the Sylvan center nearest to you. Pricing can be found front and center on the homepage of your local Sylvan’s website or you can contact the center directly to get more information on their rates.
  • Are SAT Prep Courses offered online?
    Yes! Many local Sylvans offer SAT Prep through live, online sessions. Contact your local Sylvan for all the details.

We’ve put together a FREE, ultimate SAT Test Prep Guide to help your teen prepare for the big test. Inside you’ll find a breakdown of each section – Math, Reading, Writing and Language and the Essay – plus, tips and testing strategies to help your teen feel calm and confident on test day.

Check out our Ultimate SAT Test Prep Guide >>

Bring on bigger SAT scores

Many Sylvan centers offer SAT prep. To find out if it’s available in your area, contact your local center today.