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SAT MATH,
MINUS THE BLECH.

SOLVING FOR 𝑥 DOESN’T HAVE TO EQUAL STRESS.

Mastering SAT Math empowers students with easy-to-remember strategies for every math problem they’ll face on the morning of the test. But Mastering SAT Math is so much more than strategies and shortcuts. Mastering SAT Math instills confidence. Through interactive lessons, practice questions, and a refreshing sprinkling of humor, students who have never felt secure about their own math ability learn to solve every problem on their own with ease.

PARTICIPANTS WIlL LEARN:

Simple, step-by-step strategies for every math problem guaranteed to be on the SAT.

Shortcuts for cracking math problems that stump 95% of test-takers. 

Tips for minimizing careless errors and avoiding tempting trap answers.  

Strategies for pacing – a crucial skill for students who feel anxious during timed tests. 

KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 8 two-hour sessions from a highly-engaging SAT Math specialist who has been nurturing students confidence and getting stellar results for over a decade.
  • Our exclusive prep guide, The Playbook for SAT Math, which features hundreds of strategies, tips, and practice questions.
  • Full-length diagnostic exams to gauge profress and build mental stamina.
  • Video recordings of every lesson, so students can review key concepts whenever and as often as they would like, even after the course has ended.

“I feel like I finally understand math for the first time in my life. Thank you for being so patient with me and for the extra advice on Friday. I was still kind of nervous when I took the test, but I used all of the strategies we went over, and I didn’t feel like anything was a surprise. I actually finished the no-calculator section a few minutes early, which is amazing considering I used to run out of time. Thank you so much again. I’m really proud of my 690, especially considering I got a 550 the first time.”

Erika Lichtmann
New Tier High School
Winnetka, IL

“It seems so easy now – I can’t believe I used to get confused by these questions. You guys did an awesome job explaining everything, especially word problems and trig. And it wasn’t boring!”

Jacob Gordon-Reed
Harriton High School
Rosemount, PA

“I got a 750!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

Samantha Burke
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Acton, MA

“Thank you so much. I had no idea what to do for my Common App or supplements and kept writing drafts that I wasn’t happy with. You helped me understand what admissions officers look for when they read students’ personal statements and how I had a unique story to tell. I’m positive my essays helped me get into Brown, and I feel much more confident in my writing ability now than I did before. Thank you!”

Allison Winograd
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Approximately seventy percent of the students are high school juniors. Twenty percent are sophomores and ten percent are ninth graders looking for a head start on their SAT preparation. 

No, this course is exclusively SAT Math content and strategies. 

Our course instructor is a renowned expert in the field of test preparation and has sterling academic credentials. But much more importantly, the instructor who will be leading your student is patient, funny, nurturing and 100% dedicated to his students. Since 2006, he has coached thousands of students to reach their highest potential on the SAT.

The tuition is $899 per student. Some of our partner schools and districts subsidize all or a portion of the tuition, so you may be eligible for a discount on this and other Playbook prep programs.

Each course averages 12 students. Participants benefit not only from the expertise of our teacher, but also from each other. We foster a collaborative environment from the very first lesson. Students benefit from questions posed by other students and from individualized, one-on-one feedback from our instructor.

We calculate score improvement data based on the improvement from each student’s starting score (on an official SAT or on our pre-course diagnostic) to each student’s post-course score (on the official SAT or on our post-course diagnostic). 

Students whose starting scores range from 500 to 550, inclusive, improve an average of 130 points. 

Students whose starting scores range from 560 to 600, inclusive, improve an average of 100 points. 

Students whose starting scores range from 610 to 650, inclusive, improve an average of 70 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 660 to 700, inclusive, improve an average of 50 points. 

Students whose starting scores range from 710 to 750, inclusive, improve an average of 30 points.

We do not recommend Mastering SAT Math for students whose existing SAT Math score is 760 or higher.

First and foremost, by keeping students highly engaged. Many students come to Mastering SAT Math wishing that algebra didn’t exist and that they would never have to see another italicized x or y the rest of their life. We don’t blame them. Math can be intimidating in general. Add the pressure and time constraints of a high-stakes test, and it’s no wonder so many students feel apprehensive about the SAT’s math sections. Therefore, when we teach math, we do so with patience, empathy, and a deep, deep understanding of how students learn. We use the latest technology to visually demonstrate how to crack every math problem students are guaranteed to face, leading participants through step-by-step strategies until they feel empowered to solve the problems on their own.

Both. For example, when we cover tricky SAT algebra problems, we make sure students understand the math concepts underlying those problems, and then we teach them shortcuts and strategies, including tips for avoiding sneaky trap answers.

While most of Mastering SAT Math’s participants have taken a practice SAT or the PSAT, many students have not yet taken an official SAT exam. This course is designed for two types of students: those who have yet to take the SAT but believe they will need substantial help in math and those who have already taken the SAT and are looking to significantly improve their existing math score. 

SOLVING FOR 𝑥 DOESN’T HAVE TO EQUAL STRESS

The Next MASTERING SAT MATH Begins July 19

Looking to boost your confidence—and your score? Mastering SAT Math is a highly engaging and interactive course that teaches simple, easy-to-remember, step-by-step strategies for every math problem guaranteed to be on the SAT.
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Apr 9 – May 3 Schedule

Class 1: Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
 
Class 2: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
 
Class 3: Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
 
Class 4: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
 
Class 5: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
 
Class 6: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
 
Class 7: Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
 
Class 8: Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Jan 19 – Feb 12 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Aug 1 – Sep 26 Schedule

Class 1: Monday, August 1, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Monday, August 8, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Monday, August 15, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Monday, August 22, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Monday, August 29, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Monday, September 12, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Monday, September 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Monday, September 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

July 5 - Aug 23 Schedule

Class 1: Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

DEC 18 - MAR 8 Schedule

Exam 1: Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 1: Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 2: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 2: Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 3: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 4: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 3: Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 5: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 6: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 4: Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 7: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 8: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Oct 27 – Nov 20 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

100 THINGS MOST TEENAGERS WOULD RATHER DO THAN PREP FOR THE SAT OR ACT

1. Visit the orthodontist. 2. Watch PBS. 3. Go an entire week without rolling their eyes at their parents. 4. Watch C-SPAN. 5. Retake their AP Chem final. 6. Intern at a local CPA’s office. 7. Turn off their cell phone. 8. Mop the kitchen. 9. Clean their bathroom. 10. Renounce social media. 11. Write a 10-page history paper. 12. Get a bunch of allergy shots. 13. Wait in line at the post office. 14. Watch the Weather Channel. 15. Be abducted by aliens. 16. Attend a clarinet recital. 17. Tour a Soviet-era nuclear plant. 18. Eat a healthy and nutritious dinner. 19. Do calisthenics. 20. Bake snickerdoodle cookies for that guy who’s always loitering by his van. 21. Watch a black-and-white foreign film without subtitles. 22. Clean out the rain gutters. 23. Pretend they’re 42 and recently divorced. 24. Listen to NPR’s Weekend Edition. 25. Read a newspaper. 26. Visit the DMV. 27. Eat crispy fried tarantulas (considered a delicacy in Cambodia). 28. Serve as a “breath odor evaluator” for a toothpaste company. (Yes, this job actually exists.) 29. Go on a double date with their parents. 30. Undergo dental surgery. 31. Babysit their annoying stepbrother. 32. Empty Mr. Whisker’s litter box. 33. Take out the trash. 34. Clean the rain gutters. 35. Tell their parents they’d like to sit down to discuss the Birds n’ the Bees. 36. Stare at a blank television screen for several hours. 37. Be fitted for orthodontic headgear. 38. Organize their closet. 39. Vacuum their entire house. 40. Eat that substance their school cafeteria claims is Sloppy Joe. 41. Kiss Tucker Carlson. 42. Make origami turtles for the residents of a local nursing home. 43. Do a few hundred burpees. 44. Try Uncle Morris’s beef stew. 45. Watch Hillbilly Handfishin’ on Animal Planet. 46. Eat “bird’s nest” soup, which sounds kind of scrumptious unless you know the broth is made from bird SALIVA. 47. Set up an Facebook account for Grandma. 48. Start a backyard garden. 49. Dust home furnishings. 50. Do an exercise known as the “Bulgarian Split Squat.” 51. Help Dad trim his back hair. 52. Hunt for spare change between the sofa cushions. 53. Hunt for leftover Cheez-Its between the sofa cushions. 54. Mow the lawn. 55. Learn how to knit. 56. Research Wikipedia’s entry on the history of Q- tips. 57. Count how many times they can blink in one hour. 58. Compose a haiku. 59. Do one of the American Dental Association’s oral disease-themed jigsaw puzzles. 60. Watch televised bowling. 61. Give Grandpa a foot massage. 62. Give Grandma a foot massage. 63. Play tea party with their six-year-old stepsister. 64. Read The Red Badge of Courage. 65. Browse Burlington Coat Factory’s fall collection. 66. Floss. 67. Listen to The Scarlett Letter on audiobook. 68. Watch televised bowling. 69. Lie really, really still and pretend they’re deceased. 70. Join their twelve-year-old sister and all of her friends for a dance party!!! 71. Wash their parents’ minivan. 72. Journal about their feelings. 72. Give themselves a haircut. 73. Make homemade kombucha. 74. Learn to crochet. 75. Get a head start on their LinkedIn profile. 76. Watch a black- and-white movie marathon. 77. Visit the library. 78. Run a relay race. 79. Eat slimy san-nakji, which is considered a delicacy in Korea. 80. Eat khash, a traditional dish in Southeastern Europe that is so disgusting you’re just going to have to Google it to find out what it’s made of. 81. Eat the Swedish delicacy blodpättar, which kind of sounds like what it is. 81. Eat bat soup, a traditional dish in Micronesia. 82. Eat harkarl, rotten shark meat that is considered a delicacy in Iceland. 83. Eat the Scottish dish known as haggis. 84. Eat escamol, a Mexican dish that kind of looks like it’s made of rice but definitely isn’t. 85. Eat “Rocky Mountain Oysters,” which, despite the name, may not be from the Rocky Mountains and definitely are not oysters. 86. Wrestle an alligator. 87. Be a “professional apologizer,” a person whose actual full-time job is to apologize on behalf of other people. 88. Be an ostrich babysitter, which is apparently something people do in South Africa. 89. Ponder what life would have been like if they had been born in Kazakhstan. 90. Take a transatlantic flight on Biman Bangladesh Airlines, widely considered the worst airline in the entire world. 91. Eat fugu, a potentially lethal blowfish. 92. Do a form of running exercise known as “laps of misery.” 93. Walk the neighbor’s dog. 94. Clean their room. 95. Frolic naked through the mall. 96. Do a handstand on two fingers. 97. Do one-armed chin-ups. 98. Do a form of exercise known as a “flying human flag abdominal crunch.” 99. Watch the 2011 movie Tree of Life. (Trust us, it’s booooring.) 100. Use sock puppets to practice their future networking skills.