SAT Prep

The SAT has been redesigned recently to reflect academic standards. Tutoring Machines keeps abreast of these changes and masterfully evolves the curriculum to stay ahead of the curve.

SUPERCHARGE YOUR SAT PREP

Our tailored approach gives you an admissions advantage

The curriculum covers all the test-taking strategies and content that students need to know in order to excel on the SAT. In each class, students will learn specific techniques and content for Math, English, and Reading concepts tested on the SAT.

Students will also learn how to write an essay specifically for the test. Homework will be given after every session and practice tests will be assigned at specific intervals throughout the process.

SAT Prep Courses

Our SAT courses have been carefully crafted and designed to ensure the success of students. Our seamless instructions and techniques have been rigorously tested and proven for score improvement.

SAT Online Private Tutoring

Online tutoring eliminates geographical limitations. It offers the advantages of studying from the comforts of your own space. Our private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the SAT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the Evidence-Based Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, and SAT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

SAT On-Site Private Tutoring

For students who prefer actual face-to-face instructions, on-site private tutoring is the preferential choice. The tutor comes to you. The advantages of private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the SAT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically come to your space.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the Evidence-Based Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, and SAT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Priority Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

SAT Online Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most six students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Harnessing Technology

    Our online course has many advantages for students who embrace the non-traditional classroom setting. While using new industry leading, custom technology, it is just as effective as one taught in a traditional classroom. Students will also receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual.

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

SAT On-Site Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most ten students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically present in the classroom.

  • Traditional Methodology

    For students who thrive in a traditional classroom setting. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' SAT manual.

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

SAT Self-Paced Video Course

Our on-demand video course allows students to prepare for the SAT at their own pace and convenience. The videos are led by an engaging instructor, and contain all the materials covered in our other SAT courses. Students are guided through a comprehensive curriculum that fully prepares them for their test.

What's Included

  • 35+ Hours of Recorded Instruction

    Instructor-led videos that you can watch anytime.

  • Online Drills and Practice Questions

    Our videos teach easy-to-learn strategies that include hundreds of drills and practice questions.

  • Practice Tests

    10 tests from the College Board Suite. Students are able to score tests on our online platform and generate a detailed score report.

  • Online Access for 6 Months

    Students have the ability to repeatedly watch recorded videos at their own pace.

SAT Custom Course

Customize a SAT prep course with the flexibility to accommodate a unique online or on-site schedule for your institution, school, or organization. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs.

  • Online or On-site Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meet with your instructor online or on-site depending on your needs.

  • Priority Scheduling

    Work with your tutor to find an ideal schedule for your test prep.

Kimani is incredible. His SAT class prepared me fully and I beat my goal the first time I took it. His humor and easy-going nature make SAT prep enjoyable and productive. He is super encouraging and great at teaching effective strategies for the test. I highly recommend Kimani.

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Harnessing Technology for Success

One of the advantages of technology is that it has redefined lines of communications. Technology has provided tutors with the capabilities to reach students from all over the globe. Tutoring Machines has embraced this opportunity and masterfully integrated test prep with an online platform.

Our Methodology: The Best in the Business

Our methodology transcends the confines of a physical classroom and is just as viable through an online medium. We have implemented an exceptional virtual classroom program that is very effective in maximizing score improvements. We have designed a user interface that allows students to score their own practice tests. We maintained the human presence throughout this virtual experience.

One constant is undeniable: irrespective of the medium, the students are still being guided by the best in the business. Our tutors’ mastery of content, tailor-made instructions, and proven methodology are ultimately what make Tutoring Machines the crème de la crème.

Industry-Leading Curriculum

We pride ourselves on developing a first class curriculum, which is of paramount importance to comprehensively prepare for a life-changing test. Our Tutoring Machines SAT Manual contains meticulously designed and crafted lessons, drills and homework to maximize score improvement.

SAT Manual

Our core belief is to efficiently manage a student’s course time to maximize potential. Thousands of hours have been dedicated to researching, understanding and ultimately integrating the best of test prep. Tutoring Machines’ SAT Manual is a product of all those invested man hours. This manual includes lessons, drills and homework, which strike a perfect balance between efficiency and effectiveness in achieving score improvement.

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Drills and Homework

Our drills and homework are flexible and tailored to the needs of each student. The questions are accurate representations of problems on the actual test. As students continually pratice and complete meaningful questions, the closer they are to realizing their potential.

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Practice Tests

We created an authentic SAT practice test that provides insight into a student’s test prep level. A colossal effort was placed in ensuring that our test will give similar results to an actual SAT test. We offer a complimentary SAT practice test that can be taken at your earliest convenience.

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SAT Score Report

Our online platform is used to initially generate a detailed score report to assess a student’s SAT test prep level. As an ongoing tool, students are able to take and score additional tests on their own to measure progress and identify weaknesses and strengths.

  • DIY Reports
  • Score Breakdown
  • Detailed Reports

Efficiency is a staple of our methodology: therefore, to streamline the process, students have the capability to score their own practice SAT tests on our user-friendly website in order to view their results instantaneously. Our students appreciate immediacy and subsequently benefit from timely results.

Our score report shows the total SAT score and the breakdown of this total score into Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics scores. Knowing your scores is essential in selecting your colleges during the college application process.

The value of a detailed score report relies on meaningful data. Tutoring Machines has meticulously reviewed thousands of past SAT questions to develop a system whereby familiar categories are assigned to each question. When students review their score reports, they are able to identify missed and skipped question types. It is this ease of understanding that translates into effective instructions to our students that pave the way for score improvement.

I have never found a tutor who added more value than Kimani. Kimani actually teaches kids how to take these tests. He does not try to teach a year full of math or writing skills; he teaches just what kids need to know in order to do well on these tests.

Our Approach

Given that students come from many different educational backgrounds, it is imperative to first evaluate each student’s testing capabilities in order to recommend a path to success. A plan is then set in motion and is continually guided by a master navigator of test preparation. The goal is to engage our students and keep them motivated to the very end of the process.

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Invest

We are genuinely invested in the success of our students. A student tends to be more motivated when the instructor cares about the student’s progress.

Evaluate

Evaluate which test a student should take. Detailed score reports that allow for a specific plan to be created for each student.

Engage

Engage students by continually interacting with the students, while alleviating the ‘stress’ of preparing for standardized tests.

Motivate

Motivate students to do the homework and the practice tests, which are extremely vital to score improvement.

Our Instructors

The instructors at Tutoring Machines are uber intelligent and exceptional at achieving higher scores for students.

Teaching is What We Do Best

Tutoring Machines is not about memorization of rules: it is about developing successful approaches to problem solving. It is about implementing the philosophy that all ‘complex’ problems are made up of a series of simple steps.

Wealth of Knowledge

The intellectual properties used by Tutoring Machines have been rigorously tested throughout the years and have withstood the test of time. The materials used by our instructors are phenomenal at score improvement.

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SAT Dates and Registration Deadlines

Time management skills are essential in the test prep process, so be sure to be conscientious of test dates and registration deadlines.

SAT DATE Nov 2, 2019 Dec 7, 2019 Mar 14, 2020
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Oct 3, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Feb 14, 2020
LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE Oct 22, 2019 Nov 26, 2019 Mar 3, 2020

My first SAT score was mediocre to say the least but within a few months of working with Kimani, I increased my overall score by over 400 points. He fixes your weaknesses, and strengthens your strengths. By the time you’re done with Kimani, you’ll be excited to take the test.

College Counselors

Tutoring Machines has worked tirelessly to perfect the test prep process in order to assist students’ in broadening their college horizons through SAT and ACT score improvement. Throughout the process, we continue to play an integral role in a student‘s application process. While we specialize in the test prep aspect of the college application process, we also recognize that a college application encompasses more than a student’s test scores.

To that end, if students need help navigating the complex process of applying to colleges, there are a number of reputable private college counselors in the local Santa Barbara area that can be of tremendous assistance.

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OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO

  • Stanford
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Southern California
  • Penn
  • Princeton University
  • UCLA
  • Boston College
  • Brown
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Barnard
  • University of Virginia
  • SMU
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison