PowerScore Live Online SAT Course -$495
- 24 hours of live, interactive, real-time online instruction
- 200 point score increase guarantee
- Instructors who have scored in the 95th percentile on an actual SAT
- Comprehensive Online Student Center
- Extensive course materials - over 1,400 pages of materials, including real SAT questions
- Free Email Assistance Program to help with your homework
The PowerScore Live Online SAT Course
Live, Interactive, Real-Time Online Instruction
The online classroom environment brings the best features of a physical class into the comfort of your home. You are able to interact live and in real-time with the instructor and fellow students, see notes and questions on the online whiteboard, listen to the instructor’s live lecture, and ask questions by instant messenger. The course is highly interactive and allows for extensive personal attention.
All online lessons are archived, and each student can access the archives and review lessons as needed. This powerful feature means students never miss a minute of instruction, even if they are late for a class or miss an entire lesson.
The course is available worldwide and access to the course materials is available 24 hours a day, seven per week. Closed captioning of the course is also available.
200 Point Score Increase Guarantee
We are so certain our classes can help you that we guarantee that your score will increase. If your pre-course practice test results do not improve by 200 points compared to your post-course official College Board test results, you can take the course again for free. You simply have to take all practice tests, attend all lessons and office hours, and complete the required homework to qualify for the free repeat.
Incomparable Instructors - 95th Percentile Minimum Requirement
All of our instructors have scored in the 95th percentile on the actual SAT and are extensively trained. PowerScore instructors are chosen not only for their high scores but also for their ability to communicate ideas and for the enthusiasm they bring to the classroom. Since our instructors fully understand the nature of standardized tests, they are able to help students understand even the most challenging SAT questions and identify the most effective techniques for achieving high scores.
Comprehensive Online Student Center
The PowerScore Online Student Center is vital to each student's success. The online center allows students to practice the concepts learned in class, and to track their progress as they score practice tests, receive personalized essay grading, and review detailed test score reports. The score reports outline the student's strengths and weaknesses, helping target areas where studies should be focused. In addition, the student center also provides homework questions along with detailed explanations of each answer, supplements, and pre- and post-course work - all designed to help maximize understanding of the ideas covered in each lesson!
Access to the Online Student Center lasts for two SAT administrations after the completion of the course. The Student Center also includes information on colleges and admissions.
The SAT Email Assistance Program - Maximum Support and Convenience
Upon enrollment each student receives his or her own lesson book that includes the content for every lesson. Lessons are generally divided into math, writing, and critical reasoning sections, which adds variety to each class and keeps the students from zoning out from studying the same subject for two and a half hours.
In addition to our exclusive course book, all students receive a personal copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, a comprehensive publication produced by the makers of the test. The book gives students the opportunity to review SAT concepts and questions, as well as take practice tests under timed conditions.
Total Course Hours: These figures represent the total number of classroom lecture hours and practice test hours for each course. In some cities Kaplan or Princeton Review may offer other live course options with fewer or greater hours.
Score Guarantee: We are so certain our classes can help you that we guarantee your score will increase. If your official College Board test results do not improve by at least 200 points, you have six months to take the course again for free. You simply have to submit your official scores, attend the entire course, and complete the required homework.
95th Percentile Instructors: All PowerScore instructors have taken an actual College Board-administered SAT and scored in the 95th percentile or higher. Kaplan and Princeton Review cannot make the same claim. And, at some companies, instructor applicants are allowed to come to their offices to take a pre-hiring SAT. However, since these SATs are not administered by the College Board, and therefore do not produce national score percentiles, these companies have no national scoring standard.
Use of Official College Board Practice Tests: Every student in the PowerScore SAT course receives a copy of the College Board's The Official SAT Study Guide, which contains eight official, full-length practice tests.
Please note: The use of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.) may not be fully supported.
What we cover in class
There are a total of twelve meetings in the PowerScore SAT Course: eight lessons and four full-length proctored practice SATs. The total in-class instruction time is twenty-four hours, and practice tests add an additional sixteen hours for a total course time of 40 hours. Each of the eight lessons is accompanied by a homework assignment that contains detailed explanations. There is also an extensive Online Student Center containing supplementary reading assignments, vocabulary lists, and lesson resources.
Upon enrollment in the course, students receive a personal copy of our
exclusive course materials, as well as The Official SAT Study Guide™
and access to our online Scoring and Analysis System. The following
syllabus is used in the PowerScore Live Online SAT Course:
- Introduction to the SAT
- Math: Arithmetic
Student-Produced Response Questions
Classroom Math vs SAT Math
PowerScore Solution Strategies
Fractions and Decimals
- Writing: The Essay
The Classroom Essay vs. the SAT Essay
Time Management and Pacing
Read the Prompt and Assignment
Plan Your Essay—Pre-Planned Examples
Plan Your Essay—H-PLACES
Plan the Essay—Fictionalized Examples
Write the Essay—The Introduction
Write the Essay—Supporting Paragraphs
Write the Essay—The Conclusion
PowerScore Essay Template
- Math: Algebra
Systems of Equations
Inequalities Absolute Value
- Reading: Sentence Completion
Pacing and Time Management
The PowerScore Four-Step Solution
Analyze the Sentence: Context Clues
Analyze the Sentence: Four Types of Questions
Analyze the Answers: Tricks and Traps
Analyze the Answers: Decoding the Vocabulary
Sentence Completion Summary
- Writing: Subjects and Verbs
Difficulty Level and Pacing
Identifying Sentence Errors
Subject and Verb Agreement
- Reading: Passage-Based Reading
Understand the Passage Format
Read for Optimal Comprehension
How to Attack Long, Non-Fiction Passages
Analyze the Answer Choices: Right Answers
Analyze the Answer Choices: Wrong Answers
How to Attack Short, Single Passages
- Math: Geometry
PowerScore Solution Strategies
The Formula Box
Lines and Angles
- Writing: Nouns and Pronouns
Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
- Test Mentality
- Writing: Sentence Structure
Colons and Semicolons
Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons
- Math: Algebra II
Direct and Inverse Variation
- Math: Coordinate Geometry
Coordinate Geometry Review
Lines in Coordinate Geometry
Parabolas in Coordinate Geometry
Figures in Coordinate Geometry
Functions in Coordinate Geometry
Coordinate Geometry Strategies
- Reading: Passage-Based Reading II
Analyze the Answers Review
Analyze the Questions
How to Attack Long, Paired Passages
How to Attack Short, Paired Passages
How to Attack Literary Fiction Passages
- Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
Average, Median, and Mode
- Writing: Paragraph Structure
Errors in Context
Passage and Paragraph Organization
Passage and Paragraph Unity
Passage and Paragraph Fluency
Authorâ€™s Purpose or Strategy
- Math: Review
- Writing: Review
- Reading: Review
- Final: Review
The Day Before the SAT
The Morning of the SAT
At the Test Center
After the SAT