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
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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.

The numbers speak for themselves...
 
PowerScore
Kaplan
Princeton
Review
Live Online Instruction
24 Hours
18 Hours
18 Hours
Score Increase Guarantee
Yes -200 Points
None
None
95th Percentile or Above Instructors
Yes
No
No
Use of Official College Board Practice Exams
Yes
No
No
Receive Personal Copy of Official SAT Study Guide in addition to Course Books
Yes
No
Yes
Course Cost
$495
$499
$599



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.


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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:

LESSON ONE
  • Introduction to the SAT
  • Math: Arithmetic
      Topic Overview
      Multiple-Choice Questions
      Student-Produced Response Questions
      Classroom Math vs SAT Math
      PowerScore Solution Strategies
      Number Properties
      Fractions and Decimals
      Percents
      Ratios
      Proportions
  • Writing: The Essay
      The Classroom Essay vs. the SAT Essay
      Essay Scoring
      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
  • LESSON TWO
  • Math: Algebra
      Exponents
      Roots
      Expressions
      Equations
      Systems of Equations
      Inequalities Absolute Value
  • Reading: Sentence Completion
      Topic Overview
      Difficulty Level
      Pacing and Time Management
      Question Directions
      Question Format
      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
  • LESSON THREE
  • Writing: Subjects and Verbs
      Topic Overview
      Difficulty Level and Pacing
      Identifying Sentence Errors
      Improving Sentences
      Subject and Verb Agreement
      Verb Tense
      Verb Form
      Irregular Verbs
  • 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
  • LESSON FOUR
  • Math: Geometry
      PowerScore Solution Strategies
      The Formula Box
      Lines and Angles
      Triangles
      Special Triangles
      Quadrilaterals
      Polygons
      Circles
      Geometric Solids
      Geometric Perception
  • Writing: Nouns and Pronouns
      Pronouns
      Pronoun Choice
      Pronoun Reference
      Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
      Noun Agreement
  • Test Mentality
  • LESSON FIVE
  • Writing: Sentence Structure
      Idioms
      Conjunctions
      Modifier Choice
      Modifier Placement
      Comparisons
      Parallel Structure
      Colons and Semicolons
      Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons
  • Math: Algebra II
      Quadratic Equations
      Direct and Inverse Variation
      Functions
      Symbolic Functions
  • LESSON SIX
  • 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
  • LESSON SEVEN
  • Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
      Data Analysis
      Average, Median, and Mode
      Probability
      Counting Problems
      Sequences
  • Writing: Paragraph Structure
      Improving Paragraphs
      Errors in Context
      Passage and Paragraph Organization
      Passage and Paragraph Unity
      Passage and Paragraph Fluency
      Author’s Purpose or Strategy
  • LESSON EIGHT
  • 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
" This really helped me figure out what I did wrong the last time I took the test. I am more confident in my abilities to do well on this test now. "
Jillian Fletcher
"So far I have really enjoyed the online sat course. I think that the instructor and book have made a boring subject very interesting. I also think that I have already learned a lot about the SAT and believe my scores are going to really increase. "
Jenelle Serex
"The PowerScore class was excellent and (my instructors) were great instructors. The class was well organized, kept me dedicated and provided everything I needed to know for my upcoming test."
Russell Hansen
"Jon is really great and so thorough in his explanations that I immediately understand everything that I didn't quite understand the first time I took the SAT!"
Rachel M.
"I believe overall that this class has helped me gain a better understanding on the SAT and I really feel prepared to take the test. The instructor presented all the information in a clear way."
Mike H.
San Diego, CA
"PowerScore helped me feel so much more prepared for the SATs. I know the tricks the College Board likes to throw at us and the steps I should take when approaching each section. I would totally recommend this to my friends!"
Audrey M.
Randolph, NJ
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