When you sign up for a PowerScore Weekend SAT Course,
here's what you'll get:
12 hours of live, intensive instruction
The SAT Weekend Course is divided into four sessions over the course of a single weekend for a total of 12 hours of teacher-led instruction. The "little brother" of our longer Full-Length class, the Weekend Course provides comprehensive SAT preparation through a combination of live instruction and independent study. Read More
Each of the four sessions in the Weekend Course is three hours long. Saturday begins at 9:00 am with the first session, followed by a forty-five minute lunch break, and then wraps up at 3:45 pm after another session in the afternoon. Students may bring their lunches or eat off-campus. Sunday is comprised of the same schedule. To see the class schedule and explore the content covered, check out our SAT Weekend Course Syllabus tab at the top of this page.
Prior to class we ask all students to read and complete an online pre-course primer; this introduction to the SAT covers fundamental academic content, such as parts of speech in Writing and the addition and subtraction of fractions in Math. To maximize the full 12 hours of classroom instruction time, we rely on you to review the academic basics at home so that we can focus on SAT-specific questions and strategies in class. We also provide you with a full-length practice test to complete at home under timed conditions. This initial assessment serves as an introduction to the test, as a means for pinpointing weaknesses, and as a tool for generating a "before" score to compare to practice tests scores after the course.
After class, you can expect comprehensive homework (insert collective teenage [Sigh] here) that you can prioritize depending on your needs. It's important to practice the concepts taught in class, so we include homework using real questions from The Official SAT Study Guide. The more exposure you have to real test questions, the better you will do on test day.
The Weekend Course format tends to be favored by the most active teenagers and by those students who are looking for a springboard for their SAT preparation journey.
A 150 point score increase guarantee
Our class is that good. We know that if you complete the course and the accompanying assignments, your score is going to go up, and we're willing to bet it will increase at least 150 points on your official exam. If for some reason it doesn't—whether it be test anxiety or even an illness on the day of the test—you can take the class again for free. You can't beat guaranteed success. Read More
Of course, you must attend all lessons, take all practice tests, and complete the required homework. Some students arrive thinking their very presence is all that is needed to achieve greatness, but like any accomplishment in life, it does take effort on your part. Mastering the SAT requires persistence and hard work; perfect attendance and completed homework prove that you are as dedicated to score improvement as we are.
Additionally, if you manage to attain a perfect score on a College Board-administered SAT, we'll award you with a $1000 scholarship!
Energetic 95th percentile instructors
You know that kid at your school who received a near perfect score on the SAT? The one that all the teachers, parents, and students are talking about? Yep, him. Or her. Either way, their future self is who will be teaching your SAT course, because we require all of our instructors to score better than at least 95% of other test takers on an officially administered exam. Who better to teach you how to master the SAT than someone who has already destroyed it? Read More
But wait—the kid with the near perfect SAT score has never uttered a single word in school and had a panic attack before an oral presentation in English class last year. You definitely don't want this shrinking violet to be your teacher! Well, neither do we. While a 95th percentile score may win an applicant an interview with PowerScore, it definitely does not guarantee them a job. We only hire the most energetic and enthusiastic candidates who demonstrate exemplary teaching skills.
Outstanding course materials and real test questions
As part of the PowerScore SAT Weekend Course, students receive the Course Book, containing the four sessions of the class, and The Official SAT Study Guide, which includes independent practice tests and post-course homework problems. In all, you'll receive over 1300 pages of material in the two books. Read More
The Course Book was created by our same curriculum developer who wrote The PowerScore SAT Bible Trilogy, which was named the Best SAT Prep Book by About.com. This means you can be confident that our training materials are easy to understand and contain time saving tips for tackling common SAT question archetypes. The book design focuses on a content concept with text and practice problems. For example, the instructor will discuss the knowledge and skill set required to solve questions about quadrilaterals, using the two pages of text and formulas as reference, and then assist you in a two question problem set to practice what you learned.
The single most important SAT preparation book is the only one with real test questions: The Official SAT Study Guide. Luckily, it's included with any live PowerScore course because we know how valuable it is. The book includes ten practice tests, two of which will be divided up as homework. The remaining tests are used for post-course practice tests or independent study.
Access to a comprehensive Online Student Center
The Online Student Center is the hub of all things PowerScore. You'll find both pre- and post-course work here, including a 2400 Supplement, test scoring templates, flash cards, and additional problem sets. It's an online stockpile of supplemental resources, and access is exclusive to PowerScore SAT Weekend Course students. Read More
Upon enrollment you will receive immediate access to the Online Student Center, where you will find the pre-course primers to be completed prior to the start of the class. You will also be directed to take a pre-course test under timed conditions. After the course, you can access the Online Student Center to collect homework assignments, print supplemental handouts, proctor a test, find parent resources, and much more! The Online Student Center is an integral part of completing your SAT preparation.
And remember, this is a shortened version of our longer course, so there is some advanced material we cannot cover in class due to time constraints; instead, we offer these concepts for independent review in a 2400 Supplement in our Online Student Center.
Expert assistance outside of the classroom
Our Weekend Course students are granted access to our Email Assistance Program, so you will have access to top notch instructors even after the course ends! We will be on standby until the next official SAT administration to help you with your homework questions and review. Read More
If you have any questions about the material from the course book, practice tests, or online supplements, simply submit them by email and one of our senior instructors will help you understand what you're missing. We'll also be happy to help with general questions regarding colleges and the admissions process. The Email Assistance Program is digital, practical, and convenient, making it an ideal way for today's busy students to get help with their SAT preparation.