SAT Student Comments

The inside story on our amazing courses

The following is a selection of just a few of the comments students have made about PowerScore SAT Courses:


"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
SAT Live Online Course Student

"I think the course is great, I've been using the recordings since I would most likely enter midway through class if I couldn't do so. It's convenient, it's made me more confident about my abilities on the test, and it's great to know I can watch the videos anytime I want before the test. The tips on the test are great, and make the test a lot less intimidating as well. The strategies for essays and making 3 passes on certain sections have made time management great for me. I can see that I'm not making the same mistakes I made on the previous SAT. The books are also great study materials, along with the vocabulary lists, and the other online resources. All in all, a great course :)"

Maitane Arana
SAT Live Online Course Student

"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
SAT Live Online Course Student

"My instructor was great! She really made a difference in my understanding and she sincerely cared about the students. I definitely feel a lot more prepared. I know what to expect and have reduced apprehension. Thanks!"

Tyler Williams
SAT Full-Length Course Student
Hilton Head, SC

"PowerScore gives students effective tips and shortcuts towards answering the SAT math problems with basic logic that some of my school textbooks did not even show me!"

Destiny Jackson
SAT Full-Length Course Student

"I didn't think, at first, that there were so many ways to make the best use of my time on the SAT. This CLASS REALLY IS AN EYE OPENER. I especially think that the math tips and power points really help. I also learned some new things about the writing section. I love how I can always contact someone too; whether it be my teacher or the hotline, I know I can always fid out what it is I need to know."

Mma Udo Kalu
SAT Weekend Course Student
Hilton Head Christian Academy

"My instructor really helped me tap into what the riddle of the SAT really was. I'm not afraid of the test, and I know that when I walk in to take that test; I will own it! It is all a trick, based on reason."

Megan Shepherd
SAT Weekend Course Student
Hilton Head, SC
"I think the SAT prep course was tremendously helpful. It taught me invaluable information that will not only help make me be a faster test taker, but will improve my confidence in my abilities."

Megan McDaniel
SAT Weekend Course Student
"I thought the class was VERY helpful. Even more helpful than I expected it to be. I am a good student and good at test taking so I really didn't see the point in taking this class, but my mom made me. It was great! My instructor didn't just teach us the basics that I was worried would waste my time. He taught us different ways to think to benefit us on the SAT and he talked to us about the other aspects of applying to college, because that's really the point of doing well on the SAT- getting into a good school. I recommended this class to anyone taking the SAT even if you do not feel like it would be a beneficial use of your time- I PROMISE IT WILL!! :) P.S. And if you are worried about this class being boring- DON'T. My instructor also made it very interesting."

Jennifer Kingsmore
SAT Weekend Course Student
Dutch Fork High School
"My instructor was very relatable to everyone in the class. I think I speak for the entire class when I say that he could not have been more helpful. I could not have been more satisfied with the way that he was able to simplify even the hardest questions! Even after just the weekend course, I feel as though my score will greatly increase."

Mollie Bowen
SAT Weekend Course Student
"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. He really does address everyone's concerns and is an absolutely amazing instructor."

Rachel M.
SAT Live Online Course Student

"I was so overjoyed to hear of my daughter's enthusiasm for what she has learned in this weekend course. She stated she learned more math in one day than she has in three months. Adam (the instructor) had a way of interacting with her where learning connected.

I signed her up for this course based on blind internet surfing -- I am now a walking advertisement for it!"

Naomi Woerner
San Francisco, CA
SAT Weekend Course Parent

"The instructor made class fun and I looked forward to going to classes. Small class size made a more comfortable learning atmosphere. The online grading system for practice tests was easy to use and it provided quick scoring. Also, the score report was extremely helpful. Compared to the first time I took the actual SAT test (without prior courses), this time I was less exhausted and felt more confident."

Alison H.
Los Angeles, CA

"The PowerScore SAT class was excellent! I've been to two other SAT classes but nothing compares to PowerScore. The course explained everythinggg!! It made even the toughest of questions easy. My instructor was sooooo cool. He was young and nice and made my class great. Having a young and hip teacher definitely made the class fun and not tedious and boring like my other SAT courses. The small class size was also to my benefit. The instructor was able to see our weaknesses and work with us to boost them. He was excellent!! I've been very stressed out about taking the SAT, but now I honestly am looking forward to it. I feel like I have an advantage over the other students. I have the PowerScore secrets!"

Chrissy M.
New York, NY

"Although my daughter was initially hesitant about attending a review course without knowing any other students in attendance, the course proved to be a positive experience in all regards. Not only did my daughter enjoy sharing lunch with other students that she met, the instructor did a good job of making everyone feel welcome. My daughter's Verbal score alone went up 100 points on her subsequent SAT test. Such positive results have increased her drive and determination…"

Joy Cannon
Atlanta, GA
SAT Weekend Course Parent

"The PowerScore Weekend course was very helpful. I feel like I can tackle any question that comes my way. The instructor was amazing! SAT material is usually so dull but the instructor made everything interesting and upbeat. I'm actually looking forward to taking the test! I am so happy that I chose PowerScore."

Priscilla Z.
Miami, FL

"The class really helped a ton. From the moment I got to the course I began learning new concepts and tricks. The first time I took the SAT I got a 770 on the math, so I didn't think I'd learn or improve a whole lot in that area, but I learned so much even for the math section. I would highly recommend this course to any fellow students. It wasn't even hard to pay attention, slightly entertaining, and full of learning."

Nate E.
Los Angeles, CA

"The SAT Weekend Course not only enhanced my understanding of what would be tested on the SAT, but also provided a variety of techniques that are not abstract, but realistic and helpful. Overall, the course taught me how to look at a complex problem and, instead of being instantly frightened, approach it with a calm mind and knowledge that I could solve it."

April C.
Austin, TX

"The PowerScore SAT weekend is a great value for high school students preparing for the landmark test. The instructor was patient and personable and effective in putting me in the 2400 mindset!"

Kelly R.
Philadelphia, PA

"I believe that this class has helped me so much, making me understand what and how to study, and showing me new techniques to help. The instructor was not only really helpful and smart; he made the learning environment fun, and made it real easy to learn interacting with each and every one of the students. I would highly recommend this program and I highly enjoyed the class myself."

Taylor F.
San Francisco, CA

"I just wanted to thank you. My son, Kellen, took the weekend course in September and we just got his SAT scores: Reading 800, Math 750 and Writing 720. We're happy! (And he liked his instructor a lot)"

Diane Sherlock
Pasadena, CA
SAT Weekend Course Parent

"I loved the PowerScore Weekend Course! I would recommend the course to everyone, especially seniors who need to cram in one more SAT. I had no idea that I knew so little about the SAT, but now I'm glad that I know everything there is to know. Even if the class would have not boosted my score, I would pay to take the course again just for confidence that it gave me taking my next SAT!"

Danielle S.
Atlanta, GA

"I feel that I have learned more from this weekend course than I have from a once-a-week class (through my school) that I have taken for the past year."

Brett Z.
Boca Raton, FL

"Not only does the course broaden your knowledge of the SAT test but the materials you are provided allow you to continue to learn right up until the day before your test. The instructors are extremely helpful and knowledgeable in all areas of the SAT."

Rachel D.
Austin, TX

"The weekend course was very helpful in a few ways. First of all, I'm not as stressed as I was before about taking the SATs, I now understand that the SAT questions are deceiving, and the whole thing is just a game to beat. I learned a lot of the secrets of the SAT when it comes to selecting the correct answer. This was probably the most helpful thing. The teacher was very open to questions during the course, and I feel I got my money's worth. I feel so much more confident about HOW to take the SAT now."

Simona D.
Boston, MA

"I thought the class was going to be boring, but I actually enjoyed and I’m thankful my parents signed me up for the course. It’s a really great way to review everything in a fast effective manner."

Calvin S.
San Diego, CA

"I liked the class because it effectively covered all the possible material without being long or boring. The PowerScore workbook is very well written with awesome tips, examples and practice problems."

Alyson F.
Los Angeles, CA

"I feel especially more confident in taking the writing portion of the upcoming SAT, because the class showed how much different this particular essay is compared to other essays we are expected to write in high school."

Cecilia B.
San Diego, CA

"This is course is excellent for understanding the ins and outs of the SAT. It helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses as well exposing me to the structure of the test."

Jeremiah D.
Houston, TX

"This course was a great experience…it was still very helpful and better than my high school SAT Prep Course! I learned more effective strategies that made hard questions seem easy. My instructor was great and I give much thanks."

Wayne W.
Rockville, MD

"I learned many new tricks and tips in each section of the SAT to help me understand and figure out problems or questions fairly easy. I also felt that since our instructor was young and easy going, he understood how stressful the SATs are to us instead of those older instructors that would just hassle us. Great job!"

Grace J.
Philadelphia, PA

"Before coming to the class and meeting my instructor I had doubts about being there. I figured it would be just another class, but instead it was an amazing experience that helped me achieve a higher score on the SAT."

Brian S.
Fairfax, VA

"The course definitely familiarized me with the SAT, and I felt a million times more confident going into the SAT with Powerscore's training than I did going into previous SAT tests that I had not prepared for. Thanks!"

Karina S.
New York, NY

"I thought that the class was very interesting, and that my instructor gave me a better understanding and feeling of confidence with this material. I feel like I will benefit greatly from this PowerScore class, and I have already recommended it to other friends of mine. Thank you!"

Lauren S.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

"I noticed the SAT was significantly easier to understand after taking this course. The instructor gave great strategies for tackling the essay, and I even learned some geometry that I didn't learn in my geometry class last year."

Aleksandr W.
Washington, DC

"The course was invaluable because of the helpful strategies that were given for taking the test. The essay section will make writing the essay on test day so much easier and less stressful. The small class size made it easy to ask questions and have discussion. Well done!"

Tammi S.
Orlando, FL

"I am very impressed with the instructor. I assumed the class would be boring and uneventful; however I don't at all mind attending the 3 hour lessons despite the 40 minute drive. I feel I am learning a great amount, and I also enjoy myself which is more than I had hoped for in an SAT class."

Erin S.
Miami, FL

"The instructor Adam really helped me to better understand the concepts that are going to be on the SAT. It was well worth the time!"

Justine W.
San Francisco, CA

"The SAT Weekend course is great for students who have a hard time studying on their own or don't want to sit through the hours of a weekly course."

Chris C.
New York, NY

"It was great! It motivated me to actually pick up my book and study!"

Terra N.
Miami, FL

"I feel as though the course did better prepare me. The instructor was very helpful; he explained the meanings of the questions and was open to any questions that we had…Thank you so much for the help that you have given me. I truly appreciate it."

Lauren B.
San Diego, CA

"I took a PSAT course with a different review company program and I did not feel it helped me at all. That is why I thought for the SAT I would try your review. I now feel confident and prepared to score much better than when I took it the first time. The strategy and tactics Craig taught us made so much sense in understanding the SAT. Class size was very small and individual questions were encouraged."

Mary P.
Cleveland, OH

"This class was amazing. It broke things down in ways I would have never thought of. The instructor was extremely good at teaching the subject matter and he knew how to make things clear and easy."

Lauren A.
Chicago, IL

"The course helped me understand what was to be tested on the SATs and what to be aware or careful of. The weekend practice tests helped significantly, as, through these practice tests, I found out my strengths and my weaknesses."

Christine S.
Atlanta, GA

"This class was amazing; I came into the class very skeptical of whether or not the instructor could teach me anything I did not know already. But I am glad I was proven wrong. This well structured class enabled me to increase my score by 360 points."

Melissa H.
San Diego, CA

"My child's scores increased drastically after taking the PowerScore Course. I don't know how any parent can afford NOT to have their child take the course."

Toni Woods
Hilton Head Island, SC
SAT Full-Length Course Parent

"Adam was really cool. He explained things extra times for those who needed more help and before he moved on he made sure we all understood. The tips and knowledge he gave were very helpful."

Ryan S.
San Francisco, CA

"My daughter needed to increase her score by 130 points to qualify for Presidential Scholarships. She has a 4.0 GPA and is in the top 4% of her class…She took the PowerScore course and improved her score to 1470!! We are thrilled. We now feel that she can go where ever she wants. Please tell Katie many thanks. She was an awesome instructor and a good role model. Thanks again."

Tami Reed
Beaver, PA
SAT Weekend Course Parent (based on 1600 scale)

"It was extremely helpful. The instructor went out of her way to ensure I knew what I was doing, a great personal touch."

Louis S.
Seattle, WA

"This class was really good and I feel that I have learned a lot of information. My instructor graduated from Stanford and he was extremely smart. I would recommend this class."

Miguel Tejani
Miami, FL

"I was expecting to come to the class and be drilled, but my instructor made the class more exciting through rewards and one on one communication. I was upset that I had to go to school over the weekend, but Dave helped make the course relaxed and not boring like school."

Joseph P.
Los Angeles, CA

"My instructor was very good! He knew what he was talking about and gave us extra pointers and hints from an outside view. He was very nice and wanted to make us feel comfortable and be able to learn a lot!"

Carrie M.
Atlanta, GA

"I enjoyed the PowerScore SAT course. I was a little bit concerned at first that the course would be boring. I was surprised that my instructor actually made learning fun. I believe in those two days that I have learned so much. I can honestly say that I know I will take my SAT score up. With what I have learned I feel that the SAT not be as difficult as it was the first time I took it. I highly recommend this program for any and all high school students who want to do well on the SAT."

Todd F.
Roselle, NJ

"...We had the most fun ever possible with our teacher… My math was the shocker -- I went from a 570 to a 730, 160 point increase…"

Gizem E.
New York, NY

"This class was very helpful; I would recommend it to everyone. The instructor was really nice and could relate to all of us."

Talha K.
Charleston, SC

"The course helped me to look at questions in different ways, helped me understand what the test was asking, and gave me some helpful strategies on the reading sections."

Thomas C.
Los Angeles, CA

"…I’m from Venezuela, and I went to high school there. I came here to take the SAT and I knew nothing, now I feel better, I don’t feel scared about taking the SAT anymore...I really recommend the instructor, he is dynamic, and he makes you understand the classes easier. Thanks for all."

Pedro G.
San Francisco, CA

"Ghodadra is an awesome teacher that presents the material in an interesting and understandable manner. The course helped me a lot and made the test much easier!"

Candis O.
Cleveland, OH

"I am excited about taking the SAT in two weeks. I know my score will improve. I feel so much better prepared and confident."

Christopher K.
Charleston, SC

"Before the SAT class, I wasn’t sure how much it would help me. But I can honestly say that after the first week, I could already start seeing major improvements from math to english! The class helped me and taught me a lot, and was a lot of fun during the entire process! I would definitely take it again if I had the opportunity!"

Annette B.
Miami, FL

"This class gave me the confidence to reach my ideal SAT score!!!!"

Victoria B.
San Diego, CA

"My math score went from 660 to 780. This proves how effective the class was to me."

Marcus S.
Hilton Head Island, SC

"The SAT preparation taught me the strategies that I needed to know to score high on the SAT."

Jennifer M.
Bishop, CA

"If you haven't yet taken the SAT, this is the course to take. I wish I had taken this course BEFORE I'd taken the test for the first time."

Richard D.
Los Angeles, CA

"I left the course confident and prepared to be successful with the SAT test."

William B.
Hilton Head Island, SC

"I enjoyed the small class size and surrounding we were in. It helped me focus on and understand the material more."

Leigh E.
Orlando, FL

"This SAT course has better prepared me for my future. Thank You!!!!"

Naomy Velazquez
Tampa, FL

"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

"The course was very helpful and clear. Instructor was knowledgeable about content and methods for taking the test."

Kurt B.
Boston, MA

"I just wanted to let you know that I just checked my scores from the October SAT and they increased from a 1230 to a 1380! I'm realllly happy and I want to thank you again for your help."

Jodi S.
Miami, FL
SAT Weekend Student (based on 1600 scale)

"The class was fantastic...I was told to take a practice test everyday, and I have for the past week and I plan to until the test. I have seen a great improvement in my scores and I am very excited. The information provided has helped me so much. The class was extremely useful."

Lauren D.
Los Angeles, CA

"The teacher was thorough in covering the information and he gave us very helpful hints."

Jaime Graham
New York, NY

"The course was exactly what it advertised, an SAT power weekend. It was helpful and I definitely think I learned some tricks of the 99% percentile score trade from Frank!"

Hayley R.
Fairfax, VA

"You may be intimidated by the course but truly you will learn a lot and have fun."

Kimberly D.
Atlanta, GA

"I really liked the SAT Course. It was really informative and gave great hints...Adam made it fun and interesting."

Anneliese K.
Portland, OR

"The course was really not what I had expected. I had thought, school all weekend, are you kidding me? ...I give it two thumbs up! Great work!"

Nina D.
Charleston, SC

"The time flew by really fast. I never thought I would actually have fun at an SAT camp, but I’d take the class over again."

Annie M.
Columbia, SC

"The instructor was really nice and definitely related to our level. I learned a lot!!"

Rachel B.
Raleigh/Durham, NC

"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. Thanks PowerScore!"

Audrey M.
Randolph, NJ

"Considering my instructor scored a 1560 (based on 1600 scale) on his SAT you could tell he fully understood the material he was teaching us and that he himself put the strategies to use while he was testing."

Stephanie S.
San Diego, CA

"I took the SAT twice before I took the SAT course. My previous scores were not that great and I wanted to get a higher score. I took this class hoping that it would help me understand the test and help me be more prepared for the test. Thank you so much for having these classes to help students, like me!"

Erica H.
Tampa, FL

"The instructor is very well educated and is very passionate and energetic in his work…"

Kevin K.
Miami, FL

"A great way to have fun, learn, and prepare for the SAT."

Adam F.
Orlando, FL

"Just like the instructor said, the PowerScore weekend program basically gives the fundamentals to confidently tackle the SAT Reasoning Test."

Meave O.
Atlanta, GA

"You often think of SAT preparation as being horrible. My instructor put forth a very relaxed atmosphere in which you learned a lot, but you didn't feel like you were being tortured."

Cot E.
Atlanta, GA

"It is helpful, the instructor is there for the student when they need help and doesn't mind explaining the question in more than one way."

Michael R.
White Plains, NY

"The class was very informative and effective in making me familiar with the SAT. The instructor was also great and made the class entertaining and relaxed. I am very pleased with my experience."

Erin S.
Miami, FL

"PowerScore's tricks and techniques are especially helpful."

Akhila S.
San Francisco, CA

"The class was a huge help…and I definitely understand the SAT a lot more than I did.
This class gave me some clever tips and some common sense answers."

Catherine S.
Dallas, TX

"The Weekend Course was a great way to quickly learn about test taking tips while also brushing up on basic math and reading skills important for the SAT"

Caitlin Baker
New York, NY

"I enjoyed the class very much, Mr. Bond was a great teacher, and I felt that the course helped me achieve a better SAT score. Thanks."

Nikko S.
Boston, MA

"Good instructor, very clear, very helpful."

Jennifer F.
Austin, TX

"The course was very effective and catered to the needs of the student. For example, when my flight was delayed and I missed the first half of the first day, on approval from PowerScore, the instructor offered to stay later and catch me up on the information I had missed."

Adrianna H.
Seattle, WA

"I thought I knew everything about the test taking methods and that nothing would be new to me, and yet they proved me wrong."

Henry C.
Washington, DC

"This class was very helpful. Thank You."

Adam S.
Charleston, SC

"My instructor was very good and allowed me the confidence to become a 1600 test taker. I'd recommend this class to any other student looking to improve his or her test scores, regardless of level."

Nick O.
New York, NY
"My instructor was great! She really made a difference in my understanding and she sincerely cared about the students. I definitely feel a lot more prepared. I know what to expect and have reduced apprehension. Thanks!"
Tyler Williams
Hilton Head, SC
"PowerScore gives students effective tips and shortcuts towards answering the SAT math problems with basic logic that some of my school textbooks did not even show me! "
Destiny Jackson
SAT Full-Length Course Student
"The instructor made class fun and I looked forward to going to classes. Small class size made a more comfortable learning atmosphere!"
Alison H.
Los Angeles, CA
"The class really helped a ton. I would highly recommend this course to any fellow students. It wasn't even hard to pay attention, slightly entertaining, and full of learning!"
Nate E.
Los Angeles, CA
"I believe that this class has helped me so much, making me understand what and how to study, and showing me new techniques to help. I highly recommend this program and I highly enjoyed the class myself!"
Taylor F.
San Francisco, CA
"The course definitely familiarized me with the SAT, and I felt a million times more confident going into the SAT with Powerscore's training than I did going into previous SAT tests that I had not prepared for. Thanks!"
Karina S.
New York, NY
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