The SAT is a standardized college admission test taken by students around the world and widely used for admission by colleges in the United States. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and math, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. Most students take the SAT during their junior and/or senior year of high school. Although many colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions, for some colleges, submitting SAT scores is optional.

Colleges now accept SAT or ACT scores interchangeably. This means that you have the opportunity to decide on which test you'll perform better. Some students prepare for both exams, and then wait until they receive the scores before deciding which scores to submit to colleges.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test sometimes taken as a "practice test" for the SAT. Scores from the PSAT/NMSQT help determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program, a United States academic scholarship competition. The highest achieving students are named National Merit Scholars and receive a monetary scholarship. The PSAT/NMSQT is usually taken during the junior year of high school and measures your skills in math, critical reading, and writing.

Both tests are given by the College Board.

KeyTutor’s standard tutoring package for the SATs consists of  fifteen 1½ hour sessions. The program covers all aspects of the test including Math, Critical Reading, Writing and the Essay. We can tutor you in your home or local library or at our office.  Class sizes range from one-on-one to small groups of 2 to 8 students. Pricing is based on the group size.