I am a high school student. When should I start preparing for the SAT?
Earlier the better. I’d say your Sophomore year is the best time to start giving a serious thought to preparing for standardized tests. SAT tests 9th grade level Math and English, so don’t think more years in High School are going to prepare you more for SAT. Most students take the PSAT in 10th grade, and repeat it in 11th grade. Do better in your PSAT as well as the SAT. Leave the fall of your senior year for Subject tests, APs and so on. Get the SATs over with in your junior year, which means get ready for it in your sophomore year.
How much score improvement should I expect after taking your course?
Our students have got score increases from 110 to 400. Score increases depend on various factors.
Group Class or Individual Tutoring?
At Westminster Prep, we only conduct small group classes (max 5 students in a class) or individual one to one coaching — the latter being more popular. Each has its advantages.
- In a small group you save money compared to one to one coaching, and also work interactively with your peers. Start dates for group classes are subject to availability of other students to fill the group.
- In one to one coaching, you have the advantage of individual, personalized attention, and a custom made course. There is much more flexibility regarding class scheduling.
- In either case, you pay a fraction of what you would pay at a franchised or large coaching institute.
What about the fees?
A typical SAT/ACT class runs into 10 sessions of 2 hours each, and the fees are as follows:
$750 per student for a 3-5 student class
$950 per student for a 2-student class
$1500 per student for one-to-one personalized coaching
Course fees are due on first day of class. However, if you don’t like the class you can get a full refund if you cancel before the second class. If you cancel after 2 classes, 3 classes or 4 classes, you will get a refund of 75%, 50% or 25% respectively. No refunds after 5 classes.
SAT-ACT Combo course has 13 sessions of 2 hours each. GMAT and GRE courses last 8 sessions of 2 hours each. Above mentioned rates are adjusted on prorated basis for shorter and longer courses.