We have been tutoring the SAT for over 20 years. Not only does our founder Steve teach and tutor the SAT, he takes the SAT too! Here is a screen shot of his 2400 super score.

The College Board revamped the SAT in March 2016. The SAT features a reading section, a writing section (grammar and style), and two math sections (one allowing calculator use and one prohibiting it.) There is also an optional essay section (which we recommend for students.)

Steve noticed a trend towards certain types of questions on the recent SAT and this knowledge will be of great value to his students. Gone are the days of archaic vocabulary words. Instead, any vocabulary questions rely much more on contextual clues. The Reading test is markedly different than those of the "old SAT" and the ACT.

The writing test used to be largely ignored by college admissions offices, but that is no longer the case. This score now gets combined with the reading score. Together, the reading and writing scores make up half of the SAT score.

The math test emphasizes algebra far more than does the ACT. It also includes arithmetic, geometry and limited trigonometry.

Steve took the new SAT in 2016 and scored a 1550 on his first try. (760 reading/writing and 790 math)

Please note these upcoming test dates:

Exam Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Fee
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 20, 2018 (for mailed registrations)
February 28, 2018 (for online or phone registrations)
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 17, 2018 (for mailed registrations)
April 25, 2018 (for online or phone registrations)
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 15, 2018 (for mailed registrations)
May 23, 2018 (for online or phone registrations)

Additional fees (Please refer to the official College Board site for registration fees and deadlines).

Item Description Fee
Phone Registration Available only if you've registered previously $15
Change fee If you need to change the testing location, test date, switch between SAT and SAT Subject tests. $28
Late registration fee For those registering after the regular deadline but before the late registration deadline. $28
Waitlist fee Charged if you are admitted to the test center on the testing date. $49


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3 hours 50 minutes, with writing

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