About the SAT Test and SAT Preparation
The SAT has three scored components: 1: SAT Reading + Writing & Language; 2: SAT Math; and 3: The SAT Essay. SAT Reading + Writing & Language and Math are each graded on a scale of 200 to 800. The SAT Essay receives a total score of 6–24, which represents the total of two readers grading three characteristics: Reading, Writing, and Analysis on a scale of 1-4. Chyten's personalized SAT prep tutoring is typically conducted over 12, 24, or 36 hours, depending on one's starting point, personal goals, and targeted outcomes. Average PSAT to SAT score improvement is 182 points.
SAT PREP: READING – 52 Questions/65 Minutes
Chyten’s proprietary SAT Zigzag Method has earned a reputation for excellence based on the sheer volume of Chyten students who have received perfect SAT Reading scores. The Zigzag Method turns SAT Reading into a series of highly structured and manageable tasks. Chyten students' SAT Reading scores more often than not far exceed expectation. Chyten students are taught to understand how SAT test-writers construct question-and-answer sets and how they create reading passage content designed to elicit a particular and predictable response from students. Once students understand this process, they can easily identify correct and incorrect answers on any SAT test.
SAT PREP: MATH – 57 Questions/80 Minutes
There are some who say that SAT Math is simply “math.” At Chyten, SAT Math is turned into a series of strategies that shorten response time and dramatically increase and improve performance. Covered in Chyten's SAT Math tutoring and classes are: arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, data collection and analysis, and advanced topics including trigonomtry and functions. Chyten SAT Math strategies include: Down the Middle, Believe your Eyes, Substitution, Know the Scope, Logic Before Math, and many more.
SAT PREP: ESSAY – 50 Minutes
While the optional SAT Essay is not required by most colleges, it is welcomed by virtually every college in America. Why? Because every college places high value on a student’s writing skills. Chyten’s SAT Essay Method brings an orderly process to the task of evaluating a source text in a way that ensures high scores across all three scoring categories: Reading , Writing, and Analysis. Overall, the Essay is a 50-minute section. Using Chyten’s method, students spend the first 10 minutes planning their SAT Essay and the last 40 minutes following Chyten’s blueprint for success.
SAT PREP: WRITING & LANGUAGE – 75 Questions/45 Minutes
Yes, the SAT Writing & Language Test is a grammar test, period. But rather than making grammar more complicated than it has to be, Chyten provides focused instruction on “SAT grammar” dramatically simplifying and streamlining the process to include only what is relevant to the test. Chyten refers to this process as “Grammar Simplification.” This allows Chyten students to quickly learn, recognize, and correct every single type of grammar error found on the test.