Although fewer and fewer colleges require SAT Subject Tests, taking them can help you stand out from other candidates who are vying for admission to your dream college, and tutoring by Chyten in Newton, MA can help you excel.

Chyten was founded in 1984 with a commitment to excellence and student success. During our 30-plus years, we have helped thousands of high school students get familiar with the SAT Subject Tests and gain a significant advantage over their peers.

SAT Subject Test Tutoring, NewtonThe Chyten instructors based in our flagship Newton office are equipped to tutor students in all subjects and include Ph.D. and master’s degree recipients in fields such as engineering, physics, molecular biology, cultural and world history, and the English language. They can help you create a strategic testing plan to coordinate all of your chosen Subject Tests.

Chyten SAT Subject Test Prep:

  • Offered for all five categories and 20 subjects
  • One-on-one private tutoring with a Master’s level tutor
  • Classes available in spring
  • Program is eligible for Endeavor College Counseling Program
  • Recommendation: 8-12 hours of tutoring per subject

What are SAT Subject Tests?

The SAT is designed to assess your reasoning skills and readiness for college, while the SAT Subject Tests test your knowledge in specific subject areas. There are 20 subjects, and students may choose the subject(s) in which they excel to best demonstrate their command of the subjects.

All SAT Subject Tests are multiple choice and are one-hour long. They cover five categories: English Literature, Mathematics, History (U.S. and World), Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), and nine languages, some of which feature listening and non-listening options.

Students should take SAT Subject Tests if the college they plan to attend requires or recommends them as part of the application, but be sure to find out how many Subject Tests the college wants and whether it requires or recommends specific subjects.

A technology-oriented college, such as MIT, for example, may want to see that you have taken Math and Science tests, while a liberal arts college may prefer to see tests over a wide range of subjects.

When Should Students Take SAT Subject Tests?

Most SAT Subject Tests are offered in January, May, June, October, November and December, on the same dates as SATs. The exception is in March, when only the SAT itself is offered. And language tests are offered on some, but not all, of the dates.

You may not take the SAT and Subject Tests on the same day; however, you can generally take up to three Subject Tests in one day. By taking them in groups of three, you will maximize your chances of earning the highest possible scores. You control which individual scores are sent to colleges, but plan ahead to give yourself enough time to retake the tests.

At Chyten, we recommend taking Subject Tests for single-year subjects (Biology, U.S. History) in May or June of the school year during which you have studied the subject so the content is fresh in your mind. Take more general tests (Math, Literature) earlier in the year, repeating if necessary.

With fewer students taking the SAT Subject Tests, you will be able to demonstrate your strength in a given area and set yourself apart. Invest in tutoring at Chyten in Newton, MA, to give yourself an advantage over your competition. Contact us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) to learn more about our current offers and pricing.


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The Chyten course helps students focus their attention on the task at hand, improves preparation, and instills confidence – a needed attribute when one enters some foreboding test center with #2 pencils at the ready.

Tom Walsh, Jr.
Roxbury Latin School’s Director of College Admissions