Garga Posted February 5, 2018 Share Posted February 5, 2018 (edited) I think I want my son to take an SAT test prep class--I think. My student isn't trying to get into elite colleges, so we're not going to get him a private test prep tutor or anything like that. He's in 10th grade now and he will be going to college. It would be awesome if he could get a bit of merit aid, but I don't expect he'll be getting perfect scores on the SAT. We don't need a hardcore test prep class. We just need a class to help him do the best he can do, without grinding him down with hours and hours of test prep. I called my local school to see if they had any test prep classes and they said, "We tell the students to use Khan Academy." Ok, that's fine. I understand that Khan Academy will look at the students score on the PSAT (which my son took), and will tailor lessons to that student's weakness. But does Khan give the little test taking tips like, "Don't spend a lot of time on a test question you know nothing about. It's ok to skip those and focus on the ones you have a chance for," and things of that nature? This sort of thing is especially important for a kid who has taken only a handful of standardized tests in his life. He hasn't had 10 years of practice in eliminating wrong answers from bubble tests. What I'm asking: 1. Is Khan academy enough? Does Khan teach SAT specific test taking tips like what I mentioned above? 2. If Khan isn't enough, are there test prep classes out there (probably online) that will teach tips as well as whatever other prep they teach? 3. Out of those test prep classes, are there ones for average to above-average kids, and not high intensity classes geared for kids prepping to get into Yale or MIT? 4. And uh...what exactly do test prep classes teach? Do they do a bunch of math problems together...or what? Edited February 5, 2018 by Garga 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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