The IvyPrep SAT prep course systematically covers every possible concept tested on the new Redesigned SAT exam. All practice questions you will encounter in our course have gone through rigorous internal testing to help you replicate an actual SAT exam experience. Our SAT curriculum is also geared towards triple-digit score improvements, with in-class teaching assignments specially created to address areas of the SAT exam and specific question types that students find most challenging.
The IvyPrep SAT prep program consists of a collection of high-quality practice questions that are modelled very closely after actual SAT exam questions that you will likely encounter in your upcoming SAT exam. All practice questions you will encounter in our course have gone through rigorous internal testing to help you replicate an actual SAT exam experience. Over the years, we have become so successful at predicting future SAT exam question types that, as one IvyPrep student put it immediately after his SAT exam, “it almost felt like I was cheating.”
"Time well spent."
I gained new knowledge about the SAT that I could not encounter if I had just self-studied. The tips and tricks certainly gave me a boost on the exam day itself. The classes were packed with information that only experienced test-takers could share. The pedagogy was thorough and accessible, and the instructor was very insightful and entertaining at the same time. The three hours in each class was time well spent.
"Really helped to push my score up."
It was fantastic!! It really helped to push my score up! If I didn’t attend the Masterclass, I would be doing practices everyday but not making any improvement. The class delved into details of the SATs test most students would overlook, and the test-taking strategies covered were extremely useful. The best part of the Masterclass was the comprehensive and extensive levels of content. The classes were conducted with great clarity and were very effective. Visuals (powerpoint slide) were very helpful. Going through questions carefully was useful too! The instructor conducted lessons very systematically and clearly. His lessons were easy to follow and there were absolutely no areas of uncertainty or ambiguity. He wasn’t long-winded and every sentence had a purpose.
"Really very helpful."
The lessons were really very helpful. The strategies taught to tackle many of the problems were all very practical and helped a lot. I had to learn to throw out my preconceived notions when answering reading questions. I made that mistake very often and thus had to work to correct it. I was made more aware of my weaknesses, so that I could make a conscious effort to avoid them. Some of the best strategies were also on how to identify and correct parallelism errors in the grammar sections.
"Good for people who have not taken the SAT before."
The lessons were straight to the point, informative, targeted the correct areas and the methods to answer questions are useful. It’s good to study and prepare for the SAT especially for people who have not taken the SAT before. The instructor was straight to the point, knowledgeable, dedicated (follows up classes with emails and extra materials), helpful and gives very constructive comments.
"The tricks and trade of the SAT."
A very beneficial SAT preparation class that does not only teach you how to tackle the SAT head on but more importantly, the philosophy behind the SAT. The tricks and trade of it! Definitely a very useful prep course that would help improve your SAT scores significantly. The instructor was very engaging and helpful. Sustained my interest throughout the course.
"Tackles the SAT from a student’s perspective."
Very specific and targeted approach to the SAT in which we look beyond the question to develop generic techniques which prepare us for any question that we may encounter. Very broad and extensive. It tackles the SAT from a student’s perspective. The instructor is very thorough and understands the SAT very well. Gives multiple sources of revision and has a flexible approach to learning.
"Worth the money."
The SAT Masterclass is challenging but practical. The teachers are kind and I enjoyed my classes here very much. The teacher’s tips are very practical and helpful. The class is flexible in the sense that they are kind enough to give free make-up classes if you skip/cannot make it. I think IvyPrep was worth the money. The instructor’s strengths would be the step by step patterns/tricks and reasonable workload given.
"Completely beatable through the right kind of practice."
The instructor was able to identify very specific weaknesses and help me focus on improving the most vital aspects of the test leading up to the exam day. My biggest takeaway was learning how the math and writing portions of the SAT were completely beatable through the right kind of practice – after incorporating the instructor’s tips and tricks, I ended up scoring 800s on both sections in my subsequent test attempt.
"I've never dreamt of such a score."
I just got my SAT score today and the first thing I thought was that I really have to thank you! My WR score jumped from 710 to an 800! Seriously I’ve never dreamt of such a score so I have you to thank. It’s a 150 jump from the last time. I’m so happy.
"Enlightened me on a different set of test-taking skills."
I found it highly informative and really helpful for a firsttime SAT taker. As someone who’s never previously taken the SAT, this course enlightened me on a different set of test-taking skills. The instructor was an extremely helpful tutor and I found his teaching style rather accommodating. It was never hard to follow his explanations and he took the trouble to explain each and every nuance for all questions.
"Very satisfied with my SAT preparation."
What set these lessons apart from other SAT study methods I’d tried was that they were actually fun, and were able to help me not only with the SAT, but also in other areas of my academics as well as just in logical thinking in general. The teacher really went above and beyond in ensuring that I had everything that I could to prepare for the test; he was really willing to help in any way possible. I also appreciated that the resources we used during the lessons were entertaining and varied, leaving me very satisfied with my SAT preparation.
"Plenty of practice material."
Overall, my experience learning at IvyPrep was great. All of the staff members were extremely helpful and the attention I got coupled with plenty of practice material helped me boost my score quickly. I would strongly recommend IvyPrep to anyone looking to take their standardized tests soon.
"It almost feels like cheating."
Just a few minutes into the lesson and I was already sold. The instructor wasn’t some suave, smooth talking and slightly intimidating tutor one would expect of a perfect SAT scorer and Ivy League graduate. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. He sometimes stumbles, cracks awkward jokes and comes off as a nerd. But there are two things that I am certain of: he’s genuine… and he’s really good at preparing you for the SAT. It almost feels like cheating.
"Learnt much more than when I revised on my own."
I learnt much more than when I revised on my own. I enjoyed the hands-on exercises and learnt very good tips. The concepts were presented clearly, and there were adequate breaks provided throughout the lessons!
“Techniques I learnt really made doing the SAT a lot easier.”
The techniques I learnt during the classes really made doing the SAT Reading and Writing sections a lot easier. The instructor was engaging and humourous. His subtle jokes really made the class more enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable and knew the techniques very well. As for weaknesses, I really cannot find any. They were awesome!
There are four main SAT sections with an optional essay section at the end. All sections are taken in one sitting.
Both the SAT and ACT are used for undergraduate college admissions in the US. US universities generally have no preference between the SAT and ACT.
Here are the general differences between the SAT and ACT:
We advise students to pick the exam they can do better on. Generally, students who are good at Math do well on the SAT while students who are weaker at Math but stronger at data interpretation do better on the ACT.
Still not sure?
The best way to know which exam you should sit for is to take a SAT Diagnostic Test and a ACT Diagnostic Test.
You can book your Free SAT and ACT Diagnostic Tests here.
After the tests, our consultant will help to compare your scores and recommend which exam you should sit for.
You can use the table below to convert your SAT score to a ACT score or vice versa.
SAT Subject Tests are 1-hour exams conducted by the College Board that test students on content relating to specific subjects. The maximum score for each subject is 800.
We highly recommend sitting for two SAT Subject tests if you plan to apply to the top 25 US universities.
You can take multiple SAT Subject Tests in the same sitting.
You should take the SAT if you plan to apply to any of the following programs:
a) US Universities – Undergraduate Programs
b) NUS Law (only if you have a General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry grade of C or lower)
c) NUS Medicine & Dentistry (only if you are from the IB program)
d) SMU – Undergraduate Programs (if you do not have a A level/IB/NUS High School/Polytechnic diploma)
You can register for the SAT on the College Board website: https://www.collegeboard.org/
You will need to create an account before you can register for a test.
As the Essay section is optional, you should select the option to take the SAT with Essay if you wish to sit for it.
The SAT registration deadline is usually a month before the actual exam date.
However, you should register for the SAT as soon as you decide to sit for it. This is because spaces in test centres tend to run out before the registration deadline.
Self-register for the SAT here.
Upcoming SAT Reasoning Test Dates
March 10th, 2018 (Saturday)
May 5th, 2018 (Saturday)
October 6th, 2018 (Saturday)
December 1st, 2018 (Saturday)
SAT Test Centres in Singapore
Anderson Junior College
4500, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Singapore 569843
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
25 Dover Close East, Singapore 139745
Furen International School
345 Old Nelson Road, Singapore 758692
Hwa Chong Institution (JC)
661 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269734
Hwa Chong International School
663 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269783
NPS International School
10 + 12 Chai Chee Lane, Singapore 469021
Stamford American International School
1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684
Singapore American School (private test centre)
40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547
While there is no cut-off age to sit for the SAT, most students sit for the SAT in the last two years of high school. For international school students, that would be in Grade 11. For Junior College/IP students, that would be in JC 1/2.
You should first decide on your SAT test date, then start preparing for the SAT 2 – 3 months before that date.
Generally, you should put in a minimum of 80 hours of preparation before your test. The 80 hours could consist of time spent in class, doing revision, taking practice tests, and completing homework assignments.
This is usually because the SAT isn’t like your typical high school exam. You must understand the logic of the SAT before you can score on the exam.
To conquer the SAT, you need the right strategy – a specific way of approaching the questions given. And this is what we provide: an original, strategy-driven curriculum written by the perfect scorers themselves. We teach you to think in the right way and to use the right methods.
We find that most students tend to take the SAT at least twice to try to secure a better score. Even if your total SAT score does not improve, it is to your benefit if you make a score improvement on either section (Verbal or Math) as many schools practise superscoring (see below on “What is superscoring?”).
Superscoring is a scoring policy used by some colleges.
With superscoring, the college will take the best score obtained for each section across all your SAT attempts, and add it up to tabulate your total SAT score. Here’s an example:
SAT Attempt 1
Verbal – 750/800
Math – 800/800
Total – 1550/1600
SAT Attempt 2
Verbal – 770/800
Math – 790/800
Total – 1560/1600
Superscored SAT Score
Verbal – 770/800 (from 2nd attempt)
Math – 800/800 (from 1st attempt)
Total – 1570/1600
The SAT Masterclass is a comprehensive course that covers all sections on the SAT, including the Essay. Lessons are conducted at a standard pace.
SAT Private Tutoring is a customizable course. This means that you can choose to focus on a specific area (eg. just Writing and Reading) or on all SAT sections, depending on your personal strengths and weaknesses. The lesson pace will be tailored to each individual.
Schedule & Frequency
The SAT Masterclass has a fixed schedule. Classes are mainly on Saturdays and occasional weekday evenings. It takes about 4 – 8 weeks to complete the entire SAT Masterclass.
SAT Private Tutoring is held from Mondays to Fridays only. Our consultant will work with you to plan a tutoring schedule that suits your availability. The course duration can stretch anywhere from a few days to a few months.
Still not sure?
We’d be happy to help. Contact us with your queries and we will respond as soon as possible.
Once you have registered and completed your payment, you can start attending any class in our SAT Masterclass Schedule.
We recommend following the batches in our schedule as the batches are designed to lead up to specific SAT exam dates.
However, you can also attend make-up lessons in other batches if you are unable to attend any lesson within your chosen batch.
Your expected improvement would depend on your starting score.
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