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Mastering SAT/ACT Math! A Crash Course

Mastering SAT/ACT Math! A Crash Course

Schedule: This is a 2-week course that meets five times per week, 1.5 hours each session. (15 hours total.)

Format: Lecture to cover concepts, with lots of class interaction and individual practice during class. No grading; homework is optional but recommended.

Cost: $300 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; $930 for one-on-one tutoring.

Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

Materials: Pencil, paper, and a graphing calculator. We’ll use free worksheets on the Internet for homework and supplements. No text, but a book like The Official ACT Prep Guide, The Official SAT Study Guide, Barron’s ACT Study Guide, or Barron’s SAT Study Guide is recommended.
The ACT calculator policy is here: http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-calculator-policy.pdf
The SAT calculator policy is here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by email at michaelgold@goldams.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

Upcoming ACT test dates. Upcoming SAT test dates.

Class Description.

Conquering the math portion of the test is about knowing your stuff, and knowing how to do it quickly and accurately (knowing “tricks” and “short cuts,” as some might say). So we’ll go over the math concepts that are tested, as well as learn a variety of ways to do the problems.

Students will do a lot of work in class. I’ll provide minimal — but sufficient! — instruction, just what students need to get the idea and run with it. So they should be prepared to use their pencil, paper, calculator, brain, and mind!

If needed and desired, I will give students some supplemental work, on a class or an individual basis.

Be prepared to learn! And remember that studying for the SAT/ACT is not like studying for a typical test, or even for a final exam. The SAT/ACT covers your entire academic career, and is supposed to test “college readiness.” So studying well for the test takes more time and effort.

A sample tentative schedule for four sessions per week for two weeks:

Day 1: SAT and ACT structure and format; basic test strategies; what kind of improvement is possible; planning for what your colleges want; geometry review
Day 2: geometry review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 3: algebra review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 4: algebra review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 5: geometry review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 6: geometry review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 7: algebra review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 8: algebra review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 9: data analysis review; math techniques/tricks/tips
Day 10: harder math problems; math techniques/tricks/tips

We could adjust the number of days per week and the number of weeks to fit different schedules and needs.

For details and costs, contact Michael today: by email at michaelgold@goldams.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

Upcoming ACT test dates. Upcoming SAT test dates.

I wanted to let you know that Emily got a 33 on her most recent ACT. She was beyond happy. Her college list just expanded. She is being recruited by some schools, so she has a number of options, which makes this fun but challenging. She had a 29, so she’s gone to a 30 and then a 33. On her recent ACT, she was up 2 points in English and Science, 1 point in Reading, and 5 points in Mathematics: from a 30 to a 35. We appreciate all of your help.
–John M, father of a high school student

In 10 hourly sessions over 2 1/2 months, a student, DL, I tutored for the SAT took his score from an 890 to an 1190. That is a 300-point improvement! He went from 410 in reading/writing and 480 in math to a 630 in reading/writing and a 560 in math. All in only 10 sessions — and assigned work I had him to on his own.

“When I met Michael Gold at a high school open house in 2008, I was impressed by qualifications and expertise in tutoring. Our daughter Maggie had a full schedule and opted for semi-private and private tutorials. Maggie got the remediation and test tactics she needed from Mr. Gold in half the traditional time it takes through testing companies. Our fees were also considerably less. He hones in on student needs and builds from there. We were very pleased with our SAT and ACT test results. She is getting letters from many upper-tier private colleges. I would recommend Mr. Gold to any ambitious high school junior.”
–Carol V, parent of an ex-high school student

“My son says: ‘Great experience. It really helped me improve my average score (statistics from practice tests) from about a 29 to a 32.’ “
–An Outschool parent, “ACT Test Prep!,” 20 Jun 2020