4.05 (241 reviews)
☑ maximize their score on the SAT.
☑ garner skills that can be not only be used on the SAT, but also on the ACT their regular education classes.
☑ Students that take this course must be willing to put in a large amount of work on the side practicing SAT questions. Just by listening and following examples, you will NOT be sufficiently prepared to take the test. When you take the test, you will be doing a grueling marathon of questions in a timed environment, you need to prepare by putting in the hours of work that is required.
This course provides an in-depth overview of the NEW SAT, which starts with this years PSAT in October 2015 and continues with the SAT in March 2016. Every example and concept directly correlates to concepts that are taught on the new SAT. The SAT is a curved test; College Board first looks at the results from the test makers and fits scores into a "bell curve". Since most students will not be used to the new test, you should begin preparing now and get "ahead of the curve"!
Each lesson is taught in a format similar to that of Khan Academy; lessons are taught through video where you can see the instructors work and explanations. It is important that you follow the order of the lessons, as some topics build on each other. After every math lesson, you will be given a chart that correlates to questions in The Official SAT Study Guide (Not affiliated with this course or Master Scholars). Once you learn a new skill, test your new-found knowledge on REAL SAT questions from the source (must purchase separately, but the tests in The Official SAT Study Guide are the same as the four tests released by Khan Academy, which you can download for free on their site).
This course has a book that you can purchase which includes all the questions that are covered in the class and the charts for each one. While this book is not required, it could be convenient while you are working through the lessons. Pdf's of each lesson are available in the course if you wish to print each one before working through the lessons in lieu of purchasing the book.
This course covers all aspects of the test and gives students strategies and knowledge that they can use to be successful on the test. In order to maximize your score, understand that practice is what will get you there. We are here to guide you on your journey, but you must put in the effort. Good Luck!
Introduction file and Math charts to be used as homework
Math Intro/Plugging In
Process of Elimination
Rates, Ratios, and Conversions
Two-Way Frequency Charts
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
Read Data and Make Conclusions
Solving Equations and Inequalities
Equations of Lines
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Finding a Graph to Match a Situation
Algebra 2/Advanced Topics
Functions and Applications
Radical and Rational Functions
Line/Curve of Best Fit
Reading - Passage 1
Reading - Passage 2
Reading - Passage 3
Writing Intro Part 2
Parts of Speech
Shorter = Better
Commas, Colons, Semi-Colons, and Dashes
Trimming the Fat
Nouns and Pronouns
Idioms, Diction, Register
Practice Essay Review Part 1
Practice Essay Review Part 2
Practice Essay Review Part 3
Practice Test #1 Solutions
Test 1 Section 1 Passage 1
Test 1 Section 1 Passage 2
Test 1 Section 1 Passage 3
Test 1 Section 1 Passage 4
Test 1 Section 1 Passage 5
Test 1 Section 2 Passage 1
Test 1 Section 2 Passage 2
Test 1 Section 2 Passage 3
Test 1 Section 2 Passage 4
Test 1 Section 3 (#1-6)
Test 1 Section 3 (#7-11)
Test 1 Section 3 (#12-17)
Test 1 Section 3 (#18-20)
Test 1 Section 4 (#1-8)
Test 1 Section 4 (#9-13)
Test 1 Section 4 (#14-19)
Test 1 Section 4 (#20-25)
Test 1 Section 4 (#26-30)
Test 1 Section 4 (#31-38)
Reading section is absolutely useless. Nearly nothing I studied from Algebra 2 was on the actual test I took. Would have been better off taking practice tests repeatedly
It's really helpful and the explanation is really awesome and above my expectations. I really appreciate your hardworking and thank you so for your help!!!! You are amazing!!! Keep going!!!
Some of the answers to the examples were wrong. He solved for a different answer, but hey we are all human.
Yes, so far it has been great. But I'd prefer the instructor explaining the concepts rather than just solving the questions.
It was very easy to watch the course on mobile, but parts of the screen were cut off making it impossible to see everything.
It's good place to start your SAT prepration. you can buy the course without any doubt because tutor had covered everything in the SAT.
I bought almost all SAT courses on udemy and i have to say this, this is one of the best courses online. Go for it whoever is looking to improve 200+ points just by watching him solve.
The course itself and the videos are good, but unfortunately, the math tutor doesn't explain the process of the calculations and how he gets to the answer choice in depth at all. So if you don't know how he came to that conclusion it basically won't help you at all.
he says to go practice after he gives a lesson about how to solve a problem and i dont see extra work...
The instructor really needs to learn Powerpoint. He uses a word document and just zooms in and out and back in to portions of the document. It is very annoying. During math i was trying to read portions of the problem and the instructor would zoom to some other portion of the question taking the rest of the problem out of the field of view. It is like watching a Blair Witch Project. It sounds like someone else is doing the writing portion of the class. The microphone is awful and the instructor really is uninterested in teaching the course. Aside from the presentation, the math portion has good content. I am still going over the non math portions. I would highly recommend transferring the chunks of material from the Word Document that gets zoomed in and out of to Powerpoint. It would look much more professional and be less distracting to watch.
It is a bit lengthy and can drag on at times but is also very thorough. While some of the concepts he explains can be redundant, Jesse Patrick does a great job of explaining the material.
I cannot say how helpful these videos have been for my studies. Until today I have had a difficult time with topics like quadratic functions and polynomials, but no more! Both teachers certainly have experience to share through these videos. Just give 'em a try!