(Online) SAT Prep Matters
Online SAT Prep Matters is an SAT prep course designed for college-bound high school sophomores and juniors who plan to take the SAT.
The redesigned SAT has a total score made up of two parts — verbal skills and math. The average SAT score for students in Maine is 1031 total (College Board report, graduating class of 2018 all Maine schools). According to the College Board, to attain at least a C in a non-remedial college math class, a student must score 530 out of 800 on the math section of the SAT. However, only about 40 percent of high school students can do so.
Course instructor Mary Smyth, M.D., believes that students need to understand the concepts, not just cram at the last minute in order to pass a test. Smyth has tutored students for the ACTs, AP Calculus, SATs, and SAT subject tests for fifteen years. Under Smyth’s tutelage, and through their own hard work, most of Smyth’s students have improved their SAT scores by 100-200 points.
PROGRAM DATES & TIMES
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
Sessions are online.
Students will be expected to complete homework outside of Zoom class time, which will be used to go over the assignments.
Dr. Smyth is also offering SAT Prep Matters as a “boot camp.” Learn more about Boot Camp here.
- Increase your SAT scores
- Develop effective study methods and habits
- Improve your confidence
- Identify the most important concepts in math and grammar
- Learn to use an evidence-based reading comprehension technique
- High school math content through Algebra II and beginning PreCalculus
- Standard English conventions in writing
- Reading comprehension
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
- College-bound high school sophomores and juniors
Mary Smyth, M.D.
Dr. Mary Smyth has taught all levels of math at Watershed School (an independent high school in Camden, Maine) for the past 13 years. A retired pediatrician who became interested in the math curriculum when her sons were in elementary school, she has tutored and taught in SAD 28 and the Five Town CSD, and was a Gifted and Talented instructor in RSU 13. Smyth is also an expert on college admission testing and has tutored many students over the past 15 years in preparation for SATs, ACTs, SAT subject tests and AP Calculus exams.
Need-based scholarships for Knox and Waldo County students. More information about scholarships is here.
For more information or to request an accommodation contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 207.338.8000 or stop by the UMaine Hutchinson Center (80 Belmont Ave. in Belfast).
“Mary is the ultimate SAT coach — intelligent, patient, funny and, most importantly, she knows the SAT inside and out. Thanks to Mary’s coaching, my daughter’s score dramatically improved from the PSAT to the SAT, and she now understands concepts that were confusing to her before. I highly recommend Mary Smyth to anyone looking to improve their SAT score.”