Online SAT Prep Matters is a four-session SAT prep course designed for college-bound high school sophomores and juniors who plan to take the SAT.
April Boot Camp
April 18, 19, 20, 21, 2023
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.
Dr. Mary Smyth’s SAT Boot Camp has been used successfully to prepare students to take the SAT for many years. Students attend class every day during a school vacation week and practice taking short sections of the test. Dr. Smyth teaches test strategy and topics in the content areas of math, reading and grammar. Students are relaxed and well-rested, so they are able to absorb the lessons and practice at their best. Many students have benefitted from participating in this format of SAT prep.
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.