||Other SAT Prep Programs
Tailored to the unique needs of individual students
Fail to recognize individual students’ strengths and weaknesses
Top quality instructors
Talented young teachers handpicked from the best schools
|Unreliable teacher quality
Weak instructors hired through an undiscerning process
|Only the best explanatory texts
Chosen from the full range of SAT materials available
Limited instructional tools
Ineffective strategies taken from a single source
|Real practice tests
Actual practice questions and mock exams from the writers of
Inauthentic test questions
Unapproved, untested questions written by companies not affiliated
with the SAT
Our SAT prep courses are designed to help students maximize
their scores on the SAT Test.
Our courses will cover the following topics:
- Critical Reading
- Sentence completion
- Reading comprehension (short and long passages)
- Effective vocabulary building, using a proven combination of the
most effective materials available
- Strategies to maximize both accuracy and speed
- Improving sentences
- Identifying sentence errors
- Improving paragraphs
- Comprehensive review of grammatical concepts
- The most common SAT Writing question types
- The Bank and Rubic method: individualized guidance for the 25-minute
- Multiple choice questions
- Grid-in questions
- Comprehensive review of mathematical concepts
- Shortcuts and strategies: how to arrive at the correct answer as
quickly as possible
- Personalized guidance based on each student's current test performance
and ultimate goals
- Extensive additional practice questions provided
- Full diagnostic tests, with detailed score reporting and essay feedback
- Proctored practice tests
- Customized lectures and group activities
- Concept reinforcement and test-taking strategies
- SAT student manuals
- Daily homework and study schedule
- Roadmap for SAT prep
- Vocabulary building strategy
Our three-week summer course provides intensive and thorough coverage
of both substantive and strategic SAT preparation. Students are given
ample opportunities to practice their new knowledge. Daily homework
assignments are given, with flexible options provided to students
with less free time. There are typically 5-10 students per class.
We offer classes for:
These are mostly younger students looking for a head start on the SAT.
Students learn basic SAT test-taking techniques and develop their understanding
of the test material. Those who begin preparation for the SAT at an
early age very often prove more successful than those who begin preparing
later, and thus this class will no doubt prove valuable to young students
aiming for impressive SAT results.
Most of the older high school students have already been introduced
to the majority of concepts tested on the SAT. However, they
require guidance in order to apply their high school knowledge
to the standardized test format. Classes will focus on developing
test-taking strategies while also reinforcing concepts in
mathematics, critical reading, and writing. In addition, the
course offers students frequent opportunities to practice
under test conditions.
There are two formats to the eight-week course: (a) 4-hour classes every
Saturday; and (b) 2-hour classes twice weekly. The course seeks to provide
a general overview of both test content and strategy. In order to maximize
the effectiveness of class time, students are given homework assignments
at the end of each class. Additional optional homework assignments are also
The Crash Course provides a condensed overview of test content and strategy.
The class will review the math, reading, and grammar concepts tested by
the SAT. Students will also be introduced to the most effective test-taking
methods. Guided by the instructor, students will discuss and develop longer-term
study schedules to structure their test preparation after the end of the
If you have a group who is interested in SAT prep, we offer a fully customized
program that is carefully designed to suit the needs of your students. Please
call for more information. If you do not see a class that fits your schedule,
please see information about our private SAT
SAT Course Material
Official SAT Study Guide by College Board
This book includes 10 official practice tests from the College
Board, the maker of the SATs. It is the only guide on the market
that has real SAT questions and is, in our opinion, the best guide
with which to practice and prepare for the test. Other companies
claim to have their own proprietary prep material. This is purely a
marketing ploy as those questions have neither been rigorously tested
nor designed by the official test makers. All students will receive
a personal copy of this guide.
Barron's guide provides a thorough, straightforward overview of
the concepts tested for each of the three sections of the SAT. While
we rely on practice tests from the true testmakers, we supplement
those test questions with comprehensive review of tricky test material.
Each student will receive his or her own copy of this text.
Study Guide by Ivy Global
Our study guide, developed by our most experienced instructors, provides
valuable supplemental SAT preparation material including effective
strategies and sample questions for every section of the SAT. Math
and writing skills sections are thoroughly reviewed. It also provides
a complete vocabulary list, including basic and challenging word
lists, and the 500 Most Important Words. Every student will receive
a copy of the guide.
In addition to the materials above, the instructors will provide customized
materials for each course to provide advanced tips and strategies for
each section of the SAT.
Our Program (FAQ)
See Frequently Asked Questions about our
US College Seminars
These free informational seminars will provide an overview of the
entire US College Admissions process for students in Canada. For more
information, click here.
Registration and Cancellation Policy
Full payment must be received within 5 business days of your online registration.
We accept credit card payment online or a cheque payable to "Ivy Global".
We do offer partial refunds for cancellations made at least 1 week prior
to the start of classes.
- 75% of amount will be refunded for cancellations made at least 1 month
before official class start date.
- 50% of amount will be refunded for cancellations made less than a month
before and at least a week in advance of official class start date.
- There is no refund for cancellations made within 1 week of the official
class start date.
- A student may transfer their registration to another class with at least
1 week notice.
On rare occasions we need to cancel a course, either because of unpredictable circumstances such as an instructor having an emergency personal situation or a course location becoming unavailable in the last minute. We run classes even with low registration numbers. Less than 2% of our scheduled classes are cancelled. Students will be notified immediately in the event that this happens and can withdraw from the course with a full refund, enroll in another course that has space available, or enroll in private tutoring.