Should I pick an SAT prep class or private tutoring?
Both programs are likely useful for most students, but there are some important differences that might make one a better choice than the other. First, both programs use the same instructors and the same curriculum. The primary difference is simply in the setting (one-on-one vs. group). Due to the nature of group courses, they often work best for students who are scoring somewhere near the national average. If your score is already 1400 (far above the national average) and you are looking to get to 1550, SAT tutoring might be a better option. With that said, we have had plenty of students with exceptionally high or low scores have great success with our SAT prep classes. Another situation that might be a difference maker is if a student needs attention primarily in one area rather than on the entire test. For example, four private tutoring sessions that focus solely on SAT math would probably be more effective at raising only the math score than our classroom course would be. Finally, the classroom course follows a set schedule, but private tutoring is scheduled directly with the tutor, making it much more flexible.