SAT Reasoning Test Preparation Course for Hong Kong Students
The SAT® is administered seven times per year in the United States and six times per year internationally. The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month of administration. For exact dates, please refer to sat.collegeboard.org.
|Section||Time Allowed||COMPONENT SCORE RANGE|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||100 minutes||200-800 (*Total maximum test score: 1600)|
|Mathematics||80 minutes||200-800 (*Total maximum test score: 1600)|
|Essay (optional)||50 minutes||Essay results reported separately|
What we offer:
- SAT® Section Focus (Mathematics)
This course is intended for students who want to focus only on the Mathematics section of the SAT, both non-calculator & calculator sections. Each lesson will focus on the big topics for SAT Reasoning, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics. This course is intended for students who are weaker in the Mathematics section, compared to the English section and want to focus on raising their Mathematics score.
SAT® Section Focus (English)
This course is intended for students who want to focus only on the English section of the SAT - Reading and Writing & Language. Each lesson will only focus on either the Reading passages or the Writing & Language passages and essay writing section. This course is intended for students who are weaker in the English section, compared to the Math section and want to focus on raising their English score.
- SAT® Drilling Course (English/ Mathematics)
This course is intended for students who plan on taking the SAT soon, and want to drill full English/ Ｍathematics sections to practice their timing and test-taking strategies in real-exam conditions.
Private Lessons and Camps are also available. Please call 2577 7844 (Main campus) / 2718 3000 (Kowloon campus) or submit an online enquiry form for more details.
Questions about SAT preparation
When is the best time to start SAT preparation courses?
It is generally recommended that students start at least one academic year prior to the date of their first scheduled SAT exam. Some students may choose to start two years in advance. Most of NTK's students begin SAT preparation around Grade 9 and 10 (Year 10 and 11). Many local students require an extended period of time to prepare adequately for the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT.
How many times should my child take the SAT?
This is entirely dependent on the diagnostic report of the student and his or her target score. There is no limit to the number of times a student can take the SAT exam; however, there are a few considerations to take into account. While some universities ultimately see the cumulative score of a student's multiple SAT exam results, it is generally not recommended to take the exam more than three times. Constantly preparing for SAT re-examination can divert a student's energy from important school work and impede his or her overall performance.
Which test should my child take, the SAT or the ACT?
This depends on the particular strengths and weaknesses of the student. The current SAT places more emphasis on verbal reasoning and typically uses tricky language in its questions, but its Mathematics section is easier than the ACT's. ACT questions tend to be much more straightforward than the SAT's, but the ACT has an additional Science section which the SAT does not have. International school students seem to be more suited towards the SAT, while local school students may feel more suited to the ACT.
How many lessons does my child need to prepare for the test?
This is entirely dependent on the results of the diagnostic test and the timing of the exam date. Usually, it is recommended that students join a general course and attend on a regular basis. These courses typically run from September to June of the next year. This consistent enrollment in a course can build a strong foundation at an effective pace. If the test date is imminent, intensive drilling courses are ideal to quickly prepare students in content knowledge and time management for the exams.