PSAT® or the Preliminary SAT exam comes in several flavors. Students take the test while studying in different grades. For example, PSAT® 8/9 is targeted at students in grades 8 or 9; PSAT® 10 is for students studying in 10th grade; and PSAT® 11 or NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is taken in 11th grade. Of course, there is nothing preventing 10th graders from attempting the NMSQT, if they so desire. For U.S. citizens, regardless of country of residence, the NMSQT give a chance to win college scholarship if the score is high enough, which can change every year.
Uwezo recommends that one should take PSAT® starting as early as possible. Being very similar to the SAT, PSAT® makes for good practice while getting the students acquainted with timed tests. Uwezo offers all versions of PSAT® during different periods of the year.
Uwezo’s instruction of 30-40 hours is followed by a rigorous schedule of mocks and reviews of those mocks. We suggest that one start with PSAT® 8/9 and move on to higher versions, although, some 9th graders are ready to take the PSAT® 10. The last PSAT® exam, NMSQT, is almost at the same level as the actual SAT exam – again serving as a great launching pad for the real test.
Our been-there-done-that counsellors, having done undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States, understand more than just PSAT® or SAT®. We don’t do anything in isolation and help you see the big picture. Our dedicated staff tracks your every mock score and sends you emails so you know exactly where you stand, all the time. Our test-review-remedy strategy ensures that each student gets the score he or she needs.
In addition to experienced teachers and a 10-year track record, there are three unique reasons why you should choose Uwezo Learning for SAT®:
This one-of-a-kind application will analyse your mock and generate a detailed report pointing out areas of weakness down to the question-type. So, you will realize that not only you need to focus on “Central Theme” questions in Reading, but also that this problem is more acute in History and Literature based passages. Uwezo will then help you overcome the problem through additional practice and coaching. Learn more about Omar™. (RB: Video Link)
You can either go buy a 1000-page SAT Book or study with Uwezo Learning’s Reading Primer, Writing and Language Primer and Math Primer – each less than 80 pages! After 10 years and helping 100’s of students, we know the psyche of every type of student. With this in mind, we have created our own material to help you master the SAT – with less effort and less stress. Take a quick peek at our Primers. (RB: Text of 1-2 pages? Video?)
Our been-there-done-that counsellors, having done undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States, understand more than just SAT. We don’t do anything in isolation and help you see the big picture – what SAT score you need to get into your dream college. Our dedicated staff tracks your every mock score and sends you emails so you know exactly where you stand, all the time. Meet our counsellors. (text or video?)
Uwezo Learning’s SAT coaching involves a total of 52 hours of in-class instruction, followed by up to 12 or 15 mocks (Please see Why Uwezo SAT). First, 40 hours are spent on covering SAT English and SAT Math. After 3 mocks are done by all students, another 12 hours (six for Math and six for English) are dedicated to focusing on problem areas as a group, with the help of Omar™. After coaching is complete, practice entails doing 12 to 15 mocks with an average of four hours per mock. Reviews are provided for the mocks to identify areas of improvement and clear doubts.
Uwezo Learning offers Subject SAT training in Math, Physics and Chemistry. While the number of hours of teaching varies by subject, it is about 20-25 hours of classroom instruction followed by several mocks. Like our SAT offering, Subject SAT mocks are also analysed, and a detailed report provided – by using Omar™ – for you to understand areas of weakness. Most of our students score a perfect 800 in Subject SATs, with an average score of 790.