SAT Prep Class


Starting SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018, Dr. Al Benthall will teach a six-week seminar for students taking the SAT on MARCH 10, 2018.  Classes will meet on Sundays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Ashton South End, 125 W. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28203. The small seminar setting avoids the formulaic “one-size-fits-all” approach often taken by large commercial test-prep agencies. Classes are capped at seven students, allowing each student to receive individual attention from the tutor. 

Cutting through the hype and hysteria surrounding the Redesigned SAT, Dr. Benthall’s prep classes will simplify the test by focusing intensely on four vital areas:

♦  SAT EVIDENCE-BASED READING – Addresses new “evidence-based questions” on the redesigned SAT.  Also breaks down habitual reading barriers and dramatically increases speed and comprehension through time-tested “smart reading” strategies. In addition, students learn how to recognize and resist “trap answers” as well as how to spot correct answers quickly and efficiently.

♦  SAT MATH – Breaks down SAT Math problems into basic categories and teaches students key strategies for each, including numeric approximation, basksolving, and strategic guessing. Covers both the “No Calculator” and “Calculator” sections of the New SAT Math Test. 

♦  SAT GRAMMAR – Dispels “grammar-phobia” by breaking down SAT grammar into five major components. By keeping it simple, and by repeated grammar drills in the five most common categories, students quickly acquire new confidence and mastery of SAT grammar.

♦ SAT ESSAY WRITING – Tackles the new SAT Essay, which requires textual analysis and critical reasoning based on evidence from a given text, boosting each student’s ability to craft a top-scoring essay that contains all the essential components. By mastering the ability to write clean, powerful sentences, each student gains command of the written word.  In addition, students look “behind the scenes” at what really matters to essay test-graders, further enhancing their confidence and competitive edge on the SAT Essay. 

In addition, each course includes one REAL CONDITIONS PRACTICE SAT proctored by Dr. Benthall on a Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM approximately two weeks before the real SAT.  This test uses authentic SAT testing materials from the College Board and replicates the real testing environment as closely as possible, including real time constraints.  Students are then able to diagnose and work through their final “sticking points” before the real SAT. 

Finally, our sessions cover a range of SAT test-taking strategies that build unshakable confidence, including:

♦ Overcoming Test Anxiety
♦ Physical Preparation

♦ Psychological Preparation
♦ Time Management
♦ Strate
gic Guessing
♦ Dynamic Study Habits

While some “SAT crash courses” may offer helpful tips, this is an intensive course that delivers dramatic results as long as students put in a solid effort.  Students can expect around 2-3 hrs. of homework per week.

DR. AL BENTHALL holds a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is Associate Professor of English at Belmont Abbey College. He has worked as a certified tutor for a national test-prep company in Washington, DC, where he trained high school students for the SAT and the ACT. After taking his seminars, many of Dr. Benthall’s students have achieved increases of 200 points or higher on the New SAT and 6 points or higher ACT.  Classes in ACT Prep are also available.  Tuition for 15-hr. seminar is $59.70 per hr. for a total of $895.00To ENROLL NOW, click HERE.