SAT SOS Course

May 24-25, 2014

Our final course date before the summer is May 24-25! Click "add to cart" to sign up for this course.

The SAT SOS Course provides a strong foundation for mastering the SAT. Classes do not exceed 10 students in order to ensure quality and personal attention.

The first day of the course is dedicated to concept training and review. Our Harvard student instructors will take you through all the material covered by the Math, Writing, and Critical Reading sections of the SAT.

The second day of the course features a practice test in the morning. During lunch, an instructor will answer all of your questions about the college application process and college life. After lunch, you will be given the opportunity to refine skills that need more development based on your practice test results. Please feel free to bring any specific questions you may have, and your instructors will be glad to go over them at the end of the day.


Day 1: Concept training and review

Writing & Critical Reading - We begin with the more creative side of the SAT. SAT SOS instructors will guide you through what skills are tested, offering tips and new techniques to help you conquer even the hardest questions. You will learn how to tackle the new essay element of the SAT as you are exposed to methods tried and tested by hundreds of Harvard students.

Math - Students often find this section of the SAT the most daunting part of the college application process. We help you confront these fears by taking you through all concepts covered by the test. Our experienced Harvard student instructors offer tips and techniques to help you tackle the trickier questions.


Day 2: Practice test and fine-tuning

Now that you have the concepts mastered, you are invited to try out your new skills in a practice test administered under real testing conditions. Following the completion of the test, you are treated to a complimentary lunch where you can chat with an instructor about his experiences with the college application process and about life in college. Once you have heard all the tips and secrets our instructors have to offer, our instructors will focus on fine-tuning specific skills based on the results of your individual tests, helping you through the more troublesome questions.

The following schedule provides a general overview of the material covered during each day of the course. Because our courses are taught to cater to the individual students of each class, these times are subject to change based on the discretion of our instructors.


Concept Training and Review (Saturday)
Time Activity
9:00 Introduction & Test Overview
9:15 – 10:45 SAT Writing - Identifying Sentence Errors
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 SAT Essay Review with Test Strategies
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 2:30 SAT Critical Reading Review with Test Strategies
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 5:00 SAT Math Review with Test Strategies
5:00 – 5:30 Optional Q&A with Instructors


Practice Test and Group Sessions (Sunday)
Time Activity
9:00 – 1:30 Full-Length Practice Test
1:30 – 2:30 Complimentary Lunch with Harvard Students
2:30 – 4:30 Review, Strategies, Fine-tuning, and Final Tips
4:30 – 5:00 Optional Q&A with Instructors


SAT SOS courses are designed to provide you with a strong foundation to master the SAT. After the course, if you feel you would benefit from additional customized one-on-one training, HSA will offer a 10% discount on our one-on-one SAT tutoring services.

Click here to register for the SAT SOS Course.