SAT test prep

We teach you the content on the SAT as well as the strategies you need to get your best score.


Our SAT test prep approach gives you an admissions advantage.

Measurable Results.

We are devoted to making measurable differences in your college prospects, starting at the beginning of your high school career.

The Relative Importance of the SAT.

While many colleges remain test-optional, there is a continuing trend toward the most competitive elite colleges requiring the SAT. Many factors contribute to college admission prospects, including grades, standardized tests, essays, and extracurricular activities.

Short-Term SAT Test Prep, Academics for Life.

Because grades are about twice as important as SAT scores, we do not advocate long-term preparation for the SAT and instead encourage our freshmen and sophomores to focus on academic excellence. This is the only true long-term strategy for improving SAT scores, and AJ Tutoring has an outstanding team of professional tutors to help students achieve their full potential in academic subjects.

Get Ready for the PSAT and SAT with SAT Test Prep at AJ Tutoring

AJ Tutoring has a number of options for PSAT and SAT test preparation.



Preparation is a process. Turn the PSAT into a learning and confidence-building experience.

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Private SAT Prep

We teach content and strategy designed to maximize performance on the SAT.

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SAT Group Classes

Effective small group SAT classes designed to meet your budget.

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SAT/ACT Hybrid Prep

The content on the SAT and ACT is similar. After a comprehensive SAT prep, transitioning to the ACT is easy.

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SAT test prep, designed for you.


Great SAT prep is your ticket to higher education!

Education opens doors. Working with AJ Tutoring is like purchasing a plane ticket to an exotic location: it gives you the opportunity to see the world in an entirely new light.

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We get you results.

 80% of AJ Tutoring's SAT test prep students improve at least 100 points! 
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PSAT, and SAT test prep frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How long is the SAT, and what does it test?

Reading & Writing:

Two 32-minute sections, 27 questions each. Passages range from 25-150 words. All questions are multiple choice, targeting individual passages or graphs/tables.


Two 35-minute sections, 27 questions each. Questions are 75% multiple choice, 25% free response, with calculators allowed. Questions increase in difficulty.


Reading/Writing sections are consecutive, followed by a 10-minute break, then consecutive Math sections.

Adaptive Test:

First modules mix difficulties; second modules adjust based on the first’s performance.


Each section scores from 200-800, with no penalties for incorrect guesses. No cross-test scores or subscores.

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What is the PSAT?

The PSAT is a practice SAT offered to sophomores and juniors in October. It is the same format as the SAT and covers nearly identical content. Thus, your PSAT score is usually a good indicator of your future SAT performance. PSAT scores become available online in early November


At AJ Tutoring, we believe that students should take advantage of the PSAT as a unique chance to practice in conditions that simulate the actual SAT. With this goal in mind, we recommend meeting with one of our tutors for three 90-minute sessions to prepare for the PSAT. Although not a comprehensive course, the three sessions allow us to impart to you the most critical test-taking skills and strategies and to address your biggest weak spot. You can then approach the PSAT with a customized game plan. Students who take the PSAT seriously often feel more confident when they take their first SAT.

Should I take the ACT instead of the SAT?

While the ACT and SAT are substantially similar, some students do demonstrate a preference for one test over the other, and many students benefit from trying both. Read more about the difference between these tests here.

How do I register for the SAT?

You can register for the SAT on the College Board’s website. Many testing locations fill up quickly, so register early for the best opportunity to test at a convenient location.

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