PR SAT private tutor

<p>Does it really work? can you really improve by "100 points at least"? those who have tried this program, pls answer moi...appreciate it.</p>

<p>I didn't get a private tutor, but I took PR's Regular SAT (new, class of 2006) course. It teaches you how to take the SAT specifically, and points out all the ways ETS tries to trick you. Their lesson on writing a 12 essay in 25 min really helped. I improved a little over 300 points in total. </p>

<p>I think the most valuable thing they give you is practice. By retaking the test over and over again, you just kind of get the hang of it (and learn not to fall asleep during the test). Of course, if you have dedication and an iron will, you can do exactly what PR teaches you on your own, but I don't know anyone dedicated enough to go through 4 nearly-4-hour practice SAT tests... lol</p>

<p>wow...thx for the information and congratulations for the 300 points.</p>

<p>how much it cost for a private tutor??</p>

<p>i did a PR course.... didn't improve 100 points. I think I was too tense during the tense, so I am retaking in December...</p>

<p>It was about $1000 just to take the course and I was ****ed when I didn't do too well.</p>

<p>I think some of the time, there was too much fun in the class... cause other kids in there didn't want to do THAT much...</p>

<p>You are better off reading Barron's and PR... although you are given a copy of two PR books not available anywhere else but the course... which is cool.</p>

<p>I'd written the following in a post a while ago:</p>

<p>Some background: My 16 1/2 year old son is very bright, very interested (in lots of things) and enthusiastic human being. He has always loved school as well as life (which basically means he sometimes needs to be reminded that school work needs to be done first, before running off to explore our local arboretum). He's a junior and has 2 AP classes, 2 Honors classes and 2 CP classes. He is a solid B+ student, officially his GPA is 3.959 W. His strongest subjects have always been reading, science and history. Math is his more difficult subject, although he usually maintains a B or B+ in a CP class. Hon. Chemistry (very math oriented) was his toughest class last year - his first C in high school. He had taken the PSAT last fall as a sophomore and received a 47M, 53V and 59W... not too bad for a kid that was not thinking of the importance of the test last fall at 8am in the morning... but, certainly not very good for a young man who really wants to be a doctor some day. </p>

<p>So, after I was bitten by the college bug over the summer and stumbled upon this website (in addition to some others), I started to realize the importance of the SATs in addition to everything else he was doing (or not doing), both in and out of school as it relates to him getting into a great college (great in the sense that it would be a wonderful place for him to do wonderful things, not necessarilly great as in famous). My interest, concern and enthusiasm became contagious and my son & husband are now right by my side in this whole process of exploring and preparing for the right college for my son.</p>

<p>I started doing some research and decided, based on all that I'd read and heard from others, the Princeton Review One-on-One Tutoring would be the right plan for my son. I did not want to have to take him to a class 2-4 times a week with kids that may be too fast or too slow for him. I really liked the idea of someone working with him one on one so he couldn't hide behind others in a class - if he weren't sure of himself at times. </p>

<p>Before the tutors would come, PR wanted me to give my son a PSAT Diagnostic Test. I did, and he received a 54M, 60V and 57W... Nice little improvement from a year ago with no tutoring. I guess he learned something from his CP Geometry class last year!</p>

Well, my son's PR Math Tutor was here last night. We LOVE him! Not only is he BRILLIANT in math, he can RELATE & TEACH as well!!! He spent a good half hour talking with our family, then settled in with my son for about an hour and a half. This first meeting was to prep my son for the PSAT he'll be taking next week, the remainder of his tutoring will be spent dealing with the New Sat. </p>

<p>Our home is quite small so I was able to hear some enthusiastic dialogue between them at times... but the truth was revealed when the tutor left and my son thanked my husband and myself for getting him tutors: He said at first it was a bit awkward working with someone one on one, as he was used to one teacher with 20 to 30 students in school... BUT, soon the awkward feelings subsided and he got so much out of this brilliant man! My son said with just that one session, he felt he could tackle math problems he had had difficulty with before and also learned techniques to enable him to do far better than he had done initially! My son also said he felt bad that more kids couldn't have the privilege of having a tutor to help prepare for the PSATs/SATs, because he felt many would be at a disadvantage, like he was last year when he took his first PSAT.</p>

Son took practice PSAT that College Board supplies to all taking the PSAT. My son scored a 59 on the math and a 69 on the verbal (didn't do the writing portion).</p>

My son's math tutor came last night (2nd time) and worked with my son 1 1/2 hours. The tutor seems to be connecting very well with my son and my son seems very enthused... I think that's a pretty good sign that the tutor is really teaching my son things my son knows will help him! He assigned quite a bit of practice homework for reinforcement and I'm sure that is a vital component of prepping for the SAT! </p>

<p>My son's verbal tutor will be coming for the first time this Saturday.</p>