Ivy Bound SAT Holiday Intensive
For most applicants who are looking at competitive colleges, the SAT remains nearly equal to GPA in terms of weight of importance for an application. The SAT has an even greater impact in regards to merit scholarship money. Ivy Bound’s SAT Holiday Intensive class helps propel students to a better score in all five sections: English, math, reading, science, and the essay. Students use workbooks from home to learn with an online teacher. We cover two sections each day and have a break every 45 to 65 minutes.
The Holiday Intensive class runs on consecutive weekdays for two weeks. There is an assigned home study, which adds to roughly two hours between sessions. Thus, at roughly 5 hours per day, students should treat this as the “part time Holiday job”. Following the two intensive weeks, Ivy Bound encourages students to take a practice test once or twice a week leading up to the target SAT.
Ivy Bound’s SAT teachers are hired for their clarity, enthusiasm, empathy, and high test knowledge. All hold top 1% scores on SAT or ACT, and are versatile with their online delivery. As a firm, Ivy Bound is known for its students’ success. Ivy Bound’s SAT students report average improvements exceeding 150 points. Dedicated students can realistically aim for a 250+ point improvement.
Ivy Bound’s class includes Practice Materials from both the SAT and Ivy Bound. Students are allowed to join Ivy Bound for proctored practice tests during the run of classes and shortly before their actual SAT date. Students may also join Ivy Bound’s Zoom reviews: group sessions when a tutor is able to address individual questions from home study or practice tests.
We hold Zoom reviews at 9:15pm eastern every Tuesday for SAT verbal and every Thursday for SAT math.
With school schedules either shifting or unclear, your student may welcome a consistent late-Holiday ONLINE class. We offer three more time blocks to get the work done before the Sept 26 and Oct. 3 test dates:
The General Agenda
The general agenda puts 16 lessons into 10 sessions:
Lesson 1 – Arithmetic, Series, Ratios, Probability
Lesson 2 – Writing & Language
Lesson 3 – Algebra
Lesson 4 – RC – Understanding Well
Lesson 5 – Functions & Vision
Lesson 6 – RC – Smart Answering
Lesson 7 – Geometry
Lesson 8 – Writing & Language II
Lesson 9 – Averages, Number Properties
Lesson 10 – Strategies, half test
Lesson 11 – Exponents, Profit, Growth, Rates
Lesson 12 – Mastering Reading
Lesson 13 – Back-solving, Purpose of Parts, Charts
Lesson 14 – Nuances, Game Plans
Lesson 15 – Trigonometry, Quadratic Formula
Lesson 16 – Essay Writing
A half-class, for students who only need math help, can be done by attending the first half of each day’s session. A half-class, for students who only need English, reading, and essay help, can be done by attending the second half of every session.
Half-classes are at a reduced price and still allow students to take part in practice tests and Zoom reviews. Call Ivy Bound to enlist in the half-class of your choosing.
SAT Intensive classes for the August 22 test start in June and early July. Those wanting the September SAT can join us for a late July or Mid-August class start. Online classes run with as few as two students and there are multiple times available.
For the Class of 2021, Ivy Bound offers students who have taken a prior SAT class a better score, or 50% of tuition is returned.
This class and ones starting in the early Holiday are still at a low rate ($750, including materials). Late August and September classes are listed at $1150.
For Private tutoring…our SAT tutors all have earned top 1% scores. They teach with clarity, empathy, enthusiasm, and high test knowledge. There is a lot to cover, but by discerning your abilities and learning style, our tutors know what to pinpoint and what should have the most time spent on it.
SAT Materials, Licensing, and Enlistment.
The bulk of the ML&E covers intellectual property – Ivy Bound does not sell its SAT materials to anyone but its clients. The problem sets and the strategies therein are unique and highly helpful for students.
The other components are:
Practice Tests – these are held 2 or more weekend times each month.
Practice Test reviews – Online conferences each Sunday night following a Practice Test.
Zoom Reviews – 50 minute sessions 2x a week with a tutor who explains home study questions.
This product, ML&E, is strongly encouraged. Ivy Bound’s tutors are versed in the strategies herein and in many of the practice problems. It plays to the tutors’ strengths. Also, the Zoom reviews are a component of the Guarantee Agreement.
The SAT covers a large amount of material that students learn in high school. However, it also includes questions, topics and skills not demanded by a high school curriculum. Because the SAT is still a highly published standard, it is also highly coachable. Students that study for the SAT can see an improvement on their scores. The only question is “how much?”
Ivy Bound also trains students to prepare for the big test day. Ivy Bound allows its drop-in students to join for a practice test on a subsequent day. Students can purchase a practice test package if they want to practice multiple times before their real test date.
Our SAT tutors are excellent test takers themselves, who know the SAT test inside and out. An SAT tutor is able to help you learn both the material that is on the test and the proper strategies for learning how to answer correctly. Tutoring sessions are generally split between learning how to read the SAT test and reviewing the material that students have to learn to be competent on the test.
The best part of working with a tutor is the individual attention to your progress. In full length courses, Ivy Bound tutors masterfully work with students; they learn their strengths and weaknesses and use that information to make relevant tutoring sessions. SAT tutors at Ivy Bound focus on several strategies to help students, including time management, investigation, and sorting. When working with an Ivy Bound tutor in full-length courses, we expect our students to become confident and have the skills to get the score they desire.
Recommended SAT Texts:
Ivy Bound Private Tutoring
Private tutoring is Ivy Bound’s most requested service. Students everywhere love private tutoring because it offers four benefits to your learning:
1) a tutor can meet you on a flexible schedule
2) session length is also flexible, 1-3 hours is standard, but we work with your needs
3) a tutor can tailor the work to your abilities and interests
4) a tutor can pace the learning at the pace YOU want.
In addition to the confidentiality, private tutoring allows the student to learn in her or his own style. The tutor is there to lead the student along a unique path to academic greatness. Try one of our private tutors today and see results in the classroom and on exams!
Ivy Bound Classes
Do you work better with having a class agenda? Would you prefer a set time every week for an additional class? Then try out an Ivy Bound class! Our classes meet on different schedules, but choosing one that works for you is very simple. Classes meet with a teacher and complete a full agenda to help you with whatever subject you need.
Our classes are advantageous for three types of students:
1) those who want a lower price for great academic results
2) one who is more comfortable with dynamic group work
3) those who like a “classroom” setting.
Our online classes are conducted formally with strict starting times and break times. The structure keeps our staff and students consistent. Is your student shy when asking questions in the classroom? Fear no more! The online classroom experience allows for questions to be asked anonymously, so there is no pressure if a student is having a difficult time learning a specific topic. In the online classroom setting, all students have the ability to be active and learn effectively.
Ivy Bound Groups
Can’t make our class times? Do you learn better with a group dynamic? Then try out one of our group sessions! Groups meet every week at a designated time. Pay a monthly fee to drop in for any of our group meeting times and receive help from an Ivy Bound tutor! Our groups span four consistent dates each month. Students are able to attend for 90 minutes on each group date.
Can’t make a predetermined group meeting time? Then start your own group! Ivy Bound allows students to form their own group and choose what time they would like to meet. Simply tell us how many students you have, when you would like to meet, and Ivy Bound takes care of the rest.
Let Ivy Bound tutors help assist you in achieving academic success!