Our SAT curriculum consists of three main parts:
- Test-taking strategies, including time management and handling test anxiety
- Individual question type strategies
- Academic knowledge
We give students the knowledge and confidence to do their best on the test. Our group classes focus on the strategies and academics for the test, while our one-on-one instruction provides each student with individual attention and a customized learning plan. This has resulted in our students achieving a number of perfect scores over the years. Our instructors are all college graduates, from such schools as the University of Pennsylvania, Bucknell, Wesleyan, and Johns Hopkins. Each instructor has deep expertise; the only tests we teach are the SAT, PSAT, ACT, and the ISEE/SSAT. See below for more information on our test prep offerings.
Taking the essay?
Crimson Review has created a course to specifically address the essay portion of the SAT. In this course, students will learn:
- How the new essay is scored, and how to score highly in each area
- Use of common rhetorical devices to improve content
- Outlining techniques
- Proofreading to avoid common errors
- …and much, much more
The course is based on small group instruction and includes scoring and feedback on 3 written essays, all for only $295.
Upcoming SAT DatesQuestions? Scheduling concerns? Give us a call at 610.688.6441. Class sessions below are listed according to the SAT test date. View Monthly Schedule
August 29th, 2020 - Boot Camp
June 27th, 2020 – Initial Diagnostic Exam
Group X Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting July 6th through August 28th.
Group Y Classes meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday starting July 7th through August 28th (note that the last class day will be Friday, August 28th).
Classes are from 9am – 4pm with an optional study period from 4-5pm.
August 29, 2020 - Full Course
July 11th – initial diagnostic exam
July 19th – first group class
July 20th – August 28th – 1-1 instruction (Full Course only)
July 26th – second group class
August 1st – practice exam #2
August 2nd– third group class
August 9th – fourth group class
August 15th – practice exam #3
August 16th – fifth group class
August 22nd – practice exam #4
August 23rd – sixth group class
Class times will be 12:30pm and 3pm on Sundays. Exam times will be 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in Wayne and 9:30am in Malvern.
For most students, the PSAT provides a useful tune-up prior to taking the SAT. It gives a representative idea of how the student might score on the SAT if they don’t take any further actions; if they do want to improve, it gives guidance as to which areas will need the most work.
THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For students who expect to score near the top of the range (top 10%), some preparatory work for the PSAT can help students to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition. Information on the requirements can be found here . For those students, Crimson Review provides practice PSAT tests and 1-1 tutoring to help them achieve their best possible score. Contact us for more information regarding PSAT test preparation and the scholarship program.
- A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to assure a place in all courses.
- Group classes will be assigned to keep students of the same abilities together. Students are assigned based on scoring of the diagnostic exam.
- There will be one Saturday make-up date for students who are unable to take one of the practice tests.
- Students in the Group course are not eligible to make up missed classes.
- We require 24 hours notice to move or cancel a 1-1 appointment. For students in the courses, late cancellations or no-shows will be considered taught. For hourly students, there will be a $50 charge.
- Students in the Full or Basic courses are eligible for additional 1-1 hours at the reduced price of $125 / hour.
- A student who withdraws from a course after their first week and returns all materials will receive a refund of all fees paid minus a $100 administrative fee. Students who withdraw later will receive a pro-rated refund based on the number of classes taken at the time of withdrawal. No refunds will be given for 1-1 hours not used by the given SAT test date.