Inspirica’s Approach ToSAT Subject Test Preparation
Inspirica was the first tutoring firm in the world to prepare students for the SAT Subject Tests more than 30 years ago. When we started, SAT Subject Tests were required by almost every competitive college and university. More recently, colleges have changed their requirements—some schools require SAT Subject Tests and for others these tests are optional. This change has given savvy students a way to differentiate themselves. Those who are applying to the very top tier of colleges are now taking more SAT Subject Tests than are required to stand out with additional high scores. Students applying to schools for whom subject tests are now optional are giving themselves a competitive advantage by taking SAT Subject Tests that they know they can do well on, banking more strong scores for consideration.
We have seen and analyzed every SAT Subject Test that has been published over the past 30 years. As a result, we know every permutation and variation of question type and have created our own proprietary test strategies using our vast knowledge of the tests. We have seen each type of question and every variation of question type. Additionally, on a pedagogical and psychological level, we have worked with every type of student, and we will know how best to inspire and motivate your child to achieve his or her personal best score on each SAT Subject Test.
Our approach is, of course, personalized, and each tutor uses the initial diagnostic to craft an individualized course of action focusing primarily on shoring up strengths and attending to areas that need support. Our preparation has both a strategic and a psychological component because scoring well means going into the test with both a mastery of the material and an attitude of confidence and success.
Contact us and we will help you and your child strategically choose which SAT Subject Tests to prepare for and when to take them. Then we will move forward, creating a uniquely customized tutoring plan that’s targeted and time-efficient and that we are confident will give your student the best chance for a great score.
SAT Subject Test Preparation Offered by Inspirica
- Biology E/M
- Math I and II
- World History
SAT Subject Tests Advice & Insight
Frequently Asked Questions
SAT Subject Test Preparation 101
The SAT Subject Tests are short one-hour tests covering any one of 20 subjects. These subjects range from conventional academic fare such as math, literature, or history to more niche areas such as the study of Korean as a foreign language. Where the SAT is a reasoning test intended to measure generalized reasoning ability, Subject Tests are an opportunity for a student applying to college to press home an area of exceptional strength. If, for example, a student is exceptionally strong in math and science, Math Level II and Physics might be suitable choices. More humanities-oriented students may opt for Literature and World History. Which Subject Tests ought to be taken is up to the student, but how many Subject Tests to take is up to each individual college. Schools vary in their requirements: some do not explicitly request them, whereas others require as many as three! If you decide to take Subject Tests, Inspirica has tutors highly qualified to tutor any of the subjects. Each Subject Test tutor is an expert not only in the subject covered but also in the test itself. Your Inspirica tutor will be able to round out your student’s knowledge of core content and offer strategic support to help your child move efficiently through these tests, ultimately culminating in a great score.