I really appreciate the effort my instructor did in order to prepare me for the SAT/ACT. The course covered an array of essential topics that I have forgotten about over the years, and hopefully I can learn from this experience to further help me in my studies even after high school. I thank you all sincerely for teaching me.
While doing this course, I felt at ease, without any pressure, and it could fit into my schedule. The instructors were helpful and understandable in their lessons and assignments.
This course helped me so much! Thanks a lot!
I liked the class and thought the professor did a fine job.
I understood everything and it helped me quite a bit. Especially in trigonometry! Well done!
This class has been very helpful due to the fact that it provided important information.
This the best SAT course ever.
These lessons were very beneficial to me.
I thought this was a good course for anyone who needed a basic introduction to the ACT/SAT math section...especially if they needed refreshing on math concepts.
The course is really good and I will really recommend it to other young people preparing for the Sat and Act tests. The instructor is great.
Course Code: tp8
In our first lesson, we'll go over all the things you need to know about the general makeup of both the ACT and SAT so you'll know exactly what you're getting into come test day. You'll learn how to relax when you start feeling panicky, how to eliminate the wrong answers that the tests try to entice you into choosing, how to guess when you aren't sure of the right answer, and how much time to spend on each question. Then, spend some time reviewing the essentials of arithmetic.
In addition to a review of standard algebra, in this lesson, we'll also review some algebra II topics. We'll go over variables, factoring, functions, and a host of other challenging topics so that you'll know exactly what you need to answer the many algebra-related questions on both tests. Then, we'll go over the properties of angles, triangles, squares, circles, and other shapes so that you can answer questions that ask for pesky measurements. We'll also cover coordinate geometry and throw in some valuable information about graphing functions so you'll be ready for all sorts of geometry when you sit for the ACT and SAT.
In this lesson, we'll cover many of the key trigonometry topics, including sine, cosine, and tangent and the trigonometric reciprocals. We'll also review how to use trigonometry to solve right triangles and even oblique ones. Then, review everything you need to know about tendency, frequency, and probability to ace the ACT and SAT.
Go through 30 practice questions to show you exactly how to approach and master the ACT arithmetic and algebra questions. Then, you’ll complete 30 more practice questions, and see just how to approach and correctly answer the geometry, trigonometry, and algebra II questions on the ACT.
Go over exactly what you should expect on the SAT math, and then you'll get some practice by examining 13 practice SAT math questions. Then, focus on the most common type of SAT math question you'll see—the multiple-choice question. With a thorough examination of some example SAT math questions, you'll find out how to work through all kinds of multiple-choice math.
Get the scoop on how to answer math questions that don't give you answer choices to choose from, and you'll find out how to avoid making errors when you fill in the answer on the answer sheet. Finally, we'll make sure you understand what you need to know for each math subject on the tests, review what you should focus on as you prepare, and show you how to best spend your study time as you prepare to strut your stuff on test day.
Jessie Stellini has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works with undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University, where she has taught the GRE and SAT/ACT Math Prep courses since 2007.
The Official SAT Study Guide
The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd edition
(Book listing current as of 1/22/2016)
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.