MEK Review offers private, one-on-one SAT and ACT tutoring as an alternative to our group class environment. Some students simply prefer private instruction, and we are committed to giving them the same skills, test-taking strategies, and practice materials as our group class students!
Private Exam Prep is a great way to focus on individual student needs and maintain a rigorous test training regimen with flexible scheduling. All tutoring lesson plans come directly from our analysis of the student’s diagnostic test or past group class performance.
Due to their highly individualized nature, tutoring sessions vary in structure, lesson plan, and timing. Each tutoring session focuses on a single subject. SAT Reading and Writing may be combined, but SAT Math must remain separate.
- Timing: 60 minutes (90 minutes if SAT Reading and Writing are reviewed together)
- Testing and Evaluation: Most students take a simulation test or a benchmark after each session to practice test-taking and track improvement
- Lesson Plan: Students work one-on-one with the instructor to adopt the correct thinking processes in answering specific question types. Through guided instruction with targeted practice, students develop the confidence to solve problems independently
- Self-Reflection and Motivation: Just as in group class, Private Exam Prep students utilize self-reflection and progress monitoring forms to take concrete steps toward their goals
If a student begins falling behind in SAT Reading, Writing or Math group class, he or she may be recommended for remedial tutoring. We are dedicated to helping all students boost their scores and reach their goals, and sometimes a few one-on-one sessions are all it takes for a difficult concept to finally click!
Once the instructor recognizes an increase in score, progress, motivation, and confidence, the student will re-enter the group class dynamic with peers.
Fine-Tuning Before the Official Test
Many students sign up for several Private Exam Prep sessions to fine-tune their last few weak spots in time for their next official test. Often, a final round of practice with one or two topics pushes high-performing students from near-perfect to perfect SAT/ACT scores.