The SAT is a standardized test for most college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. The College Board states that SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need for academic success in college.

The SAT is known to use tricky phrasing, emphasizes mental endurance, and is about four hours long. The SAT is offered seven times a year, and consists of three major sections, described below. Each section receives a scaled score of 200-800, for a maximum possible score of 2400.

SAT Critical Reading tests students’ vocabulary, understanding of sentence structure, and reading comprehension skills through sentence completions questions and comprehension of short and long passages. Students learn to be actively engaged while reading difficult and lengthy passages.

SAT Math tests arithmetic, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, and data analysis & statistics. Solving SAT problems does not require knowledge of higher level math such as trigonometry or calculus. Instead, the ability to comprehend and quickly solve abstract problems that use a unique and tricky language is required. During SAT preparation at Academic Center, students learn how to recognize and apply what they already know to SAT type problems. SAT math tutors help students systematically review relevant math concepts and apply them to SAT problems of varying difficulty levels.

SAT Writing – about 70% of the Writing score is based on two multiple choice sections that focus on grammar, word usage, and logical organization of ideas. 30% of the Writing score is based on a 25 minute written essay in response to a prompt. During SAT tutoring at the Center, students learn the most commonly tested rules of grammar and usage and become skilled at recognizing errors and correcting sentences and paragraphs. Students also learn to write an effective essay in a short amount of time.

For students trying to qualify for the National Merit Scholarships or just getting an early start with test preparation, we design PSAT prep programs.

Features of our programs:

  • Credible, experienced teachers with proven success provide individualized instruction tailored to each student’s needs, teaching test-taking techniques, score raising strategies, while also strengthening the skills necessary to be successful in college.
  • Structured course work and comprehensive review of tested content and question types. Intensive practice for every question type with real SAT tests. Relevant homework is assigned throughout the SAT preparation program.
  • Students receive unparalleled course material. Relevant homework is assigned throughout the SAT preparation program.
  • Students practice taking officially retired SAT Tests, under timed conditions, to improve their time management and to
  • build stamina and concentration. The tests are followed by detailed performance analysis and guidance for improvement.
  • Tutoring is conveniently scheduled to accommodate each student’s availability and timeline.


Since our Test Prep programs are individually designed for each student, there could be equal focus on individual test sections, or more concentration on specific parts. This flexibility helps students with specific needs to achieve their goals.
Students with a wide range of ability levels benefit from our programs – from the special needs to those capable of exceptional performance.

Academic Center also offers more intensive and rapid instruction for students needing a quick review.

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Students may register at any time throughout the year for after-school, Saturday morning, and summer sessions. Please visit or call us at the following:

8567 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: (614) 862 – 4321

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