In my recipe for success in the SAT, there are two main ingredients: Dedication and a good prep program. Metamindz offered a fun, interactive learning environment, and Omar gave several strategic tips made the prep process interesting! I recommend Metamindz as a program to learn the key concepts and strategies, but I also say that your attitude towards your goal is what will make you achieve!Nikita R. (DIA)
SAT Prep Programs
Free Plan & Diagnostic
You will need to have a plan for SAT or ACT. The plan must address test you should take (or both) and when (11 test dates in UAE) while avoiding clashes with school exams. You will also need to understand what effort will be required to achieve your target. We provide free planning advice and diagnostic to help you course through these issues.
Prepare for a test date that you have already registered for or plan to register for. SAT is offered 6 times a year in UAE in the months of January, May, June, Octobers, September, November, and December. Our Test Prep programs are usually 8-9 weeks long and classes are held twice weekly.
Many students prep on their own (e.g. second time test takers) and are looking only for test reviews. This program is for them. We publish dates of test reviews and students can join any test review by paying a small fee. Please visit www.metamindz.com/sat-practice-tests/ for more information.
Seniors SAT Tutoring
For maximum score improvement, we offer a longer running small-group tutoring format. SAT Tutoring runs over 3-4 months and provides more comprehensive coverage of concepts and practice. Designed for students seeking highest score improvement, the small-group format offers maximum flexibility for schedules and individual needs.
Juniors SAT Tutoring
Starting SAT prep in Year/Grade 11/10/9 is an excellent idea if you have a high score ambition relative to your current level. Take a diagnostic as early as you can and compare your current level with target. The regular test prep (2-3 months) can do only so much. Start early to avoid disappointments later.
Key concepts and strategies are rolled-up in our Crash Course for those pressed for time. Depending on need, we can make you test-ready with as few as 6 lectures (4 in Math, 1 Writing, 1 Reading). After a Crash Course, students can join Test Reviews and continue to improve.
Our SAT Prep Score Improvement (sample)
SAT Prep Blog
SAT Math accounts for 800 out of the 1600 total score in the New SAT. This makes SAT Math 50% o the score. Clearly, scoring high on SAT Math is important for a high score. But many students do not have a sufficiently strong Math background. Read how Metamindz helps each Math student.read more
New SAT is different and many tutors will not invest sufficient time to develop teaching strategies to tutor it effectively. While the test is still one of Math and English, its structure and content focus has changed substantially in each of the components area (Math, Reading, Writing, Essay). It is virtually a new test. Choose your new SAT tutor wisely.read more
Doing well on the New SAT Essay will require significant help. Departing completely from the traditional persuasive essay style, this essay requires real understanding of evaluating writing effectiveness (rhetorical analysis).read more
New SAT Changes
new SAT Reading
- old Reading had short and long passages; sections were 20-25 minutes
- new Reading has only long passages in one 65 minute section with no breaks
new SAT Writing
- old Writing was mostly individual sentences. No reading skills were tested.
- new Writing section has 4 essays which means reading context is important for correct answers.
new SAT Math
- old Math had relatively fewer word problems.
- new Math has more and longer word problems with real world context and problem setting requiring higher reading skills.
new SAT Essay
- old Essay sought your opinion. No reading was required.
- new Essay requires reading and analyzing a long essay as well as writing about it.
Choose Your SAT Tutor Wisely!
How We Build You Strong
Strong concepts are critical for success. We review and refresh concepts and then build fluency (speed) and test taking abilities to prepare you for a 3-4 SAT hour test.
We use actual SAT questions from past papers for training. We have access to past SAT exams as well as a question bank of over 1000 SAT questions categories by topic and level of difficulty. Our practice system is unique among SAT tutors.
A uniquely Metamindz feature, we design practice to suit your level and requirements. Others feed all of you with the same practice.
Common Test Traps
We train you to see traps that SAT places all over the test to trick you. Luckily, it is easy to spot them if you train enough. We do not believe you can score high by learning some tricks.
Individual Score Targets
Score targeting is designed to achieve your score. During practice, we adjust score targets in small increments as you improve.
Test Management Strategies
Everybody needs a test strategy. SAT is not just a test of Math and English but also a test of your test taking skills. Natural test takers do well on SAT. Others can learn natural test taking skills through practice and therefore rise above their current level.
SAT Prep or ACT Prep
we can help you decide
ACT is better for you is not necessarily the correct answer. While ACT is easier, it does not mean it is a better test for you. Why, because, firstly, ACT is easier for everybody as well, and, secondly, if ACT is easier, why millions still take SAT?
While ACT’s content is easier, ACT presents a bigger speed challenge to get to high score levels. In fact, ACT is designed in such a way that most students should not be able to complete it. And when students rush to answer every ACT question, they make silly mistakes. This is an ACT trap.
Conclusion: ACT may be more suitable for you if you are within a certain score range and will be happy with a score of 29-31. Beyond this, ACT improvements are possible but harder to get. Contact us to learn more.
WHY YOU SHOULD CALL US
Your Big Score
Together, we can achieve your highest score potential
With us, you can be sure you are getting the latest and most effective strategies because we constantly research what is working for other students
With us, your improvements are sustainable because they come from a structured approach to test prep
Need More Improvement
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Test & Admission Planning
Plan your SAT or ACT schedule to best manage your school, exams and test dates