SAT Prep Courses in Berkeley (California)

SAT Prep Courses in Berkeley

Are you a Berkeley-area student planning to take the SAT and seeking the most effective test prep method to maximize your ability to achieve the highest score possible? If you're seeking SAT success, we at Manhattan Review are pleased to provide you with everything you need to excel on this potentially life-changing exam, and we are here to partner with you every step of the way towards achieving your ultimate SAT score. Our unique and respected approach to preparing for the SAT will ensure you have all the cutting-edge resources and materials you need to help you obtain your desired SAT score, opening important college doors and taking you one step further on your journey to collegiate success. The SAT is the most widely taken standardized test in the world, and it is an established part of completing high school, applying to college, and ultimately establishing a successful career. The SAT plays too significant of a role in your academic future to leave anything up to chance, so instead of doing your best to piece together a study plan you hope covers the relevant material, let us teach you how to master the SAT so you can take the test without fear, confident in your knowledge as well as your own test-taking abilities. 

At Manhattan Review, our professional and experienced instructors have deconstructed and analyzed the SAT to thoroughly understand every question in every section, and we've used this knowledge to create a study syllabus that is unparalleled in the test prep industry. Our prep courses and classes provide the most comprehensive and detailed SAT preparation, focusing on the minute details that are often overlooked while also ensuring nothing comes as a surprise to you when you officially take the test. It's no secret that the SAT is a difficult and often intimidating test, but there's no need to be stressed or worry over how best to prepare…by partnering with our friendly and dedicated instructors, you can learn the best methods for retaining and recalling information, as well as identifying a particular question type in order to select and apply the most effective strategy to arrive at the correct answer. We are pleased to have taken all the guesswork out of preparing for the SAT, and when you work with our accomplished instructors, you set yourself up for the success you deserve by learning how to excel on this important exam. At Manhattan Review, we are proud to offer Berkeley's most information-packed, student-friendly, and results-driven SAT prep courses delivered at times and in formats that are accessible to even the busiest Bay Area student. We offer classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, and one-on-one private tutoring, ensuring there is a learning method that is just right for you and your particular SAT needs. 

The SAT is composed of two sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Each section has a possible range of scores from 200 to 800. Based on accumulated statistics, the average SAT scores for the top twenty universities in the United States are as follows: 711 to 768 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 740 to 797 for Math, and 1450 to 1554 for total SAT score. While these are merely guidelines and every college or university will vary, the importance of exceptionally high SAT scores cannot be underestimated. In order to be competitive for the most respected institutions of higher education, it is imperative to demonstrate a strong performance on the SAT. 

If you dream of attending a world-class college or university, it is imperative to score in the highest percentiles on the SAT. While such a score may seem overwhelming or even impossible, the reality is that tests such as the SAT can be understood and even mastered through hard work and dedicated practice. This is an exam where preparation and study truly do pay off, and when you work with one of our talented instructors, you are investing in yourself by taking advantage of the amazing SAT preparation options available to students right here in Berkeley. You have already worked exceptionally hard during your high school courses, but impressive grades are not enough to convince the most prestigious colleges and universities of your desirability. A high SAT score will always made those on the Admissions Committees pay attention and take notice of your application, which is incredibly important, given that there are always more applications to sort through than there are available spots in the incoming freshman class. Our tutors have first-hand experience with standardized tests such as the SAT, having achieved their own stellar scores and unique academic and professional successes, but our instructors are not only gifted test-takers…they are gifted teachers, with strong backgrounds in education, cognition, and learning theory. They are passionate about ensuring their students experience unprecedented individual success through a combination of hard work, focused study, and understanding the most effective and efficient test-taking strategies. Manhattan Review has helped countless students around the world gain the confidence and skills they need to perform to their highest potential on the SAT, and we encourage you to reach out to us today to learn more about working with the most sought-after test prep services in the Bay Area. 

Manhattan Review has been offering top-tier test prep materials and resources and pairing students with the most respected tutors since 1999, and we love watching our clients achieve their varied individual successes while leaving their marks on the world, succeeding both personally and professionally. If you are seeking to obtain the highest possible score on the SAT, we look forward to partnering with you, where our instructors will explain concepts, clarify how and when to apply particular problem-solving strategies, and instruct you in mastering both content and test-related skills, such as time management and pacing. Whether you seek to learn in the company of like-minded peers, prefer the flexibility of online instruction, or require the customized and personalized learning that comes from working with a private tutor, at Manhattan Review, there's always an SAT option that's just right for you. 

Regardless of whether you have already begun to prepare for the SAT or are just beginning to think about preparation, we will meet you wherever you're at and help you go farther than you ever imagined, earning the SAT score you need to gain acceptance at recognized colleges and universities worldwide. Those students who work with Manhattan Review consistently gain admission into the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, including Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, Oxford University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, the University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Cornell University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, MIT, CalTech, Northwestern University, and elsewhere. 

By working with an experienced test prep professional, you can learn to leverage the academic strengths you already possess while identifying the most effective ways to overcome any areas of weakness that might negatively impact your SAT performance. When you partner with Manhattan Review, you can be confident knowing you're prepared, fully in control of positioning yourself for the education that will result in the professional career you desire. We are pleased to offer our services to Berkeley students, and whatever your undergraduate goals, Manhattan Review can help you achieve the SAT score you'll need for wherever your education takes you.

SAT In-Person Classic

28 hours in total, Class Course, In-Person

  • SAT Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 02, 2024

    End: Apr 20, 2024

    3 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

  • SAT Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 17, 2024

    End: May 05, 2024

    18 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • SAT Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Mar 30, 2024

    End: May 18, 2024

    31 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • SAT Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Apr 14, 2024

    End: Jun 02, 2024

    46 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

SAT Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

SAT Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

SAT Prep Course Berkeley - Photo of Student Sade Catlyn

He was able to break down difficult material. I was able to destruct and master the basic things I would need to get a good score on the SAT.
- Sade Catlyn (This student took our SAT preparation course)

Meet a Berkeley SAT Tutor: Yolanda Z.

Yolanda Z. describes herself as being "incredibly" familiar with the concept of tutoring and working with experienced educational and instructional experts, having been diagnosed with ADHD when she was a child. Yolanda struggled to pay attention in class and even though she studied hard for tests, her performance never reflected her hours of preparation, leading her to feel despondent "because I really wanted to do well in school. My parents kept assuring me I wasn't dumb…they said we just needed to figure out how I learned best." Yolanda's parents worked closely with her school, and after multiple doctor's visits and rounds of testing, Yolanda was determined to have ADHD, and her academic difficulties began to be understood in light of her diagnosis. Yolanda's guidance counselor helped her parents find a tutor to work with Yolanda, teaching her test-taking strategies and helping her learn to study in ways that made sense to her and allowed her to retain even the most challenging information. "Working with a tutor didn't suddenly make learning instantly easy for me," clarifies Yolanda, "but it provided me with a map that showed me how to learn, and that was like being given a key than unlocked a treasure chest. For the first time in my life, I realized it was possible to remember things and to do well on tests." Yolanda grins proudly. "Not only did that improve my grades, but it also improved my self-esteem, too."

A native of Rhode Island, Yolanda grew up dreaming of attending Brown University but knew there was no way her family could afford such a prestigious school even if she managed to be accepted. "I knew that if I truly wanted to go there, I would have to receive financial assistance, and after doing a ton of research, it seemed that a high SAT score was one realistic way of getting scholarships. So, I decided I would work however hard I needed to in order to ace the SAT," Yolanda recalls with a laugh. Yolanda worked with her tutor to prepare for the SAT, in addition to participating in an online prep course that offered her flexibility around her ongoing commitments and extracurricular activities. "By the time the real SAT came around, I'd taken so many practice exams and studied so many questions, nothing was a surprise, and I was able to be relaxed enough to work to my full potential." 

Yolanda's persistence and dedication were rewarded when she not only received her official acceptance letter to Brown University, but also received numerous and generous offers of financial aid, ensuring she could afford to attend the school of her dreams due almost entirely to her outstanding SAT score. Yolanda graduated from Brown with a degree in education before obtaining her master's degree with a specialization in education policy from Columbia University. Yolanda ultimately accepted a position with an international education consulting company headquartered in San Francisco where she was able to work with schools on identifying better ways to serve the needs of students with learning differences, ensuring other children would receive the support that had been so beneficial to her as a child. 

Passionate about ensuring equal access to education for everyone, Yolanda began offering weekend seminars for neurodiverse high school students on how to prepare for the SAT, using the skills she'd developed from her own tutoring experiences. Her workshops became so popular that waitlists began to develop, and when she was invited to join the team at the Berkeley office of Manhattan Review, she couldn't have been happier. "I love working with and supporting students, especially students who think differently," she says. "They give me the most hope for the future because they're not afraid of taking risks and doing things differently, and that's the best way to bring about much-needed change." When Yolanda isn't making the SAT less terrifying to her students, she enjoys crafting handmade jewelry, working on her amateur fencing skills, and hosting her East Coast family members, particularly when they need a place to escape cold and snowy winters.

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