SAT Private Tutoring in Honolulu (Hawaii)

Are you a Honolulu-based student planning on taking the SAT and seeking the highest score possible on this potentially life-changing exam? If you are searching for the most comprehensive and effective test preparation resources to help you achieve your highest score, look no further than the standardized test prep experts at Manhattan Review. At Manhattan Review, we specialize in guiding motivated students to test-taking success, and we look forward to partnering with you to support all your SAT prep needs. The SAT is an established part of applying to college and university undergraduate programs, and for those students looking to score in the highest percentiles, set yourself up for the success you deserve by working with our professional and knowledgeable instructors. When it comes to learning, many students do perfectly well in classroom-style group settings, deriving important benefits from interacting with their peers and finding their retention enhanced by others' questions and comments. Other students, however, know that they do not perform to their fullest capabilities in a group setting. They worry about not grasping information as quickly as other students, fearing that they are holding the group back. Alternatively, these students may find themselves frustrated when they have mastered a concept but cannot move on until the rest of the group has demonstrated similar mastery. If you find learning complex information in a group more distracting than helpful and know you retain important concepts best through one-on-one instruction, consider working with one of the exceptional private tutors at Manhattan Review. 

When it comes to preparing for the SAT, our dedicated tutors are ready to help students just like you master everything you need to know in order to obtain an impressively high score. When you partner with Manhattan Review, you receive access to our unparalleled study syllabus that continues to be unsurpassed in the test prep industry. Our resources and materials are thoughtfully curated using the latest advances in learning theory and cognitive functioning, ensuring you are equipped with everything you need to excel on the SAT. Given the importance undergraduate programs place on standardized test scores, students should make use of every possible advantage when it comes to preparing for this admittedly challenging exam. We take great care in pairing our private tutoring clients with just the right instructor for their specific learning- and test-related needs, because when taking the SAT, it is not enough to simply be confident in your knowledge of the test content…you also need to be confident in your test-taking skills, able to quickly identify the particular type of question you are facing before selecting the most effective strategy for arriving at the correct answer, all while pacing yourself over the course of this lengthy exam. 

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. 

Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been guiding students to standardized test success, and we are proud to offer our resources and materials to students in the Honolulu area. If you desire a customized program of study to prepare for the SAT, we encourage you to consider working with one of our private tutors. Research consistently demonstrates numerous benefits that can be gained through working with a private tutor, including accelerated learning, improved information retention and recall, and improved self-esteem and confidence. Your private tutoring program will begin with your tutor working to understand your unique learning style, then identifying the academic strengths you already possess while helping you overcome any areas of weakness that might negatively impact your SAT performance. Our private tutoring programs are uniquely designed for each individual student, carefully crafted by taking your learning needs, strengths, and areas of desired growth into consideration. 

When it comes to an exam as important as the SAT, there is no such thing as being "too" prepared. When it comes to how you prepare, however, it is important to work with reputable and credible companies who can demonstrate proven track records of standardized test success. Our private tutors have firsthand experience with the SAT, having obtained their own impressive scores on a variety of standardized tests, but they are not only exceptional test-takers…they are exceptional instructors with strong backgrounds in education and learning theory, and they are eager to share their knowledge with hard-working students like you. There is no need to waste your already limited time piecing together your own study program, hoping you are covering the most relevant information. At Manhattan Review, our tutors have already done the hard work, deconstructing and analyzing the SAT to ensure you will be familiar with every aspect of this exam before test day. We are exceptionally proud to see our clients consistently accepted into the most prestigious and competitive colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, including Harvard University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Oxford University, McGill University, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, the University of Virginia, and elsewhere.

If you are in search of the most effective way to take your SAT prep to the next level, considering working with a private tutor. Our Honolulu-based instructors are respected for their dedication to their students, as well as their ability to help each and every student unlock their academic potential. When you work with a private tutor, you learn everything you need to obtain the standardized test score that will help you turn your college dreams into reality. Whether you have already been preparing for the SAT for months or have only just begun to consider how you will prepare, our instructors will meet you where your learning has led you and show you how to go farther than you ever imagined possible. Spend your time focusing on the most effective methods of mastering the SAT, and let our instructors guide you through the most comprehensive study syllabus in the test prep industry, ensuring you are confident and prepared on the day of your exam. 

Students in Honolulu know how competitive applying to college has become, and there will always be more applications received than there are available spots for incoming freshmen. While high school grades and involvement in extracurricular activities are important, nothing will make your application stand out like a high SAT score. Doing well on this important exam gives you the best chance of being accepted by the most prestigious undergraduate university programs. Our tutors are eager to support future college students and are committed to helping learners prepare for the SAT at times that are most convenient for you with instruction delivered in-person or online. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our private tutoring options, and we look forward to partnering with you on your path to SAT success.

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 Honolulu - Photo of Student Taahirah Ali

I learned a lot of effective strategies for SAT writing/verbal.
- Taahirah Ali (This student took our SAT preparation course)

Meet a Honolulu SAT Tutor: Michael D.

Michael D. was born in Toronto but moved to Portland at a young age. "One of the ways I coped with moving was through art," he explains. Michael discovered a love of drawing and painting when he was a child, and he spent countless hours creating his own comic books and using his computer to develop short animated series he shared online. "I was a pretty shy kid," says Michael, "so my parents signed me up for art classes right after we moved as a way for me to make friends. It was nice because we could start off talking about our art, which ultimately led to us talking about ourselves." Michael loved trying out new graphic design programs and trying different styles of animation in addition to creating more abstract paintings and images. Michael dreamed of attending the Rhode Island School of Design, respected around the world for producing leaders in the fields of graphic design, illustration, and other forms of art. "I knew getting accepted there would be like getting into Harvard or Stanford," says Michael, "so I wanted to make use of all the support I possibly could." 

Michael worked with a private tutor, learning how to approach test questions and use the most effective strategies to arrive at the best answer. He took countless practice tests, familiarizing himself with pacing and time management skills, in addition to the content he would need to know. He also took an online group course through Manhattan Review "just to make sure I wasn't missing anything." Michael's dedication led to an improvement in both his test-related knowledge and his confidence in his test-taking abilities. "After so much focused study, I was much more prepared than I ever could have been on my own, and on the day of the real test, I didn't panic or feel overwhelmed… I wasn't even surprised by anything." Michael's hard work and diligence paid off, and he obtained a near-perfect SAT score, earning himself a place at the undergraduate program of his dreams, as well as generous financial aid awards. 

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael lived in New York City for a few years until his wife received a promotion in her company that required them to relocate to Honolulu. "I'd built up a pretty good client portfolio," smiles Michael, "and in addition to doing some freelance work, I hoped I'd find a chance to do some teaching, since I'd done it to complete my required student teaching hours and discovered I really loved it." In Honolulu, Michael found a position teaching art in an after-school program, and while working with the high school students, he found himself discussing the SAT, particularly the tips and tricks he'd used to obtain a high score. Michael ultimately went on to obtain a master's degree in education from the University of Hawaii, and when a position for an SAT tutor opened at the Honolulu office of Manhattan Review, we were thrilled to welcome him to the team. Students love Michael's ability to diffuse the stress of studying for the SAT, as well as his creative approaches to teaching. When he isn't helping future college students master the SAT, Michael can be found biking around Oahu, practicing his craft beer brewing, and taking traditional Polynesian dance classes with his wife.

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