SAT Tutoring in Pasadena (California)
Manhattan Review in Pasadena is a full-service test prep firm that provides flexible learning options for the SAT. Pasadena students can enhance their SAT scores with our private SAT tutoring, on-site or online SAT prep courses, and SAT practice tests. Manhattan Review has been teaching SAT prep around the world since 1999, and thousands of students have been accepted to their first-choice universities with the help of our instruction. On-site SAT options meet at convenient locations around Pasadena and at times that accommodate student schedules, while our online SAT classes take advantage of the latest in educational technology to bring the classroom into students' homes. Our SAT prep services include comprehensive coverage of all SAT sections, building SAT skills through engaging and innovative methods of instruction. Our SAT tutors and classroom instructors are the cream of the crop, with degrees from elite universities, many years of teaching experience, and thorough training in Manhattan Review's methods and materials. With Manhattan Review's SAT prep services, Pasadena students can effectively prepare for selective university acceptance.
Manhattan Review students are consistently offered admission to the best universities in the United States. Our SAT clients have matriculated at and graduated from world-class institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Virginia, Cornell, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, the University of California-Los Angeles, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California-Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Carnegie Mellon. After graduation, our former SAT students have become accomplished professionals in numerous fields. Some have been hired by firms in Pasadena, including CPO Commerce, Pardee Homes, Courthouse News Service, East West Bank, and Goldstar Events. Others now work for Fortune 500 companies, such as Twenty-First Century Fox, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Valero Energy, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway. Long-term success takes long-term planning, and competitive students are fully aware of the high stakes of the SAT. Manhattan Review's SAT prep services in Pasadena will help you produce your best possible SAT performance. Find out more about our services by contacting us today.
At Manhattan Review, we are often asked to associate hard numbers with "good" SAT scores. Percentile ranks for the total group of test-takers are a good place to start. According to College Board data, the 50th-percentile SAT composite score (2016 version) is 1080. About 25% of students score 1280 or above, with a 1340 representing the 90th percentile and a 1410 at the 95th percentile. Only about 1% of all test-takers score 1510 or higher. It is also important for students to know the average SAT scores of successful applicants to highly selective universities. At Cornell University, for example, the median SAT total score is 1420, with middle-50% scores between 1330 and 1490. Average SAT scores for accepted students at most American colleges and universities are available through the Common Data Set Initiative, which provides a standard framework for the publication of this data (Common Data Sets are generally viewable as PDFs on university websites). A "good" SAT score is ultimately higher than a given university's average, but we can say that sectional scores of 700 or higher are competitive for most undergraduate programs.
SAT Private Tutoring
I learned a lot of effective strategies for SAT writing/verbal.
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Pasadena Teaching Center at the Sheraton
303 East Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 243-2270
NOTE: We do NOT typically have staff at the venue, so email us before visiting the venue.
Blake R. is an integral member of Manhattan Review's Pasadena team of SAT tutors. He has taught SAT prep courses and private tutoring sessions in on-site and online contexts since 2009, and has helped more than 500 students get accepted to selective universities. He grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he graduated in the top 5% of his high school class and received SAT scores in the top 1% of all test-takers.
Blake is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in education. Before joining Manhattan Review, he taught courses in American and European history at the secondary level. In his spare time, he does volunteer work for a Los Angeles charity that seeks to expand educational opportunities for lower income students.