Effective and Affordable Classroom & Online SAT Prep

Our courses focus on the critical elements needed to maximize SAT scores: structures and patterns, essential skills and knowledge, and time management.  We help students develop a game plan, so they can take the SAT with confidence and purpose. 

“This SAT class is the best of the three I’ve taken.”
C.B. Prospect High School

Classroom Course

Our traditional classroom course consists of

  • 13 hours of classroom instruction (6 hours for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 5 hours for Math, and 2 hours for the Essay).
  • The Official SAT Study Guide, published by The College Board, the same people who write the SAT
  • The course manual, SAT Master

Live Online Course

Our live online course consists of

  • 14 hours of live online classes (6 hours for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 6 hours for Math, and 2 hours for the Essay).
  • The Official SAT Study Guide, published by The College Board, the same people who write the SAT
  • The course manual, SAT Master
  • 30 days of unlimited on-demand access to the course recordings

Convenience

Get effective and affordable SAT prep at your local high school or anywhere you have internet access! 

Affordability

Our standard course price is $135.  That includes your own copy of The Official SAT Study Guide as well as our course manual, SAT Master.  

Effectiveness

Our students say it best:

“This SAT class is the best of the three I’ve taken.”

“This class should be mandatory if schools really want their students to succeed.”

“I would have been lost on my SAT last year if I hadn’t taken this class.”

Flexibility

Our online courses offer the benefits of a live course with on-demand flexibility.  All online classes are recorded and are available with unlimited access for 30 days.

Students succeed with Future Path Prep.

“This course informed me of strategies and techniques I would have never thought of on my own. My expectations for this course were blown out of the water.”

N.S. – Prospect High School

“I loved this class. I found it very helpful and fun. I learned a lot and would recommend it to anyone wanting a step ahead on the SAT & Essay.”

M.V.H. – Branham High School

“It was amazing. I totally recommend this for anyone needing help with the SAT.”

G.K.L. – Leigh High School

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This are the most frequent questions we get from our students, if you have more inquires about our courses get in touch with us.

1. Should I take the PSAT?

For most students, the answer is “yes.”  But the more important question to ask is likely “When should I take the PSAT?”  For the overwhelming majority of students, the best time to take the PSAT is during the sophomore year.  The PSAT is best used as a gauge of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, so they can better focus their study efforts for the SAT.  However, based on PSAT scores, some students will quality for National Merit Scholarship consideration.  This is a highly prestigious award, and well worth the effort if a student has a reasonable chance of earning it.  However, it’s a bit more complicated; the National Merit Scholarship consideration is based on PSAT scores taken during October of the student’s junior year.  Most students should likely take the actual SAT the fall of their junior year, not the PSAT.  So, what should you do?

The best bet for most students is to take the PSAT during their sophomore year.  If their score shows promise for National Merit Scholarship consideration, then it might be worth it to take it again during October of the junior year.  But keep in mind that the competition for the National Merit Scholarship is tough, and of the approximately 1.6 million students who take it each year, only about 3% will qualify for recognition by the National Merit Scholarship Program, and only about 1% of the students taking the test will move on for full consideration for a National Merit Scholarship.  After a fairly extensive process, about .5% of the students who originally took the PSAT are ultimately chosen as winners of the National Merit Scholarship.  The odds are slim, but, then again, that’s why it’s such a prestigious award.

How can you know whether your PSAT score from the sophomore year is promising enough to take it again during the junior year and hope for consideration of a National Merit Scholarship?  Well, you can’t be certain, as qualifying scores change a bit each year and vary by state.  However, a score of at least 1380 is typically required.  Remember, the PSAT has a maximum score of 1520, as opposed to the SAT, which has a maximum of 1600.  And a PSAT score of 1380 is on the low end of the National Merit Scholarship qualifying score range.  For example, in 2017 the PSAT cut-off score in California was 1470.

So, the short answer is that for most students, taking the PSAT during the sophomore year is a good idea.  Whether to take it during the junior year is really dependent upon whether one hopes to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

For more information on the National Merit Scholarship, visit https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/start.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=61&cid=160

Many high schools are now offering the PSAT to their students, so be sure to check with your school before registering.  Additional information about the PSAT can be found on at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

2. When should I take the SAT?

First and foremost, you don’t want to have to worry about the SAT during your senior year.  The goal should definitely be to be done with the SAT and achieve your target score before the start of your senior year.  It’s possible to still take the SAT the fall of senior year, but do you really want to have to worry about college apps, schoolwork, and the SAT at the same time?

For most, the best strategy is to take the SAT for the first time the fall of the junior year.  Hopefully, your score meets or exceeds your target score and you’re so satisfied that you don’t have to take it again.  But that’s not the case for most students.  Plan to take the SAT twice, and maybe even a third time (but hopefully not).  By taking the SAT for the first time in the fall of your junior year, you have time to learn from your score and hone your study and preparation for when you take it the second time.  March is often a good time for the second attempt.  If you’re taking AP tests, the May SAT date is usually very close to AP exams, so test fatigue is a legitimate concern.  The June SAT date is often near the time most schools hold final exams, so the same test fatigue concern exists for that test date.  Additionally, March is a good date, because if your score is still not quite as high as you’d like, you still have time for one last try.  In this case, you’d still have the May and June test dates to consider.  Perhaps even better in this situation would be the August test date.  If you really need to take it a third time, August of your senior year is likely the best time for a lot of students.  But you should avoid putting yourself in a situation that requires you to take the SAT any later than August of your senior year.  Again, once senior year begins, you’ll be dealing with classes and college apps—don’t let your SAT score be a concern at that point.

For more information about the SAT, including test dates and registration information, visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

3. How do I detrmine my target score?
This is a tough one to answer, because it depends on which to colleges you intend to apply.  One of the best ways to get a better idea is to do an online search for “Freshman profile University of California, Davis,” for example.  This will allow you to see admissions information for the most recent freshman class.  This should provide useful insight as to the typical SAT or ACT score, as well as GPA of admitted students.  Search for the freshman profile for all of the schools in which you’re interested and identify an SAT score that will make you competitive.
4. Should I take the optional essay?
YES!  Sure, you may be absolutely certain that you want to attend a college that does not require the SAT Essay for admission.  But people change their minds, and you might, too.  We’ve known students who decided not to take the essay, and during the fall of senior year wished they had been able to apply to a school that does require the essay.  But it was too late for them to take the SAT again.  Even more frustrating, some of these students had competitive scores on the rest of the SAT, so they would have had a realistic chance of admission—but they didn’t take the essay, so they couldn’t even apply!  Keep your options open for as long as possible.  Besides, if you don’t take the essay portion of the test, you might be required to take an extra section of the SAT while other students are writing their essays.  The College Board likes to try out new test questions before putting them in to official use on a future test.  So, you could end up taking one of these experimental sections while other students are writing their essays.

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