SAT Preparation Course


Dates for 2019/2020 to be confirmed shortly
2 Day SAT Preparation Course

Get a competitive edge by learning key strategies for the SAT exam. This 2 day intensive preparation course provides students with 9 hours of personalised instruction from top scoring, expert SAT instructors.

Students become familiar with every aspect of the exam content, format and timing by examining the format of test sections and questions, and practicing the skills and techniques for each type of question.

What is the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It assesses a potential student’s academic strengths and readiness for college. These test scores are used during the admissions process along with high school grades, class rank, community service, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.

Since 2016, the new SAT test is made up of Reading, Writing & Language, and Math, and includes an optional Essay section. The full score for the new SAT is 1600. SAT scores are valid for 2 years.



-Introduction to the Math Section & Strategic test taking
-Translating word problems & manipulating simple equations
-Linear Equations
-Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
-Rates, Ratios, Proportions & Percentages
-Interpreting Data: Tables & Charts
-Interpreting Data: Statistics & Probability
-Imaginary Numbers


-Overview of the Reading Section
-Vocabulary in context questions
-Pronouns & compressed nouns
-Big picture & Techniques: semantic sets, old idea/new idea
-Main idea vs authors purpose, Implied main idea, main idea in literature and sciences
-Supporting evidence, questions & analysis
-Supporting Evidence literal comprehension
-Reasonable inferences & common fallacies
-Extended reasoning and analogies, unstated assumptions
-Reading for function
-Rhetorical strategies
-Tone and Attitude
-Paired Passages
-Graphics and data analysis

Writing & Language

-Introduction to SAT Writing
-Some of the Materials students will cover:
-Infographics: Identifying & Analyzing information found in Infographics
-Organization: Logical Sequence, Introductions & Conclusions
-Organization: Transitions
-Development: Proposition Questions, Support Questions, Focus Questions
-Effective Language Use: Concise Appropriate Word Choice, Consistency of Style & Tone, Syntax & Rhetorical Purpose
-Sentence Structure: Run-ons, Fragments, Parallelism, Modifiers, Verb Tense, Mood, and Voice
-Conventions of Usage: Agreement of Verbs and Nouns in Case & Number
-Conventions of Usage: Frequently-confused words, Comparisons, Idioms
-Punctuation: Within & End-of-sentence Punctuation, Possessive Nouns & Pronouns, Unnecessary Punctuation


-Introduction to SAT Essay
-Reading for Comprehension
-Reading for author’s argument
-Strength of author’s evidence
-Identifying errors of logic
-Authors use of stylistic & rhetorical devices
-Completing a thorough analysis
-Strategic outlining
-Paragraph structure and transitions
-Textual evidence
-Introductions & conclusions
-Word choice & Style
-Sentence Structures & Style
-Rubric-based revisions


Dates for 2019/2020 to be confirmed shortly

TBC10.00am – 4.00pm
STBC10.00am – 3.00pm


The fee for this course is €350.

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable


Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course.  Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

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Booking is not currently available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.