Pricing & Packages

The packages listed below are based on 90 minute sessions. The frequency and length of sessions are flexible, though most students find one or two 90 minute sessions per week to be ideal. We require a first-time minimum purchase of three 90 minute sessions (the First Time Package) due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors perform in advance of the first few sessions. Although we have found the options listed below to be well aligned with our students' needs, we are happy to develop customized packages.

Services Standard Tier Senior Tier Guru Tier Master Tier
Hourly Rate $110/hr $150/hr $220/hr $270/hr
First Time Package
3 90-minute sessions, 4.5 hours
$495 $675 $990 $1215
Most students use the three session package to address finite areas of the exam or specific problem types. Because we believe that tutoring is an iterative process, three sessions is the minimum number that we offer. The three session package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you’ll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with a tutor. We are always happy to apply your first payment to one of our longer discounted packages.
Comprehensive Package, 5% off
16 90-minute sessions, 24 hours
$2508 $3420 $5016 $6156

Our preferred approach to the PSAT provides complete coverage of the PSAT and an introduction to the SAT. We study all three sections - reading, writing, and mathematics - in detail. We review general test strategy and time management extensively. Students typically complete no fewer than six (untimed and timed) practice exams. Our tutors continually diagnose student performance to ensure that all sessions, drills in the SAT software and homework assignments directly bolster student performance.

With the help our SAT software, we will assess the number of sessions dedicated to each section as the student progresses through the material. Between sessions, tutors analyse student performance and adjust their syllabi accordingly. We typically dedicate three to five sessions to critical reading. We begin with a review of passage-based reading, addressing both typical passage types and the major and minor question types. Reading techniques focusing on efficiency and content retention are central. Next, we dedicate several sessions to sentence completion, the other major question type in the critical reading section. We focus on expanding vocabulary, but also address roots, prefixes, suffixes, and common PSAT and SAT phrases.

Depending on the student’s practice samples and history with expository writing, we devote three to five sessions to writing, with two or three sessions to sentence improvement, paragraph improvement and sentence error identification, respectively. Many students require a refresher of the main grammatical topics that frequently appear on the exam before proceeding to a comprehensive review of the major and minor question types. Because the writing section of the PSAT is so unusual (and differs markedly from what most high school students learn with respect to composition), we analyze the structure of passages students are likely to see on the PSAT.

While the number of sessions dedicated to the quantitative portions of the test is subject to change according to student aptitude, we have found that the mathematics section of the exam usually requires 6 sessions. We cover both multiple choice and student-produced response question types and all of the content areas that occur most frequently on the exam: numbers and operation, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, statistics and probability.

Planning Ahead Package, 10% off
20 90-minute sessions, 30 hours
$2970 $4050 $5940 $7290

Because the PSAT (and SAT) heavily rewards repetition and coverage, we offer this package to students who would prefer to space their preparation out over a longer duration and complete additional practice exams. Some students find this package useful if they need to spend more time preparing for one section of the test. We cover each aspect of the reading, writing, and math sections in detail. We review general test strategy and time management extensively. Students typically complete between ten and twelve (untimed and timed) practice exams. This package can also serve as an excellent warm up for the SAT.

We dedicate six sessions to critical reading. We begin with a review of passage-based reading, addressing both typical passage types and the major and minor question types. Reading techniques focusing on efficiency and content retention are central. Next, we dedicate several sessions to sentence completion, the other major question type in the critical reading section. We focus on expanding vocabulary, but also address roots, prefixes, suffixes, and common PSAT and SAT phrases.

We devote six sessions to writing, with one or two sessions devoted to sentence improvement, paragraph improvement, sentence error identification, and the essay, respectively. Many students require a refresher of the main grammatical topics that frequently appear on the exam before proceeding to a comprehensive review of the major and minor question types. Because the writing section of the PSAT is so unusual (and differs markedly from what most high school students learn with respect to composition), we analyze the structure of passages students are likely to see on the PSAT. Looking ahead to the SAT essay section, we also begin or end sessions with time spent analyzing the structure of successful essays, outlining essays, or writing essays based on prompts that have appeared on recent tests in preparation for the SAT essay section.

We allocate 8 sessions to mathematics. We cover both multiple choice and student-produced response question types and all of the content areas that occur most frequently on the exam: numbers and operation, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, statistics and probability.

 

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