Summer is the Golden Time to Prepare for the SAT (PSAT) Test

Henry Wan, Ph.D.

SAT-Prep-Summer-ClassesIvy League Education Center SAT/PSAT Prep Summer Courses

60 Hours Lecture + 3 Free Full-length Mock Tests (Approximately 4 Hours Each) using the College Board’s Real SAT Tests on January 24, March 14,and May 2, 2015 + 30 Hours Homework Based on 72 Full-Length Past Real SAT exams

Most students improve by 350 to 700 points on the SAT!

Purpose: To prepare for the SAT on Saturday, October 3, November 7, or December 5, 2015, and the PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 2015 (recommended test date), and Oct. 28, 2015 (alternate test date).

Small-sized Class Teaching Model:

We utilize the highly effective small-sized class teaching model. For the class size, we will maintain a size of less than 10 students. Smaller classes lead to pupils receiving more individual attention from teachers, and having more active interactions with them. We focus on every individual, not the whole class. Students will thrive from the smaller class sizes that allow them to reach their full potential. Particularly, students can benefit tremendously from high-frequent individualized student-teacher interactions leading to establishment of a stronger foundation for lifelong learning.

Three Mock Tests:

We give 3 free full-length mock tests (approximately 4 hours each) using the College Board’s actual SAT test booklets on January 24, March 14, and May 2, 2015. Our mock test is exactly the same as the real test provided by the College Board/the Educational Testing Service. Based on the results of these tests, we provide students with individualized support.


This course is designed to help you improve your math, writing, and reading skills that are necessary to get a high score on the SAT/PSAT exam.

This class will consist of discussion of problems from all past SAT/PSAT exams (2005-2015) and official SAT practice tests as described in Table 1, as well as efficient strategies, tips, shortcuts, and tricks for taking the test. All these full-length past SATs/PSATs form our “big data” system. We have used data mining and predictive analytics to examine the types and the frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decode” the SAT. We will show all the “secret codes” cracked from the above big data to students. Using decoded tricks, strategies, and tactics for solving SAT math, critical reading, sentence completion, grammar, usage, and writing problems, we will help students totally grasp and “control” the SAT. They will be fully familiar with the test format and the types of questions they will see on the SAT test. For all questions on the recent real SATs, we have found their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old SAT problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the SAT test is to practice by solving old SAT problems. Much time of the course will be devoted to problems on the real SATs. This course will also include a discussion of the effective use of a graphing calculator to solve SAT math problems.

Our SAT courses provide live instruction, homework review, and customized recommendations based on practice test performance—all aimed at helping students score higher. Students spend two weeks working on the math, critical reading, and writing components of the SAT. Upon successful completion, students will possess the tools necessary to complete the SAT to the best of their ability.

Table 1: All the materials we collected from the College Board about the SAT/PSAT

Sources Real SATs


College Board:

Yearly Official SAT Practice Tests (2005-2014)

College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide (1st/2nd/3rd Editions): Past actual SAT exams College Board’s The Official SAT Online Course: Official SAT Practice Tests Real PSATs


Number 72 10 16 10 32
Total 140

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Daily Homework (Must be completed each day)

Do 2 sets of real SAT Math Questions of difficulty level 4-5, 2 sets of real SAT Critical Reading Questions of difficulty level 4-5, and 2 sets of real SAT Grammar and Usage Questions of difficulty level 4-5. The best way to optimize your chances of a high score is to practice more and more difficult problems collected from the past real SAT exams.

Weekly Homework (Must be completed each week)

Do at least 3 entire sets of past SATs, under a time limit as if it were a real exam – such as in a mock test environment. Learn the official layout of the exam and force yourself to follow the strict time limitation of the test. This is a rigorous routine that will exhaust you on your first try. However, you will start to feel more and more comfortable with the test as you continue practicing.

We have to face the simple truth that to do well on this grueling test, we will need to practice. In fact, the best way to prepare for the SAT is to practice on real questions from the past SAT tests, and pay close attention to the style and tone of the tests. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success for the SAT is repetition and practice.

We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off. Practice makes perfect!

Our Students

Since 2011, our program has helped many students maximize their SAT scores and resulted in many acceptances from the Ivy League Colleges, MIT, Stanford, CalTech and most other top universities.

Read more: Notable Achievements of Our Students

You can contact Dr. Henry Wan by call at 301-922-9508 or by email at


1001 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

13902 Bromfield Road, Germantown, MD 20874

18206 Endora Cir, Germantown, MD 20841

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