SAT/ACT Math Prep

(18 customer reviews)

From: $110.00 / month for 3 months

Grades:  8th–12th

Class:  Mon 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Dates (Spring):  Mar 18–May 3, 2024

Dates (Fall 1):  Aug 26–Oct 11, 2024

Dates (Winter):  Jan 13–Feb 28, 2025

Prepaid:  $299

Instructor: Kathryn Gomes

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Course Description

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Note: The spring 2024 live section of this class will not meet on Monday, April 8th.

This live SAT & ACT Math Prep online class, taught by Apologia math author, Kathryn Gomes, helps homeschool students improve their math skills, have fun, and increase their confidence.

Standardized tests can be a source of great anxiety for many students (and parents too). But the key to success on the test is now no secret, students just need to prepare. Most students need accountability and encouragement to help them prepare effectively. Mrs. Gomes provides that through interactive live classes, engaging video content, and manageable weekly assignments that will keep your student on track.

Mrs. Gomes has designed this class to accommodate a variety of goal scores and skill levels. Weekly assignments are tailored to fit each student’s individual needs. Since the assignments are individualized, she can challenge the exceptional student and support the struggling student at the same time. Both types of students have succeeded in this class and have made big improvements on the test.

Additionally, this class is guaranteed to improve student performance in regular math class as well. Many students make new connections and solidify their knowledge as they spend 7 weeks reviewing the key concepts of high school math. You can even sign up for this class just for the review without registering for a standardized test.

In this seven-week test prep course we will review all the core mathematical concepts and skills on the SAT and ACT. There are a few tailored assignments for student who are registered for a specific standardized test, but the majority of the content overlaps. Weekly live discussions address common pitfall areas for students (such as fractions, negative numbers, graphing, and exponents).

Significant time is spent on SAT-level and ACT-level problems, but we also review some of the fundamental content needed to understand those questions. In addition to math skills, students will practice proven test-taking strategies that will dramatically help to improve scores and increase fluency and speed.

An online SAT/ACT prep class is a great way to make sure that the preparation to succeed actually happens. Sign up and you will have a passionate expert teacher coaching you through the journey to higher scores and greater math confidence.

Course Structure

The class meets weekly to practice problems, strategies, and time-saving techniques. Throughout the week, students complete assignments tailored to their goals. Typical assignments include a video tutorial coupled with corresponding SAT level or ACT-level practice problems. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the test format and will have reviewed the fundamental concepts in Algebra 1, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

  • Week 1: Introduction to the SAT/ACT
  • Week 2: Algebra 1 Review
  • Week 3: Algebra 2 Review
  • Week 4: Geometry and Trigonometry Review
  • Week 5: Data Displays, Statistics, and Probability
  • Week 6: Functions
  • Week 7: Additional Topics

Who should enroll?

This course is for students in 8th-12th grade who are preparing to take the SAT or ACT exam. The course has been designed with flexible assignments so that a wide range of students can benefit, from those who are aiming for a perfect score to those who struggle with high school level mathematics. Some students have also taken this class to review and brush up on their skills even if they were not planning to take a standardized test in the immediate future.

Technology Requirements

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
  • TI-83 graphing calculator (strongly recommended)

Evaluation and Feedback

The course quizzes on Canvas and the Khan Academy practice problems are graded automatically. Students also receive feedback during the live sessions where we both discuss the correct answers as well as different ways to solve the same problem.


Students communicate with me throughout the week via Canvas.

Required Texts

No text is required for this course.

The following materials are required:

  • Calculator: TI-83 model. Access to a graphing calculator will help students get the most out of the class. The calculator skills in the live classes will be demonstrated on a TI-83.

18 reviews for SAT/ACT Math Prep

  1. Caden

    very personable and great to work with. 9.8/10 (- .2 for being an eagles fan).

  2. Tate Gilbert.

    Mrs. Gomes was amazing She helped me get ready and be confidant in taking the Sat as well as teaching me things I didn’t know. I look forward to taking the SAT now and am so happy my teacher was Mrs. Gomes.

  3. Emily Samano

    Not only did this class help me feel a bit more confident in taking the PSAT, but it was also very fun with a positive atmosphere! Mrs. Gomes was such an amazing teacher who explained to the class how the test works along with helping us understand the complex problems on it as well. She also gave us a study plan at the beginning of the class in order to know what we needed to work on which was a huge help. Overall, this class was absolutely amazing and I feel ready to take on the PSAT, thank you so much Mrs. Gomes!

  4. Nicole

    This SAT class was not only extremely helpful but it was fun and enjoyable. The class was wonderful since it was simple yet effective. Mrs. Gomes definitely explained all of the problems well and made once difficult problems seem like a piece of cake. I would recommend her class to anyone looking for a way to improve their SAT math scores.

  5. Michelle (verified owner)

    Ms. Gomes is a fantastic teacher. Funny, engaging, knows the material and can really connect with teens. Although math is not my daughter’s favorite subject, this class made it tolerable for her! (Dare I say almost fun?) I’d take a class with Ms. Gomes myself if she offered one! This is a good way to get some quick SAT prep in without spending day and night on the subject, and without paying an arm and a leg for a private tutor. The study plan is tailored to the student so they may concentrate on areas of weakness. Highly recommended.

  6. zacisbac

    Thank you for a well structured study that gives a summary of SAT math and targets my personal trouble spots at the same time with live, hands-on practice. Thanks to the ‘do-your-best’ work ethic, my math skills have been solidified and my confidence has doubled.

  7. LuAnn R.

    Very thorough prep for the SAT, put together a personalized study plan, encouraged students throughout the course, provided immediate and thorough responses to questions, explained material my daughter struggled with in a way in which she could understand.

  8. Joshua Linde

    This class is perfect for people who not only want to get a better score on the SAT, but for anyone who wants to further their math knowledge in general. Mrs. Gomes is a great teacher and explains concepts in a very direct and comprehensive way. She is always willing to spend time helping individuals as well. I am normally not a fan of online learning but this was definitely worth it.

  9. Sarah Reisler

    This was an extremely helpful class. I highly recommend this class to anyone who has struggled with prepping for the math section of the SAT. The class format is straight-forward and clear. Mrs. Gomes was an engaging and friendly teacher, and I enjoyed working with her. The personalized SAT study plan is great for anyone who needs a clear schedule and a clear path of progression, like me.

    The videos that Mrs. Gomes provides to explain individual topics were the most helpful part of the class. I had gone on Khan Academy before and struggled to practice the topics, but these videos cleared up most of my problems.

  10. Jemmie Piersol-Freedman

    This was a great class and it really helped me up my math game for the SAT. One of the best features of the class is how Mrs. Gomes creates a custom study plan for each student, taking into account each student’s desired score, available time per week, and the parts of math that are the most challenging for them. Mrs. Gomes also made the class fun with her cheerful and lively explanations of practice problems. After taking this class, I feel a lot more confident about what I’ll be able to achieve when I go to take the SAT!

  11. Sydney Finch

    For a little bit of background, I’m a junior in high school. Before I took Mrs. Gomes’ class, I had taken the PSAT once and the SAT twice, and had tried a multitude of different programs to help study for the exams. However, out of all the the study methods I tried, Mrs. Gomes has probably helped me the most. She gives her students a tailored SAT prep schedule which includes Kahn academy work, practice tests, and detailed instruction videos. I found Mrs. Gomes’ teaching to be incredibly easy to follow (and her teaching style helps to make the class engaging and fun.) Her outside class videos are also very helpful, and she teaches on dozens of problems of varying difficulty and material, just like those on the SAT test. I would highly recommend that students take this class. You will all be glad that you did! 🙂

  12. Kim G.

    This class is phenomenal! Going into it, I hadn’t touched Algebra in quite some time, but Mrs. Gomes’ teaching methods really brought everything back. Her classes are fun and engaging, as well as full of awesome information and tips. She explains concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion, and I couldn’t be happier with the class.

    Subjects like graphing and quadratics are something I have always struggled with, but Mrs. Gomes really made it click for me, and I’m much better in solving these types of problems.

    10/10 class and I would definitely recommend this course to any highschooler who is looking to bump up their score in SAT math!
    Thank you Mrs. Gomes!

  13. Jonah Brown

    I took Mrs. Gomes SAT Math Prep course to better my understanding of the test and to get a higher score. The class was well structured. Everything was well put and easy to understand. I truly feel like I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to seeing progress in my next SAT score. I highly recommend this test.

  14. Glenna

    This class made me feel confident and prepared to take the SAT. Mrs. Gomes did a fantastic job adjusting our work according to the areas where we each needed the most help. Not only did she teach us critical math concepts, but also test taking skills that prepared us to take both the SAT and the ACT.

    I am pleased to say that I scored 710 in SAT math, and I know that I wouldn’t have earned the same score without Mrs. Gomes`s class.

  15. Emily

    I think Mrs.Gomes does an excellent job. She helped me get a better understanding of the SAT math section and helped me with my weak areas in SAT math. Mrs. Gomes created a personalized schedule for me, which was extremely helpful, based on my score from the math SAT test she gave me. She also had me work on Khan Academy and watch her helpful math videos online throughout the week, and had me email her with any problems I had.This class was very helpful and was a good preparation for the SAT.

  16. Gorilla Web

    After taking this class, I grew from someone who’s heart would skip a beat at the sight of a math problem on a test to someone who has now gained confidence in knowing how to tackle those very problems. What is distinctive about this class is the personal study plan Mrs. Gomes creates for each student. Homework was geared for us individually based on the topics we struggled with on a practice exam. At the beginning of each week, we attended a live webinar class where problems we had trouble with during the week were gone over. Class was very engaging. Mrs. Gomes drew everybody in and made us feel comfortable asking questions in class. Throughout the week, we watched videos she had made on particular concepts and worked through Khan Academy’s SAT practice questions. I appreciated how Mrs. Gomes went above and beyond in answering the questions I emailed her. All in all, I found this class to be not only good preparation for the SAT, but a solid, timely review of the math skills needed for life.

  17. Gorilla Web

    Never before have I been able to confidently look at an SAT math question and absolutely know how to approach it. I’ve struggled with math before, but this class showed me that it is no big deal. Mrs. Gomes is a fun and welcoming teacher. I felt very comfortable coming to her with my questions during class. I think it is amazing that we get our own study plans, and the work load seemed to be balanced well throughout the week. Her videos are short, sweet, and to the point! Which is everything you’re looking for in an SAT math review. They were very clear and helpful.

    C.T., N.C.

  18. Gorilla Web

    I decided to take Mrs. Gomes’ SAT Math Prep course this past summer in order to get a kick-start on my SAT studying and learn what areas in math I was weakest on. Mrs. Gomes course far exceeded my expectations and made it much easier to dive into the overwhelming task of studying for the SATs. What was most beneficial about the course was the way Mrs. Gomes laid it out and the videos she created. Mrs. Gomes maps out a customized weekly & daily plan for every student, based on their SAT goals and how they did on the SAT practice test at the beginning of the course. It was very simple, organized, and easy to follow, which is something that many online courses have yet to master. Every week tackled a new math subject and most days included a couple of videos explaining different concepts as well as practice problems. Every week ended with a quiz going over what you had learned. Mrs. Gomes videos are excellent, and I actually found them better than the famous Kahn Academy videos because her explanations were very clear and effective.

    I felt like there was just the right amount of work, and it was easy for me to double up some days or catch up if I had been busy and fallen behind in assignments. If you are trying to really master the subjects, I would suggest also doing your own studying and practice problems on subjects that you are having a difficult time with.

    Mrs. Gomes was always available to provide one-on-one help when I had questions or was struggling with a topic and she is one of the best math problem explainers there is! The live classes are also very helpful if you’re able to attend those, for Mrs. Gomes goes over all of the trickiest questions from the weekly quizzes. I highly recommend this course in order to start your SAT studying journey in the best possible way! M. L., MD.

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Instructor Bio

Kathryn (Bell) Gomes

I was homeschooled K-12 and I loved it, but math was not the strongest part of my home education. I’ll never forget my first day in a calculus class at the University of Pittsburgh. I was so unprepared! I survived and was able to graduate with a degree in mathematics, but not without noting quite a few things I wish I had done differently in high school. Now that I am homeschooling my own kids, I’m committed to helping other homeschooled students enter college prepared and confident in their math skills. Contact:


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