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.
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.
- 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.