A parent’s role in their child’s SAT prep is an essential one. The support and guidance that they can only receive from those closest to them can shape how they view the studying process and either help or hinder their confidence as the days inch closer and closer to the big test date. When you’ve recruited an SAT prep center to help your child conquer this important test, this doesn’t mean that your job isn’t necessarily done. There are some important ways that parents can be involved in their teen’s success.
Create a Home Environment That Encourages Consistent SAT Prep
Even when your student has left their SAT prep session at Education One for the day, prep time isn’t completely over. The SAT tutors will have assigned practice problems that reinforce the lessons of the day, or that may introduce new topics. Your reminders to the student to complete the homework before their next tutoring session can be very helpful. That homework can be completed the same day or on an off day before the next tutoring session. You may also consider:
- Create a designated study area that’s free of noise and clutter.
- To minimize the possibility of needing to interrupt the student mid-task, ensure that their other responsibilities are scheduled in a way that gives them time to work.
- Have conversations with your child about how they feel their progress is going, and encourage them to ask questions about anything that is unclear during their SAT prep
Get Updates from the Center Director
Our Center Director will manage the SAT prep process, and is your point of contact for updates on how your student is progressing during tutoring sessions. As your student’s SAT test date approaches, the Center Director is also the person who will schedule one or more practice SAT tests to recalibrate the areas of focus and make your student more comfortable with sitting for the full exam. You should also take advantage of their knowledge of the college admissions process, including applications and essays, and what colleges may be a good fit for your student
While your student is attending SAT prep, don’t let their regular school grades slip. Discuss how school is going with your child, and if he or she needs some subject tutoring to maintain or improve school grades, talk to your Center Director. School GPA is just as important in the college admissions process as SAT scores, so remember that Education One is ready to help with tough high school subject homework and exam reviews when you need them.
Once your student takes the real SAT and receives an official score report, the Center Director can sit down with you and your student to discuss the results. The Center Director can also help you understand the college admissions process, what universities your student should consider sending an application, and whether you want assistance on college admissions essays.
If your high school sophomore, junior or senior will be taking or re-taking the SAT, our SAT prep tutoring should be a strong consideration. The valuable instruction provided by our tutors help students to propel themselves toward success by tackling the areas where they struggle the most. Call or email our Center Director today to get started on your SAT prep.