Standardized tests are dreaded among a majority of the student population in school. There is a significant amount of pressure to do well on the SAT. That pressure can inhibit the productivity of many students. Here at Swan Learning Center, we firmly believe preparing for the SAT is the best way to do well on the test. With the research out there, it is believed that a tutor is the best option for preparation. There are several, but here are just 5 of the reasons tutors are the answer for better SAT prep.

Individualized Plan

If your student struggles in an area that is a big part of the SAT, you’ll want them to study hard in that area before taking the test. A tutor will identify key areas the student is struggling and implement a plan that works for the student. Students all learn in different ways and at different paces, so their SAT prep should be individualized to what they need. Some learn by doing while others learn by just watching, so a tutor will be able to cater to whichever way the student learns best.

Less Stress

Having someone help guide your student along as they prepare for the SAT can be a less stressful experience than them just studying on their own or taking yet another class. Tutors do more than just teach. They provide reassurance and support for struggling students and encourage them to do their very best. Having someone other than family in their corner can give them a boost of confidence they need to succeed on the SAT.

They Know the Test

Tutors that specifically help with SAT prep know the test in and out. They will be able to provide the student with practice questions like those found on the test so they can get hands on experience with the test before actually taking it. Since they know what will and won’t be included, they can skip over the parts that aren’t needed and focus on the areas that will be on the test. By only studying what will be on the test, the student is less likely to be overwhelmed.


Similar to what was stated above, tutors will motivate students. They aren’t just there to throw some papers down in front of your student and make them work, they are there to help your student succeed.

More Than Just Work

Tutors go above and beyond just teaching your student what they are struggling in. Tutors also teach skills that will help the student not only in school, but in other aspects of life too. One of the most important things a tutor will teach is time management. This can help your student better manage their time so they know how much time they can safely spend on a problem before moving on to the next. They also teach study habits, which will aid in solo studying for SAT prep.

The SAT is stressful enough. Add to it there is so much emphasis put onto scoring well, students may begin to struggle and get overwhelmed. Above are 5 reasons tutors are the answer to better SAT prep. They offer help in more areas than just courses the student is struggling. They will help the student better manage their time so they can efficiently take the SAT and know how much time they can spend on one question before having to just move on. They also offer focused lesson plans that are specific to the student, so they get help in the areas they most need it.

If you, or your student, are starting to think about college choices, it’s time to start looking into a tutor for SAT Prep. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

Following these tips can help your child (and yourself) have a more successful academic year. So, take a deep breath, and enjoy the ride! If you need additional help with your child’s academics, reach out to our team of tutors in Charlotte, NC!


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