SAT Smart Strategies 






























               Price & Dates 

  • Private Tutoring is offered in packages of 12, 18, or 24 hours. Prices start at $1,195. Register here 


  • Tutor with a friend and each save 25%


  • Tutoring appointments are scheduled to accommodate students' needs with appointments available after school, on weeknights, and on weekends. 

SAT Smart

SAT Strategies  

Your SAT Smart coach will personalize your instruction, based on your strengths and weaknesses, to help you reach your goal of getting your very best score and increasing your chances of getting accepted into the college of your dreams!  Our instructors scored at the very top of the nation on their SAT and ACT exams, and are graduates of America’s most elite universities and colleges. They know the strategies and tactics of these all-important exams, and will insure that you are academically and mentally prepared to reach your potential. SAT Smart has helped thousands of local students to dramatically increase their scores and not only get accepted to their top choice colleges, but also receive the scholarship money that is awarded to high scoring students. 

In addition to PSAT, SAT and ACT tutoring, we also offer personalized, one-on-one tutoring for the SSAT (and other private high school entrance exams) and in all levels of Math, Science, Reading and Writing Skills. 

We also prepare students for AP exams and SAT II Subject Tests. 

    Materials 

  • SAT Smart utilizes official College Board and ACT Inc. material that mirrors exactly what is on the exams. Students receive SAT Smart's signature Strategy Guide.


  • The directions, math formulas, and practice questions reflect what students will face on the actual exam. 

SAT Smart Strategies 


Susan Alaimo has developed specific strategies over the past 21+ years that have greatly helped students preparing for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. You can view a sample to the right of the strategies taught throughout SAT Smart courses and private tutoring. 


"The Test Prep Experts Since 1995"

SAT Smart

ACT Strategies  


Prepare for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT Exams with IVY-League Instructors

SAT Test Preparation 

What is Covered


  • Signature strategies for every section of the PSAT/SAT or ACT exam


  • Practice sections of official material with explanations given for every question


  •  Techniques for writing a high-scoring essay 

The unique qualities of SAT Smart's PSAT, SAT, and ACT tutoring include:


• The utilization of College Board and ACT Inc. materials, preparing students for their PSAT, SAT  and ACT exams using materials that mirror exactly what they will face on the actual test. 

• Emphasis on understanding the test. SAT Smart students know, word for word, the directions for each test section, as well as the formulas that are included at the start of each SAT Math section.  This familiarity provides students with several extra minutes on each section that would otherwise be spent on figuring out the rules!   

• Unique Critical Reading strategies are taught that will not only substantially increase a student’s test scores, but also provide a model for successful textbook reading and note-taking in college courses.

• Math review is provided, focusing on the problem-solving format of the SAT exam. Students also learn how to navigate the “open-ended” questions. Likewise, students preparing for the ACT learn how to best tackle the more straightforward, but often challenging, test questions.

• The techniques for writing a high-scoring essay are detailed. Students are encouraged to do this "optional" section as it is required for acceptance to many colleges and universities. 

• Students are instilled with a confidence that they can, and will, be successful. SAT Smart students have sometimes earned a perfect score on the SAT, but have always worked hard to achieve their potential and have been proud of their accomplishments!​​

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