Course Descriptions

SAGE Tutelage of Chapel Hill – Carrboro, NC      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SAGE is my acronym for the four primary Standardized Tests for which I help students review:  SAT, ACT, GRE, EOG.  Yet more than these four Standardized Tests exist.  If you are interested in preparing for any Standardized Test, please contact me either by email or phone.  If you would like, you may pose a query on my blog. I am located in Carrboro, NC, but provide services to Chapel Hill, Apex and surrounding areas of NC.

SAT ~~

THE FORMAT OF THIS TEST HAS RECENTLY [March 2016] CHANGED: if you have not prepared for this new format, prepare now!  

Still the foremost choice for college entrance, the SAT test is administered to more than 2 million students every year.  The test consists of 4 sections, covering Reading, Writing, and Math.  The 5th section, the Essay, is optional.  The allotted time is approximately four hours. Scores for each subject are scaled from 200-800 each for Math and English Grammar/Language Arts.  With a maximum total score of 1600.  The [optional] Essay is scored separately.

The College Board has released a new version of their Official Preparation for the SAT book which is available both in print and on line.

ACT ~~

The ACT has become more popular for students.  Do not delay if you want Ms. Leah in your corner.  Appointments must be made weeks in advance.

The ACT Assessment Test consists of four sections covering four subjects: English Grammar and Rhetorical Skills, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT is now mandated for High School students in the state of North Carolina.  Three hours are permitted to answer 215 questions. Scoring is vastly unlike the SAT; therefore, the approach to taking this test is equally different. The margin for improvement is somewhat narrower than the SAT since the maximum comprehensive score is only 36.  The total score for the ACT test is calculated by averaging the four “test” scores.

GRE ~~

Are you ready for Graduate School?

For Graduate School entrance, the GRE test is a computer-based test* containing three subject areas, plus one unidentified section that does not count toward your score.  You are given a maximum of 3 ½ hours to complete all four sections.  Graduate Schools look at GRE test scores as a measure of Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing skills.  (*Some regions offer paper-based test.  The majority of GRE Tests are computer based.)

EOG or EOC ~~

Children in Elementary and Middle School love Ms. Leah!  Whether for EOG, EOC, homework help, or general academic assistance, make you appointment NOW for next semester.

EOG tests as well as EOC tests are designed to measure a student’s proficiency in accordance with State requirements.

HOMEWORK HELP and general academic assistance are available.  Or, if your child suffers from testing anxiety, Stress Management and Relaxation Training is a specialty provided by Ms. Leah.