Do not underestimate the value of SAT prep, unless your student is applying to a college that does not require SAT scores.
Otherwise, best case scenario, your student will build up their test-taking confidence and their score will increase – giving them a competitive edge in admissions.
Here are some free options to help your student prepare for the SAT.
The Los Angeles Public Library (not based in LA? Check your local library) offers a free Spring 2020 SAT Prep Series. Go here to check out their schedule.
The LA County library has a SAT ebook available to borrow here. You’ll need to have a library card.
Khan Academy offers free personalized SAT help. According to their site:
20 hours of practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average 115-point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan.
The Princeton Review offers free online practice tests and in-person SAT paper and pencil practice tests. Students will take the full-length test and after the test, they’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing their strengths and weaknesses. For tips and strategies, you will need to sign up for their (paid) prep course.
Test Prep Practice helps student understand what type of SAT prep would work best for their study habits.