2022: MEK Review’s Redesigned SAT Prep Program
Throughout MEK’s 25 years of test prep expertise, we have perfected our test prep strategies in order to give students the tools to reach their SAT scores. In 2022, we are bringing an enhanced strategy, redesigning our program to use the best of MEK’s expertise in conjunction with our lessons from the post-pandemic classroom.
In 2022, we are bringing the following big changes to our SAT program:
HIGH FOCUS ON TARGET TEST DATE
Students are most motivated by the pressure of an impending due date. When it comes to SAT test prep, that due date is the next official test.
MEK’s redesigned SAT Prep program is designed specifically around four (4) major official SAT exams: the March, June, August, and December exams. Each class is designed to end right before the target test date, giving students the targeted reinforcement and strategies they need, when they need them the most.
DAILY TARGETED EXERCISES ON CANVAS LEARNING PLATFORM
The SAT test is a reasoning exam. This means that it is not just about knowing concepts, but understanding how to apply the concepts to all types of questions.
In order to do this, we are implementing daily targeted exercises, available through the Canvas learning platform. These targeted exercises ensure that students are not just practicing what they are learning when they come to class, but are constantly practicing and thinking about their test prep.
These exercises are curated by the SAT Teaching Team to target each individual student’s weaknesses and reassess them frequently.
DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING APPROACHES FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE
Students who have taken the official SAT test at least once have different mindsets from students who have yet to take their first official exam. To address this gap, we are introducing differentiated course levels that cater to these different levels of experience.
Students preparing for their first official exam join SAT Foundation, SAT 1400, or SAT 1500, based on their evaluation test results. These courses focus on content understanding and foundational testing strategy, and last between 18 to 24 sessions.
Students who have already taken their first official exam and want to raise their score on the next test join SAT 1400 Advanced or SAT 1500 Advanced, based on their evaluation test results. These courses focus on higher level application skills and strategy that can boost their scores in just 9 to 16 sessions.
PROCESS-BASED PROBLEM SETS
As important as it is to know what mistakes students are making is knowing why they are making those mistakes to begin with.
The MEK test prep strategy starts and ends with process. Starting in Summer 2022, we will be implementing process-based problem sets, taking students through each individual step in the problem-solving process to eventually make it second nature.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO TAKE THE SAT?
No, not every student needs to take the SAT. For some students, it is a safer option to opt out of the SAT and use the test-optional policy to their favor. This decision is all based on students’ individual skill sets and choice of priority.
However, when students choose to take the SAT, they need to take responsibility for their choice by doing well. With the test-optional policy in place at most colleges and universities, the average SAT score of accepted students at each school has increased significantly. In order for the SAT to be a worthwhile choice, students need to invest the time, energy, and diligence to do well.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING THE SAT?
In the case that students decide to take the SAT and dedicate their full effort to it, there are great benefits!
Every year, students apply to more and more colleges in order to maximize their chances of acceptance to a top college or university. However, more applicants means more competition. How do we maximize our chances within these odds?
The best way to maximize your chances is to show your proficiency in both the classroom and the testing setting. Classroom success and test success require two very different sets of skills. By having both your GPA and SAT test score in your college application, you are proving that you not only know the material, but also know how to use it!
CAN I JOIN THE SAT PROGRAM AFTER IT HAS ALREADY STARTED?
Students can join our SAT Foundation, SAT 1400, and SAT 1500 classes late. However, the ending date of each class will still apply to these students. The minimum number of sessions students can enroll in is 10 sessions. Students who join late are highly recommended to also enroll in the next opening SAT Prep class.
However, due to the intensive nature of the course, students cannot join SAT 1400 Advanced and SAT 1500 Advanced classes late.
Take the first step on your child’s journey to elite scores today by signing up for an SAT evaluation test!
Students take a professionally proctored, full-length practice test and receive our detailed score report that explains the best test prep plan and course for them!
Check out our Events page, where you can find monthly test events offered both virtually and in-person, or contact us to set up an evaluation test right away. You can also explore our SAT Prep courses.
We look forward to hearing from you!