The SAT Test Is Hard. Prep Doesn't Have to Be.
We offer personalized prep programs for the SAT® test taught by passionate and experienced instructors. Students can attend activities at one of our four campuses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or virtually through live-online classes and activities.
Programs for 9th-12th Grade. Fees start at $1,099. Payment plans available.
No annual fee. Pay once to prep until high school graduation, if needed.
PERSONALIZED LEARNING OPTIONS FOR BUSY STUDENTS
TEST PREP PROGRAMS
Complete Program for 9th-12th Grade
Time-Tested, Proven Approach
We’ve spent the last 30+ years preparing students for college admissions tests and in that time we’ve developed an effective teaching method centered around helping students better understand SAT, ACT®, and PSAT/NMSQT® test content and how to use testing strategies. KD students typically see a 100-400+ point increase on the SAT test.
Our programs consist of these main types of activities:
- Lessons – Learn content and strategy for the SAT test in instructor-led lessons for strategic reading, passage analysis, grammar and usage, algebra, data analysis, and more. Our experienced instructors use our curriculum to coach students to their highest possible SAT scores.
- Workshops – Get extra practice, gain confidence, and work toward mastery in instructor-led workshops. Verbal and math workshops are offered weekly with new material introduced each Saturday. Test-week workshops provide additional practice for the question types and pacing used on the SAT test. These sessions are in a “quiz-and-review” format and are offered before each national SAT test date.
- Practice Tests with Reviews – Maximize improvement by taking full-length practice tests and find the answers to missed questions using our detailed and thorough test review process. By analyzing performance, students learn from their mistakes and make adjustments to their testing.
- Extra Practice – With the Complete™ Program, students have access to the KD Student Portal, an online learning platform which includes numerous self-paced practice activities, ideal for when a student has extra time to prep outside of scheduled activities.
Curriculum Crafted By Experts
Complete Program™ students receive printed curriculum books and materials, written and produced by our in-house curriculum experts. To reflect changes in the current national testing environment, our team provides a new set of curriculum for each year in the program*. These books include everything a student needs to participate in KD activities. Families can choose to pick up curriculum materials at a nearby campus or have them shipped to their door for a fee.
Classes Taught by Degreed Instructors
All of our test prep classes are taught by experienced teachers with no less than a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education. We require all instructors to demonstrate a profound knowledge of test content and effective teaching methods before they start leading classroom activities.
During activities, our instructors work directly with students to explain complex ideas, demonstrate how to work through difficult problems, and respond to questions, helping students learn how to find the correct answers in a timely fashion.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best prep program for the SAT test?
The best prep program for you should be determined based on a number of factors such as your grade level, learning preferences, availability, and score goals.
KD’s signature test prep option is the Complete™ Program for 9th-12th grade. This program gives students access to our proprietary curriculum, flexible class schedules, the KD Student Portal, and numerous activities. With this option, we don’t charge an annual fee: you pay once to prep until high school graduation, if needed.
How can I prepare for the SAT test at home?
High school is a busy time for most students, and finding time to attend classes at a tutoring center may not always be feasible for your teen. Luckily, we provide a wide range of live-online and self-paced prep activities such as live-online lessons, on-demand workshops, or virtual practice tests that your student can complete at home.
Is SAT test prep worth it?
Results matter, and we are focused on providing the resources and instruction necessary to help students achieve their SAT score goals. KD students typically see a 100-400 point increase in their SAT test scores. Read on to find out how our test prep programs helped students reach their target test scores.
“I want to thank KD College Prep for helping me get the score I needed to receive over $464,000 in scholarships, including two full rides. I started the program the summer going into my junior year. I had an excellent GPA but struggled on standardized tests. Taking the test prep classes throughout junior year and taking practice tests got me more prepared each time I took the test. I achieved my best score the summer going into my senior year. That score allowed me to apply to my top schools as soon as early decision opened. I am so grateful to Karen Dillard and the extra practice and proctored exams! My parents are grateful too—for the small investment they got a great return.” Saadia P. – Class of 2022
“I really enjoyed KD because the teachers helped me look at the SAT® test in a whole new angle. I really began analyzing the test and learned how to work math and reading problems in a smarter way, which was really helpful. I also really appreciated all the varied practice and detailed breakdowns from instructors, helping me see not just what answer was correct but why those answers were correct. Pranathi P. – Class of 2022
“KD had a very streamlined process of learning the ins and outs of the reading and grammar part of the SAT® test as well as a very well-structured mathematics process that went through the subjects of algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus in depth. Another great part of the KD experience was the wonderful staff giving me so many useful tips and strategies for the areas that I was specifically struggling with. The staff understands students have different strengths and weaknesses, and the fact that they tailor the info they give to each student is very useful. Overall, KD has helped me not only with SAT preparation but also with my normal school work.” Armaan C. – Class of 2023
When should I take the SAT test?
Our goal for all KD students is to finish testing by the end of the 11th grade. Ideally, this allows students time to spend on the college admissions process before they begin 12th grade. However, students may need to continue to test into their 12th grade year for a variety of reasons.
Preparation for the test can begin as early as 9th grade, although some high-performing students are ready to begin in 7th or 8th grade.
With the Complete™ Program, there is no annual fee. KD works with students until they achieve their testing goals or until high school graduation.
Can you study for the SAT test by yourself?
Yes, but guided instruction in a classroom environment can eliminate stress, teach you effective testing strategies, and may lead to better results. With the Complete Program, we take the guesswork out of test prep. Students don’t have to carry the burden of knowing what to study and when. Instead, we provide a clear path for them to follow, and most students benefit from having this level of guidance and structure through the testing process.
Can I raise my SAT score by 150 points?
KD students on average see a typical 100-400+ point increase. With consistent practice and guided instruction, our students often see a significant improvement with their scores. Keep in mind that participation is a necessary aspect of our test prep programs. Students who start early and engage in our activities on a regular basis are the ones who garner the best results.
How many hours per day should I study for the SAT test?
The amount of time you set aside to study for the SAT test will vary depending on your schedule and your score goals. Some students dedicate time daily throughout the school year to prepare for tests, while others decide to prepare on the weekends, during summer break, or during extracurricular off-seasons.
Our flexible class schedules make it easier to find time to prepare. Can’t find a schedule that works? Schedule a consultation with an advisor to create your own test prep plan.
What is a good SAT score?
A perfect score on the SAT test is a 1600, but you don’t have to be perfect to get into your dream college. Your score goal will depend on where you want to apply to college. The average national score is about 1060. But if you want to go to a highly competitive school like Harvard, you will need a score in the 1470-1570 range. Read more about what is considered a good SAT score.
Is one month enough time to prepare for the SAT test?
Most students won’t see a significant score increase if they only spend a few weeks preparing for the SAT test. That’s called “cramming,” and waiting until the last minute usually creates more anxiety and chaos. For this reason, we recommend that students begin preparing for tests as early as possible to maximize their chances of reaching their test score goals. Planning early usually leads to the best results.
* It is our hope that most students finish testing by the end of 11th grade; however, students sometimes need to test into the fall of 12th grade for a variety of reasons, such as score goals, admissions into honors colleges, and/or a competitive degree program. In most cases, 12th graders would not go through an additional set of lessons. Instead, we build a unique plan for them based on their individual needs.