SAT Math Prep

6:15pm-7:30pm Thursdays

SAT is a test used by most American colleges and universities in their admissions decisions. While it can be argued that standardized tests aren’t the best way to measure a child’s abilities, especially in mathematics, it seems unavoidable that one needs to master taking this test if planning to attend college or university.

This class is for students who have already studied or had some exposure to most of the math materials required for passing the SAT Math Test and would like to review the material prior to their test, as well as learn and develop SAT specific techniques sufficient to achieve a perfect score.

To pass the SAT Math Test one doesn’t need to know more mathematics than required by the common core curriculum, however since it still is meant to rank students, it does so by presenting the questions in a non-standard way. Hence, a lot of students who have a solid mathematical knowledge struggle with the test, due to the questions being asked in an unfamiliar format. Hence it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the test format ahead of time. Also, many students find it difficult to complete all the questions in the given time frame; this can be fixed by lots and lots of specialized practice!

We will be following the Official SAT Prep Guide, published by the College Board, the creators of the SAT test. I also intend to open a Khan Academy online classroom, where the students will be expected to complete exercises during the week. Below you will find the list of topics, required for the SAT that we will be working on. Note that owning a calculator is required, as you would need it on your actual test. You can check list of SAT approved calculators here.

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Topics covered on SAT that we will be reviewing and perfecting:

  • Basic Algebra

    • Linear functions

    • Single variable equations

    • Systems of linear equations

    • Absolute value

  • Advanced Algebra

    • Manipulating polynomials

    • Quadratic equations

    • Dividing polynomials

    • Exponential functions

    • Function notation

    • Solving exponential equations

    • Systems of equations with nonlinear equations

  • Problem Solving and Data Analysis

    • Ratios and proportions

    • Scatterplots and graphs

    • Categorical data and probabilities

    • Experimental interpretation

    • Medan, median, mode, standard deviation

  • Additional Topics

    • Coordinate geometry - lines and slopes

    • Coordinate geometry - nonlinear functions

    • Geometry - circles

    • Geometry - lines and angles

    • Geometry - solid geometry

    • Geometry - triangles and polygons

    • Trigonometry

    • Complex numbers

Teacher: Ekaterina Machavariani

Ekaterina (Elena's mom) holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from NYU-Courant Institute. When in high school she participated in national and international mathematics competitions and has a gold medal from international math project competition. Following graduate school she has been tutoring students all around NYC. Besides her love for math and sciences, she also loves to read about nutrition and is an avid cook herself. She finds joy in non-toxic and environmentally friendly ways of living. You can always invite her for a friendly game of chess or have a discussion about alternative methods of education. If you would like to know more about Ekaterina and see her full Resume, visit

Fall 2018: n/a

Winter 2019: $370 + $20 materials fee

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Feb. 7th, 14th, 28th; March 7th, 14th, 21st (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 21st Winter Break)

Spring 2019: $370 + $20 materials fee

March 28th; April 4th, 11th, 18th; May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; June 6th (10 days)

(No Classes April 25th Spring Break)