Another mom! (One more, and I think we have a trend.)
Her name is Stacey Howe-Lott and she's a tutor who became interested in the SATs after she had a baby, 3 1/2 years ago.
I've been on the lookout for people who have dramatically improved their SAT scores so that I can ask them how they did it, and so far, a
58+%* math increase from the 55th percentile to the 94th percentile is the biggest I've found.**
You can read Stacey's comments about how she increased her scores so dramatically in this post, and in the meantime, here are a few of the highlights:
- Stick with the Official College Board Blue Book
- MAJOR REVELATION: The College Board offers solutions online for the Blue Book. How did I not know that? In fact, how does everyone I know not know that? (Possibly because it's buried on their site?)
- Use Blue Book Solutions and Khan Videos to understand what you missed.
I'd love to hear from more people who have increased their scores dramatically.
Still collecting data about the SATs in this Very Short and Confidential Survey. Will share what I learn, so please spread the word.
*Stacey, I did that increase calculation properly, right?!
**Thankfully Elizabeth King's got my back. She emailed to let me know that I had in fact presented the percentile information
incorrectly unclearly. (And people wonder why it's important to learn SAT math?)
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis