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SAT Introduction

The redesigned SAT, introduced in March 2016, has many elements from the Common Core curriculum. On some of the reading comprehension questions, students need to provide supporting evidence. On some of the math questions, answer choices are in words, not numbers, requiring a student to thoroughly understand conceptually and not just be able to manipulate numbers. There are four sections on the SAT The first two (Reading and Writing/Language) comprise the English portion of the test. The English portion is scored from 200-800. Sections three and four comprise the math portion of the test. Section three is a non-calculator section and in section four, students are allowed to use a calculator. The math portion is scored from 200-800. There is an optional essay section at the end of the test. The essay section is scored from 6-24 based on the following three criteria:
  • Reading
  • Analysis
  • Writing


DB Academics provides SAT preparation classes at Peninsula as a fund-raising venture for the PTSA. We receive consistent positive feedback from both parents and students. We are able to provide this resource to our students at a very reasonable cost.

Kathy Campbell
former vice president of Peninsula PTSA


DB Academics is an outstanding tutorial service. My son could not be happier with his experience with D.B. Academics. He raised his scores by 400 points, giving him a great deal of confidence when applying to colleges.

Patricia A. Ix
parent


Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your hard work. Honestly, this has been the best SAT prep ever! I will most definitely recommend DB Academics to most of the underclassmen at my school.

Charlene Kim
student


I just want to let you know that Daniel did really well on the SAT. He scored 2150. We are really happy with his scores. Thank you for working with him!

Glenda Reiger
parent


Thank you so much for your guidance and unbound knowledge of SAT test taking strategy. I scored a 2260 on my October 2010 SAT. Thank you again. I could not have done it without you.

Mary Miao
student


Thank YOU Dave for offering such a great program to our students. I will absolutely recommend you to everyone I talk to!

Bonnie,
PTSA President at Dana Hills High


When I was in the fifth grade I was in accelerated pre-algebra. Dave Berger set up a strong foundation for the years ahead. I still apply his methods to my math.

Rachel H. Chung
student, Stanford University


You are such a class act! I was going to send you a similar email, but you beat me to it! You are wonderful to work with and passionate about helping the kids. We so appreciate you. It was so easy to find a replacement for myself because you are so easy to work with. Michelle will do a great job.

Eileen,
PTSA rep. at Dana Hills High.


DB Academics was highly recommended by other parents. We began working with them and my daughter’s grades in math improved quickly and dramatically. I found them to be very good at building rapport with the students and identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

Kathy Campbell
parent


Thank you, Dave Berger. Your expert tutoring of our son enabled him to score an 800 on the Math Level II exam. Your in-depth tutoring was very well paced and kept stress to a minimum. We really appreciate your work with our son.

Mary Carr
parent


Thank you for your excellent test preparation course. It was extremely useful in preparing our daughter for her PSAT and SAT test this past fall. She scored a 219 on her PSAT and 2160 on her SAT.

Kristen Bartholomew
parent

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