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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: can't pass the SAT math Reply with quote

What do you do whaen your "kid" cannot pass the math portion of the SAT with even a 500?.... they have so many other gifts and abilities...which are all over looked because of this. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would consider getting a tutor that will tutor the child specifically for the SAT. A really good prep program can make a huge difference. It costs but if you are looking at scholarships they can also pay off far more than they cost.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! We have no jobs at present but we have looked into it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did your s/d practice with the Official SAT Study Guide?

I would suggest doing as many practice tests from there. SAT math can definitely be improved through practice. Is your kid having trouble with the math problems, or having trouble finishing all the problems on time?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a bit unfortunate that our society tries to place circles into square holes but sometimes that's just how things work. As you said he has so many other talents but you are right, there is a ton of emphasis placed on Math in our schools and colleges. A math SAT score can have a powerful impact on where your son can get his college education. Even most online degrees geared toward specialized fields require math classes. I would suggest a tutor geared towards raising SAT scores. They really can make a difference. Once in college, most schools offer math labs that he could use to make it through those challenging courses. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SAT math only goes up to Algebra II, if I remember correctly, and I'm afraid that everyone these dayis expected to be at least baseline competent up to that level. I guess the question is, why does your child need to pass the SAT? Is it to get into college? I'm guessing he's a music or art or literature major or something like that, and it can be hard to get a job as a liberal arts majors even in a normal economy, never mind one in a mild recession. Have you looked into vocational schools, tutoring, or just skipping college studies entirely? There have been lots of successful people who never attended college, some who didn't even graduate from high school.

// Given, I know that's avoiding the problem, but just thought I'd think outside the box a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: can't pass the SAT math Reply with quote

laurielev wrote:
What do you do whaen your "kid" cannot pass the math portion of the SAT with even a 500?.... they have so many other gifts and abilities...which are all over looked because of this. Thanks!


I would try the ACT and see how he or she does on that. Many students prefer the format of the ACT, and it doesn't count off for wrong answers like the SAT does.

You can also consider registering for an online program like Beestar. Some of their programs are paid, but their math exercises are always free. Just click on the Set Up Account link on the left hand side of the page and enter the info for you and your child.

*Please list my e-mail, love2teach101@gmail.com, as your referrer if you do register Smile I can donate the referral credit to my students
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Can't Pass SAT Math Reply with quote

I tend to lean toward the moderator's post because I know my daughter will have trouble passing it as well. She is bright, but freaks out on any timed test, plus she is dyslexic.

We are exploring other avenues besides college. I found a few good articles about this very issue at Let's Homeschool High School. High School is pretty new to us, so I can use all the help I can get in every area.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: can't pass the SAT math Reply with quote

laurielev wrote:
What do you do whaen your "kid" cannot pass the math portion of the SAT with even a 500?.... they have so many other gifts and abilities...which are all over looked because of this. Thanks!


Actually, the results of these competitive examinations largely based on the time management done by the student during an examination. I would surely consider a tutor to strengthen my kid's SAT prep. Increasing the speed would definitely going to help him to clear the examination.
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