SAT Test Prep

SAT Test Prep 2019-03-04T21:43:44+00:00

Course Description

The PSAT/SAT Test Preparation courses include a review of basic grammar, mechanics, style, methods for improving comprehension, and math topics that appear on the SAT.  A major component is time management, reading strategies, and proper pacing to maximize scores.  We use the College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide for the redesigned SAT.

Class Information

Inspiring Test Preparation offers preparation for the March, May, June, August, October, November, and December SATs.  Click here to see our current class schedule.  If you don’t see a schedule that fits, call Kate at 703-203-5796.  Our comprehensive course* is for students scoring  1200 or better on the PSAT or SAT.   When we don’t offer a class, or the classes are filled, we have tutors who can help you prepare one-on-one.

We start with a three (3)-hour SAT, taken by appointment, before the first SAT instructional class.  Call 703-203-5796 to schedule.

*This class does not include instruction on the optional essay; if you wish essay instruction contact Dr. Aimee Weinstein to schedule an appointment.


The comprehensive course is $1198; ask about our early registration discounts and rebates (these are also reflected at check-out).  If you are unsure about your schedule, you can register now and pay later without obligation.  You will be asked to pay when the class fills.  To get the early registration discounts, you must pay two weeks/one month before the class starts.


Kate Dalby
Caroline Hesse
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Hey Ms. Kate,

I just wanted to let you know that I made the first cut for the TJ Admission! Thank you all so very much for your help and support, because without it, I would have most definitely been lost while taking the test.

On to phase 2!

Thanks again,



Yay! I’m a semifinalist!!!now I just have to fill out another application :(thanks for all your help!



I made the TJ first cut!!!



Dear Kate,

I just got a letter from TJ that I passed the first cut for my TJ test! Thank you so much for all of your help! I will let you know the results of the second stage of screening, which I know is very hard.



I just wanted to send my sincere thanks for sending this explanation to us.  It was extremely helpful.   This is exactly the sort of work Noah needs to spend more time on.  Thank you again for taking the time to explain the problem in a very straight forward manner.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Kind regards,

Thank you so much Caroline!  You’re both a great team…you definitely motivated him to work hard!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year!
It’s a very happy Christmas gift!  Thank you again for helping him focus and prepare!  We’ll see you again in 4 years when it’s his brothers turn.
Parent of Langley HS 2018 Student
Dear Ms. Kate,
Just want to let you know that I got semi-finalist letter today. I made it!!
Thank you so much for everything you did to help me. i will let you know how I make out.
Thanks Again,
Thanks so much for helping me get that 33.
S. made it to the next phase of TJ admissions and would like to say thanks for all your help.


Hello Kate,

We just wanted you all to be the first to know that our son, JC, is a TJ semifinalist!! He received his letter today!
Thank you so much for your tutoring, preparation and guidance through this process! Now he’s off to begin the second phase of the TJ Admissions process (i.e seeking teacher recommendations, completing student information sheet, etc.) Any helpful tips regarding this second phase is most welcome:)
Thank you again for teaching and preparing him!


He got into:
UVA, Boston College,Northeastern, Colgate, Colby [and] Davidson (was nominated for the Belk Scholarship,…he is one of two alternates).
Parent of J
So far, he’s been accepted to the Engineering school at ILLINOIS, as well as RIT and the Colorado School of Mines. (Raised score from 31 to 35 composite.)
I got a 35!!!!! Could not have done it without you!!!! Thanks so much! 32 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science.

Student Profiles

Langley HS Student, Class of 2018 ACT class & math tutoring with Caroline Hesse 27 to 32 ACT Composite
Langley HS Student, Class of 2019 Accelerated ACT/SAT class 1300 PSAT (2016) to 1490 PSAT (2017)
30 to 34 ACT Composite
McLean HS Student, Class of 2018
10 hours of tutoring

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