Bee Academic Tutoring offers online tutoring for all subjects and students can connect to their tutors through different platforms like Skype, Google, Hangouts, Go to Meeting or Facetime. Anthony Green who is a SAT and ACT tutor to the offsprings of some of the wealthiest in the country claims that all his sessions are conducted through Skype for a whopping fee of $1,000 per hour.
In a recent interview with Insider, Green said that no one should take the new SAT in 2016 because SAT returns to a 1600-point test. It has combined the current 800-point Reading and Writing sections back to the single 800-point verbal section that was used in the old exam. He is recommending to his students not to take the first three rounds of SAT in March, May and June 2016 so that they will not be used as guinea pigs for the College Board’s marketing campaign.
According to Green, the College Board is trying to claim that the new SAT is a “people’s exam” in a more democratic and user-friendly version that accurately reflects on the current American high school curriculum. This is exactly what they claimed in the last version that turned out to be a total catastrophe.
More students are now taking ACT instead of SAT because ACT is a reliable and predictable exam that is actually focused on academic merit rather than random logical reasoning and esoteric vocabulary words. Since the SAT is seen by many as a joke, the new version of SAT is regarded with suspicion that is why more and more students are opting for ACT.
The College Board is actually losing its share that is why there is the last-ditch effort to create a new version of SAT but it is basically a poorly disguised marketing gimmick. The College Board is trying to make SAT look like ACT from the test format to the material. It is also an attempt to make people forget that SAT is being used as a mechanism to gauge student’s income level. The test is based on scale and if everyone got 1600, there is no point to the test at all.