SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar: The benefits of social learning

highschool“I didn’t expect my daughter to enjoy SAT class. She’s shy. But she has made a couple of new friends. She also feels she learns better when discussing answers.” Mrs. Terrence said about her daughter Sophie, a junior from Essex, Connecticut.

I’m still delighted when I hear that students enjoy SAT class. I know they will learn more. I’m also thrilled when parents call to discuss how much their children grow from class beyond just learning about how to master the SAT.

One of the best aspects of our SAT class is the social nature. Students in small town Connecticut suburbs are stifled. Many only know the same students from elementary school. They don’t know how to make new friends, particularly due to the pernicious effects of texting. Young people look at their phones more than they do other teens.

In our SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar, students have to work together, at least part of the time. Social learning is a valuable way to master a skill. Both teaching others, comparing answers, and learning from others adds to what has made our test prep seminars so effective. The social nature of class is another added benefit of our SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar.