Our Calgary SAT instructor's academic credentials are truly impressive: a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, both with distinction, both accompanied by significant awards and scholarships, and both from Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has been teaching and tutoring since high school and she has extensive experience with both individual tutoring and group class teaching but she is not ‘just’ an academic; she’s also very much engaged with the Calgary community. She’s a tutor at the University of Calgary, she has previously held positions as a youth mentor with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters; an ESL instructor with the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society; and a volunteer with the Food Bank, and the Calgary Seniors Resource Society. She has the combination of education and experience that equip her to be a highly effective instructor and we are proud to have her as a member of our teaching staff.
Why Us: Our Competitive Advantages
Study with our network of 500+ Elite Ivy League Teachers in person or online around the world.
10+ years helping students at all levels achieve top scores in GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, LSAT and MCAT.
Passionate & experienced instructors who scored in the 99th percentile
Proven track record getting applicants into dream schools
Staff includes former admissions committee members at Ivy League universities and Graduate (including Business) Schools
Typical Class Time: 6:30-10:00pm on Weekdays, 2-6:30pm on Weekends (Local Time)
Included for Free: Unlimited Class Access, Digital Guides Collection
Structured to benefit both novice and expert test-takers
Free Access to 300+ hours of Online Live Class Recordings
Free Admissions Consultation
Unlimited Support via Email, Chat & Phone (7 days a week; all messages will be returned as soon as possible within 24 hours)
Within 24-48 hours after your payment, you will receive an email with a questionnaire, digital course links, score improvement advice, and more so that you can start prepping for the test with us right away! Instructor bios and testimonials available upon request.
US$200 study with friends/refer a friend: $100 off each person
SAT Prep Course Overview
Mix of lectures and exercises in each session
ample time allotted for answering sample questions and receiving personalized attention from the instructors
In-depth analyses of successful strategies to arrive at correct solutions
Sample SAT Long Course Schedule
Math 1 of 2 – Arithmetic; Algebra I
Math 2 of 2 - Algebra II; Problem Solving and Data Analysis; Advanced Math
Verbal 1 of 2 - Reading: 1) Command of Evidence; 2) Relevant Words in Context
Verbal 2 of 2 - Writing Topics: 1) Expression of Ideas; 2) Standard English Conventions
Mock Test Review 1 of 2 - Student will take the first teacher-assigned test in advance of the session
Mock Test Review 2 of 2 - Student will take the second teacher-assigned test in advance of the session
Our highly effective SAT instructors have the expertise to help you achieve a top score on your SAT exam!
"Kara tutored me in person for the SAT with Manhattan Elite Prep, and she has done a great job! she helped me develop my writing skills, improve my reading comp skills, and understand how to conquer the Mathematics section. I recommend Kara as an SAT tutor to all sections of the SAT to anyone wishing to pursue a high SAT score. All in all, Manhattan Elite Prep has offered me a great private SAT Prep course with an outstanding private tutor. I will definitely seek Kara's help for any test covered by Manhattan Elite that I may have to take in the future!" - Omer H. (5 out of 5 on Google Review)
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Cost (International) (14-day Early Payment Class Discounts
Local Class Time (Except Online Classes EST)
Weekdays, 6:30-10 PM; Weekends, 2-6:30 PM
Saturdays, 10-1:30PM; Sundays, 12-3:30PM
Online Library: N/A; Self-Study Pack: 2 hrs
Course Materials Included
Elite Pack: √; Basic/Advanced Pack: Sold Separately
Online Library: Sold Separately; Self-Study Pack: √
SAT Online Library (50+ Hours)
Digital Guides Collection
√ (Different Access for Different Packs)
Free Admissions Evaluation
7-Day Staff Assistance
SAT Real-Time Exercise & Feedback
Mix of lectures and exercises in each session
Feedback on essays
Plenty of time for answering sample questions
In-depth discussions and step-by-step analysis of arriving at the correct answer
Participate in Mock Tests; Practice test review material
Building & Improving SAT Skills
Evidence-based Reading & Writing:
Multiple-Choice Questions Reading: Testing the use of grammatical rules (Command of Evidence skills);
Improving Sentences & Paragraphs (Relevant Words in Context skills)
Writing: Testing the expression of ideas and Standard English conventions through passages relating to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science.
Math: Arithmetic, Algebra, Problem Solving, Data Analysis, Advanced Mathematics
Number Theory, Operations; Equations, Factoring, Inequalities, Functions; Triangles, Solid Geometry, Points and Lines
Other Math Concepts and Advanced Topics
Time Efficiency & Cost Effectiveness
The most limiting factor in SAT preparation is time. We will teach you what you need to know in the least amount of time.
It takes significantly more teaching experience and techniques to prepare a student in less time.
Our high-quality and dedicated instructors are committed to helping every student reach her/his goals.
Both novice and expert test-takers will learn valuable test-taking techniques.
SAT Student Review (Calgary | Canada)
Karen was very helpful and I would recommend her as a tutor. Karen's teaching ability was excellent. Keep on doing what you're doing. Her clarity was excellent as well. My goal was to achieve a high score on the SAT and I achieved it.