Prepare for a SAT or ACT Test at LifeManagement Center

SAT & ACT Tutoring

LifeManagement Center offers SAT and ACT prep tutoring year-round. Tutoring is one-on-one and includes diagnostic practice tests and focuses on each student’s individual needs. One-on-one tutoring allows students to fully engage in learning by receiving undivided attention. Thus, each student will not have to compete with others in a group setting and his/her voice will be heard. Tutoring sessions are catered to the student’s individual learning style and will pinpoint the subject area(s) where he/she needs the most help. For example, if a student routinely excels in Language Arts but struggles with Math, the tutor will work with the student to improve his/her Math competencies and ultimately help him/her score higher on this section.

Our tutors and learning specialists will tailor a personalized plan that builds skills with Critical Reading, Math, and/or Writing as well as test-taking strategies. Develop the skills and confidence you need to score higher on test day!

”Time well spent!” – Recent LMC SAT Prep student

”Life Management made test preparation easier for my son. To have someone guide him step by step in understanding how to take such important tests really helped build his confidence and reduce test day jitters.” – Parent of LMC Student

Create a High School plan

Freshmen Year

1) Enroll in challenging classes at your school.

2) Learn what SAT Subject Tests entail.

3) Read, read, read!

Sophomore Year

1) Try AP(Advanced Placement) programs at your school.

2) See if the PSAT is offered at your school. If available, take the test to see what your current score would be.

3) If available, take SAT subject tests.

4) Uphold participation in school/volunteer activities to strengthen time-management skills.

Junior Year

1) Take the PSAT/NMSQT when offered in October. These tests will help prepare for the SAT.

2) Send your scores to colleges of interest/available scholarship programs.

Senior Year

1) If unsatisfied with your score, you can take the SAT again.

2) Opt to take SAT subject tests to measure your knowledge of certain subject areas. These tests will highlight areas where you need improvement and repetition of these tests will ultimately reflect an improved test score.

3) Send test scores to colleges and make sure to submit your information prior to application deadlines.

Anticipated SAT & ACT Test Dates in Charleston County


October 6, 2012

November 3, 2012

December 1, 2012

January 26, 2013

March 9, 2013

May 4, 2013

June 1, 2013


October 27, 2012

December 8, 2012

February 9, 2013

April 13, 2013

June 8, 2013

Breakdown of SAT format:

Sections Number of Questions Time
Writing 1 Essay    25     minutes     
Critical Reading 24 Multiple choice        25     minutes
Math 20 Multiple choice       25 minutes
Writing 35 Multiple choice      25 minutes
Critical Thinking 24 Multiple choice     25 minutes
Math   8 Multiple choice/10 grid-in     25 minutes
Experimental ?? Multiple choice      25 minutes
Math  16 Multiple choice      20 minutes
Critial Thinking 19 Multiple choice     20 minutes 
 Writing 14 Multiple choice      10 minutes

Robinson, Adam, John Katzman, and the Staff of The Princeton Review. Cracking the SAT 2009 Edition. New York: Random House, Inc, 2009.