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SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests require a specialized approach due to their specific content and format. For years, our one-to-one tutoring has helped students reach their maximum possible scores, which in turn strengthens their college applications!

SAT Subject Tests Overview

SAT Subject Tests are required or recommended for admissions into many selective colleges. These exams test a student's knowledge of a specific subject area. Here's what you need to know:

  • There are tests available in literature, math, biology, physics, chemistry, US history, world history, Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
  • Most students take two or three subject tests.
  • Each subject test is multiple choice, an hour long, and scored on a scale of 800. Most schools are looking for a score of 700 or above.
  • Subject tests are offered every date the SAT is offered, except the March date. Students can take up to three tests on a single test date.

Our Approach

Our SAT Subject Test tutors are experts in their subject areas, and can effectively break down the challenging content on these exams for students. They use Nurturing Wisdom's four-pronged approach to test prep, going beyond teaching just content to also teach strategies for test taking, timing, and test anxiety.

Our tutoring is fully customized for your child. Some students need only a handful of sessions to brush up on specific content, while other students need a significant amount of tutoring to reach their goal score.

Choosing a Subject Test

Picking which subject tests to take can be a daunting task! Nurturing Wisdom can provide diagnostic tests for any SAT Subject Test and help you figure out which tests are best for your child. Together, we'll come up with a plan for when to take each test and how much preparation to do.

If you're in the Chicagoland area, sign up for one of our proctored pre-tests, a great opportunity to get a feel for the real test day. If you're outside Chicago or unable to make a proctored test date, contact us today to get a free pre-test!

Getting Started

SAT Subject Tests can be taken in any year of high school. It’s best to take a subject test in May or June when finishing up an honors or AP course in that subject. We recommend that students begin tutoring one to three months before their test date, depending on how much preparation they need.

More Resources

For more information about the SAT Subject Tests, check out the College Board website. You can also learn more about the differences between the tests.

Online Tutoring

If you live outside of the Chicagoland area, we can still help! We love working one-on-one with students online to help them achieve their goals. Contact our online tutoring director, Jessica Thomas, at 312.260.7945 x3 to learn more!