SAT II Subject Tests Tutoring

Tutoring for US SAT-II subject test exams in London and beyond. Build your school career and college story with Wentworth Education. SAT Subject tests are a requirement for most students when applying to the United States for College. Contact Wentworth to see how we can help you prepare for the SAT II Subject Tests.

SAT II Subject Tests Tutoring

Tutoring for US SAT-II subject test exams in London and beyond. Build your school career and college story with Wentworth Education. SAT Subject tests are a requirement for most students when applying to the United States for College. Contact Wentworth to see how we can help you prepare for the SAT II Subject Tests.

SAT II Subject Tests

What are the SAT II Subject Tests?

SAT Subject tests are a requirement for most students when applying to the United States for College. Traditionally, most universities required 3 Subject Tests, however that number has recently dropped to most schools with a few exceptions. There are 20 tests covering 5 subject areas.

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What do the SAT II Subject Tests Assess?

These tests are meant to assess the “second year” of the subject when taken in high school. Therefore, they are at the level of a 16-18 year old who is taking these subjects for their final leaving examination. In America, they most closely follow the Advanced Placement (AP) syllabi for the respective subjects.

I am in a school system outside the US, which SAT II Subject Tests should I take?

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Generally, if you are in the UK system, you should aim to take the subjects that you are taking to A level as Subject Tests. For the IB, you have more choice due to the number of subjects. If you are not taking any languages, sciences, or mathematics, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your options. We often recommend Latin, as the GCSE syllabus is strong.

When should I take the SAT II Subject Tests?

Most students will take their subject tests in the spring of the penultimate year of school, regardless of school system. Sometimes, tests need to be taken in the autumn of the final year of school.

How much preparation is required for the SAT II Subject Tests?

Most students will need to invest at least two months of work and up to six months, depending on current skill level in the subject assessed. If you are an international student not studying in the US system, you will have gaps in all of the subjects, and you therefore will need to prepare for the exams. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss.

Which schools don’t require the SAT II Subject Tests?

Schools generally fit into the category of “requiring” subject tests or “considering” subject tests. If you are in school outside the United States, subject tests provide another data point to compare you to US students and so are generally extremely helpful. Nevertheless, the schools that don’t absolutely require Subject tests are the following:

  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bucknell University
  • Carleton College
  • Claremont McKenna
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Davidson College
  • Hamilton College
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Middlebury College
  • NYU
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Pomona College
  • RPI
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • UC Davis
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame
  • USC
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Selected SAT II Subject Tests Testimonials

Please see below some example SAT II Subject Tests Testimonials that we have received. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor guarantee or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more SAT II Subject Tests Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

SAT | Peter Minnig

"Peter has worked really well with [my son]. And [my son] would definitely like to schedule more classes with Peter." ... See Peter Minnig's tutoring profile.

SAT/ACT | Sophia Ohler

"We're very impressed with Sophia, she's lovely and [my daughter] gets on with her very well. Sophia is very inspiring and a good role model for [her]." ... See Sophia Ohler's tutoring profile.

SAT | Wentworth Education Private Tutoring

"[The tutor] was fantastic at knowing what parts of the Chemistry syllabus I hadn’t covered. My score improved from a 650 to a 790!"

SAT I | Dr Katherine Wiles

"Katherine was incredible. [My daughter's] score improved beyond even her own expectations. She ended up perfect scoring Critical Reading which was her weakest section!" ... See Dr Katherine Wiles's tutoring profile.

SAT | David Wilkinson

"Well I took the SAT yesterday and it was actually really fun. There were specific questions where I knew I wouldn’t have been able to do them if I hadn’t done that prep with you." ... See David Wilkinson's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our SAT II Subject Tests Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the SAT II Subject Tests Tutors that we represent. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor selection criteria or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more profiles of our SAT II Subject Tests Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

I was born and raised in the United Kingdom and won an academic scholarship to Sherborne School at the age of 13. When I was 16 years old my family relocated to the United States, so I completed my secondary education at a competitive high school in the Houston area. After quickly adjusting to the American system, I achieved excellent results in my AP exams and SAT tests and received a place in the prestigious Plan II Honours program at the University of Texas at Austin. I graduated a year early with high honours, a second major in History, and an undergraduate dissertation that was awarded special honours. I have years of experience tutoring for the SAT and ACT exams and experience teaching the American public school curriculum in the humanities. I specialize in preparing international students wishing to attend university in the United States. ...
I grew up in London, and was in school at Godolphin and Latymer before deciding to head to the US to attend Phillips Academy, Andover for high school. I then went on to study History of Art at Harvard University where I graduated magna cum laude with high honors. After two years working at an art gallery in New York, I returned to London where I received my Master's degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art. I have since returned to New York where I am working toward my PhD at CUNY Graduate Center.

Throughout my education I have benefitted form tutoring to help me achieve my academic goals and I understand how effective one-on-one teaching can be in preparing for big tests, catching up in a specific subject, and also building confidence. I am particularly experienced in helping students prepare for US independent and boarding school entrance examinations (ISEE, SSAT) and in working with students who need help with their personal essays or general applications for boarding school or university. As an alumni admission representative at Phillips Academy, I have worked with many students who are working on preparing applications to boarding schools and enjoy helping them to identify their strengths and use those to build a strong application. ...
I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., attending area private schools until matriculating at Yale University in 2008. After graduating, I spent several years working in PR, Marketing, and Content Creation roles before moving to the UK in 2017 to pursue my MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at Cambridge. I have worked with Wentworth since 2018, focusing mainly on US entrance exams for secondary schools and university.

I have worked successfully with clients both in-person and via Skype. In addition to teaching the material covered in these exams, I use my personal familiarity with the tests to focus particularly on helping students get used to the stressful and strange test-taking experience so that their results can best represent their full potential. ...
Caitlin is currently in her final year of Kings college London Graduate medical school. She has been working for Wentworth since 2015 focusing on US school and college admissions. She is a dual (US and UK) citizen who graduated with a BA in Neurobiology and Anthropology from Harvard University in 2015. In Harvard, she worked for Veritas Education for 2 years and travelled to China to work as both a teacher and US college consultant. She also tutored children with Autism throughout college. Researching and teaching children who have learning difficulties is one of her main interests. Before Harvard she completed her GCSE's and A-levels (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geography) in the UK. Alongside her final year of A-levels she completed the SAT and SAT II exams and went through the US college application process alongside her UK UCAS application. She is well versed in the various US entrance exams and the US application process. ...
I was brought up in Paris and moved to London to study at Imperial College, where I obtained a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Theoretical Physics with High First Class honours. My research focused on the way in which alternative logic systems can help us bridge the gap between quantum mechanics and relativity. I was awarded Associateship of the Royal College of Science.

Although I am a science specialist, I also have a strong background in English and Verbal Reasoning. I sat the GRE in 2016 for entrance to US Grad School and got exceptionally good grades (Verbal Reasoning - 99th percentile, Analytical Writing - 93rd percentile).

Since 2011, I have offered private tuition for all major examination boards as well as working for the Imperial College summer schools. ...
I'm originally from New York, and have been living in London for a bit over a year now. After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (Cum Laude), I received my Master's degree from the London Film School. I've been privately tutoring for years, as a peer tutor on Harvard's campus with the Bureau of Study Council, as well as with private agencies. I also have extensive experience as an Admissions Representative in the Harvard Admissions Office. I specialise in the American curriculum and US College Counselling, but know and work with the English curriculum as well. ...
Born in New York City, I moved to the UK when I was 12 years old. I attended two North London day schools: The Hall and University College School. I completed both US and UK university applications. I attended Georgetown University, where I earned a Bachelor's degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

I am familiar with the challenges associated with applying to US universities from the UK, as well as what is required to prepare for the SATs in the UK system. I have worked as a trained English teacher abroad and a junior athletic coach in New York City. ...
I have experience teaching a range of ages, both privately part-time and in full time employment as a teacher at Hurstpierpoint College, where I worked for a year before starting my degree at Oxford University. I have a particular interest in entrance into the UK's top schools and Universities, teaching 11 plus, Common Entrance, and preparing students for Oxbridge. I am aided by a detailed understanding of UK independent schools as well as experience preparing for the American education system at ISEE and SSAT level in particular. I have delivered private tuition to children between 5 and 20 years. I find tutoring immensely rewarding and particularly enjoy the focused nature of assisting an individual with their academic goals. ...
I am a recent graduate of Durham University, where I completed a BA in English and Philosophy. Although I went to university in the UK, I grew up in New York, and completed all of my schooling in America. I attended one of the top boarding schools in the country, Groton School, on an academic scholarship. I took the SAT and AP exams, earning some of the highest scores in my class for both. I have been tutoring since the age of 15, as part of a tutoring program at Groton, for English and Philosophy students at Durham, and for the past few months here in London. Having attended both US and UK education systems, I understand and can work with both curriculums, especially with university entrance exams and processes. ...
I am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I received a first-class MPhil in Politics. At Oxford, I was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, and I served as Tutor in politics at Keble College. Prior to my arrival in the United Kingdom, I attended Brown University, where I double-majored in history and economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation in 2014, I spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I am fluent in both American and British education systems — and have a passion for education, more broadly. My areas of expertise are maths, history, Spanish, College Counselling and preparation across the board. ...