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 | David Wilkinson

"[My son] was feeling overwhelmed by time pressure in his exams. David has really built up his confidence and time-management and his scores have risen because of it." ... See David Wilkinson'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 | Arina Patrikova

"I recommended Arina to a friend whose son needed to improve his SAT score. With her guidance he achieved a dramatic improvement in one month of work. She has a "can do" attitude and a thorough knowledge of the US educational system. " ... See Arina Patrikova's tutoring profile.

SAT II [Physics] | Dr Katherine Wiles

"Tests have been a challenge for [my son] who has had many tutors before you (until now you and the math tutor are the only tutors who have actually made his score go up!). He got his best test score to date." ... See Dr Katherine Wiles'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 taught Latin literature and Greek language to undergraduates during my D. Phil. at the University of Oxford (2008-2009), both in individual tutorials and in the classroom. I have advised students on Oxbridge and US University applications and interview preparation, with a 100% success rate at Oxbridge interviews. Drawing on my own experience of the US educational system, I have also helped my students secure successful outcomes in preparation for SAT and SAT Subject Tests (Latin and French) examinations.

Since 2003, I have tutored over 50 students, ranging from 8 to 20+ in age, in French, Classical languages, and Russian. Some of my most recent "case studies" are at the very bottom of the page. ...
I am a highly experienced private tutor, having been tutoring part time since graduating with a First Class degree from Cambridge in 2013, and full time since achieving a Distinction in my Masters at the University of London. I put into practice the approaches I have learned from the outstanding teachers I've had on my educational journey, and have accumulated a wealth of experience that ensures I can discover the right approach for each individual tutee.

I have a particular interest in teaching English, Politics, and for entrance exams (with especial experience teaching for 11+ and Common Entrance) and have tutored English and humanities subjects from KS2 up to undergraduate level. Having worked at schools, and been a senior tutor at a tuition centre, I have devised work for a wide range of pupils of different abilities and tailored teaching and approaches to support their needs, and have a detailed knowledge of a wide range of curricula.

I am also an experienced public speaker and debate coach, and all my tuition is designed not just to bolster my tutees' techniques and understanding, but also their confidence, interest, and ability to enjoy the subject. Observing my tutees' success and their growth in confidence makes me very happy. ...
After graduating from Harvard with a B.A. in Neurobiology I worked as a management consultant in the US for three years before starting the graduate medicine course at King's. I taught my first class in public speaking at the age of 17 and have sought out opportunities to teach and mentor others in everything I pursue. To that end, I joined Wentworth Tutors in 2018. ...
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 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. ...
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. ...
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 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 have just returned to the UK after 20 months in New Delhi, India, where I was working as an Education Consultant and teaching the SAT and ACT. I gained my undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, and have over three years experience teaching students from Primary age up to GCSE. I am open to residential positions and roles involving travel. I love to engage my pupils in extra-curricular activities such as sports, arts and crafts, trips and days out, and educational visits. ...
I grew up in a family that moved every few years, so I attended school first in private academies in Singapore, then the U.S. public school system. I went on to Harvard University, where I focused on the social sciences and graduated with a degree in Women & Gender Studies. After working in tech in the US, including over 3 years building and leading the customer support organization at Uber, I am currently pursuing a Master of Science at the London School of Economics.

As a lifelong bookworm and overall nerd, I look to bring that excitement for learning to those around me, be that within a classroom or in the workplace. During my undergraduate years, I focused my extracurricular time tutoring in and leading an organization that provided free English Second Language classes. At Uber, I personally coached 11 direct reports to develop leadership, analytical, and people management skills, either directly promoting or facilitating their promotion to higher level roles within the company.

I am well versed in the US system, including AP and college entrance exams, and I particularly enjoy working with students through the entire admissions processes, especially when it comes to personal essays. In addition, I can support any students looking to gain presentation and data analysis skills. You can always count of me to bring some humor and levity to facilitate learning, whether the topic is the SAT exam or using Excel. ...