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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • ACT
  • SAT vs ACT
  • Private Tutoring
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  • Accommodations
  • Practice Tests
  • Practice Test Review
  • Make Up Classes
  • National Merit
  • Registering for official tests
  • College Essay Workshops
All
  • All
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • SAT vs ACT
  • Private Tutoring
  • International Students
  • GRE
  • Accommodations
  • Practice Tests
  • Practice Test Review
  • Make Up Classes
  • National Merit
  • Registering for official tests
  • College Essay Workshops

What practice materials are available for the (P)SAT?

So far, the College Board has released only five practice tests for the redesigned tests—one PSAT and four SATs. The PSAT can be found here, and the SATs can be found here. There are also a handful of SAT practice questions here. Students who want more math practice will find the Official SAT Math Subject Test guide helpful. The Writing and Language portion of the new (P)SAT is very similar to the English portion of the ACT. You can download a free ACT here, and you can find the Official ACT guide here.

What calculators are allowed at the official ACT?

Click here to see the complete list of approved SAT calculators. The new SAT and PSAT have one “calculator permitted” section and one “calculator not permitted” section.

Practice Test Review

Do I need to register for a practice test review?

Yes. All students who plant to attend a practice test review must register in order for us to have adequate seating. Registration links are sent via e-mail to all enrolled students as new practice test reviews are added.

College Essay Workshops

What can I expect from the private tutoring sessions?

Personally tailored reviews of the student’s drafts and guidance from instructors who have helped many students through the application process and seen them succeed. After three private tutoring sessions, your student can expect to come away with a polished essay ready to submit to colleges! Need help with supplemental writings? We can help with those in your sessions too!

College Essay Workshops

What can I expect from the workshop?

An overview of college entrance essay “dos and don’ts” as well as example essays that have gotten students into University of Texas, Princeton, Wellesley, and more. We’ll discuss what topics to consider, and which one’s to stray away from. Come prepared to take notes and start brainstorming!

College Essay Workshops

Who should attend a college essay workshop?

Rising seniors who are ready to work on college entrance essays!

College Essay Workshops

What is the college essay workshop?

The college essay workshop is a special package offered every summer consisting of one 90-minute group seminar and three, one-hour private sessions to help students prepare college entrance essays.

Registering for official tests

Is official test registration included in my More Than A Teacher registration?

No. We are not allowed to register students for official tests.

Registering for official tests

When is the next ACT?

ACT.org lists official ACT test dates here.

Registering for official tests

When is the next SAT?

The College Board lists official SAT test dates here.

Registering for official tests

When is the PSAT offered?

The PSAT is offered once a year, around the second week of October. Students should check with their school counselor to make sure they are registered for the PSAT.

National Merit

Who qualifies as National Merit finalists?

Juniors with PSAT scores at or near the top 1% of PSAT scores in the state may qualify for National Merit Semifinalist. In order to become finalists, semifinalists must demonstrate academic strength via their GPA, submit a qualifying SAT or ACT score, get letters of recommendation, and write essays per National Merit’s specifications. All required documentation must be submitted within the time frame required by National Merit. Students who miss more than 10-15 questions on the entire test are unlikely to qualify for semifinalist or finalist but may still receive recognition. Read our blog, Understanding the National Merit Scholarship Process, to learn more.

PSAT

Who should attend a National Merit Writing & Language Review?

Juniors who have come through our PSAT classroom program and will be taking an official PSAT test in October should attend a National Merit Writing and Language Review. This optional class is especially helpful for high achieving students who are hoping to earn National Merit.

Students who have not been through our PSAT classroom program, and students who have already taken their junior year PSAT should not attend this optional class.

Why isn’t the essay class available during summer sessions?

Summer classes are designed to prepare rising juniors for the PSAT in October. There is no essay on the PSAT, so we wait until after students have taken the PSAT to teach the essay portion of the SAT. Students who take summer classes will be notified when essay classes are available in the fall.

What is covered in the essay class?

A comprehensive overview of what makes a great SAT essay, an in-class essay exercise, and a thoroughly reviewed SAT essay with tips on how to improve your score.

Make Up Classes

Can I make up a 3 hour class using a 2 hour class?

No. If you normally take 3 hour classes, a 2 hour class will not cover the information needed to fulfill your class schedule. You may, however, take two 2 hour classes to make up one 3 hour class. Call us for details 512-453-7272

Make Up Classes

Can I make up a 2 hour class using a 3 hour class?

Yes. If you normally take 2 hour classes, you will see repeated information in our 3 hour classes due to the organization of the classes.

Make Up Classes

How many make up classes can I attend?

You may attend as many make up classes as you need! With our returning privileges, you may take and retake as many of our classes as you’d like from various schedules. Please see the note about registering. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 512-453-7272!

Make Up Classes

Do I have to register?

As long as a class schedule does not say “limited seating available,” “registration closed,” or “contact office,” you may attend any class as a make up without calling ahead or registering. Please call if you see any of the aforementioned notices. We’re willing to work with you to find a class that works with your schedule!

PSAT

What calculators are allowed at the official PSAT/SAT?

To view a complete list of approved calculators for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10, click here.  The new SAT and PSAT each have one “calculator permitted” and one “calculator NOT permitted” section.

Make Up Classes

Can I make up a class I missed?

Yes! Find a make up class here: https://www.morethanateacher.com/find-a-make-up-class/ You can also give our office a call at 512-453-7272 for more make up class options.

Practice Test Review

When should I attend a practice test review?

Practice Test Reviews are offered occasionally throughout the year. It is ideal to attend a practice test review as closely following your practice test as possible. Practice test review dates and registration links are emailed to all enrolled students as they are added to our calendar.

Practice Test Review

Who can benefit from Practice Test Reviews?

Practice Test Reviews are only offered to students currently enrolled in a MTAT class. Enrolled students will receive notification of our practice test reviews as they are added to our calendar.

Practice Test Review

What are Practice Test Reviews?

Practice Test Reviews are free, open forum time slots that provide MTAT students with the opportunity to ask teachers questions about a recent practice test or current test prep class on a first-come, first-served basis. These sessions are a great way to get additional assistance at no extra cost to you! Students must come prepared with questions or materials to review from a practice test or MTAT test prep course. Practice test reviews are offered occasionally throughout the year, usually leading up to official test dates. We encourage you to take advantage of these offerings at our Westlake and North Austin offices. Schedules and registration links are emailed to all enrolled students as they are added to our calendar.