SAT® Private Tutoring

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Completely personalised SAT prep with an expert Kaplan tutor

Our Private Tutoring provides a completely customised approach to test-prep. Perfect for those looking for one-to-one help with additional focus on weaknesses and specific areas of the exam. We offer comprehensive tutoring packages for the full SAT exam and for the SAT Subject Test. No matter what your needs are we have a tutor that can help you raise your score.

Our former students have gained admission to Ivy League and other top universities in the US including Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth along with many International American universities. Increase your chances of getting into the university of your choice by prepping with Kaplan!


Our team will match you with an expert tutor based on your personal needs. You can meet with your tutor in person, located conveniently in Leicester Square, or live online,via Adobe Connect, and work together face-to-face with digital tools and notes.


Tutors provide all the resources that students could possibly need—and keep them on track with consistent, 1-on-1 guidance and support.

Our academics team will assign you an expert tutor based on your personal needs. You will start by taking a SAT diagnostic test, which will help you and your tutor understand your strengths and weaknesses. From this, a tailored schedule can then be made to best decide how you want to maximise the hours of your tutoring package.

Tip: It's important that you put aside time outside of your lessons to review, study, and complete any homework or assignments set. 


SAT Private Tutoring Features

  • 10, 20, or 30, hours of tutoring for the complete SAT exam
  • 4 full-length practice tests with score analysis
  • 2 prep books and access to on-demand practice questions
  • A full complimentary Live Online or In Person course

SAT Subject Test Private Tutoring Features

  • 5 or 10 hours of tutoring, covering 1 or 2 SAT Subject Tests
  • SAT Subject Tests Course Book detailing the Kaplan strategies for each question type and providing score-building review sections to complete for homework
  • SAT Subject Tests Practice Workbook for additional practice test questions for each subject

Spaces with tutors are limited. We recommend that you book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to guarantee a place. If you have any questions and have specific time constraints, please contact us before registering so we help confirm availability.


Tutoring Options

Study with the best tutor for you, in London or Online.

SAT Tutoring Package Options

For in-depth exam coverage, Kaplan provides 10, 20 and 30 hour tutoring packages. All packages include access to an In Person or Live Online classroom course.

Package What is Covered? Online Study Centre Access In Person or
Live Online Course Included
Higher Score Guarantee* Price & Enrol
10 Hours Ideal for focusing on and targeting your weaker areas.
London ($1955)
Live Online ($1955)
20 Hours Customised review of all subjects with in-depth coverage of chosen subjects.
London ($3060)
Live Online ($3060)
30 Hours In-depth coverage of all subjects.
London ($4290)
Live Online ($4290)

SAT Subject Test Private Tutoring Options

In depth coverage for 1 or 2 SAT Subject Tests. Once enroled, you can choose to receive your private tuition either at our London centre or online.

Package What Can You Expect to Cover? Price Enrol
5 Hours One SAT Subject Test $980 Enrol 
10 Hours Two SAT Subject Tests. $1955 Enrol 

Spaces with tutors are limited. We recommend that you book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to guarantee a place. If you have any questions and have specific time constraints, please contact us before registering so we help confirm availability.



Frequently Asked Questions

How does Kaplan's Private Tutoring work?

After you enrol in a tutoring option, you will first sit the diagnostic exam and then begin the tutoring once you have established a base level with your tutor. From this, your tutor will create a study plan that suits your needs based on your strengths and weaknesses. If you are not happy with the first hour of your tutoring package, we will be happy to give you a full refund and cancel the rest of your sessions, providing you notify us after the first session.

If you want private tutoring because you are unable to attend a classroom course, please note that you will still have a significant amount of work to do in between your sessions, and so you might not want to do more than 2 sessions of 2 hours each per week.

If you’re unsure of how to structure your private tutoring session, do not worry! First complete the diagnostic exam, then meet with your tutor for the first one-hour session, get the homework and see how you feel. You can discuss with your tutor what the best structure and schedule will be for you.

Beyond your general availability (i.e. evenings, daytimes, weekends) you can also schedule additional sessions directly with your tutor and adjust the pace depending on how you’re progressing.

How long are each of the tutoring sessions?

In general, we recommend your tutoring session be between 90 minutes to 2 hours long, and usually meeting no more than 2 times a week so that you also have time to complete assignments. However, it is completely up to you!

How long does it take to match me a tutor?

Usually it can take up to 10 days. However, the more flexible you are in terms of availability the quicker we are likely to match you to a tutor.

Can the tutor travel to my office/house?

Outside of centre tutoring is considered on a case by case basis and depending on where the student is located could incur an additional surcharge. However, if you are unable to make it to our London centre we do offer Online Private Tutoring. 

How does Online Private Tutoring work?

It's very easy and extremely convenient! Just ensure you have a working internet connection, and test your video and voice connection on Skype prior to your first session. This will ensure a smooth one-to-one session with your tutor.

How much time do I need to give myself to prepare for the SAT?

We recommend giving yourself around 2-3 months before the test date. Then allow for about 2 weeks to review before your actual test. Also, make sure the day before the test you take a break and relax from studying to ensure everything you've learned has soaked in.

What are the SAT Subject Tests?

The SAT Subject Test give you a chance to show off your talents and interests in a specific subject! These tests are essay-based and are often required to be taken along with your SAT or ACT exams, just on different dates.

When should I take the SAT Subject Tests?

You should take the SAT Subject Tests right after you’ve completed one of the test-prep courses, because the material will still be fresh in your mind. You can sit the tests on the same day as the SAT however since not all Subject Tests are offered on every test date, you will need to check to find out when the international test dates are. 

Balance this with US university application deadlines. If you’re interested in applying Early Decision or Early Action to any university, you are advised to take the SAT Subject Tests by Autumn of Year 13. For normal decision applications, some universities accept Subject Test scores through the January administration. Use the US University Search to look up policies.

What is it like to take SAT Subject Tests?

All SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests. In any given sitting you can take 1, 2 or 3 tests. You choose the tests that you want to take and how many you would like to take per sitting (up to 3). Whilst you will need to give this information when you register, you are free to change which tests and the number of tests that you want to take on test day.

Is it compulsory to take the SAT Subject Tests if I've already taken other university admission tests (e.g. SAT or ACT)?

Yes - for most Ivy League and competitive universities. When in doubt, call the university and speak to the admissions department. Please note that even if you are taking the ACT you will likely still be required to do SAT Subject Tests.

SAT Subject Tests are the only US admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests, so by taking one or more SAT Subject Tests, you have an opportunity to highlight your unique strengths or areas of interest. If you’re interested in particular subjects or programs of study, this is a great opportunity for you to enhance your admission credentials and send a strong message to universities about your talents.

Where do I sit the SAT Subject Tests?

SAT Subject Tests are administered at the same test centres as the SAT. Visit the Register page to find out where you can take SAT Subject Tests and to sign up early to get a seat at the nearest location.

Does Score Choice apply to SAT Subject Tests?

Yes. Score Choice is an optional feature that allows students to choose which SAT Subject Test scores they’d like to send to universities, in accordance with each universities’s policy. If Score Choice is not used, all scores are sent to the selected score recipients. Students should still feel comfortable sending all scores, since most universities consider a student’s best scores.

What is the scoring?

Each test is scored between 200-800 points

What subjects can you help me prepare for?

  • Math I
  • Math II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • U.S. History
  • Literature

Please note that SAT Subject Test tutoring is subject to availability. Our tutors can be fully-booked, especially close to SAT Test dates, and it may not be possible to match you with a tutor at short notice. We recommend that students book as far in advance as possible. Please contact us to check availability.

How to Register for the SAT Subject Tests

Register online at


Have more questions? You can contact us by phone (+44 (0)20 7930 3130) or email and we would be happy to help!

Course reviews from former Kaplan students

Aditya S., SAT In Person Summer Programme Student

I took Kaplan's SAT prep course in the summer and I received a final SAT score of 2230. I thought the classroom course was really brilliant and there is no way I'd have gotten anything close to that score without Kaplan's help. Definitely huge feedback from me!


SAT Classroom Student, October 2016         

There are so many resources available at your hands once you sign up. Not only do you have your instructor, they also help you work through the book and you have loads of online resources.

SAT In Person Course Student

Kaplan was very helpful in not only helping me understand the material better but also in giving useful tips and methods on how to answer the questions efficiently.

SAT Live Online Student

Prep through Kaplan puts you at a higher advantage than most because you tackle the core topics that you'll see on the test. The instructors are also there for you.

SAT Self-Paced Student

I have already recommended this course to at least three or four people because of the great study services.


SAT In Person Course Student

I feel as though my instructor put a lot of time and effort behind each and every one of his lesson plans. He was thorough with his advice to help everyone in the class improve on the SAT.


SAT Live Online Student

The Kaplan methods were incredibly helpful since they kept every question organised. I learned a lot more than I would have if I had tried to study on my own. The practice tests really created an accurate test setting and gave instant feedback with detailed answers and explanations. I find myself unconsciously using the Kaplan methods at school, and they have helped me achieve better academic levels in many subjects.


SAT In Person Student, January 2018

Really helpful course and also made more enjoyable by staff. Timings appropriate not having to get up extremely early or get home very late.