Raise Your Score
with SAT Subject and AP Test Experts
Veritas Prep is home to the best SAT and ACT instructors who have all scored in the top 1% on the respective tests they teach. Many of our SAT and ACT instructors also have perfect or near perfect SAT Subject Test and AP test scores in various subjects. These top percentile scores combined with their university study, research, and experience in topics such as biology, physics, history, foreign languages and fine arts, makes Veritas Prep instructors well-equipped to help students boost their scores on these important tests.
To qualify to tutor for an SAT Subject Test or AP test, each instructor must be currently doing at least college-level coursework or have previously scored over 760 on the SAT Subject Test or received a perfect 5 on the AP test to be qualified to tutor students in that particular subject.
To see some of the talented profiles of our instructors, view Veritas Prep instructor profiles here.
Areas of Expertise
SAT Subject Tests
AP Biology is the equivalent of a one-year college or university course in biology, taught within the parameters of high school. Students explore the question, “How do we know what we know?” by investigating six topic areas: the chemistry of life, cells, cell processes (energy and cell communication), genetics, evolution, and biodiversity and ecology. Integrated into the six topic areas are big ideas, enduring understandings, and learning objectives from the AP Biology Curriculum Framework that merge concepts with science practices at the molecular, cellular, organism, population, and ecosystem levels. Students who score a 3 or higher on the AP Biology test can usually earn 4 units of college credit and waive a general science requirement towards their degree.
AP courses in calculus consist of a full high school academic year of work and are comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities.
It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both from institutions of higher learning. The AP Program includes specifications for two calculus courses and the exam for each course. The two courses and the two corresponding exams are designated as Calculus AB and Calculus BC. The BC course and exam includes additional topics in differential and integral calculus, and polynomial approximations and series.
The SAT Chemistry Subject Test assesses understanding of the major concepts of chemistry and your ability to apply these principles to solve specific problems. If students are interested in studying science or engineering in college, taking the Chemistry Subject Test can help demonstrate interest and showcase strengths in the subject. Students who are taking an AP Chemistry course should do very well on the Chemistry Subject test. Most colleges require one or more SAT subject tests as part of the application and science subject tests like Chemistry are some of the most popular.
AP Physics B or Physics 1 & 2
The AP Physics B course and exam will be replaced by Physics 1 and Physics 2. Together, the two courses cover the full spectrum of general physics from mechanics to electricity & magnetism and optics. The AP Physics 1 course is designed to be taught over the course of a full academic year and may be taken as a first-year physics course with no prior physics course work necessary. Students should have completed geometry and be concurrently taking algebra II, or an equivalent course. Although the Physics 1 course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself.The AP Physics 2 course is designed to be taught over the course of a full academic year and should be taken as a second-year course after students have had either AP Physics 1 or a similar introductory course. Students should have taken or be concurrently taking precalculus or an equivalent course.
Students who have taken a calculus course previously may wish to enroll in Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism instead as those courses incorporate differentiation and integration into the coursework and is seen as a more rigorous and challenging curriculum in the eyes of college admissions officers.
In colleges and universities, the number of students who take a statistics course is almost as large as the number of students who take a
calculus course. The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns; Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study; Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation; Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.
Best for doing some
basic review of the topics.
The perfect balance of guided study and tutoring.
Recommended for students shooting for a 700+ score.
Ideal for those aiming for a perfect score.