The Ramana Coaching Center offers distinctive SAT/ACT prep courses, which are available both online and in person. The center is managed by a team of seasoned professionals and staffed by expert instructors who possess comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter.

Our SAT preparation program focuses on mastering the key concepts of Math, Critical Reading, and Writing that students may have already encountered in school. Our approach involves a thorough understanding of each concept and the development of the skills necessary to tackle the SAT exam with confidence.

Number and operations questions

  • Arithmetic word problems (including percent, ratio, and proportion)
  • Properties of integers (even, odd, prime numbers, divisibility, and so forth)
  • Rational numbers
  • Sets (union, intersection, elements)
  • Counting techniques
  • Sequences and series (including exponential growth)
  • Elementary number theory

Equations and Functions questions

  • Substitution and simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Properties of exponents
  • Algebraic word problems
  • Solutions of linear equations and inequalities
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Quadratic equations
  • Rational and radical equations
  • Equations of lines
  • Absolute value
  • Direct and inverse variation
  • Concepts of algebraic functions
  • Newly defined symbols based on commonly used operations

Geometry and measurement questions

  • Area and perimeter of a polygon
  • Area and circumference of a circle
  • Volume of a box, cube, and cylinder
  • Pythagorean theorem and special properties of isosceles, equilateral, and right triangles
  • Properties of parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Geometric visualization
  • Slope
  • Similarity
  • Transformations

Data analysis, statistics, and probability questions

  • Data interpretation (tables and graphs)
  • Descriptive statistics (mean, median, and mode)

Passage-Based Reading Questions

Reading passages are taken from different fields, including:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • literary fiction/Nonfiction

Reading Passages:

  • are literary fiction
  • often have line numbers or numbered elements that are then referenced in the questions that follow
  • range in length from 100 to about 850 words
  • have narrative, argumentative, or expository elements
  • may be paired with related passages on a shared theme or issue

Students will be asked to:

  • determine the meanings of words from their context.
  • demonstrate their understanding of information, including the main idea of a passage.
  • synthesize and analyze information, including identifying cause and effect, making inferences, understanding the logic of analogies or arguments, evaluate the author's assumptions and techniques.

Sentence-Completion Questions

Each sentence-completion question requires students to select the most suitable word(s) to fill in the blank(s) in a sentence, with the goal of accurately conveying the meaning of the sentence in its entirety.

Multiple-choice writing questions

The multiple-choice questions assess students' ability to:

  • Communicate ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Improve writing through revision and editing.
  • Recognize and identify sentence-level errors.
  • Understand grammatical elements and structures and how they relate to each other in a sentence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively convey ideas by combining sentences and utilizing transitional words and phrases.

Multiple-choice writing questions are used in three areas:

Improving sentences

This type of question presents a sentence in which part or all of it is underlined, followed by five phrasing choices to replace the underlined section.


This type of question presents a sentence with four portions underlined. The student is asked to select which of the underlined portions represents a grammatical or usage error, or, if no errors are present, to select the choice "E - No error." The questions measure the ability to:

  • recognize and correct faults in grammar and sentence structure.
  • recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English and identify sentence errors.
  • recognize faults in grammar and usage.
  • recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.

Improving paragraphs

This type of SAT question presents a passage and requires students to answer questions based on it. Some questions refer to specific sentences or parts of sentences, asking students to improve their structure or word choice. Other questions focus on the organization and development of ideas presented in the passage.

This type of question measures students' ability to:

  • edit and revise sentences in the context of a paragraph.
  • organize and develop paragraphs in a coherent and logical manner.