SAT Prep

Fall Registration is closed. Spring registration will open in January.

The Johns Hopkins SAT Prep Program aims to provide Baltimore City Public School students with free, high-quality SAT preparation. Using personalized instruction, our program helps students cultivate the skills and strategies necessary to thrive on the SAT exam.

By connecting high school and college students in a collegiate environment, our program aspires to give high school students access to valuable mentorship opportunities and other insights into college life.

Get Involved

There are a couple of different ways to become involved in SAT Prep:

  1. If you are a high school student attending a Baltimore City Public School looking for SAT tutoring, continue reading below about requirements of the program, registration information, and important dates.
  2. If you are a JHU undergrad and are interested in becoming a tutor, read more below on how to apply.

Having been in the SAT program since 2015 and understanding the vital role that the SAT plays in college admissions, I really like how the SAT program provides personalized instruction and feedback for students. I enjoyed seeing my own students improve over time and would recommend this program to any high school student who wants to improve their SAT score! ~Tutor, Jin Lu ’19

About SAT Prep

The SAT Prep Program is an intensive six-week commitment. It is designed to assist high school students attending a Baltimore City Public School to prepare for the SAT through small group and one-on-one tutoring sessions. SAT Prep tutors will teach content and strategies for each section covered in the exam so students will be better prepared for taking the SAT.

The SAT Prep Program is a biannually run program (fall and spring) that pairs Johns Hopkins undergrads with one to two Baltimore City Public School students. It offers individualized help with SAT problems and test-taking strategies. This program prioritizes students currently enrolled in their junior year of high school but does accept seniors and sophomores if there are any vacant spots.

For more information about SAT Prep call (410) 516-7673 or email You can also view important SAT Prep event dates on our calendar.

Requirements, Registration and Forms


This program is only open to Baltimore City Public School students and is located at Johns Hopkins University. Priority is given to students in their junior year. To be eligible for participation in this program, students must attend the scheduled pre and post-diagnostic exams and all scheduled tutoring sessions. View the “Important Dates tab” to see all of the scheduled tutoring session dates and times.

In addition to completing registration and the forms below, we require every parent/guardian to agree to the SAT Prep Program Conditions of Participation as outlined below.

The SAT Prep Program Conditions of Participation

As the participant, I acknowledge and agree to adhere to the following Johns Hopkins SAT Prep Program Conditions of Participation:

  • I will attend the scheduled pre and post-diagnostic exams and all scheduled tutoring sessions unless I am sick.
  • I will call the Johns Hopkins SAT Prep office, (410) 516-7673, if I will be absent. Failure to do so may affect my ability to remain in the program.
  • I will arrive on time for each scheduled session, no more than ten minutes late. Two violations of this rule will count as an absence and may affect my ability to remain in the program.
  • Two absences, excused or unexcused, will result in removal from the Johns Hopkins SAT Prep Program.
  • In the event of snow, our program will follow the Johns Hopkins University weather-related schedule changes that can be found at or by calling (410) 516-7781. If the University is closed, or closes early, there will be no tutoring that day. If the University opens late in the morning, we will have tutoring as usual.
  • I will contact the SAT Prep Program office if any of my contact or emergency information changes.
  • I agree to submit all required paperwork to participate in this program, including but not limited to, a release and indemnification agreement and image waiver form.


Registration and Forms

Our energetic students are excited to work with you and hope you will consider registering for the SAT Prep Program. Follow the steps below to begin the registration process. All forms, registration, release & indemnification, and image waiver, must be completed in order for your child to take the pre-diagnostic exam. Failure to complete all three forms will result in your child not being able to participate in the program this semester. NOTE: completing the online SAT Prep Registration Form and additional required forms below does not guarantee a spot in the program. We will follow up via email with participants who are accepted to the program.

Required Forms

  1. Complete and submit the SAT Prep Registration Form.
  2. Complete and submit the online Release and Indemnification Agreement Form.
  3. Complete and submit the online Image Waiver Form.

Forms will be available when registration reopens for Spring 2020.

NOTE: Upon submission of all 3 required forms (SAT Prep Registration, Release and Indemnification Agreement, and Image Waiver) we will follow up via email with participants regarding the pre-diagnostic exam. Students will be notified via email about acceptance into the program based on their pre-diagnostic test scores.

View Important Dates

Fall tutoring sessions occur on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings:

  • Wednesday sessions: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Saturday sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fall 2019 Tutoring Sessions

The pre and final diagnostic exams have been scheduled for the following dates:

Fall 2019 Schedule

*Tutors are not required to attend the pre and final diagnostic exams.

Preliminary Diagnostic Exam*Saturday, September 14
(9am-1:30pm; Levering Hall, Cafeteria)
Tutor TrainingWednesday, September 18
Tutoring Sessions (September)September 21, 25, 28
Tutoring Sessions (October)October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30
(no tutoring Oct. 19 - JHU Fall Break)
Tutoring Sessions (November)November 2, 6
Final Diagnostic Exam*Saturday, November 9
(9am-1pm; Levering Hall, Cafeteria)
End of Semester Wrap-UpWednesday, November 13

Meet our Student Leader

The SAT Prep Program is managed by Young Song, Director of the Tutorial Project and Assistant Director at the Center for Social Concern. She is supported by a student leader and an energetic and ambitious group of JHU students who have a passion for working with youth to help them academically succeed. Young and her team are responsible for supporting and tutoring participants to prepare them for the SATs. Read more about this year’s leader below.

Program Coordinator

Andrea Niu ’22

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Andrea Niu is a second-year undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship and Management. She organizes resources to aid students’ SAT preparation processes and works alongside student tutors to help students master standardized testing concepts. Andrea is committed to helping each student grow and succeed during their SAT preparation journey.

Become a Tutor

Are you a JHU student who remembers taking the SAT exam? Are you interested in helping others succeed on the SAT? Consider becoming an SAT Prep tutor!

SAT Prep tutors are provided the opportunity to:

  • assist students in improving academically and emotionally
  • develop communication and leadership skills
  • meet new people and make a commitment to helping others
  • learn about yourself by gaining confidence as a tutor and mentor
  • make a positive impact and help a student achieve their academic dreams

I enjoyed having the opportunity to help high school students prepare for the SAT while having a positive impact on the community. I think the students benefited from this experience since they were able to receive one on one training in the subjects they struggled with most and the class could be tailored to a particular student’s needs. ~Tutor, Adam Blakney ’20


There is no experience necessary to become an SAT Prep tutor. All of the essential materials, including test answers and useful tutoring techniques, will be provided for you during tutor training. Tutors are not required to attend the pre and final diagnostic exams but must attend tutor training and all scheduled tutoring sessions. Fall 2019 tutor training will be on Wednesday, September 18. View the “Important Dates tab” above or view the SAT Prep calendar to learn more about important event dates.

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