Option Training Institute, Dubai, very clearly stands apart in the training industry by virtue of its endless efforts to stay ahead of the demands of the education sector and to adapt to the ever -changing learning abilities and skills of students. In our Foundation Courses we offer very effective prep for the Lower, Middle and Upper Levels of the SSAT. Students seeking to enter a school in the US or Canada are required to take one of the levels of the SSAT.
SAT Foundation Courses Dubai
Every year we innovate to add new course types to our bouquet of courses for school going students. Last year we opened the FOUNDATION SAT COURSES which takes in students as young as those in grade 8 and 9. Starting with just 1 student, we have been able to make this a popular option for children from non-English curriculums – such as the French Baccalaureate- as well as for children who are eager to walk the SAT PREP way ahead of their peers so as to derive from the training the full benefits of skill up gradation. This course is available both in private training (available all 12 months of the year) and in group training (available as an intensive 6-month Course available from April 2020 and running through summer and through the year). The course plan ensures a good prep for the SSAT, the PSAT and a mid-level grasp of the SAT, enabling the student to gradually graduate to an extraordinary proficiency level for the SAT or ACT way before he/she actually writes it!!!
To this end, this year ( 2021) we are introducing the INTENSIVE SAT PREP COURSE aimed at students entering grade 10. This is a 12-month long course broken into 2 phases: Phase 1 (6 months) of thorough training in all the aspects Math and English tested on the SAT. This phase seeks to provide the perfect preparatory platform for the 10th graders to step into Phase 2 (6 months) wherein the student will be proficient enough to compete and prepare amidst a regular mixed batch of students of grades 10 and 11. This ‘smart’ prep plan will allow students to write the SAT for the first time at the start of grade 11 and to then move ahead with other courses required to fulfil the application requirements. The primary objective of this course is to allow students to ‘kill’ the test early in grade 11 or latest by mid of grade 11 so that they have ample time to cope with the pressure of school work as well as to prepare timely for other tests to augment their profiles for college applications.
10th graders also benefit from this course since they can use the scores to apply for summer programs. Every year we open enrolments to the private course (available all 12 months of the year) and to the group course scheduled to start in April every year so as to maximize output during the Summer vacations. This platform affords 10th graders a slower but at the same time equally competitive pace of preparation. What is the biggest take way from this course is that the high level of Math and English proficiency that the student acquires boosts his/her performance at the school curriculum in both subjects. In short, the training proves to be a skill upgradation experience in the long run!
Our experience with the market in the past 9 years tells us that parents and schools are getting into training for these tests very late – grade 11 or later- and thus defeating the whole purpose of the parents’ investment and the child’s efforts. The mantra is to start early. Space out the stress of tests -such as the SAT, ACT, AP- and ensure a better performance. Besides, the intensive training in Math and English serves to enhance the child’s school performance in real terms.
“My seniors at school recommended Option to me. They all had done well on the SAT and were very appreciative of the trainers. I too had a great experience; the materials, training tools, content and lecture plans are very well structured and allowed me to work on my skills and weaknesses. I was able to improve my score by 420 points!!! Thanks Option!”
“I am very pleased to write a testimonial for Option. Great client interface, wonderful trainers and very smart service. As a parent, I was responsible for finding the right platform for my children and I found it at Option.”
“Option clearly is an amazing experience. Unable to help our son with the SAT prep, my wife and I decided to select a training institute that offered flexible class schedules and provided professional training. I was impressed by the facilities at Option and after talking to a few acquaintances whose children had trained for SAT, we zeroed down on Option. The result was our son’s outstanding performance! ”
“My trainers worked really hard with me initially in order to bring me up to a certain competitive level. Once they had achieved that, they reinvented the class plan to make it more rigorous and in the process pushed me beyond my expectations to achieve really high scores. The one-to-one course I opted for was outstanding and my very high scores on the SAT and Subject SATs secured me admission to 4 schools in the US.”
"Option is a committed institute that makes every effort and puts in the hours required to ensure that students are well prepared to take the SAT exam. Our experience with Options has been rewarding; we were especially grateful for the additional hours put in by the teachers to ensure that concepts were not just clear, but thoroughly understood.”
Dear Radhika, I appreciate the time and effort you have committed these past two years in guiding Gabriela through the standardized testing and college application process with utmost sincerity and dedication. You have helped her become a 'go-getter' and remain motivated and resilient through the ups and downs of the process, while helping her explore her hidden potential.
Dear Dr. Radhika, We would like to extend our gratitude to you and your team for the excellent coaching and guidance provided for our daughter. Not only this, we appreciate the customization of the course to Amiya’s needs and providing her one to one support. Needless to say the professionalism exhibited by you and your team was par excellence! Thank you so much!
I'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on our first meeting and trusting you and your team to mentor Gabriella and tutor her over the past few weeks. Your patience for fitting into her schedule and availability has been demanding on both you, your team and Gabriella and I have to say out loud how proud of Gabriella I am to commit to these lessons and thankful to you for your professionalism and support.
The team at Option went above and beyond when it came to the preparation of my son's SAT exams. They meticulously went through every detail with him, ensuring every topic was taught and practiced. They offer personalized coaching to each child based on the need. My special thanks to Dr. Radhika, Mr. Rizwan and Mr. Vishnu for all their support.
I would like to thank everyone at OPTION TRAINING INSTITUTE for helping me perform to the best of my abilities for my SAT and IELTS exam. Radhika Ma’am, Rizwan Sir and Pavneet Ma’am were an extremely strong support system and taught me everything I needed to know for my exams. They helped me gain confidence during the preparatory period and I am extremely grateful for that.