August 31, 2012
CABLE TV OFFERS STUDENTS A STRATEGIC GUIDE TO TAKING THE SATS
WITH THE NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND SERIES “MASTERING THE SAT”
The back to school season is upon us and for high school students wanting to go to college it also means preparing for the SATs. Those looking for aid are usually faced with preparing on their own or expensive classes or tutors. Students can now access “Mastering the SAT,” a set of Video On Demand (VOD) programs via many cable providers. This comprehensive study method for the SATs is developed by educational programming producers Education In Demand and hosted by respected and successful tutor Daniel Fischer. There are six half-hour sections in the collection including two math, two reading and two writing. They are available starting now and throughout the school year. Each is available at $9.95 per show.
The shows include test-taking strategies created by Mr. Fischer based on extensive research of more than 40 recent published SAT and PSAT exams. By tracking the frequency and application of every rule, formula and question type, Mr. Fischer is able to give viewers crucial test-taking insights into how to become not only smart test-takers, but strategic test-takers. As a private tutor, Daniel Fischer’s students scores “generally” rise about 300 points (results variy by student).
Daniel Fischer / Mastering The SAT (iN DEMAND)
The program is designed to be as interactive as possible, and mimics the one-on-one approach of an actual in-person tutoring session, rather than a lecture. This approach, along with the VOD technology which includes pause, forward, rewind and replay capabilities (as many times as viewers want within 24 hours), allows students to follow at their own pace and arrive at moments of discovery on their own. The result is a learning experience that customizes to students of all ability levels.
In addition to the video programs, “Mastering the SAT” includes free workbooks that match the syllabus of each video tutorial. Each workbook can be downloaded from www.educationindemand.com using a code that they will find once they purchase the video program. Students can then keep the workbooks for future reference and continue to reinforce these invaluable study tools.
Students, parents and educators can access these VOD shows anytime in preparation for any of the seven upcoming SAT test dates: Oct. 6, 2012, Nov. 3, 2012, Dec.1, 2012, Jan. 26, 2013, Mar. 9, 2013, May 4, 2013 and Jun. 1, 2013.
Viewers can locate the programs in the events-on-demand (EOD) categories* in the following providers: Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Bresnan, Metrocast, RCN and others.
Each video consists of 20 or more essential key tactics for taking the SAT (approximately 100 total):
- Tackles the content areas that are worth the most points on test day
- Explains how to handle all question types
- Shows how to save time by understanding exactly what kinds of questions will be asked and detailing how to approach each type
- Analyzes formats of questions – rules and formulas
- Teaches how these rules can be hidden inside questions
- Provides general test-taking know how: how to navigate sections, what to tackle first, when to omit, other time-saving short-cuts.
- Saves time so students will have enough time to focus on the more difficult questions
* Viewers can find “Mastering the SAT” by checking the following VOD menus:
-Bright House Networks – Special Events/Music & Specials
-Time Warner Cable – Special Events/Music & Specials
-Cox Communications – Events/Music & Specials
-Bresnan Communications – Music/Concerts & Comedy
-RCN – VODlink Root/RCN/Events/Music & Specials or VODlink, Root/Virtual/Events/Music & Specials
-Cablevision (Optimum) – TVE/Specials
-Metrocast – Premiums & Events/Events/Music & Specials
-Other systems – Events/Music & Specials
About Daniel Fischer
New York-based teacher and tutor Mr. Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters from The New School. He worked at the esteemed test prep institution Kaplan where he prepared lesson curriculum and product development, plus he wrote the script and was the model teacher in the DVD accompaniment to their 2009 SAT and PSAT books. While there, he earned status as an Elite Tutor. Over the past decade plus, he has successfully given hundreds of students the tools they need to improve their scores, working with students across the country, in one-on-one sessions, group classes and via online classrooms.