Preparación SAT  

Since the 2013-2014 school year, with academic and logistical support from the Albert Einstein Educational Foundation, we have been offering SAT test prep classes to students interested in doing their undergraduate studies at foreign universities that require standardized-test scores.

As you may be aware, standardized tests such as the SAT and the TOEFL are an important component in the process of applying to colleges and universities in the United States and other English-speaking countries. The key to doing well on any standardized test is to master both content and test-taking strategies through theoretical preparation and focused practice.

The OPTIMUM course offers the opportunity to do just that, with 18 hours of math preparation and practice and another 18 hours of verbal (reading/writing/essay) preparation and practice under the guidance of experienced teachers and supervisors. In addition to four hours of formal instruction per week, our course includes two full-scale practice tests, following which students and parents can benefit not only from quantitative scores but also from qualitative analyses and recommendations.

Since students in Quito now have the option of taking the test in March and May, we will be starting a new module in January 2019. Many juniors (eleventh-graders) take the test for the first time in May and then take it again in October of their last year in high school. To take full advantage of our Spring 2019 program, we recommend that students register for the May 5th date.

Our course is composed of classes for both sections of the text (math and verbal), which may be taken individually or jointly. The classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Quito (at the Einstein School) and in the Cumbayá area (Cunucbamba). Please see the tentative calendar for Quito below; the calendar for Cumbayá would have classes on the opposite days. Note: The course will only be offered at each site if a minimum number of students have registered.

The total cost for the 44-hour program is $990, and for only one section (math or verbal) it would be $620. This amount includes the following:

  • Printed and/or digital materials
  • Suscription to the McGraw Hill ALEKS application (new)
  • Snacks
  • Two make-up classes for each section (2 hours each), on predetermined dates.

Fees for the classes must be paid directly through the Einstein School bursar’s office (“Colecturía”), by check, bank transfer or credit card.

A free diagnostic test will be given at the Einstein School on Saturday, December 15th, from 2:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Registration for both the diagnostic test and the OPTIMUM classes will open on December 3rd, and registration for the latter will end on December 20th.

Date Day Hours Subject Schedule
10-Jan-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
15-Jan-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
17-Jan-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
22-Jan-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
12-Feb-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
14-Feb-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
19-Feb-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
21-Feb-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
23-Feb-19 Sat 4 Test 1 8:30-12:45
26-Feb-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
28-Feb-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
12-Mar-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
14-Mar-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
19-Mar-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
21-Mar-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
26-Mar-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
28-Mar-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
9-Apr-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
11-Apr-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
13-Apr-19 Sat 4 Test 2 8:30-12:45
16-Apr-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
18-Apr-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15
30-Apr-19 Tues 2 Math 4:15-6:15
2-May-19 Thurs 2 Verbal 4:15-6:15

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Edwin Lapuerta
Math Section Coordinator

Barbara Sipe
Verbal Sections Coordinator /


Av. Diego Vásquez de Cepeda N77-157 y Alberto Einstein / PBX: (+593 2) 393 2570
Fax: 2470-144 Casilla Postal 17-11-5018 / Quito-Ecuador (Sur América)