Talk to any parent who took the SAT, and they’ll likely cringe when you ask them to describe the experience. “SAT word” is synonymous with “big, annoying word I had to learn for an arbitrary test, then never used again.” Now, the prospect of helping their kids prepare for the SAT gives them little enthusiasm. Things have gotten slightly better with computer programs, but kids today aren’t much more fond of those than you were of flashcards. No matter how you prepare, it seems that “SAT words” are doomed to be forever unpleasant.
…You’re sick of flashcards
…You’re sick of study guides
…You’re sick of expensive courses & tutors
Vocabbett utilizes unique, research-backed strategies to help students improve their vocabulary. Mimicking how the brain learned its native tongue, I specialize in creating vocabulary-rich content where students encounter new words in context. I believe we instinctively fight traditional learning methods – like flashcards and study guides – because they’re not how our brain has been trained to learn language. Similar to how immersion is the best way to learn a new language, I believe contextual, story-based learning is the best way to improve your English vocabulary, too.
…know your child is well-prepared for 3/4ths of the SAT (everything but math!)
…know your child has a strong, rich vocabulary that will serve him or her into college
…save a fortune (in both money and time!) on tutors and courses
A uniquely engaging program where students improve their vocabulary and prepare for the SAT — without complaining!
Cancel anytime. Simply let me know why the membership wasn’t working for you.
A former English and history teacher, I founded Vocabbett to help students improve their vocabulary…and actually enjoy the process!
With a background in traveling and languages — I spent years studying abroad across Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East throughout high school and college — I am well-acquainted with what works and what doesn’t when it comes to language acquisition.
The way I see it, improving your English vocabulary is little different than learning a new language. The quickest way to accomplish it is through immersion, which is why my method utilizes a storytelling-based, “immersion” method — replacing foreign words with “big” English ones!
I am so glad you asked! The SAT may not have a section explicitly labeled “vocabulary,” but you’ll be hard-pressed to succeed on 3/4ths of the test without a vast knowledge of the English language. The four sections of the SAT are: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the (optional) Essay. It will be difficult to traverse the Reading section if you don’t know what the words mean, and the “Writing and Language” section actually does have an explicit vocabulary component. Moreover, you can be quite certain that the people scoring your essay are paying close attention to your word choice, as well! Vocabulary is a foundational building block for 3/4ths of the SAT.
If it were my child, I would get a Vocabbett membership around 8th or 9th grade. It’s around this time that your child’s vocabulary will start to naturally stagnate outside the academic environment, so by introducing Vocabbett at this time, you are able to keep their brain learning the way it learned the majority of their native tongue — through repeated, incidental impressions.
I cannot thank you enough for partnering with me to donate a Vocabbett membership to a student who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
If you have a specific recipient in mind, that’s great! I will simply ask you to fill in their contact information after checkout.
Otherwise, your purchase of an annual membership will automatically create a “full ride” Vocabbett scholarship.
Studying for the SAT doesn’t have to be hard, painful, or boring. It can be a weekly part of your life that you look forward to! It can be a podcast at breakfast or a conversation over dinner.
Your kids deserve to enjoy their education, and I’m here to help make that happen.