Biology E/M SAT Subject Test Tutoring

The Biology E/M Subject Test begins with a general section that encompasses all topics of biology, and and ends with a section that allows students to choose questions with an emphasis in ecological or molecular biology.

Our Biology Subject Test Tutoring Program

Our educational approach to the Biology Subject Test focuses on core concepts in biology that underlie the material tested on the exam. Each program is individually tailored—we have found that not all topics tested on the exam are covered in a student’s school curriculum. Tutors review familiar concepts and teach new content, depending on each student’s background.

Students are given homework, quizzes, and proctored, full-length practice tests to reinforce concepts and practice problem-solving skills as they master the material on the test. Tutors use the initial diagnostic test and subsequent meetings with the student to determine which specialized section—ecological or molecular—the student should take.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant and set up a diagnostic Biology Subject Test.

1st Section (for all students)

2nd Section (students choose only one)

Number of Questions

Content

Time

General

 

60 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Photosynthesis and respiration
  • Genetics and molecular DNA structure
  • Function and development of organisms
  • Evolution
  • Classification and diversity of organisms
  • Ecology

1 Hour

 

E

20 Multiple Choice Questions

Ecological Emphasis

 

M

20 Multiple Choice Questions

Molecular Emphasis

How are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

  • All SAT Subject Test scores are scaled from 200 to 800.
  • A fraction of a point is deducted from the raw score for each incorrect answer.

When is the Biology Subject Test Taken? 

Students can take the Biology E/M Subject Test on any of the six official SAT Subject Test dates: October, November, December, May, June, and August. We recommend that students take the official test in May or June, near the end of their biology course at school.

Upcoming Biology E/M Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

July 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

August 16, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

September 13, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

October 18, 2019

May 2, 2020

 April 3, 2020  April 21, 2020

March 13, 2020

June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

April 17, 2020

 

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