Literature SAT Subject Test Tutoring

The Literature Subject Test consists of reading passages followed by related questions. It is particularly appropriate for students with strong reading skills.

Our Literature Subject Test Tutoring Program

Our educational approach to the Literature Subject Test Program is individually tailored to each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and background in Literature. Tutors teach students close reading techniques that emphasize both literal comprehension and literary interpretation, skills that lead to success on the test and in future academic work.

Through theory and practice, we help students become attuned to the denotations and connotations of language. Students study relevant literary terms and rhetorical devices, along with frequently tested vocabulary. Meetings, homework, and proctored, full-length practice tests all provide opportunities for the exercise and refinement of the concepts and problem-solving skills emphasized during tutoring sessions.

Contact us to speak with a program to discuss your goals and set up a diagnostic Literature Subject Test.


Substance of Questions

Number of Passages

Number of Questions


Reading passages followed by questions. Passages include a variety of poetry and prose, usually drawn from every century beginning with the seventeenth century.

  • Language
  • Rhetoric
  • Meaning
  • Tone

6–8 Passages

Approximately 60 Multiple Choice Questions

1 Hour

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 the Literature Subject Test Taken?

Students can take the Literature Subject Test on any of the six official SAT Subject Test dates: October, November, December, May, June, and August.

Upcoming Literature Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

December 1, 2018  November 2, 2018 November 20, 2018 October 12, 2018
May 4, 2019  April 5, 2019 April 24, 2019 March 15, 2019
June 1, 2019  May 3, 2019 May 22, 2019 April 12, 2019

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Tutors in Washington DC

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington D.C.

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