U.S. History SAT Subject Test Tutoring

The U.S. History Subject Test expects students to interpret information within specific eras and to make generalizations across time periods of U.S. History.

Our U.S. History Subject Test Tutoring Program

Our approach to the U.S. History Subject Test is educational—we teach the core concepts in U.S. History that comprise the foundation of material tested on the exam. Our tutors develop individualized programs for each student's strengths, weaknesses, and background in history to reinforce what students learn in school.

Tutors impart an understanding of the major events and characteristics of each era in U.S. history. Students also learn how to approach specific question types, including interpreting charts, maps, and cartoons, evaluating primary source quotations, and anticipating social trends across eras. Meetings, homework, and timed practice tests all provide opportunities for the exercise and refinement of these core concepts and problem-solving skills.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant and schedule a diagnostic U.S. History Subject Test.


Time Periods Tested

Number of Questions


  • Politics
  • Society
  • Economics
  • Military history
  • Culture
  • Intellectual history

Early colonization through the Reagan administration

  • Most commonly tested period is 1800–1900
  • Occasional questions on Native Americans prior to Columbus' arrival
  • Occasional questions on modern presidencies

90 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 is the U.S. History Subject Test Taken? 

Students can take the U.S. History Subject Test on any of the six official SAT Subject Test dates: October, November, December, May, June, and August. We recommend that most students take the official test in May or June near the end of an American History course in school. 

Upcoming U.S. History Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 19, 2021

June 5, 2021


May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 16, 2021


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Tutors in Washington DC

Noah Cowan

Noah Cowan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

A.B. in Physics from Brown University.
National US History Bee Finalist; National History Bowl Best Solo Team; National Merit Scholar; National AP Scholar.

Philip D. Fileri

Philip D. Fileri

Tutor of: U.S. History, World History, Literature, French; Academic US History, Academic World History, Academic French and more

M.A. in History from Harvard University.
B.A., summa cum laude, in History from Columbia University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Editor for Charged Affairs.

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

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

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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