Free SAT Workshops and Other College Prep Resources

By Yona Y. RSS Tue, January 2, 2024

Free college and test prep programs continue at Parkway Central Library through the spring semester! Field Teen Center in partnership with The Alexander Advantage is offering five Saturday workshops for youth ages 12 to 18. College-bound students, you won’t want to miss these!

Spring workshops will take a deep dive into the SAT, a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The first session will be a full, proctored practice exam. The following sessions will provide tips and strategies for the main sections of the SAT: reading, writing, and math. The final session will be another proctored practice exam, allowing students to compare their scores before and after the workshops.

Students who attend all five in-person SAT workshop sessions will receive a $10 gift card!

SAT Pre-Proctored Exam — pizza lunch provided
Saturday, January 13, 2024 
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

SAT Reading — snacks provided
Saturday, February 10, 2024
2 p.m.–4 p.m. 

SAT Writing — snacks provided 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 
2 p.m.–4 p.m.

SAT Mathematics — snacks provided 
Saturday, April 13, 2024
2 p.m.–4 p.m.

SAT Post-Proctored Exam — pizza lunch provided 
Saturday, May 11, 2024 
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

All SAT workshops will be held in the Heim Center (Room 131/132) on the First Floor of Parkway Central Library. Participants should use the back entrance on Wood Street.

Spaces are limited. Teens are strongly encouraged to call 215-686-5395 or email to register. We can only guarantee admittance for teens who register in advance.


Additional SAT and College Prep Resources

Anyone can also access our previously recorded virtual workshops on Financial Aid Prep and Scholarship Opportunities anytime by visiting the Free Library Teen Central YouTube channel.



For more SAT prep exercises and other academic support, check out Homework Help Online, a free resource that you can access through our Digital Learning Portal with your library card. Live tutoring is available every day from 10 a.m.–12 midnight in English y en Español. This resource is available for students in grades K–12, college, and adults!

There are also SAT prep books and more available in our catalog. Ask your local librarian for help finding the newest titles.

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Teen programming at the Field Teen Center is made possible in part by grants from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers and the Independence Foundation.

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Is it to late for Sat prep
Tia Jenkins - Phila
Friday, March 22, 2024

When is the next SAT workshop prep classes being offered? Thank you!
Alissa Silverman - Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 12, 2024