Hutchinson Center to offer virtual SAT prep course

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer PrepMatters, a Zoom course for high school students planning to take the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) this fall. The course runs from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks beginning Oct. 3. 

For 15 years, course instructor Mary Smyth, M.D., has tutored students preparing for college entrance exams, including the ACT, SAT and SAT subject tests, and the Advanced Placement (AP) calculus test. Smyth seeks to enhance students’ understanding of key concepts tested in the SAT to reduce or eliminate cramming.

Students can register online; the cost is $240. A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available to applicants from Knox and Waldo counties. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation contact Allison Small, Early College Program Coordinator,; 207.581.8024.