Additional Information

Direct Hits will utilize the results from prior standardized tests (PSAT, prior ACT/SAT) in order to best tailor the class to the needs of the students. After the course is completed, families will receive an evaluation from the weekend and what, if any, further prep work needs to be done before the May and/or June SAT. The class is limited in size to enhance student learning.

SAT prep affords an undeniable advantage. Students who are motivated to earn a top score, are nervous about taking the SAT, or with a history of low standardized scores will benefit from this comprehensive course.


  • SAT English: grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing
  • SAT math: elementary algebra and intermediate algebra (this is main focus of the math section of the SAT)


  • SAT reading and essay: strategies, time management, decoding of questions and types of passages, and structure of essay
  • SAT math: coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry 

Teacher Bios

Paget Hines ~ English, Reading, Writing

Paget is a Learning Specialist and Partner at Direct Hits. Paget began her teaching career at the Schenck School. After completing two years of Orton-Gillingham training, Paget began privately tutoring. For 13 years she was in private practice in San Francisco, working with students in middle school and high school. She developed and implemented a SSAT verbal, reading comprehension and essay curriculum for students with learning differences and test-taking anxiety. Paget has tutored and administered the SSAT, PSAT, ACT, and SAT throughout her career.

Alexis Shepard ~ Math

Alexis, a private tutor in math, chemistry, and physics at Atlanta-based Learning Linkz, is “obsessed with school” and “in love with the process of learning.” Alexis left her job in the corporate world to pursue her dream of earning a PhD in Sustainability. Alexis studied Pre-Law and Engineering at Oglethorpe University, which gave her a new perspective on learning, not to mention knowledge of Calculus I, II and III. Alexis will teach the math portion of the class.