Greetings from Vietnam! My name is JijangJu and I am a Korean national living and teaching in Vietnam. I primarily teach IB, AP, and SAT chemistry and many of my students are Korean nationals who are studying at the various international schools here in Vietnam. During my teaching career, many of my students expressed after taking the SAT was extremely happy with their results. Many students reported scores of 800 in chemistry and after hearing this, it made me very proud and happy of what my students had accomplished.

I have taught many Koreans and help them get an 800 score in the SAT chemistry exam many times. Usually they would get this score with studying in just a month. The proportion to get an 800 score is around 80% which is a fabulous results.

How does Korean students scores compared to students from different countries?

First, Korean students tend to receive proper information about SAT Chemistry from Korean academic centers which often have past SAT paper. These centers would get students familiar with the exam by making practice exam based off the old exam. This would help students become comfortable with the format and layout of the exam. Because of this, students often finish the exam much quicker.    

Second, Koreans emphasis on education is extreme and there are many institutes in Korea and even in Vietnam. Students are given many opportunities to learn chemistry in the centers and from private tutors. Many Koreans parents are not hesitant to bring their children to academic centers. They pushed their children to study in order to get good grades and get into a good college and finally, get a good paying job.

Third, the majority of Korean students have confidence in getting good grades on exams as many individuals before them. Especially, they think that the SAT subjects are relatively not difficult compared to Korea SAT which is extremely hard to get good grades. They assured that they would get an 800 score on the SAT chemistry exam in the first try.

Fourth, many Koreans are obsessed with their careers because the country has limited resources and jobs are scarce. In order to get good career, students have to do well in school and exams such as the SAT. The environment drives many students to study many subjects on their own. They are willing to study a subject for 12 hours a day.

Fourth, many Koreans are obsessed with their careers because the country has limited resources and jobs are scarce. In order to get good career, students have to do well in school and exams such as the SAT. The environment drives many students to study many subjects on their own. They are willing to study a subject for 12 hours a day.