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550 Words to Know for the Digital SAT

Many of your students will be taking the digital version of the SAT at some point so it’s a good idea to start building their vocabulary!  I’ve been collaborating with a few other tutors in the National Test Prep Association to scour through the 4 practice tests that have been released and compile a list Read More

Plan Ahead for the SAT and ACT

Going to college is an exciting opportunity, but the application process, especially the testing, can be stressful. Planning ahead for the SAT and ACT will help your students minimize the stress and maximize their test scores. These tips for each year of high school will help your students set themselves up for success. Tips by Read More

Managing Stress to Score Better on the SAT and ACT

By the time students in US public schools graduate from high school, they will have taken an average of about 112 standardized tests since kindergarten (Washington Post). On top of that, students are taking quizzes and tests in each of their other classes, not to mention AP tests and the all important ACT and SAT. Read More

The College Board and PSAT Scores: Oh, No, Not Again!

The proximate cause of our expression of exasperation with the College Board is the incongruous scoring results of its 2019 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), which was administered last October. and the “Again” part of the title to this blog is a little complicated, so bear with us while we explain. Both the SAT and Read More

Interpreting the new PSAT scores

Results from the October PSAT have been released. Your PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)  scores are ready online, you should have received an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores. The PSAT score report is full of helpful Read More

When Should Your Students Begin Preparing for the ACT Test?

I enjoyed speaking with a prospective client recently who asked me a thought-provoking question – when is the ideal time for a high school student to start ACT prep? With increasing numbers of parents investing in tutoring and college consulting services in order to give their children the best shot at gaining acceptance to their Read More

What if instead of taking the SAT or ACT test your students could play an interactive video game?

If it’s up to one company it could happen! A newly published piece by Bloomberg Business News about Rebecca Kantar, explains how the paradigm shift away from the traditional screening methods of candidates using outdated multiple-choice standardized tests, to a revolutionary and much more comprehensive game-based simulation testing scenario which more accurately assesses one’s critical-thinking ability Read More

Free SAT/ACT Resources Available

With so much information coming from so many sources, it’s easy to lose track of important ACT- and SAT-related details, and to be skeptical about whether to trust the material being presented. Knowing the content of the exams is important, but it’s not everything; it’s also crucial for students to learn about logical testing timelines, Read More

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