If your child is in 11th grade or headed into 12th grade soon, it’s time to start thinking about the SAT or the ACT. But where to start? Should your child take the SAT, the ACT, or both? When should preparation begin? How many times should the test be taken? If you’ve got questions like these and

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If you know anything about what it takes to go through the approval process for accommodations on the SAT, you’ll be thrilled to know that things just got simpler. Accommodations refer to adjustments made to the administration of the SAT based on a particular student’s needs.  Common accommodations include extended time, extra breaks, large-print testing

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Our Test Prep Tutors evaluate students’ strengths and weaknesses during their first session. Each session targets areas where improvement will have the greatest impact on test scores. But what happens if you’re unsure of which test your child to take? When do you start preparing for these exams? What even is the difference between the

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Our January Tutor of the Month is…

Thursday, 12 January 2017 by

When it comes to helping students with college entrance exams, organizing homework folders and binders, or studying for Algebra II, Nana Abrefah can do it all. Since October 2016, Nana has worked with students prepare for their upcoming ACT and SAT exams, improve grades in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, and helped younger students straighten up

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Whether they are taking the ACT or the New SAT, test prep is extremely important for kids because it can play an important role in determining their college outlook. One key aspect of test prep is confidence. Sometimes, the whole preparation process is stressful for parents who don’t know how to best support their kids.

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There are major changes to the SAT and it is important to know some key differences about this test to best help your child. It seems that some changes are beneficial while other factors make the test much more difficult. One major change is that there are no longer point deductions for incorrect answers, which

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We are happy to announce Jeff D’Onofrio as the Tutor-of-the-Month for March!  Jeff has made a great impression on his students, the families he works with, and the staff at Educational Connections.    In addition to being a tutor, Jeff is a history teacher and department chair at an Arlington middle school. He has an M.Ed.

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The biggest myth about the ACT science section is that you have to be a science whiz. Guess what? You don’t!!! You just have to know science enough to not get intimidated and bogged down with science graphs and tables, even if they are of concepts you are totally unfamiliar with. After you realize that

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A common question we get from students and parents is what is a good score on the ACT. Here in the DC area, average ACT scores are a lot higher than the national average, which is around 21 (the maximum score is 36). Here  is a detailed breakdown for the national distributions for ACT Test

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It’s standardized test prep season and there are currently three options for high school juniors and seniors to consider: The current SAT The redesigned SAT (first offered in March 2016) The ACT Many options are usually great, but in this case… BEWARE: some schools will not accept the current SAT for students graduating in 2017.

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