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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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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For many high school juniors, taking the new SAT (also called the Revised SAT) for the first time this spring may seem like a rite of passage. After all, most students take a college entrance exam a couple of times in the spring of their junior year and often again in the fall of their

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The third and final post in our “New SAT” blog series answers the most complex of the frequently asked questions parents have about the new SAT: should my child take the new SAT? This question is the most challenging because it is going to be different for each student. One of our biggest beliefs at

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In the first part of our New SAT series, we spoke about what every parent needs to know when it comes to the new SAT. In this blog, we mainly focus on the changes to the test and how they compare to the current format. Now that we’ve covered the basics, we wanted to answer the second

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