A common question on many parents' minds

Every week we speak to a great deal of parents about test prep for their high school students. Without question, one of the most frequent questions we hear is "Is this a good SAT score?" (They are referring to their student's recent PSAT or SAT scores that they've just shared with us.) While it would be nice to be able to definitively say "Yes, this is a good SAT score," the quality of a score is not so black and white.

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The Science Behind Procrastination - Podcast
Understanding why students procrastinate 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Learning Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Academics, hosted by EC Tutoring president and founder, Ann Dolin. Ann is a renowned speaker and author in the field of education. Each month she will discuss one common obstacle parents face, discussing root causes of the issue and providing listeners with practical and simple solutions. Join Ann as she dives into the topic of procrastination.


ACT vs. SAT: popularity by state
Which should you take? 

If you're from the eastern US, you likely took the SAT in high school. While the SAT is still more popular than the ACT in the Washington DC metro area, we don't expect that to hold true for long. In fact, in 2012 there were more students nationally who took the ACT than those who took the SAT. The SAT and ACT do have significant overlaps in content; however, they are quite different tests, at least for the time being (learn about the changes to the SAT set to take effect spring 2016). Let's take a look at the differences and how to decide which test to take...

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If you're struggling with the issue of knowing how much to help your student with homework, you're not alone. In fact, the issue is one of the most common concerns I hear from parents. Helping students with homework is a balancing act. Here are some tips to help you find the right balance...

The long-awaited changes to the new SAT have been announced, with a full description due in mid-April. The redesign comes in response to criticism about the content of the test, pressure from the increasingly popularity of the ACT, and a trend toward test-optional admissions at a number of schools. Here's what you need to know...
As a parent, you know that college is one of the most important milestones in your student's life. Writing a strong essay and scoring high on the SATs can be crucial when it comes to getting accepted. However, it is often the case that students, and parents as well, do not put much consideration into the application process until senior year.

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