Needless to say, having administered the SSAT test to hundreds of students in the Northern Virginia area, I get asked about SSAT scores… a lot! And of the questions about the SSAT I usually receive, among the most common include: “What score does my child need to get into ____ school?” “What should my daughter
If you want to write a high school application essay that is worth reading; one that your audience will remember: Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing an essay. Okay, I may be being a bit melodramatic. You still need appropriate grammar, syntax, spelling, and formatting. But as for the generic boring cluster that begins
The first step to finding the best private school match for your child is to understand the timing of the process. Although the timeline varies a bit from school to school, the following schedule is a good overview of what to expect and when to expect it. Summer Begin to compile a list of
All the time we get asked by parents of high school sophomores and juniors: “Do we need to pay attention to the PSAT?” And the answer is… it depends. Now it is true that your score won’t be seen or count towards college admissions, but there are a few reasons why you may not want
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If you’re a parent, and you’ve started the process of looking at private schools for your son or daughter, there’s one thing that’s clear: You care deeply about their education. You want to give them access to the best teachers, the best curriculum, and the best opportunities for getting into top colleges and going on
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For years, SAT and ACT exams took a summer break along with students, meaning that students could get away with taking a short break from preparation before taking an early fall exam. But no more! For the first time ever, the College Board has announced that there will be a summer SAT, which will take
Your child just finished 10th grade and now he wants to prepare for the first-ever summer SAT—what?! Is this a good idea, or a wasted effort? Now that the SAT has announced a late summer test date—August 26th—for the first time ever, you might be wondering if this should be your rising junior’s first attempt.
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
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
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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