3 Quick Tips for Conquering the SAT

1. Begin with the end in mind: Set a Goal In short, students who score well on the SAT set goals for themselves – students with low scores do not. If you have no idea where you’re trying to go, how are you supposed to get there? We follow this principle in our everyday lives, … Read more

5 Reasons Smart Students Struggle on the SAT

As college admissions become more competitive each year and the term “safety school” becomes a fading notion for many students, good SAT scores are all the more important in bolstering the strength of college applications. Though even with the increasing importance of good test scores, many smart students fall into common traps that prevent them … Read more

What’s a “Good” Score on the SAT?

When parents call our office to arrange for SAT tutoring, they often ask, “What does my child need on the SAT to get into her dream school?” The answer differs from student to student based on her aspirations, but one thing remains true, the SAT is one of the most stressful aspects of the college … Read more

Consider the ACT as an Alternative to the SAT

The SAT exam has always been the college admissions test of choice along the East Coast. However this trend is changing as the ACT gains popularity. The ACT, for years dominant in the central states, is now also gaining popularity on the East Coast. Students are now presented with a choice of college admissions tests. … Read more