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17

Mar

SAT vs ACT

Did you know that nationwide there are more students that take the ACT than take the SAT? Did you also know that colleges could care less about which test you take? A common myth amongst many High School students is that colleges prefer the SAT over the ACT. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Colleges care about the scores and don’t give preference to one test over the other. Below are some...

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3

Mar

When To Take The SAT

Planning is everything when it comes to being successful on the SATs! Here is a quick guide to planning ahead, beginning in a student's freshmen year in high school.

24

Feb

Is Taking a Prep Class REALLY Worth It?

As parents, it’s natural to want to do whatever it takes to increase your child’s chances at getting into his or her dream school. But then you take a look at the cost of some of the SAT/ACT Prep courses being offered (e.g. Princeton Review, Kaplan, etc.) and the prices are astronomical. As you contemplate taking out a second mortgage to put your kid in these classes, the immediate question you ask yourself is: are these classes REALLY worth it?

Many tutoring companies will tell you that the answer to this question is “not straightforward” or that it “varies from student to student”. Having tutored the SATs for 7 years, I can tell you that these answers are deliberately misleading. It IS true that the answer to this question is not the same for every student, but over time I have encountered only 3 types of students:

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17

Feb

Changes to SAT Reading

The SAT is changing in March 2016. The changes will affect students in the Class of 2017 or higher. Learn all you need to know about the changes to the SAT Reading section.

10

Feb

Changes to SAT Math

The SAT is changing in January 2016. The changes will affect students in the Class of 2017 or higher. Learn all you need to know about the changes to the SAT Math section.