Category: Test Prep

Preparing (or Not) for the PSAT

Summer is officially over, and the leaves have begun to fall. That means that one of the great fall traditions, the PSAT, is almost upon us. This year, the PSAT is being offered on several dates: Wednesday, October 13; Saturday, October 16; or the alternate date of Tuesday, October 26. Check with your school’s guidance […]

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ACT Reading Section: What You Need To Know

In our English classes, our teachers have frequently told us to “go deeper” or to “go farther” or to “find our own analysis.” Those are great for English class. Don’t do that on the ACT. While the ability to read and mostly understand short passages is a prerequisite for the reading portion of the ACT, […]

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Good News!

There are a couple of good news items to share with you this month. While 2020-2021 may be a bit different than a typical school year, given our remote and masked classrooms, I have heard some good things about what is opening up for students this fall that I want to share with you. For […]

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SSAT Testing in 2021

For students considering the SSAT during the new testing year (August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022), there are significant changes to available testing opportunities, and families will have several options to consider as they sketch out their child’s individual application plan. Register to Take the SSAT At Home Students may take the test via SSAT-At-Home. […]

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Hey, Juniors: Fall 2020 SAT/ACT: Register Now! Prep… Now?

I’ve been tutoring for over 15 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many kids looking forward to taking an SAT or ACT as there are this year. The rising seniors kind of had the testing rug pulled out from under them this year, and now they’re all raring to test in the […]

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Hey, Seniors: Fall 2020 SAT/ACT: Register Now! Prep… Now?

I’ve been tutoring for over 15 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many kids looking forward to taking an SAT or ACT as there are this year. Some of you have one or two tests under your belt, while others are still looking for their first test after prepping for one that […]

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Test Prep: How Soon is Too Soon?

We get tons of questions from sophomores about when to start preparing for the SAT or ACT. In most years, we advise students to hold off on any test prep until sophomore year is in the books. Why? Well, the number one indicator of where you get to go to college is your grades, so […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Aaron Golumbfskie Keeping up with the changes to your student’s education right now isn’t easy. As I’m writing this and as you’re reading this, school districts and states are extending school cancellations, the College Board and the ACT are delaying more tests, and colleges are announcing temporary test-optional policies. It’s a fast-moving train that’s set […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Keeping up with the changes to your student’s education right now isn’t easy. As I’m writing this and as you’re reading this, school districts and states are extending school cancellations, the College Board and the ACT are delaying more tests, and colleges are announcing temporary test-optional policies. It’s a fast-moving train that’s set my head […]

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Spring: The Season for …. AP Exams and SAT Subject Tests?

UPDATE! All SAT Subject Tests are now a thing of the past. See more info here. Ah, spring! You’re finally creeping out from under winter’s midterms and semester projects, ready to embrace the growing season of a new year. As such, you’ll want to turn your attention to some of the excitement spring has to […]

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