A brief moment of honesty: there’s no possible way to sugarcoat how much standardized testing can stink. The cramped desks, the endless scratching of pencils, the nonchalant way the proctor announces that there are only 15 minutes left like it isn’t the worst news you’ve ever heard. For me at least, taking the SAT was […]
Bad PSAT Scores? Here’s What to Do…
First, don’t despair! Go over your PSAT results in depth. Don’t focus on the scores; those are just your starting point. Go to the College Board website and follow the links to review your results in detail. That’s how you learn and improve! Analyze your errors: Were you rushed? Did you lose focus? Were there […]
SAT or ACT?
As a college consultant, I get asked about the SAT and ACT a lot. I, therefore, asked specialist Cassie Kosarek of Varsity Tutors to answer the most popular question. Should you take the SAT or ACT? As many colleges are now accepting both the SAT and the ACT equally, you may be wondering which test […]
SAT VS. ACT: WHICH ONE IS A BETTER FIT FOR YOU?
As a college consultant, I am frequently asked about the SAT and ACT so I asked Mark Greenstein of IvyBound Test Prep to explain the differences between the two tests. The SAT has more intricate reading questions. It asks for inferences more often than the ACT, while the ACT more often asks for straight “find […]
The Case for Online Tutoring
Online Tutoring These days, everything is being done online. From taxes to groceries, anything can be done over the internet – but are the online tutoring equivalents as good as their in-person counterparts? We see parents struggle with this question when it comes to online SAT/ACT tutoring. The truth is there are many benefits to […]