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How many times should I take the SAT?

I only took the test once. It was a May test. It was such a horrible experience for me getting up extremely early on a Saturday and sitting through the first long exam of my life that even though I didn’t get the top score that I wanted, I never wanted to take the test…

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Abstract Math Concepts Start in 6th Grade

We love getting calls from the parents of 6th and 7th graders (and not because we charge less when tutors work with younger students on more simple concepts)! It’s because we know that many of the important concepts learned in middle school will take the student through high school. And if these concepts are not…

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SHSAT Tips From the Experts

“Pace yourself. Remember that you have 150 minutes to do the test. This breaks down to 3 minutes per scrambled paragraph and 1.5 minutes for all other questions. If you find yourself spending too long on a question, move on and come back to it later.”   “Make a master formula sheet of all the…

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Which SAT test date should I choose?

Well let’s say that you are doing a total of about 24 hours of tutoring. You’re working with a tutor 3 hours per week so you will need 8 weeks of prep. But there are holidays and people get sick, so let’s plan for 2.5 to 3 months of prep to be safe. If you…

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