Personal Experience

We’ve got you covered: Here are your college entrance exam basics.

How do I choose between the SAT and the ACT? While the SAT and ACT are largely similar, here are some important differences that may affect which test you choose: The ACT includes a science section. If science and quantitative analysis (think: reading and analyzing graphs) are difficult for you, the SAT may be a better choice.…

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How many times should I take the SAT or ACT?

Many of our high school junior clients took the SAT on December 2 for the first time. They’ll get their results online sometime between December 15 and 21. Other clients just took their first ACT exam on December 9.  They’ll get their results sometime between December 19 and February 2. We hope they don’t have…

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Fighting over screen (scream) time?

Some practical tips to help parents win the war over screen time Kids don’t come with operating instructions. Every child is different. Every parent is different. But almost every family struggles with how much screen time kids should have. (Not to mention how much screen time parents should have.) Parents are apoplectic how kids are…

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Entering the Common App: The College Admissions Process

Well, it has finally begun. After three years of college being no more than a hypothetical for me, the common app has finally kickstarted the very real college admissions process. It’s somewhat terrifying to go into a virtual pen with hundreds of thousands of other students armed only with a few numbers, a list of…

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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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The SAT and Me: A tutoring Experience

Who knew three letters could engender (SAT word guys) so much fear in 11th graders nationwide? The SAT, bane of almost every junior in high school’s existence; the monster under our beds, and the test emphasized by almost everyone as one of the most important days of your school career. And as I soon learned,…

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