When to Take the SAT

09.13.11 With the SAT now offered many times throughout the year, finding the right test date can be daunting. The process only becomes more daunting when you factor in college visits, AP tests, extracurricular activities, and, possibly, the ACT. Here is some preliminary advice about how to design an optimal testing schedule for junior and […]

Demystifying “Average Score Improvements”

08.31.11 Hello Again! If you’ve looked around for an SAT or ACT tutor, you’ve probably noticed that many companies publish their “average score improvements.”  The claims run from modest, 150-point improvements to unbelievable, 300+ point gains. On the surface, you might think that the average score improvement would be the most important factor in choosing […]


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Does the SAT Writing Section Even Count?

08.06.11 Welcome back! In 2005, the SAT added a new writing section to the test.  Since then, I have been asked many times if the writing section even counts. I will try to shed some light on this question. The SAT writing section is derived from the former SAT II writing test.  When it first […]

Choosing Test Preparation Materials

08.04.11 Thank you for visiting Sexton Test Prep & Tutoring L.L.C.  I want to give you some pointers about picking out preparation books for the SAT/ACT. There are so many different books to choose from, it can be difficult for an untrained observer to figure out the difference. I am here to help. First and […]

How to Run an SAT Preparation Program

08.04.11 Thank you for reading the first blog entry from Sexton Test Prep & Tutoring L.L.C. I want to discuss how to set up an SAT program that maximizes score improvements. First of all, here is the program I recommend for a student who wants helps preparing for all three sections of the SAT: -12 […]

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