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Starting your test preparation now?

As we near the end of the 2020-21 school year, the chaos surrounding testing access has largely subsided. Test cancellations are fewer and announced farther in advance. Test seats are open to those who want them. Students no longer need to trek to out-of-state sites for testing opportunities. And, many schools have begun to offer […]

Announcing New Spring & Summer Course Dates!

It’s not too late to start preparing for the SAT or ACT! Is your student taking a late spring or summer exam? One of our new class dates may be the answer! We have just added new dates for our popular small group classes and workshops for this spring and early summer! Our courses are perfect […]

College Board Announces Major Changes

By: Ben Sexton Recently, College Board announced three major changes to their operations: the elimination of Subject Tests effective immediately, The elimination of the SAT essay after the June 2021 test, and the introduction of an online and possibly at-home version of the SAT. The first two changes, despite grabbing headlines, were minor and expected. […]

What Makes a “Professional” Tutor?

By: Ben Sexton As an industry veteran, I’ve looked through the websites of many competing tutoring companies and owner-operators. For the owner-operators, a selling point is often that companies employ “graduate students doing tutoring as a side gig” as tutors, while the owner-operators themselves are, by contrast, “full-time professional tutors.” This is many people’s picture of […]

Will my Student Get to Test?

     In recent weeks, we’ve received a lot of long-term good news, with the prospect of multiple effective vaccines on the horizon. But in the short-term, we face a few months of limited activity, with an increasing number of schools going to remote-only learning between Thanksgiving and the New Year. With that in mind, many parents […]

Testing Out of State? How to Manage Changing Test Sites

At this point, pretty much every rising senior knows the feeling of having their SAT/ACT test site cancelled. Time and again since the spring, students have signed up for test dates, waited patiently for confirmation, and found out on late notice that the school where they were hoping to test had decided not to host. […]

Testing Plans for Rising Juniors

The college admissions landscape is rapidly changing. Yes, by the time current rising juniors apply to college, it likely that the threat of the pandemic will have faded and we will have returned to some semblance of previously normal life. But, many colleges and universities have adopted test-optional (TO) policies that span beyond the coming […]

Testing in a Time of Uncertainty

Facing school closures, unfamiliar online curriculums, cancelled SAT/ACT test dates, and a completely overhauled AP exam administration, families of high school students are rightfully unsure about how the college process for this year’s class and beyond will turn out. While we must bear the uncertainty for now – in testing, school, and in general – […]

How We Can Help!

Here is a a reminder about some ways that we can help while your student is home during this stressful time.  See below for a list of new and unique online workshops with Ben Sexton. Our online workshops  are a great opportunity for additional learning while students have some down time. Sign up today or give us […]

Junior Year Test Preparation: What’s Next?

For many of you, the answer to this question is simple: the March SAT or April ACT! Both of these tests are coming up within the next month, so a test is imminent for many students. If you’re taking one, good luck! But, many students have already taken a test or two. These students (and […]