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Summertime Test Prep is Not Like the Others

Posted by Sheldon S. on Jun 15, 2018 5:55:00 AM


For nine months out of the year, your test prep business chugs along helping students improve scores and grow as learners. Then June hits. What has worked all year to draw in clients and drive success suddenly may not have the same effect. Summertime test prep is not like the others. 

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Topics: ACT Prep, SAT Prep, marketing tools for tutors, summer test prep, how to sell test prep

How to Make Summer Test Prep More Flexible

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Jun 13, 2018 6:10:00 AM

Tutoring companies need to learn that young people in their natural environment are not students. They're kids. And if you want to work with those students over the summer, you'll need to be prepared to be more flexible. 

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Summer Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Matt McCorkle on May 21, 2018 6:25:00 AM


Summer is just around the corner. Is your tutoring business ready?

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Topics: Marketing, Test Prep, test prep sales, Business Development, summer test prep

5 Non-Science Skills Students Must Have to Succeed on the ACT Science Test

Posted by Matt McCorkle on May 9, 2018 7:13:00 AM

One of the major differences between the ACT and SAT is that the ACT includes a dedicated science test. However, this can be deceiving. In actuality, students taking the ACT can get by with very little science knowledge and still be successful.

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Topics: free download, ACT test prep, Official ACT Practice Tests, Critical Reading Strategy, ACT curriculum, Sample ACT curriculum, ACT Science

How to Help Students Overcome Test Day Frustrations

Posted by Sheldon S. on May 4, 2018 12:31:11 PM


Test prep can be a bumpy road for students. The SAT and ACT task students with learning and honing a whole gamut of skills all in service of a single test day performance. Moreover, the stakes are high. Doing well can pave the way to acceptance letters and dream schools while sub-par scores may mean preparing for retakes or bracing for rejection letters.

For students, having access to exceptional test prep curriculum in the hands of great test prep tutors can go a long way - but frustration can still creep in.

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Topics: SAT Test, Test Day Checklist, Test Prep Tips, SAT Essay

5 Things to do NOW to Prepare Your Test Prep Business for Summer

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Apr 27, 2018 6:58:00 AM

In the Northeast, there is still snow both on the ground and in the forecast. However, test prep businesses should already be thinking about the sunny summer days just around the corner and the challenges that come with them. Are you ready?

Here are five important steps you should be taking now to help your business avoid a disappointing summer season:

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Topics: Growth, Tutoring, Marketing, ACT test prep, SAT test prep, summer test prep, Online Tutoring

Should Your Students Take the SAT Essay now that Harvard Won't Require It?

Posted by Sheldon S. on Apr 18, 2018 7:44:00 AM

Next year, Harvard's pool of applicants will not be required to send SAT Essay scores. In a recently announced policy shift, Harvard has joined fellow Ivies Columbia, Cornell, and Penn in no longer requiring applicants to submit either of the optional SAT or ACT writing tests.

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Topics: College Admissions, College Applications, Test Prep Advice, SAT Essay, SAT Writing, Harvard, University of California, Stanford, SAT Essay Guide

How Should Tutors Help International Students Prepare for the New 2018 Computer-Based ACT Test?

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Apr 13, 2018 5:49:00 AM


You've probably heard that ACT plans to administer a computer-adaptive version of its eponymous test starting in the Fall of 2018. It's not true. ACT has no plans to administer a computer-adaptive ACT in 2018 and no firm date to roll one out anytime in the near future. In this post, we attempt to uncover how so many students, parents, tutors, and even teachers came to believe that ACT plans to offer a computer-adaptive test for the Fall of 2018. 

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Topics: China, facebook, ACT, ACT tutoring, Sample ACT curriculum, ACT Tests 2018, ACT Academy, ACT Press Release, Computer Adaptive ACT, Computer Adaptive Test, Online ACT Test, International Students, Computer-Based ACT, fake news, Mark Zuckerberg testimony, Computer-Based Test

How to Interpret your SAT Scores

Posted by Sheldon S. on Apr 3, 2018 5:51:00 AM

With SAT score reports set to release in just a matter of weeks, there’s no better time to figure out exactly what information is coming your way.

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How Long Should Your Tutoring Sessions Be?

Posted by Matt McCorkle on Mar 22, 2018 6:39:00 AM

Effective tutors tailor their instruction to the needs of their students. At the first session for a new client, a number of key decisions must be made based upon pre-assessment data and a student's growth goals.

Ultimately, part of that decision-making discussion must include how long tutoring sessions should last and how often they should occur. While some test prep companies opt to standardize the process and their curriculum as much as possible, the best ones find ways to tailor fit the experience to student needs. Deciding upon the ideal session length for a student is one aspect of tutoring personalization that tutors and test prep professionals cannot afford to overlook.

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Topics: ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Best Practices, Tips for Tutors, Test Prep Packages