Posts tagged ACT Prep
BREAKING: New Practice Test 1874FPRE has been released!

The folks at ACT have released what they're calling the 2018|2019 ACT Practice Test. Test prep gurus and professional tutors of all sorts have seen this play out enough times to know that "new" content from the ACT isn't generally new.  So what's the deal with ACT 1874FPRE? Where can you download a PDF of the new ACT practice test? And how should you use it with your students? 

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College Admissions Timeline For Test Prep Tutors and Students

Virginia here. I’m back with more college admissions info tutors need to know and be able to share with students and parents. This blog post kicks off our admissions calendar, focusing first on junior year: the most critical time period in the college admissions process

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How to Raise a Student's Test Scores Between Tutoring Sessions

Any expert tutor will tell you that test prep is all about repetition of concept. As we've discussed in the past, it's relatively simple to keep your students energized and focused during sessions, but how do you make sure they put in the time between sessions? After all, you can lead a horse to an answer sheet, but you can't make him bubble-in the answers. In today's post, we discuss the best practices for raising a student's scores between tutoring sessions. 

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How to Use Social Media to Build Your Business’s Credibility

Social media can be an effective way to bring your business’s message directly to both current and prospective clients. However, there is an art to using social media as a marketing tool, and it goes way beyond plastering links to your company’s website all over the internet. When used correctly, social media can boost your business’s credibility and bring in new business in meaningful, organic ways.

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FREE Ebook: A Tutor's Guide to Handling Price Objections

Nobody ever became test prep tutors because they loved sales. That's why we created this FREE resource for tutors. Because like it or not, you've got to sit down and sell test prep before you can sit down and tutor test prep.

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FREE Resource: Social Media "Cheat Sheet" for Tutors

We had fun putting together last week's Groundhog Day blog post. But now it's time to get serious about promoting your test prep services. That's why we've decided to share a valuable promotional resource for free.  At the bottom of this post, you can download your FREE copy of our social media scheduling system.

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College Admissions Basics: What You Need to Know as a Test Prep Tutor

Have you ever been tripped up on a question about college admissions? You don’t want to get caught in this trap—especially during a test prep consultation. You may not even realize that you’ve lost a potential client or simply haven’t appeared well rounded to colleagues, parents, even students. This blog is about to change all that. And today is the day that we kick it off!

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FREE Custom Branded Tools for Tutors: Download a Sample ACT Score Report

I recently posted a rather lengthy article about my experience helping tutors deal with all the confusion caused by the changes to the ACT. I detailed the issues resulting from versioning the Official ACT Prep Guide. I described the changes to the ACT essay. I touched on why the ACT essay scoring system had flip-flopped.

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What an Independent Tutor Can Learn from Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

I've deliberately chosen to keep this post shorter than most. It's a busy time of year for all of us, but I wanted to convey a few quick observations about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the effectiveness of the marketing you've no doubt been seeing on TV, online, and in your inbox. It all comes down to scarcity.

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Dear ACT, Thanks for Running up My Phone Bill.

I spend a good part of my day on the phone. Most of that time is spent helping SAT and ACT prep tutors to get the most out of our 100% custom branded test prep system. Naturally, I spend a lot of time answering questions. But lately, I've been getting the same question over and over. What's going on with the essay scoring on new ACT score reports? 

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The Best Answer to "What's Your Average SAT Score Improvement?"

These days, parents have been exposed to so much marketing language from test prep giants that they have come to believe a few things about the industry that are simply not true. Namely, parents tend to believe some pretty outlandish claims about average score improvement.

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Instantly Improve Your Tutoring Results — Part 2 — Focus

Last week we began looking a some best practices for tutors. In that post, we examined five ways to increase the energy level at tutoring sessions. This week, we're taking a look at five ways to help students focus during tutoring sessions. Obviously, these tutoring tips are useful for test prep tutors, but they're equally relevant to tutors of any subject.

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Instantly Improve Your Tutoring Results — Part 1 — Energy

In the recent posts, we've focused primarily on test prep tutoring and curriculum for tutors. This week, we want to take a broader look at best practices for tutoring. Obviously, these tutoring tips can be utilized by test prep tutors, but they're equally relevant to tutors of any subject.

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Considering an SAT/ACT Hybrid Diagnostic Test? Read This First.

At the end of last week's post, I advised: "Don't Sell a Snake Oil ACT/SAT Hybrid Diagnostic Test." That post seems to have resonated among tutors, a number of whom contacted me directly to respond or ask questions. It seems that most of you agree with my list of best practices for tutors using real SAT tests, but a few of you have asked why I referred to SAT/ACT diagnostic tests as "Snake Oil."

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