Posts tagged Best Practices
5 Best Ways to Help Students with College Admission Essays

The essay is one of the most important pieces of a successful college application. It is also one of the only opportunities students have to put a personal and descriptive touch on their candidacies.

As such, the college essay can also be one of the most challenging and stressful steps in applying to college. Ensuring that you can effectively support a student through the college essay writing process is an invaluable resource to be able to offer to your clients.

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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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UPDATED: Official SAT Practice Test #7 Is Now Available!

Official SAT Practice Test #7 has been released!  You may download it for FREE from the College Board's website or through Khan academy here...

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Get Ready to Download Official SAT Practice Test #7

The rumors are true: SAT Practice Test #7 has been released... sort of. I received my Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) copy a few weeks ago. That's a much speedier turnaround than the May 2016 SAT QAS, which showed up a few days after I took the October 2016 SAT. Credit to College Board for significant improvement on that front. 

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FREE Ebook: How to Generate & Close Leads by Hosting Free Practice SAT Tests

Just in time for your winter break, Clear Choice Test Prep is bringing you another free tool for tutors. This time, we've published a free Ebook to help independent tutors and tutoring companies jump start their sales pipelines in 2017. This resource includes six chapters and more than 50 pages of highly actionable content. We hope you'll download it, give it a look, and use it to help you grow your tutoring company in 2017! 

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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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Free Resource for Tutors: SAT Proctor Instructions

To make sure you've got everything you need to initiate that conversation, we're making available this new resource for tutors. The Ebook, How to Generate & Convert Leads by Hosting Free Practice SAT Tests, contains valuable insights to help you finish strong in 2016 and get off to a great start in 2017!

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How Much Test Prep Homework Is TOO MUCH Test Prep Homework?

My first day shadowing a guru tutor, I learned his secret, "the more homework, the better." At the time, I assumed he knew what he was talking about. He did not. Intuitively, a "more is better" homework policy seems to be best practice. But is that actually true? 

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