Posts tagged Practice SAT tests
Setting Goals for Winter Break Test Prep

Whether you are a kid or an adult, there’s a certain excitement that starts to churn as December nears its end and the prospect of some well-deserved time off comes closer. That said, there is so much preparation and excitement baked into a long winter break away from school and work.

However, lost in all the shuffle is the reality that successful test prep can’t take time off. Growth requires sustained effort and attention - especially when it comes to the SATs and ACTs.

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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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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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What the College Board Could Learn from the Netflix Hit, NARCOS

In deciding how to deal with this problem, the College Board may want to check out NARCOS, the hit Netflix show, which follows two DEA agents as they attempt to capture Pablo Escobar. The parallels aren't immediately obvious, but the security challenges faced by the College Board are in many ways similar to those faced by the men and women tasked with thwarting international drug traffickers. 

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The SAT Drought Is Over! Practice Tests #5 and #6 Now Available for Download

Out here in California, we live in a near constant drought. Even so, we're always optimistic. It seems everybody has heard from somebody that it's going to be a wet winter. Major El Nino. Huge snow pack. 50-year storm. Great skiing. Most of the time it's just wishful thinking, but once in a while it does actually rain. And when it rains, it pours. 

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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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The Dos and Don'ts of Tutoring with SAT Tests — Part Two — The Don'ts

This week, we'll be taking a look at the Don'ts. And yes, you could call these the "worst practices" of tutoring with SAT Tests. Sadly, these practices are fairly common in the industry today. As you read this post, you may even find that you've made one or more of these mistakes.  

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The Dos and Don'ts of Tutoring with Real SAT tests — Part One — The Dos

Practicing with real SAT tests is an essential part of any effective test prep curriculum. Even so, there are many ways to misuse real SAT tests that will diminish the effectiveness of your tutoring and/or get you in trouble. With that in mind, we've put together this List of Dos and Don'ts to help you and your tutors get the most out of real SAT tests. We'll begin with the List of Dos.

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What a Bank Robber Can Teach You About Test Prep

When infamous bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he famously replied, "Because that's where the money is."  In his 1976 book, Where the Money Was, Sutton denies having ever uttered those words. Whether he did or not, the terse response has gone down in history as Sutton's Law. Today, it's taught in virtually every medical school.

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