Posts tagged Test Prep
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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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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Day Three of SXSWedu - Keep Education Weird!

I didn't take this picture of the Austin skyline. It's a stock photo from a few years back. You can tell because there aren't any construction cranes in the picture. Right now, as I type this, there are approximately 20 throughout the city

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Day Two of SXSWedu - How to Sell Test Prep to Schools

EdTech is an exciting field. I'm thrilled to be a part of it. But selling test prep (or anything at all) to schools can feel scary and confusing. Those are the times it feels less like an exciting field and more like an intimidating hedge maze.

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Day One of SXSWedu - Miss Frizzle Cosplay & Edward James Olmos

I don't have time to put together a full recap of the day's events. And anyway, there's no shortage of official and unofficial outlets live-tweeting from the back row of every presentation. Instead, I'll just share a few of the more interesting things I experienced on day one of SXSWedu.  

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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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