Posts tagged Tutor Tips
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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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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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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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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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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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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