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PSAT Prep for Sophomores

How much should sophomores be doing to prepare for the PSAT? In this post, we’ll look at common questions about PSAT preparation and explain why we don’t recommend doing a whole lot to get ready for this test. Read More

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Your Ultimate Junior Year Test Prep Plan

Here’s a secret: test prep doesn’t have to be unpleasant and intense. When you start early, you can take it easy. Many families like to get a jump on standardized test preparation. If you’re a high school junior, you may have already started this past summer. That’s great, but if you’re not in that boat, not to worry! Read on for tips on preparing your ultimate test prep plan. Read More

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SAT/ACT Junior Year Test Prep Timeline & FAQs

In this blog post, we’ll give you a step-by-step timeline for SAT/ACT test prep over the course of junior year and address some questions we often get from parents and students.  Read more

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Your AP Exam Study Plan

A major mistake we often see students make is assuming that their AP class will prepare them fully for the exam. While many teachers do an excellent job of preparing their students, doing well in an AP class is no guarantee that you’ll get a 4 or 5 on the AP exam. Read on to learn hour tips for acing your AP exams. Read more

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8-Week SAT or ACT Study Plan

Waited until the last minute (or the last 2 months), and now you're stressing? Here's a plan to help you conquer the SAT or ACT with just 8 weeks of prep. Read more

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Should You Take SAT STs As a Sophomore?

​Sophomore year is the first time most students will need to think about standardized testing. Here are our recommendations for when to start testing for the SAT Subject Tests. Read more

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Standardized Exams: Creating A Study Plan

Keep your student on track with these simple guidelines. Read more

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Choosing Between the SAT and ACT

A diagnostic exam can help your student decide which test is best for them. Read more

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Standardized Exams: Do You Have A Testing Plan?

The 3 questions that can help your child prepare for standardized exams. Read more

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Freshman Year Study Skills: Where Are You Stuck?

Struggling with study skills? Figure out where you're stuck. Read more

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Mastering the SAT Subject Tests

A few tips for mastering the SAT Subject Tests Read more

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Spring Testing Timeline for Juniors

A simple standardized testing timeline for high school juniors Read more

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College Prep Timeline for Juniors

A simple, college prep timeline for high school juniors Read more

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Freshman Year and Standardized Testing

A simple standardized testing guide for high school freshman. Read more

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How to Prepare for Your Humanities Finals

Finals season is here! Get some tips on prepping for your humanities finals. Read more

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The New rSAT - Math

An introduction to the new, rSAT Math section. Read more

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The New rSAT - Writing and Language

What to expect on the rSAT Writing and Language exam Read more

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The New rSAT - Reading

What to expect on the rSAT Reading Exam Read more

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How to Prepare for Your Math and Science Finals

Finals season is here! Get some tips on prepping for your Math and Science exams. Read more

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How to Choose Between the New SAT and the ACT

Not sure if you should take the new SAT or the ACT? Here's how to decide. Read more

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FAQ's for the New SAT

The SAT has been redesigned this year. Find your FAQ's about the changes here. Read more

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The New PSAT

The PSAT/SAT are changing in 2015. Find out what to expect here. Read more

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Last Minute PSAT Study Tips

Waited until the last minute to review for the PSAT? No problem! Here's what to do... Read more

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Preparing for the ACT Reading Section

How to conquer the ACT Reading section with confidence! Read more

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An Intro for Freshman to the rPSAT

Here's what to expect as a Freshman preparing for the rPSAT exam. Read more

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Preparing for the ACT Science Exam

Get the tips you need to master the ACT Science exam. Read more

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Preparing for ACT Math

Check out this helpful guide to preparing for the ACT Math exam Read more

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Preparing for the ACT English Test

A few simple tips for mastering the English Section on the ACT. Read more

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How to Take a Diagnostic Test

Practicing for the SAT/ACT? Follow these tips for taking a diagnostic test! Read more

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Update on the rSAT

Official updates to the new rSAT starting March 2016. Read more

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How to Prepare for the ISEE & SSAT

Tips to help your student prepare for private school entrance exams Read more

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PSAT Scores Have Been Released! Now What?

What’s the PSAT good for anyway? Read more

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Standardized Testing Timeline for Seniors

Taking standardized tests as a senior? Read here for how to plan your test dates. Read more

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Testing Accommodations, Part 4

A functional limitation can impact an individual’s performance on a standardized test. Read more

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Is One-on-One Test Prep Better Than a Class?

One-on-one test prep is worth it. Read on for why. Read more

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Update on the New SAT: Math

The SAT is changing in 2016—what does this mean for you? In Part 3 of this series, learn about how Math will be tested. Read more

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Update on the New SAT: Evidence-based Reading

The SAT is changing in 2016—are you ready? In Part 1 of this series, learn about how Evidence-based Reading will be tested. Read more

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The New MCAT 2015

Upcoming changes to the MCAT and how to prepare accordingly. Read more

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What Are the GRE Subject Tests?

GRE subject test basics: who should take one and how taking one can boost your chance of being accepted. Read more

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Q&A with an MCAT Student

Sarah tells us about her experience with the MCAT—and how prep classes left her feeling as if she hadn't given it her all. Read more

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Changes to the SAT

A guideline to the changes to the SAT that were released March 5, 2014. Read more

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Testing Accommodations, Part 3

Types of testing and accommodations used for AD(H)D and learning differences. Read more

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What Are SAT Subject Tests?

The answers to many frequently asked questions about SAT Subject Tests. Read more

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How Long Does GMAT Prep Take?

Everything you need to know to create your ideal individualized GMAT study plan. Read more

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How to Incorporate Test Prep into Math Classes

Ways to minimize the differences between standardized test math and regular high school math classes.  Read more

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How to Integrate Test Prep into English Classes

A typical English class won't teach the skills needed to achieve a top score on the writing or grammar section of a standardized test, but test-taking strategies can be incorporated with a little effort. Read more

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How to Teach to the Test (in a Good Way)

Part one of a three-part series on incorporating test preparation into the classroom. Read more

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Where to Find SAT Diagnostic Tests

Are you looking for SAT practice tests? You can find them in books and all over the web, but be warned: not all practice tests are created equal. Read more

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5 Tips For Acing Multiple Midterms

How to deal when you don't have the option of taking it one test at a time. Read more

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Quick Tips: SAT Writing

A basic guideline to the structure of the SAT I Writing Section and what you need to know to study efficiently. Read more

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How to Study for Midterms

One of the best kept secrets of great students is that they don’t study for midterms the way everyone else does.  Read more

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Video Q&A with an ACT Tutor

Rich, an ACT tutor who has coached multiple students to a perfect ACT score, shares some advice.  Read more

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When to Start SAT or ACT Preparation

How to avoid cramming for important exams and take tests with confidence. Read more

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SAT Critical Reading Tips

Here are a few major tips to approach the critical reading section. Read more

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The PSAT: FAQs

What the PSAT is and why you should take it. Read more

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When Should I Take the LSAT?

So you think you want to go to law school? One of the first things you’ll need to do is take the LSAT.  Read more

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How to Self-Study for a Standardized Test

For many students, preparation for a standardized test is best done under the guidance of a test prep expert. Other students, however, may be able to walk this road alone.  Read more

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Testing Accommodations, Part 2

The importance of an aptitude test and how it can help in obtaining test accommodations. Read more

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Time Management for the SAT

The SAT is full of challenges, and certainly one of the biggest is managing your time. Read more

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What SAT Score Do You Need for the Ivy League?

The answer may surprise you. Read more

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Differences between the SAT and ACT

Even though the SAT and ACT are interchangeable as college entrance exams, the tests are very different in important ways. Here’s what you should know. Read more

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3 Reasons You Didn't Score a 1600

Common challenges to achieving your highest SAT score. Read more

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Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

A guide to deciding which exam will best represent your skills. Read more

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Case Study: ISEE preparation

How a Signet tutor coached a sixth grader to admission at a selective private school near Boston. Read more

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SAT Math: How to Stay Focused

What you need to do to score your highest on the math section of the SAT. Read more

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Case Study: SAT Preparation

A Signet student improves her SAT score by over 100 points. Read more

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What Is a Good SAT or ACT Score?

How to set a target SAT or ACT score. Read more

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SAT Math: Problem Solving Tips

Creative tips for the math section of the SAT Read more

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