About two years ago, a new version of the SAT was introduced to students taking the test on the January 2016 test date. The format took tutors and educators by surprise, as it featured many surprising changes in line with the controversial Common Core educational standards. Although the College Board stated that it changed the[...]
In critical reading, our approach is rooted in a style of reading where students learn to control the level of detail and scope with which they read. Although the single biggest difficulty students encounter on this section is timing, students gain an overall advantage by committing to a single approach and then refine their ability[...]
The SAT’s writing and Language section (Section 2) is, very generally, a copy of the ACTs English section. A minority of the questions require a knowledge of the basics of grammar: concepts like subject, verb, modifier, independent vs. dependent clauses, and the main acceptable sentence types. However, the majority of the questions on the section[...]
The SAT’s two math sections, calculator and non calculator math, are difficult in the sense that they embed each question within high-intimidating writing and an academic appearance. The deceptiveness in the manner in which the questions are being presented is markedly higher than in the other two sections. The gist of the math section is[...]
In this lesson, Alex Torres takes two students through basic level reading comprehension on the SAT, based on SAT Test 7, which you can find on College Board’s website.
Here’s a very interesting article about SAT prep and ACT prep on quite a few levels. First, it’s amazing that anyone pays $1,500 an hour for SAT Prep or ACT prep. Second, the tutor answers a question that parents ask every day: how early should students start preparing for the SAT or ACT test? His[...]Tags: ACT, college, PSAT, SAT, test prep, tutor
For years, Colorado’s public schools have administered the ACT test to their students. Colorado schools are changing that requirement this year, and the school system will be administering the SAT test to their students this Spring. Our advice to many students is to realize that, although the schools are standing behind one test above another,[...]