Test Prep

Will Pamela still be purchasing 192 oranges in the new SAT?

What are "real-world" questions? The new SAT, which is set for release this March, will be very different from the old version. This blog will discuss some of the changes that have been made to the test and the real reasons behind these changes. We will also talk about the SAT’s competitor: The ACT. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 30th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

HSPT vs ISEE vs SSAT – What’s the difference? [updated]

What’s the difference? If your child is applying to independent or Catholic schools, you are probably familiar with the different entrance exams that schools utilize to help select students for admission– primarily the HSPT for Catholic schools, and the SSAT or ISEE for independent private schools. […]

By | 2018-02-01T16:58:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|HSPT, Independent School Admissions, ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

Five Test-Taking Secrets for the SAT/ACT

5 Secret Test Prep Tips! So you’ve taken a class, or even had a private tutor help you prepare for your test. Is there anything else you can do? While private tutoring remains the most efficient way to improve your score, here are five crucial tips that will help give you [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 May 7th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|2 Comments

SAT vs ACT – Which Test Should You Take?

SAT vs. ACT It’s that time of the year again as many university admissions offices are now preparing for the incoming 2015-16 applicants. Most high school juniors will be taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT to include with their college applications, and oftentimes have no idea which [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 2 of 2

ISEE Prep Can Be Stressful If you are the parent of a student with a disability, registering for the ISEE is a task in itself. Part I of this post discussed the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. Once a student [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 1 of 2

ISEE Prep with Learning Differences The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Accommodations, ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

SAT for Students with Disabilities Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accommodations, ACT, ISEE, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

Taking the SAT with Accommodations

SAT for Learning Differences Taking the SAT is a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you are a student with a disability. The good news is that, in the professional world, you will rarely (if ever) have to prove your worth by sitting down for [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Accommodations, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Writing Section Overview

SAT Writing Tips! What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute essay and 49 multiple-choice questions. The Essay [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments