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About Arash

Arash has been a professional in the educational field for over 10 years. He started his teaching career as an SAT instructor in 2003, while receiving a graduate degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He now uses his expertise to manage the day-to-day operations of LA Tutors and also regularly contributes to the LA Tutors blog.

ACT & SAT 2019-2020 Test Dates

It's that time of year again! College Board and ACT have officially released their 2019-2020 test dates and we've compiled both below for your reference. And while you're here, stop over to our Tutoring Resources page for infographics, comparison charts, and more data on both tests. ACT Test Dates The ACT is offered 7 times [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:42:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Free and Low Cost Resources for Raising Your SAT and ACT Scores

In the wake of the college admissions scandal involving the Key World Wide Foundation and dozens of parents who resorted to bribery as a means of raising their children’s test scores and securing admission to universities I, along with the entire team at LA Tutors, feel called to say: there are so many ethical and [...]

By |2019-04-12T09:54:56+00:00March 15th, 2019|ACT, College Admissions, Practice Tests, PSAT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

5 Questions: Ethan Sawyer – The College Essay Guy

Pondering The Mysteries of College Essays Ethan Sawyer has been helping students tell their stories for more than ten years and is the author of the Amazon bestseller College Essay Essentials, the #1 book on college essays. He has reached thousands of students and counselors through his webinars and workshops [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00November 5th, 2014|5 Interview Questions, College Admissions|1 Comment

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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 18th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Mathematics Section Overview

SAT Mathematics Tips What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good news is that once you’ve mastered high [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00September 9th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments