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If Jenny Scored Higher than Jackie and Jesse Scored Lower than Joey, Can YOU Get a Higher HSPT Score than Any of These Students?

What is the next number in the series 8, 12, 6, 10, 5, 9…? If all blips are blue and some blondes are bronze, can some blondes be blips? Which whole number is closest to the square root of 119? What is 25% of 3/4ths of 32? The HSPT is full of short questions like [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:16:00+00:00August 5th, 2019|High School, HSPT, Practice Tests, Test Prep|0 Comments

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. Check out our downloadable and print-friendly PDF here: SAT & ACT Test Dates 2019-2020 And while you're here, stop over to our Tutoring Resources page for infographics, comparison charts, and [...]

By |2019-07-24T14:12:25+00:00June 6th, 2019|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

6 Expert Study Tips for Your AP Exams

Every year, millions of students take AP exams at the beginning of May. While the majority of them pass, published AP scores by the College Board reveal that a significant percentage—in some cases, almost half of all test takers—do not. How do you make sure you’re in the group of students who gets maximum credit [...]

By |2019-04-12T10:19:52+00:00April 12th, 2019|Test Prep|1 Comment

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

Choosing the Right College for You

College acceptance letters are arriving, and now the ball’s in your court. Some of you may already have decided on your first choice and gotten accepted. Congratulations! However, some of you may have been accepted to multiple schools and have yet to decide where you will enroll. If this is your situation, then this post [...]

By |2019-04-12T09:54:27+00:00February 24th, 2019|College Admissions|0 Comments

But We Never Learned This! Math Concepts on the ISEE You Probably Haven’t Learned Yet in School (Part 2)

Below you'll find a detailed breakdown of concepts and material for each level of the ISEE(along with handy sample problems and solutions) that students may not have encountered yet during their normal schooling. Lower-Level ISEE On the lower-level test, a fourth or fifth-grader can expect to see these concepts from the fifth-grade curriculum, which might [...]

But We Never Learned This! Math Concepts on the ISEE You Probably Haven’t Learned Yet in School (Part 1)

“Help! I never learned this!” is a common reaction of students taking an ISEE diagnostic test for the first time, and for good reason. Unless they’re working a couple of years above grade-level, most students (before test preparation) will encounter math concepts and types of problems on the test they have never seen before. The [...]

Applying to private middle and high school in Los Angeles

This in from Sandy Eiges, LA's top independent school admissions consultant, and owner of LA School Scout. If you are considering the private school option for middle or high school, the most important piece of applying to private school is putting together a plan to see what’s out there, narrow your list, and get through [...]

By |2018-06-29T14:30:45+00:00June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building Vocabulary Skills for Life

Last month, I discussed the importance of building good reading skills and habits. Another important way to “prepare early” for tests and improve general academic performance is to build vocabulary skills. A strong vocabulary is a huge help on virtually any standardized test. Some tests, including the ISEE and the GRE, directly test vocabulary knowledge. [...]

By |2018-05-30T16:41:45+00:00June 8th, 2018|HSPT, ISEE, Test Prep|0 Comments

Big Change Coming to ACT’s Extended Time Policy

ACT 50% Extended Time Will Be Similar to SAT’s Starting September 2018 On May 21, the ACT announced a significant change in the way it administers extended time. Up until now, test-takers receiving an accommodation for time-and-a-half on the nationally administered ACT test were given one five-hour block of time and allowed to divide it [...]

By |2018-05-30T16:47:28+00:00May 31st, 2018|ACT|0 Comments