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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

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

How to Determine Your Target SAT/ACT Score

Though it’s tempting to simply say you want to score “as high as possible” on your college admissions exam, a target score will help you determine how much of your limited time and energy you devote to test preparations. So how should you determine you target score? There are several factors to consider: 1) What [...]

By |2018-05-01T13:08:41+00:00April 27th, 2018|ACT, College Admissions, SAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Retaking a Standardized Test

After working through a grueling standardized admissions test, the moment of judgement arrives when you get your scores. If you got the score you were hoping for, congratulations! You can now focus your time and energy on the rest of the admissions process. If your score is much lower than you’d hoped, however, you have [...]

The Right Way to Self-Proctor a Practice Test

Proctoring an organized diagnostic/practice test is an easy job. All the proctor does is keep time and “babysit” a room full of quiet kids, right? So, why even wake up early and go into an office or classroom to do something you could do at home? One reason is that some students don’t take the [...]

SAT and ACT Test Prep 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 magic formula to help you get a perfect score, the [...]

When to Start Studying for the SAT or ACT

  You’ve probably heard the solid advice that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for college admissions tests. But when is the right time to prep for the SAT or ACT? Here are some thoughts to consider: Most students on a college-prep track have learned the academic content of the tests by [...]

Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

ACT Aspire The ACT or the ACT Aspire? Are they the same exam? If not, which test are you supposed to take and when? How do you get a good score? Which one will get you into college? Let’s explore the relationship between the ACT and the ACT Aspire to resolve the confusion about these [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00December 29th, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|1 Comment

The New ACT Writing Test (2015)

The NEW ACT Writing In September 2015, the ACT introduced a new writing test on the exam. Now 40 minutes long instead of 30 minutes long, the new ACT writing test measures your skill in composing a persuasive essay in which you analyze a complex prompt. The essay is scored from 1 to 36, [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00November 2nd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|0 Comments