My standardized test was cancelled this month. What should I do now?

By Graduate School Admissions, High School, Independent School Admissions, Practice Tests, Test Prep

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing have left everyone with a lot of question marks about many aspects of life, including standardized tests. If your standardized test was cancelled this month or next, for now you should assume that you still will need to take the test at some point in the future. You should…

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K-12 Resources for At-Home & Online Learning

By High School, Test Prep

As many students are continuing their school work from home this month, we want to share a few great resources to help with this transition to online learning. Below are a few organizations that offer reputable content. Scholastic Learn at Home Subjects covered: K-12 academic subjects Zearn Subjects covered: K-5 math CommonLit Subjects covered: K-12…

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ACT & SAT 2019-2020 Test Dates

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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“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…

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