The Importance of Vocabulary

In the eighth post of our Parent’s Guide to the SAT and ACT, we explain the importance of vocabulary, high reading levels, and what you can do to help your child succeed. This episode is a must-listen that exposes the ONE thing that will make a huge difference for your child, not only on the […]


Talent vs. Mastery

In our seventh post of the Parent’s Guide to the SAT and ACT, we explain the difference between talent and mastery and why almost any student can excel on the SAT and ACT.   Every child is capable of learning what they need in order to get the score they want. The key is realizing […]


The Definition of Mastery

In the sixth post of our Parent’s Guide to the SAT and ACT, we give tips that will improve your child’s score by instilling in them an understanding of mastery. We explain why your child shouldn’t just have an understanding of the subjects tested on the SAT and ACT, but they should master these subjects […]


Should You Pay for an ACT or SAT Prep Course?

In our fifth post in the Parents’ Guide to the SAT and ACT, we discuss whether or not you should pay for an ACT or SAT prep class, whether these classes are an effective strategy for your child, and if there is a “cheaper” option, such as hiring a tutor. Make sure you don’t miss […]


Bring in the Cavalry: Tutors

In our fourth post in the Parents’ Guide to the SAT and ACT, we help you identify when your child needs a tutor, find the best tutor, and explain why a tutor isn’t a “one time” thing. We’ll also give some tips so you can get the most for your money. Did you miss our […]


Figure Out What’s Causing Your Child Trouble

In this third post of our Parents’ Guide to the SAT and ACT, we discuss the first step to improving your child’s SAT or ACT score: diagnose what is causing them to fall behind in a particular subject. We have found that many times, a student’s struggle with content is actually the symptom, not the […]


Education Isn’t a Track: It’s a Track Meet

In this second post of the Parents’ Guide to the SAT and ACT, we cover what competition means in education, what it means for your child, and how it affects their score on the SAT, ACT, and their opportunities for college. Learn what all of this means for your child and how you can help […]


What Are the SAT and ACT Testing?

Welcome to the Parents’ Guide to the SAT and ACT, a 10-part series that will cover the essentials for doing well on test day. We’ll tell you what the SAT and ACT actually assess, what you need to know to help your child prepare, and useful tips you can use to help your child improve […]


ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #6: Focus

You made it to Day 6! Congratulations! You are on your way to adding more points to your ACT score. So what is today’s test-taking technique? FOCUS. If you are going to crush the ACT, you will have to focus. In today’s video MasteryPrep founder Craig Gehring breaks down what focus means for you while […]


ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #5: Be Sure

Trust your gut!! The ACT is not a test you don’t study for. You MUST go into the test with a high level of certainty that you know most of what is going to be asked of you. Every second you spend on a question you already know is stealing time from other questions you […]