The Importance of Vocabulary

Published on Monday, April 4th, 2016 by

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

Published on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by

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

Published on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by

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?

Published on Sunday, March 27th, 2016 by

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

Published on Friday, March 25th, 2016 by

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 […]

ACT ASPIRE Science Tip

Published on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by

Download and read the following PASSAGE I According to Table 1, as the number of dead crows and blue jays increased from 0 to 4, the percentage of households in which one or more people were infected by West Nile virus: F. increased only. G. decreased only. H. increased, then decreased. J. alternated between decreasing […]

Figure Out What’s Causing Your Child Trouble

Published on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by

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

Published on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by

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?

Published on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by

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 […]

7 Ways To Mentally Prepare for the ACT

Published on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by

The ACT is a HUGE test, not just in duration, but also in potential impact on your future. That is why you can’t go into it without proper preparation. To take the ACT lightly could mean that you miss out on scholarship money that you would have been awarded if you had prepared properly. You […]