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 […]

ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #6: Focus

Published on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 by

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

Published on Friday, March 11th, 2016 by

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 […]

ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #4: What Sounds Right

Published on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by

Go with what sounds right. We know it’s simple, but it is true nonetheless. Going with what sounds right in the grammar section will help you score better just by allowing you to eliminate the wrong answers right out of the gate. If you are an avid reader and writer, your gut instinct will probably […]

ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #3: Plug in the Answers

Published on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by

Elimination is key to a better score on ACT. If you can eliminate the answers you immediately know are wrong, you will be on your way to the right answers faster. This one technique could boost your time management, giving you more time to focus on the questions that stump you. In today’s video MasteryPrep […]