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The Advantages of Synchronous Virtual Tutoring

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 4:12:37 PM

First, some definitions: Virtual tutoring differs from in-person tutoring because the tutor and student(s) will be communicating via the internet via Skype, Zoom, or some other, similar program; Synchronous means that the tutoring/teaching is happening in real time as opposed to, for example, the tutor responding to a student’s work at some later time with a grade and/or comments.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

The Important Difference between Tutoring and Academic Coaching

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 3:27:29 PM

We concede that there can be some overlap between tutoring and academic coaching: Tutors focus on helping students with specific academic-related tasks – such as helping students learn how to solve quadratic equations – but, in doing so, the very best tutors sometimes use techniques that deal with learning skills; Academic coaches focus on helping students with more general, learning-related skills but might do so in the context of specific academic-related tasks – again, such as helping students learn how to solve quadratic equations.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring

Bright Futures Scholarship Update 2019

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 11:15:51 AM

Florida Senate Bill 190, dealing with higher education, became effective on July 1 of this year and makes several changes to the Bright Futures Scholarship program. Among the most important of them are:

Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Bright Futures

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Bright Futures

Is the SAT or ACT Essay Required or Recommended?

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 6:01:00 AM

These lists were compiled just before the 2019-2020 school year.
Because colleges can change their admission testing requirements during the school year,
it’s important that you double-check these requirements with each college to which you are applying.

Topics: Test-Prep, ACT Essay, SAT Essay

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Topics: Test-Prep, ACT Essay, SAT Essay

Do I Have to Take a Subject Test? - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM

 

Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

Should I Take a Subject Test?

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM


Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

SAT or ACT: Choose Wisely - Part 2

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 1:35:10 PM

In the world of college admission testing, we’re moving steadily towards a future in which testing takes on a very different look. In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the existing ACT and SAT. Our goal was to help students and their parents make informed decisions when it comes to selecting and preparing for an upcoming exam. Today, part 2, we’ll examine some current trends in testing and consider how they may shape the future. But, first, we’ll take a look at another test that is occasionally used in the admission’s process.

Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

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Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

SAT and ACT: What We Recommend for Sophomores - Score At The Top

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 6:32:00 AM

Year after year, the same crucial question is posed: “When should I start taking the SAT and ACT?” Our answer: “Early.” If you’ll complete Algebra 2 by the end of your sophomore year, then consider the June* ACT and August SAT at the end of your sophomore year. That leads to the next question:

Topics: College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, sophomores

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Topics: College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, sophomores

Colleges That Superscore the ACT - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Updated July 2018

While there are many schools out there that super-score the SAT, the list of schools that super-score the ACT is much smaller. To aid you in search for information, we have compiled a list (with the help of fellow consultants at IECA) of many of the schools that super-score the ACT. While the list does not cover every single college in the US, it is fairly comprehensive.

Topics: ACT, Test-Prep, Concordance, superscore

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Topics: ACT, Test-Prep, Concordance, superscore

Wacky Scores on the June 2018 SAT - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 12:52:30 PM

SCORES FOR THE JUNE 2018 SAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND HIGH-SCORING STUDENTS ARE NOT HAPPY.  THE CURVE ON THE MATH SECTION WAS REALLY UNFORGIVING TO HIGH-SCORING STUDENTS.  THE TEST IS A REMINDER THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE READY TO RETAKE THE SAT AND ACT AND THAT NO ONE ACTUALLY WANTS AN “EASY” SAT.

Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, Test-Prep, Concordance, SAT Curve

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Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, Test-Prep, Concordance, SAT Curve

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