Test Prep

What’s on the ACT? All 5 Sections, Explained

The ACT is designed to assess whether a student is ready for college. When most people think of a test as being part of college applications, they think of the SAT. That’s because until the 1950s, the SAT (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test) had been the only standardized college entrance exam in the U.S. for …

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What Tutoring Is (And Isn’t)

As we begin the third decade of the 21st century, automation is becoming more commonplace, whether it be in production, banking, or customer service. Education has not been spared from the trend, as the internet is littered with neatly packaged instructional videos showing people how to do or learn basically anything. While there are plenty …

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Why Private Tutoring Might Be The Answer To (Most Of) Your Problems

For busy professionals, one of the greatest values that private online tutoring provides is that you can learn at your own pace—and unlike using sites like Khan Academy or Lynda, it’s far less challenging to stay motivated. It’s the difference between joining a gym versus booking an appointment with a personal trainer at your new …

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What Do The Upcoming Changes to the SAT Mean, Exactly?

There have been some big alterations to the SAT in the past year. The way students take the test, the availability of in-person testing, and entire sections being dissolved are among the changes facing students taking the exam for college admissions. College Board Drops SAT Essay and Subject Tests The College Board announced Tuesday, January …

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SAT Prep, Simplified: A Test-Taker’s Guide to the Exam

Studying for the SAT should start, experts recommend, at least 3 months before you’re scheduled to sit for the exam. While getting a head start is definitely important, one of the keys to a stellar Superscore is familiarity with the test itself. Below, you’ll find expert-sourced articles and advice about scores, recent changes to the …

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The Right Stuff: What GRE Study Materials Should You Use to Prepare for the Test?

The rock monument at Stonehenge is one of the oldest and most intriguing mysteries on earth.  How did stones weighing several tons arrive in an empty English field thousands of years ago? Who put them there? Why? Despite years of archaeological study, experts still aren’t entirely sure, but they theorize that Neolithic humans must have …

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A Turnkey GRE Study Plan

In the Back to the Future trilogy, teenager Marty McFly travels back and forth through time, stirring up trouble…then trying to repair the damage with more time travel.  In spite of the sticky situations he encounters, he ends up tweaking the past just enough to make things slightly better for himself. If I Only Had …

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