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This is a collection of four problems that involve the 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles. A student can simply find each side length, or (for...

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This is a collection of four problems that involve the 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles. A student can simply find each side length, or (for...

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Well, the new school year has started, and that means SAT test dates are fast approaching. In fact, the first one is this coming weekend. To anyone taking the SAT on Saturday, good luck! Remember to get a good night's sleep on Friday! If you are thinking about applying to college in the next few years, it might be time to schedule an SAT date! Remember, you can retake the test as many... read more

For many students in the surrounding Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties welcome back to the classrooms! if you have any difficulties in class, do not hesitate to let your teachers or your parents know so that they can find you the most appropriate level of help before it is later in the school year and you end up being in failure of being promoted! I can't wait to see how I am able to help... read more

Test anxiety can impact everyone. However, with a few strategies, you can overcome these anxieties and excel on your next standardized assessment. Should you guess? This is a choice you will need to make based on the assessment you are taking. For certain tests, such as the Praxis, you are scored based only on your correct answers. However, keep the guessing... read more

Summary: Mental math teaches students to see short, efficient solutions—rather than to blindly follow the brute-force, cookie-cutter, one-size-fit-all, show-all-your-work procedures taught at school. To my youngest students, I lie—by omission—that vertical arithmetic does not exist. I can usually get away with it for about a year. Until the school shows them the light... read more

Normally, an equation has a single solution when it contains only one undefined variable. For example, take the equation 3x + 7 = 19. 3x + 7 = 19 [original equation] 3x = 12 [subtracted 7 from both sides] x = 4 [divided both sides by 3] This is one case of a larger trend in algebra. As I've... read more

Practice is the key to SAT mastery. No matter what preparatory course you take, what tutor you hire, or what study guides you purchase, all of your resources are for naught if you don’t devote significant time and effort towards practice exams. Knocking out a healthy load of practice tests is particularly important for standardized exams. Why? Because standardization means that the test... read more

Nailing an 800 on the math portion of the SAT can be a tricky feat, even if you are steadfastly familiar with all of the requisite formulas and rules. A difficult problem can overwhelm even the most prepared individual come test day. Time constraints, test surroundings, and the overall weight of the exam can unnerve the most grounded students. So what do you do when panic strikes and... read more

The “silly mistake” is quite possibly the most mischievous and irksome of the math demons. It is a sly beast that lurks in the deepest recesses of your mind, emerging only periodically to sully your scores in a most disturbing way. Because of its crafty nature, it is able to lull you into the false belief that your thorough understanding of mathematic concepts will keep you safe from its clutches... read more

Hey folks, I am sure many of you have plans of going to college or finishing up that last hectic year of school. Well with these endeavors comes not only tests and quizzes created by books and your professors/teachers, but you also have to take nation and statewide test in order to pass and/or qualify for a position in a higher learning institute. Such tests include the SAT,... read more

The SAT Math Test Written by tutor Regan C. Approximately 30% of the SAT exam consists of multiple choice math questions. The math covered is typically considered "basic math," subjects that are typically covered in 8th and 9th grade. In fact, what students often find most challenging is not that math problems are difficult but that it's simply been many years since they have seen... read more

The news broke recently that the College Board is once again changing the SAT. These new changes, scheduled to be implemented in spring 2016, represent a pretty large departure from the SAT of the past. The College Board states that this new SAT will “ask students to apply a deep understanding of the few things shown by current research to matter most for college readiness and success.” Here are... read more

SAT PREP! As a seasoned SAT tutor, my students have informed me of many different online resources for SAT prep. Some have been quite useful, while others are not so much. In this post, I will rank 5 resource links to SAT review websites or apps that I find helpful in preparing for the SAT. Keep in mind that these resources may be immensely helpful but are not perfect solutions for stand-alone... read more

I couldn't solve an SAT math problem (farmer picking pumpkins of the right weight and asking what ranges will he NOT pick) where I manipulated the word problem on a number line graph to give x<2 and x>10. I was asked to pick the answer that could be the correct one. The answers I had to choose from were in the form of absolute value inequality equations, I solved... read more

I am currently teaching SAT courses in the Bay Area, and a lot of students have been enrolling in my math classes. I wanted to summarize what I think are important aspects of test preparation, as this crucial testing period begins: 1) Know the format of the test 2) Understand how the guessing penalty affects your strategy (e.g. a person scoring a 500 has a different... read more

Hi! I'm Jennifer J., B.S., MEd, JD, PHD ABD WyzAnt Tutor In my blog I will tell you everything you need to know about the "start-to-finish" process of preparing and taking the SAT and ACT exams. that will get you into the college or university of your choice. Some Background About Me: I teach classes and tutor privately for the PSAT,... read more

With the wealth of SAT prep materials out there, it can be tough to find the best resources for SAT study. I've been tutoring for the SAT for over a decade, and these are the materials I've found to be the most helpful. SAT General Study For all-around SAT preparation, nothing beats The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board... read more

Aaah...the the most feared, loathed, avoided tests of the century: the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. I am here to tell you that you should not let these tests overpower you. A bad first score is not enough to tell your potential. You are capable of improving leaps and bounds, perhaps hundreds of points. Take my younger brother, for example. He took the PSAT his freshman year... read more

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