When Should We Start Test Prep?

My son is in the 10th grade and my daughter is in the 9th grade. When should we begin preparing for the SAT?  We want to start test prep early. Some preparation is long-term and is more an acquisition of basic skills – reading, math, vocabulary, writing, and...

Pros & Cons of Various Test Prep Methods

  What are the pros, cons, and costs of various SAT and ACT prep methods?   Obviously the big advantage to test prep is improved scores, but no method of preparation is magic.  In fact, it is a lot like working out at the gym.  The person who hires a...

SAT: Testing and Teen Anxiety

By Joel S Goldman   All tests are stressful. But, the SAT is in a league of its own when it comes to inducing anxiety. So much rides on the student’s performance. He or she has prepared for the Test for a long period of time or, at the very least, has been...

Starting SAT Preparation Early

  My son is in the 10th grade and my daughter is in the 9th grade. When should we begin preparing for the SAT? Some  SAT preparation is long-term and is more an acquisition of basic skills – reading, math, vocabulary, writing, and analysis.  Students who fail to...

Do You Need Extra Time On The SAT?

  My son has special needs. What should we do about him taking the SAT? What accommodations can or should he have? The answer depends in part on the type of special needs your son has. Learning disabilities range in levels and severity, so accommodations are...

Is the ACT easier than the SAT?

  Which test is easier the SAT or ACT? The best way to find out is to take both.  If you don’t have scores from both tests to compare, here are my top 5 factors for deciding between the SAT and ACT. 1. Shorter test or shorter sections? With the additional writing...