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Private School Admission Trends from the 2016 Cycle

A big “well done” to our students this year! Now that most admissions results have come out (with some students still waiting to hear back from schools they’ve been waitlisted to), this would be a good time to review admission trends that we’ve noticed from this past application cycle. Overall…

Critical Reading: Encouraging a Love of Reading in Your Child by Shirley Young

The SAT is composed of three main sections: the Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections. The Critical Reading section of this test is further broken down into two important components, that of sentence completion and analysis of reading passages. Encouraging a love of reading is crucial for instilling important analytical…

Strange Bedfellows: Standardized Testing and Practical Intelligence

By Caleb Zimmerman As a nearly full-time test preparation instructor, I am often frustrated by a lack of correlation between practical intelligence and high test scores. The reality facing tutors of even the most committed students is that, regardless of how well such students might perform in the classroom or…

DIY Test Prep: Developing a Self-Study Plan for the SAT Written by Meghan Moll

Students dread studying for standardized tests, and oftentimes it is because they just don’t know where to begin. Half the battle is creating an effective plan, but with the numbers of students applying to college ever increasing, and SAT and ACT average test scores rising too, it can seem tougher…