ACT Registration Questions- Which are Optional?

As a teacher and a tutor, I am often the one student’s and parents come to for ACT and SAT registration advice, and I’m happy to help. All The questions about what sports are interested in and what classes you’ve taken can take up to 45 minutes to fill out. Some are optional, and some are required. You have to tell them what classes you’ve taken, but it doesn’t really matter if you’re honest or not. You have to tell them your grade point average, but again it does not affect anything in your record or how the college sees you if you’re honest or not. The college looks only at your transcript for your grades. You do not have to tell them what your intended major is, what extracurricular activities you have engaged in, or what your interests are. Filling in this info is for the benefit and profit of the test prep company, yet it gets your student some fun college-related mail. That’s about it.

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St. Paul School Sees ACT Increases

(COVINGTON, La.) St. Paul’s ACT scores have consistently been above the state average of 19.5. Through preparation and practice in core classes (English, science, and math), SPS hopes to continue to raise average scores, with the seniors’ average scores rising from a 23.2 in 2007 to a 25.5 in 2017. Junior Chris Wilson, who scored […]

via Schoolwide ACT Prep Benefits SPS Student Scores — The Paper Wolf

Test Anxiety can be Reduced with Preparation

Spring is finally upon us—which means longer days, warmer weather, and the impending dread of finals week. While this may not be your first rodeo, it doesn’t mean that you don’t get anxious come test time. Test anxiety can be extremely debilitating and drastically alter your performance. According to the ADAA, the causes of test […]

via Final Exam Prep: 10 Study Tips to Combat Test Anxiety — eNotes Blog

Why Private Tutoring?

Private tutoring customizes learning to your student’s unique needs. A student could spend 10 weeks in Princeton or Kaplan classes, just to learn the same coookie-cutter approach they teach everyone. Yes, this will help those who had no idea how to approach the test and are already good test takers, but it can actually harm those with specific issues such as slow reading, low comprehension, knowledge gaps and test anxiety. I can usually tell within half an hour which of the many strategies your student should use. Give me a call! I’d be happy to discuss your child in a free phone consultation. 985-234-9184.