March 29, 2015


Let’s Talk Testing (Or Not)

By Liz Willen, from Inside Schools It appears that many New York City public school principals have a great deal to say about this spring’s standardized English tests for grades 3–8. Only they can’t, because they are under a gag order. I wish we could at least informally do the same for students—and parents. No matter how you  read more…


SAT and ACT: Which Test Should You Take?

By Jason Turetsky Director, Standardized Test Preparation Programs More students took the ACT than the SAT for the first time last year. If you’re starting your test preparation program this year, which test should you take and how can you use the choice between the SAT and ACT to your advantage? Firstly, the idea that one  read more…

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The TOP 3 SAT Subject Tests

By Grant Bergland (Literature, Writing, Test Preparation) SAT II Subject tests are an essential part of the admissions process, especially for the most competitive colleges. While SAT/ACT scores demonstrate comparisons of a student’s raw skill, the subject tests allow applicants to shine by testing subjects they love and often plan to pursue in college. The TOP  read more…


Virtual Tutoring and Test Preparation

By Sam Yamshon Thanks to video-conferencing programs, such as Skype, Google Video Chat, and iChat, and collaborative tools, such as GoogleDocs, tutoring over long distances, through borders, and even across oceans has become as easy as working face to face. The sessions can be personal and productive with proper preparation and attention to detail. I recently  read more…

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Navigating Special Education Processes

By Laurie Gross, Educational Therapist and Family Advocate & Brad Hoffman, Educational Consultant Navigating your child’s special education process can seem overwhelming. However, knowing who to contact, what questions to ask, and (most importantly) your family’s rights, will help make the process for your child and family a smooth one. IDEA strives not only to grant  read more…


SAT or ACT? Which Test is Right For You?

By Vera Wexler (Math and Test Preparation) In today’s highly competitive society, getting into the right college has become more important than ever, and, of course, most colleges require a standardized test for admission. For many years, the SAT was the only game in town, but in recent years, the ACT has been steadily gaining  read more…

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