Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA: What’s the Difference?

Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA: What’s the Difference?   If you’re a high school student, chances are you’ve heard the term “GPA” before. It stands for “grade-point average,” and like its name suggests, it’s an average of how well you’re performing in all of your classes...

What to Bring (and What NOT to Bring) to the ACT

Test Day Checklist   You’ve done your ACT prep lessons, looked over your homework, drilled yourself on grammar rules and mathematical formulas and concepts, and now you’re finally ready to take the ACT. Have you checked to make sure you have everything ready for test...

SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring

What to Bring to the SAT on Test Day Are you ready for test day? You’ve done hours and hours of SAT prep, tons of homework, have revisited, reviewed, and redone past missed problems, drilled yourself on important rules, concepts, and formulas, and now it’s time to...

Running out of Time on SAT Math? Advice and Strategy

One of the most frequent complaints I get from students about the SAT’s math sections — both the No Calculator and Calculator sections — is that they have difficulty finishing the section. “I’m running out of time!” they say, exasperated. This article aims to offer...

SAT Reading Tip: Synonyms Point to the Correct Answer

Are You Falling for This Common SAT Reading Trick?   Having scored a perfect 800 on SAT Reading and perfect 5s on the English Language and Literature AP tests, I know my way around passage-based reading exams for high school students. During several years’ time of...

Turn SAT Geometry Problems into Algebra Problems

SAT Geometry Problems: Tips and Tricks Having been an SAT and ACT prep tutor for several years now, I’ve noticed a recurring comment among my students whenever they encounter difficult geometry problems on the SAT math test (in both the no-calculator and...

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