Mental Math Tricks for the SAT and ACT

Mental Math Tricks for the SAT and ACT

Mental Math Tricks for the SAT and ACT Math Sections Everyone knows the SAT and ACT are timed tests, and time is of the essence as you make your way through the ACT’s Section 2: Math or the SAT’s Section 3: No-Calculator Math (which is only 25 minutes!)...
SAT Writing and Language Major Topic Review

SAT Writing and Language Major Topic Review

SAT Writing and Language: Major Topics Tested and How to Tackle Them So you’re looking to improve your SAT verbal score? You probably already know that the verbal portion of the SAT is scored out of 800 possible points and includes Section 1 and 2 of the SAT, which...
SAT Reading Daily Practice

SAT Reading Daily Practice

SAT Difficult Reading Workout   Having been an SAT prep tutor for several years and worked with hundreds of students, one thing I’ve noticed is that students’ Writing and Language scores are often easier to improve than their Reading scores. This is because the...
SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring

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

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...