I have retired from tutoring. I will no longer update this blog.
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Monday, November 30, 2015
By ERIC HOOVER, NYTimes.com
Here’s what experts say about the redesigned test, based on practice questions. Tip: Go to a good school, and read a lot.
Practice up with sample questions for the revised exam, coming soon to a test prep center near you.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
CollegeBoard: Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) (Official Study Guide for the New SAT)
ISBN-13: 978-1457304309 ISBN-10: 1457304309
Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests, learning about test structure, and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the SAT. The Official Study Guide for the New SAT will help students get ready for the SAT with: 4 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam; detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections of the SAT; targeted practice questions for each SAT question type; guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses; a review of math concepts tested in the exam; test-taking approaches and suggestions that underscore important points; seamless integration with Khan Academy's free SAT practice resources. There's also a complete chapter on the PSAT/NMSQT.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
May 08, 2015 - - NYTimes Opinion - Print Headline: "The New SAT: Will It Be Better?"
To the Editor: Re “The Big Problem With the New SAT,” by Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser (Op-Ed, May 5): We applaud the writers for recognizing that the new SAT is a “more straightforward....
Saturday, May 9, 2015
May 05, 2015 - By RICHARD C. ATKINSON and SAUL GEISER - NYTimes Opinion -
AT first glance, the College Board’s revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test’s original focus on students’ general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a year from now, in the spring of 2016, the exam will require
Friday, May 8, 2015
By RON LIEBER, NYTimes
Personal stories about student loans painted a picture of clueless teenagers, frazzled parents and college administrators who may not question students about their debt levels.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
By STEVEN LECKART, NYTimes
Hackathons, in which student teams attempt to build a new piece of tech, showcase some of the best upstart programmers and have become a focal point for recruiting.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Don't cram for the SAT!
- Put down that box of flash cards and back away from the BLUE BOOK.
- Follow you normal Friday Night Homework routine.
- Pack all your SAT supplies (ex: CHARGED-UP calculator, pencils, check your transportation/ride, etc) before you go to bed.
- Go to bed early.
- Set you alarm to wake-up fifteen minutes early to focus your thoughts.
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