Choosing between the SAT and ACT shouldn’t be stressful. In fact, you probably already have two good indicators to help guide your decision. Did you take the P-SAT or PLAN tests in your freshman, sophomore, or junior years? Most students take these tests in the fall usually during the...

Should You Take the SAT, ACT, or Both?

Choosing between the SAT and ACT shouldn’t be stressful. In fact, you probably already have two good indicators to help guide your decision. Did you take the P-SAT or PLAN tests in your freshman, sophomore, or junior years? Most students take these tests in the fall usually during the...

Ten years out of high school, I’m seeing a new generation of athletes that log a lot more hours on the field, leading me to ask— why play for school, club, and travel teams?

How Lessons Learned on the Field Transfer to School and Beyond

Ten years out of high school, I’m seeing a new generation of athletes that log a lot more hours on the field, leading me to ask— why play for school, club, and travel teams?

I think it’s fair to say that most parents and students view preparing for standardized tests as favorably as a root canal. No matter how much coaching you get, results aren’t guaranteed, and students have to do more work on top of classwork and homework. But test prep has...

Test Prep Can Boost Overall Academic Performance

I think it’s fair to say that most parents and students view preparing for standardized tests as favorably as a root canal. No matter how much coaching you get, results aren’t guaranteed, and students have to do more work on top of classwork and homework. But test prep has...

If you've taken a diagnostic or a real SAT, you likely thought that the Grammar portion of the Reading/Writing test was the "easy" section. I hear this a lot because unlike the other two sections, students rarely run out of time, and the passages don't even approach the difficulty...

5 Most Commonly Missed SAT Grammar Questions

If you've taken a diagnostic or a real SAT, you likely thought that the Grammar portion of the Reading/Writing test was the "easy" section. I hear this a lot because unlike the other two sections, students rarely run out of time, and the passages don't even approach the difficulty...

What is the P-SAT? P-SAT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test. It consists of 3 sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing (note- “Writing” portion, counterintuitively, does not include an essay) I’ve heard that the SAT is changing. Is the P-SAT also changing? Does that effect preparation? Yes, yes,...

The P-SAT and PLAN tests FAQ

What is the P-SAT? P-SAT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test. It consists of 3 sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing (note- “Writing” portion, counterintuitively, does not include an essay) I’ve heard that the SAT is changing. Is the P-SAT also changing? Does that effect preparation? Yes, yes,...