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A Virtual Opportunity to Learn

The A+ Webinars are hosted LIVE online regularly throughout the year to cover topics in both tutoring and test prep. We partner with experts in the field to bring you the most up to date information to help you and your students succeed.

The A+ Webinars for are by donation only and each month the proceeds from these workshops will be donated to support a local charity.


Recorded Podcasts and Webinars

At A+, we often host webinars and are featured on podcasts. See the links below to stream and listen in!

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Understanding the Digital SAT

In this A+ Webinar, Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, and Amit Jain, CEO and Co-founder of MentoMind, discuss the SAT exam, why it’s important, what you need to know about SAT scores, how the test is changing from the paper-based to the Digital SAT, and information about best ways to prepare.  

Topics covered include:
  • What is the SAT exam?
  • The SAT’s importance in college admissions
  • SAT’s transition to digital format
  • Description of the Digital SAT curriculum and format 
  • What is the student experience taking the Digital SAT?
  • How to best prepare for the Digital SAT
  • Resources

Everything You Need to Know About College Admissions Testing

In this A+ Webinar, Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, presents information about to parents about the PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP exams and other college related exams. 

Topics covered included:

  • A description of each exam: PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Exams
  • How to figure out which test is a better fit for you student: SAT or ACT
  • Test Optional Admissions
  • Test Flexible Admissions
  • Score Choice
  • Superscoring
  • Test Prep Timeline

Introduction to the College Application Process for Juniors and their Parents

In this A+ Webinar, Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, was joined by Amanda Reilly, A+’s College Counselor, to discuss the most important elements of the college application, and what college admissions offices look for when they evaluate students. We also discuss what current high school juniors can do now: start building a college list, prepare for college admissions exams (SAT/ACT), and build an extracurricular resume.

Topics covered included:

  • What are the five elements of a college application?
  • How do colleges evaluate students?
  • Early Action, Early Decision, Priority Admissions, Rolling Admissions
  • Timeline for Juniors

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Learnings from the book "the emotional lives of teenagers,Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents," by Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

In this A+ Webinar, Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, was joined by Corina Jenkins of Fusion Academy to discuss brain development in teenagers and how parents, teachers, tutors, and other professionals can better understand adolescence and how it affects teens.

Topics discussed include:

  • Adolescence
  • Teen mental health
  • How adults can help
  • Why kids “hate school”
  • Dealing with anxiety

Independent School Admissions: Navigating the New Landscape

Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, Jody Dobson, Educational Consultant, and Ayanna Hill-Gill, President of The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) will discuss the process of applying to independent schools, recent changes to the process, how to approach admissions testing if necessary, and we’ll answer your questions! Recorded live on Oct. 21st, 2021.


ADHD and Executive Function Skills

In this A+ Webinar, Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, will be joined by Kathy Neuta, Independent Thereputic and Educational Consultant, to discuss the connection between ADHD and executive function skills.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • What are executive functions?
  • What is happening in the developing brain during teen and young adult years that affects executive functions?
  • What is the relationship between ADHD and executive functions?
  • How can parents and coaches help students with executive function issues?

Are you applying to the University of California?

The University of California application is a world unto itself! If you want to know more, join Dan Ascher M.Ed., President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring and College Composed counselors, Laura Brennan & Liz Price, as they discuss the Personal Insight Questions (PIQs), activities list, and the way individual UCs consider your choice of major in the evaluation process. Through their bi-coastal practice –Laura is in Philadelphia and Liz in the Bay Area—they’ve helped students from all over the country successfully apply to the UCs. Recorded on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.


Summer 2021: Preparing for College Applications, for Rising Juniors and Seniors

Summer vacation is the perfect time to prepare for college, but where do you start? In this A+ Webinar, join Dan Ascher, President of A+, and Linda J. Hollenback, MSEd, CPRWCollege/Career Strategist, for the ultimate timeline on how to best use the summer of 2021 to benefit your student’s preparations for college.


Prioritization and Calendar Management

Join Neil Seltzer, director of test prep at Mindprint Learning, and Dan Ascher, founder of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, on the topic of prioritizing and calendar management.

Recorded live on March 9th, 2021.


The College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

In this A+ Webinar, Tina Gregor, Principal and College Counselor at College Pursuit, is joined by Dan Ascher, founder of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, to discuss SAT/ACT testing accommodations as well as college-level support for students with learning needs.

Recorded live on March 23rd, 2021.


Fact or Fiction: Common SAT and ACT Myths

This webinar separates facts from fiction regarding the SAT and ACT tests to help parents make the most educated decisions for their students.

Podcast participants/speaker/author(s): Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring

Recorded live on February 12th, 2020.


The PSAT and Beyond

Your student has completed the PSAT, now what? This webinar walks through details on the PSAT and next steps for parents to take to set their students up for success.

Podcast participants/speaker/author(s): Daniel Ascher, President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring.

Recorded live on December 18th, 2019.


Tests and the Rest: Common Myths about the SAT and ACT

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For admissions exams as infamous as the SAT and ACT, these classic tests seem to inspire a lot of confusion. How much about prior versions of these tests still hold true, and what commonly held beliefs were always false? Amy and Mike invited test prep professional Daniel Ascher to debunk some common myths about the SAT and ACT.

Podcast participants/speakers/author(s): Mike Bergin, Amy Seely and Daniel Ascher.

Recorded live on September 20th, 2019.

Julie Kim Podcast #27: Demystifying College Admissions

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In this episode, Julie Kim interviews Dan Ascher, M.Ed, the President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, who specializes in helping high school students improve their SAT or ACT scores.


  • How to discern whether individual or group test-prep is best suited for you.
  • The optimal time to take the SAT/ACT.
  • The biggest advantage you can have when preparing for the reading comprehension portion of the SAT/ACT, regardless of how old you are.
  • How to decide which SAT Subject Tests you should take.

Recorded live on May 29th, 2019.



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