Practice Matters: The Importance of Proctored Practice Exams

What does it take to excel?

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Posted in Test Preparation, Free Proctored SAT and ACT Exams, Test Prep

Featured Test Prep Student: Amanda Fricker

“Practice doesn’t make perfect; practice makes progress.”

That is the maxim that Amanda Fricker quoted to us when we sat down to talk about her A+ experience. It’s the philosophy that enabled her to raise her ACT score from 25 to 28.

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What to Watch for: Some Symptoms of Executive Function Disorder (EFD)

(Part two of this two-part series discusses possible signs of executive functioning issues.)

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Posted in Executive Function

Featured Test Prep Student: Matthew Catanzariti

In 2017, La Salle College High School student Matthew Catanzariti had a busy summer and fall planned. Among other responsibilities, he juggled a summer job, competitive tennis, and family activities.

Matthew also had a goal: to raise his SAT scores. He did. His total score shot up from 960 to 1130 (almost 200 points!).

We sat down with Matthew to talk about his A+ experience.

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Download the PDF: Compare the SAT to the ACT

One of the questions we hear most often at A+ Test Prep and Tutoring is, Which test should I take – the SAT or the ACT?

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Posted in Educational Reference, Frequently Asked Questions

Executive Function & ADD/ADHD - Part I

(Part one of this two-part series examines the relationship between executive functioning issues and ADD or ADHD.)

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Posted in Executive Function

When Should I Start ACT or SAT Test Prep? Downloadable PDF

Preparing for the SAT or ACT is a lengthy process that we recommend starting in the spring of your sophomore year of high school or the following summer.

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Posted in ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Test Prep

Protecting your Child from Bullies – Students with Disabilities

How can I keep my child safe?

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Posted in Learning Disabilities, News

A Four-Step Guide to Writing a Great College Admissions Essay: Part II

Contributed by: Jake Rosen

Welcome back. In last month’s newsletter, I laid out the first and second steps in this four-step guide to writing a great college admissions essay. Before reading on, I’d go back and read (or re-read) Part I, which includes Step One: Don’t Panic and Step Two: Guided Brainstorm.

Ready for more? Let’s get to it.

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Posted in College Admissions, Writing Skills

Saving for College in 2018: An Update on Tax Treatment of 529 Plans

What is a 529 plan, and how can it help you and your college-bound student?

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Posted in Paying for College, Cost of College, Financial Aid

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