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Acing the ACT Science Section Part 1: The Scientific Method

Let’s talk about science.

Rob Gelb of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring offers some perspective on science and standardized testing in his video, “What is the Science Portion of the ACT?”

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Posted in Test Prep, ACT

Your A+ Roadmap to College: Part Three (Junior & Senior Years)

Click here to read Part One and Part Two of the A+ Roadmap to College series.

In Part Two of our “Roadmap” series, we mentioned that sophomore year is not too soon to think about your future college career. Beginning the admissions process early cuts down on stress. It also allows time for “course corrections” if you hit unexpected roadblocks.

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Posted in News, College Admissions

Your A+ Roadmap to College: Part Two (Sophomore Year)

In Part One of our Roadmap to College series, we mentioned that getting an early start on college admission planning is a good idea. Sophomore year of high school is not too soon to begin thinking about your future college career.

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Posted in News, College Admissions

Securing College Learning Support Accommodations [Updated]

Contributed by Paul Meschter, PA Licensed and School Certified Psychologist

Entering college is a challenging transition for all students, and one that is particularly demanding for learning support and health impaired students who have benefited from a learning support IEP of Chapter 504 service plan.

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Posted in Learning Disabilities

Featured Test Prep Student: Rachel Reale

Rachel Reale is a person who likes to get straight to the point.

When she was looking for a test prep program to help her through the standardized testing experience, Rachel knew just what she wanted. She wanted information that would help her determine which test was right for her—the ACT or the SAT.

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Your A+ Roadmap to College: Part One

When should you start thinking about college?

We are tempted to say, “It’s never too early.” That might be misleading. Certainly, a third-grader has better things to do than compare “superscoring” policies! However, planning ahead allows you plenty of time to make important college decisions without feeling rushed or pressured.

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Posted in News, College Admissions

Making Every Minute of Your College Tour Count

Pop quiz! Taking your first college tour can be:

  1. Exciting
  2. Fun
  3. Overwhelming
  4. All three
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Changes in the ACT National Extended Time Policy - An A+ Update

Change is coming to the ACT test.

As of September of this year, the ACT changed its National Extended Time policy (Timing Code 6 – 50% extended time).

Previously, students who were granted extended time on the ACT under Timing Code 6 were allowed 5 hours to complete four test sections (English, Math, Reading, and Science). Students were traditionally permitted to move from section to section at their own speeds (known as self-pacing).

This has changed.

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What Does It Take to Make an A+ Tutor?

One could make the argument that great tutors (like great leaders) are made, not born. If they are A+ tutors, they are also tested, trained, evaluated, auditioned, and cleared. They have passed background checks and completed orientations. They are forged from a combination of experience, education, and compassion.

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Posted in News, Tutoring

A+ Tutors Bring Experience and Dedication

What does it take to make an A+ tutor?

A+ tutors come from many different backgrounds. Their skills are varied: they calculate surface area; they structure sentences and paragraphs; they proctor tests. Some tutors provide executive functioning support and help alleviate test anxiety. Others have the periodic table memorized. Yet all our tutors have one thing in common: a passion to help students succeed.

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Posted in News, Tutoring

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