Summer: Making Every Moment Count

Summer is over all too fast. Barbecues, pool parties, vacation trips, fireworks—with so many fun activities, Memorial Day becomes Labor Day in a flash. However, in between weekend trips and rushing to your summer job, consider investing some of those hours in your future.

The summer between sophomore and junior year of high school is a valuable time in your school career. Without paper deadlines and the pressure of tests, you can get a jump on those SATs, prepare for upcoming courses, strengthen weak skills, or make solid ones even stronger.

APlus Summer

 

  • (Rising juniors) Take the SAT and ACT Practice Tests. Don’t hesitate. Dive right in! The best way to decide which test better showcases your strengths is to take both proctored practice tests. You can then review the results with an A+ director who will help you understand your scores and help you determine which test is a better fit. You can also investigate whether it’s to your advantage to take either test’s optional essay.
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  • Prepare for an Upcoming Course. Anticipating AP Chemistry or English in the fall? Get a head start on the periodic table or MLA citations with one of our experts. Start the new school year with confidence instead of butterflies in the stomach! You may choose tutoring in one of our offices (Jenkintown or North Wales) or in the comfort of your own home.
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  • Work on a Weak Skill Area. Sometimes a little skill-building is necessary before you tackle test prep. Bolster your knowledge with A+’s Grammar, Math, and Vocabulary Boosters over the summer prior to doing an SAT or ACT course in the fall.
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  • Do Enrichment Work. There is no such thing as perfect writing; writing can always be improved. This goes for reading, too. Write stronger essays and increase comprehension and reading speed with some one-on-one sessions. The results of your work will benefit you both academically and personally.
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  • Enjoy! Remember the old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? (Well, before your time, maybe.) The point is, take some time to appreciate summer as you’re laying the foundation for your future. Eat an ice cream sandwich. Sit under a beach umbrella And don’t forget the sunscreen!
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At A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, our focus is always on you. Our practices are based on the latest developments in educational theory and research. Our outstanding tutors can help you with standardized testing, executive functioning, or achievement in any other school subject. If you would like more information, our Client Service Directors Anne Stanley and Susan Ware are available to answer questions and provide solutions. You may reach either of them by calling A+ Test Prep and Tutoring at 215-886-9188.

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