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Frequently Asked SAT & ACT Questions: (2 of 2)

Got questions? A+ Test Prep has answers! If you haven't read part one of this two part post click here.

In Part One of this series, we focused on questions about how admissions exams, SAT and ACT, fit into the college application process. However, A+ also receives queries about our specific role in preparing students for their next academic step. The following are our most common FAQs.

1) Who are your tutors? A+ tutors’ skills are impressive and varied; however, they all have teaching experience. Some are retired teachers; some have taught at the college level. Most A+ tutors have worked with us for many years.

Tutors often have credentials in areas other than academia, as well. Members of our staff have degrees in subjects from English to science to counseling. Our numbers include engineers, linguists, world travelers, and Peace Corps volunteers.

Finally, before our tutors are entrusted with any student’s academic welfare, they must submit security clearances, provide transcripts, pass practice tests, conduct demo lessons, and participate in A+ training seminars.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, ACT

Remote Tutoring with A+

A+ is based in the Philadelphia area, but we work with students worldwide. We have worked with students in Tennessee, Hawaii, and even Doha, Qatar!

Given how busy today’s teens are, meeting online may be the perfect option, eliminating travel time and making it possible to fit a session in between all of their other commitments. Students are less likely to miss tutoring sessions due to weather, travel delays, etc.

A+ remote tutoring sessions are convenient, productive, and user-friendly. All you need are a desk, a computer, and a quiet space.  All necessary course materials will be mailed to you.

In addition to being convenient, the no-travel aspect of remote tutoring can boost session productivity. Working in a familiar environment allows for maximum concentration and retention. The student is relaxed and receptive to new concepts and strategies.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, Test Prep, ACT, Featured Student, Remote Tutoring

SAT versus ACT: Which Test Should You Take?

Should I take the SAT or the ACT? We get that question a lot.  A+ Test Prep & Tutoring has the answer and if you still can't decide A+ offers free proctored practice exams!

Try both the SAT and ACT.  We offer our free proctored practice exams all year round for both the SAT and the ACT.  We can help you understand your results and make an informed decision. 

Watch as Rob Gelb of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring offers some perspective on the right test to take.

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

Frequently Asked SAT & ACT Questions: (1 of 2)

Got questions? A+ Test Prep has answers!

The college application process is always changing. Even if your family has already navigated the admissions waters, it’s good to make sure your information is up-to-date. By popular request, here are a few A+ SAT and ACT FAQs.

  1. Can A+ guarantee a good score? A guarantee that you will achieve a certain score on the SAT or ACT simply is not possible. Textbooks available in bookstores or on websites often advertise “PASSING SCORE GUARANTEED!” for marketing purposes. Look closer and you’ll find a qualifying phrase such as “….or buyer is entitled to a free book.”
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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, ACT

Reading Questions: SAT vs. ACT

Good reading comprehension is a cornerstone of success on the SAT and ACT. However (as you might expect), it is more crucial on the Reading sections of both tests.

Reading comprehension is actually a portmanteau term, as it combines several skills. You must not only decode information, but you must also understand what you have read and be able to answer questions that require you to analyze, infer, predict, and apply.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, Reading, SAT Prep, ACT

The SAT and ACT Math Sections: Which Works Better for You?

Math is math is math. The Pythagorean Theorem is always a²+b²=c². The square root of 144 is always 12 (unless it’s -12).

You might think it logically follows that one math test is like another. However, that is not always the case! Taking the SAT math test can be a very different experience than taking the ACT version.

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Posted in ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, ACT

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.

Starting with a free proctored SAT or ACT Exam is a great way to gain some initial practice and assess your baseline score(s). Based on your test-taking experience and score, we can help you decide which exam you should prepare for – either the ACT or the SAT.

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Posted in ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Test Prep

The ACT Writing Test – An Overview, Part 2       

How is My Essay Scored?

(Second in a two-part series)

It’s test day, you’ve plowed through all the multiple-choice sections, and you’re now facing the essay… What happens next? Does it disappear into the great unknown where mysterious beings will evaluate it against an ancient, unknowable set of standards?

Not Quite.

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Posted in ACT Prep

The ACT Writing Test – An Overview, Part 1

(First in a two-part series)

It takes a lot of focus and endurance to complete the ACT test. As the Writing test associated with it is optional, the temptation is often to quietly opt out. After all, many colleges do not require the Writing section, and opting out of it means having more time and energy to devote to preparing for the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections.

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Posted in ACT Prep

Featured Test Prep Student: Stella Kelley

Stella Kelley is one of our latest A+ Featured Students. We recently had a conversation with her about her success and experiences in our program. She had a lot of worthwhile things to say!

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Posted in ACT Prep, Featured Student

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