The process of applying to college and for scholarships results in more than just a college to attend and some money to pay for it. It also offers students an opportunity for self-discovery. In the final installment of the A+ Scholarship Series, you will learn how to successfully navigate the complexities of the college search in a way that helps you manage your expectations, your financial concerns, and your personal preferences, so you ultimately grow as a person and find the right college for you.
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Recently, A+ introduced the first recipient of its $500 Tests and the Rest Counselor Select Scholarship, Adam Powley. With the typical high cost of college, and costs skyrocketing even higher, can small scholarships really make a difference?
Whether used out of convenience or necessity, online remote tutoring is an effective way to receive personalized instruction, from anywhere at any time, on a range of subjects. However, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has made tutoring at our offices or at home a challenge, presents a unique opportunity to become familiar with and take advantage of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring’s one-to-one remote tutoring.
Information Updated as of June 18, 2020
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, many aspects of our daily lives have changed, including scheduled administrations of important college admissions tests. The SAT, ACT, and AP exams have all been affected. In order to stay on track, keep updated on the latest information, continue to actively prepare for your tests, and take advantage of free resources offered by A+ Test Prep and Tutoring.
With all of the cancellations of SAT and ACT college admissions exam administrations this spring, both College Board and ACT, Inc. announced that they'd be working to provide online versions of their exams. Their thinking was that given the health concerns surrounding offering an in-person exam, and the fact that schools might not be eager to host in-person exams this fall, providing students with an at-home option could allow students who otherwise might not be able to take one of these exams the chance to sit for an exam.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic changes in our lives. Students, in particular, have had to make major adjustments, including attending virtual school and missing milestone events. College admissions policies are changing as well. As a result of exam cancelations and the possibility of further disruptions to future test administrations, many colleges are temporarily waiving SAT/ACT requirements. In order to plan for the future, find out what experts are saying about new testing policies and get the latest information on which colleges and universities are either temporarily test-optional or are adopting test-optional requirements for a longer trial basis.
Few students or parents will extol the virtues of the SAT and ACT. These college admissions test sare just another requirement students have to meet in order to get into their preferred schools. Recently, however, Tests and the Rest, a college admissions podcast, interviewed David Blobaum, a consultant to schools on SAT/ACT best practices and co-founder of Summit Prep, to explain why the SAT and ACT are, in his words, “awesome.”
Sebastian Skenderi is truly remarkable. A junior at Abington Senior High School, Sebastian spent recent months working with A+ tutors to boost his ACT score, and he did! Impressively, his English score rose by more than 10 points and his Math by 7 points—both are among the highest improvements A+ has ever witnessed. With an overall 5-point increase in his score, Sebastian “definitely rose to the occasion,” as his verbal tutor Pat Graber puts it. To get a better sense of what made this outstanding achievement possible, we spoke with Sebastian and Pat about their tutoring experience.
There is no substitute for human-to-human interaction. And one-to-one in-person tutoring in particular, which enables a high degree of communication and personal attention, provides the opportunity for serious learning to take place.