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A+ Professional Development

At A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, teamwork, professional development, and learning from one another are part of our company culture. Tutors at A+ attend professional development meetings in the fall and spring of each year. These meetings give tutors a unique opportunity to get support from their peers, receive vital updates on company policies, learn how to use new technological services, and receive training for cutting edge tutoring programs. It is the ideal combination of team building and professional growth. Our most recent professional development meeting was held on Saturday, October 19. 

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Posted in Educational Trends, Test Preparation, College, Test Prep, Tutoring, Executive Function

3 Changes Coming to the ACT Test in 2020

Beginning with the administration of the September 2020 ACT test, students will have more choices for demonstrating their college aptitude. ACT has introduced section retesting, superscoring, and faster results with online testing. ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe says the new changes will provide students with “a better opportunity to showcase their readiness and reach their maximum potential.” 

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Posted in Test Preparation, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Get to Know the ISEE and SSAT: A Closer Look (Part 2 of 2)

Previously, we explored the key features of the ISEE and SSAT. Now that you know the basics, we will take a closer look at each test. Armed with this information, you will be able to choose the best test and best test prep plan for your child.

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Posted in Test Preparation, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Get to Know the SSAT and ISEE: The Basics

Applying for admission to private or independent schools can be daunting not only because schools may have their own individual admission requirements, but also because it may be the first time parents will navigate the complex standardized testing process. Don’t panic!

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Posted in Test Preparation, College, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Requesting Copies of Your Test Questions and Answers: A Short Guide

You’ve just taken your SAT or ACT test. From the moment you close your test booklet and hand in your answer sheet, you are anticipating what your score might be. Will it match your highest goal? Will it meet your ideal school’s requirements? Will you need to sign up for another tutoring session or another test?

Those two and four digit numbers are, of course, what we all focus on. But did you know that they are not the only valuable information distributed by testing agencies? Both The College Board and ACT.org offer (under certain circumstances) copies of a tester’s questions and answers and answer keys to help the tester evaluate his or her performance. 

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Posted in Test Preparation, Proctored Practice Test Date, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, Test Prep, ACT

A+ Featured Student: Jennifer Allison

Sometimes all you need is a friend.

Jennifer Allison is a junior going into senior year at Hatboro Horsham High School. When Jennifer’s best friend recommended A+ for test prep, Jennifer decided to check us out.

Boy was that good advice! Jennifer was able to raise her ACT score by five points—up to 23!

Jennifer took time out of her busy summer schedule of lifeguarding and swim competitions to talk about her experience with us.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, Test Prep, ACT, Featured Student

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, Remote Tutoring

A+ Featured Student: Alec Kane

 

We sat down with Alec Kane, a Friends Select School junior, who recently went through A+’s SAT prep course with stupendous results! Alec tested in March of 2019 and scored a 1500. That’s a 230-point leap from his original diagnostic score of 1270.

Like many of our students, Alec was drawn to A+ based on positive recommendations from friends. He also followed in the footsteps of an older brother who had done test prep with us.

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Posted in Test Preparation, SAT, Test Prep, Featured Student

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

A+ Featured Student: Katie Benoliel

We sat down with Katie Benoliel from Germantown Friends School to discuss her A+ experience. Just last month, Katie was able to improve her SAT score by 140 points (over her PSAT score)! 

A+: What brought you and your family to A+?

Katie: It was my friends! I kept hearing how much they were learning and how successful they were with A+. I decided to come to you when it was time to prepare for my college entrance tests. I was a little worried about standardized testing. I go to Germantown Friends School right now. 

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Posted in Test Preparation, SAT, Test Prep, Featured Student

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