A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Blog

Posts about Test Prep

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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

Acing the ACT Science Section Part 2: Three Types of Questions

In Part One of this two-part series, we discussed the value of understanding the scientific method, a cornerstone of scientific reasoning. We looked at examples designed to illustrate this step-by-step process, which is used to test hypotheses and establish facts.

Read More

Posted in Test Prep, ACT

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?”

Read More

Posted in Test Prep, ACT

Getting Ready for the Test: It's Test Day!

(Part Two in a two-part series.)

In Part One of this series, we looked at how to plan a restful and productive evening before the big day. Now, that day is here. What can you do to stay focused, alert, and calm?

The following suggestions should go a long way towards promoting and maintaining a positive outlook on test day. They are taken from our A+ Test Prep and Tutoring Handbook.

Read More

Posted in Test Prep, News

Getting Ready for the Test: An A+ Pop Quiz

(Part 1 in a two-part series.)

It’s time! You’ve practiced. You’ve learned which test strategies work best for you. You’re ready to show what you can do.

Tomorrow is Test Day.

Maybe you’re taking the SAT, the ACT, or an SAT subject test. However, there’s one thing you have to do before acing any test: get through the night before. A+ has put together this short quiz to help you plan a restful and productive evening before the big day.

Read More

Posted in Test Prep, News

How to Study for Tests: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to studying for tests, preparation is key. In our newest video, we discuss a few tips to help you prepare, starting with your work in the classroom.

Read More

Posted in Study Techniques, Test Prep

SAT or ACT? Find Out Which Test is Right for You

You’re in high school, or you may be the parent of a student in high school. You’re looking towards future possibilities: college, graduate school, graduations, internships, careers.

Not so fast! First, there’s a test.

Actually, there are two tests. College-bound students usually take either the SAT or the ACT as part of their admissions path. The need to choose between the two can trigger several questions.

Read More

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

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Blog

College Prep Tips, Study Hints, & Education News for the Parents and Students in the Philadelphia Area

Sign up to receive weekly article updates.


Improve your odds of a better SAT or ACT score today! Find out more about our test prep and skill builder programs.

Test Prep Programs

Skill Builder Programs

Free Tip Sheets

To reserve your personal tutor, contact us today!


RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed here.

Popular Articles

sat test tip sheet

Click to Download 30 ACT Tips from A+ Tutors