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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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.
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!
We spoke with Regal Noye, a senior at Radnor High School, who recently completed the A+ SAT prep tutoring course. He was thrilled with his results and with his tutor. We asked Regal what made preparing for the SAT with A+ such a rewarding experience for him.
After his mother came across a post about A+ on Facebook, Regal began his A+ journey by taking proctored diagnostic SAT and ACT exams. He was intrigued by the insights he gained as a result of taking the diagnostic exams. Based on the analysis and feedback from those diagnostic exams, and on the advice of A+ directors, he decided to prep for the SAT rather than the ACT.
Alec Sandroni is a generally quiet young man who lets his actions speak for him. This year Alec scored a 35 on the ACT test—one point away from a perfect score. He also took the SAT Physics and Math 2 tests and scored 800 on each.
Talking to Alec about his impressive achievement success underscored two principals of test prep that we like to stress at A+:
- Pick the standardized test that is right for you.
- Practice, practice, practice.
One could make the argument that great tutors (like great leaders) are made, not born. If they are A+ tutors, they are also tested, trained, evaluated, auditioned, and cleared. They have passed background checks and completed orientations. They are forged from a combination of experience, education, and compassion.
What does it take to make an A+ tutor?
A+ tutors come from many different backgrounds. Their skills are varied: they calculate surface area; they structure sentences and paragraphs; they proctor tests. Some tutors provide executive functioning support and help alleviate test anxiety. Others have the periodic table memorized. Yet all our tutors have one thing in common: a passion to help students succeed.
Meet Kevin Holsopple, our A+ tutor in the spotlight.
Kevin has worn many hats in his lifetime, and he brings the accompanying experience with him to A+ Test Prep and Tutoring to serve our students.
Care to discuss degrees? Kevin holds both a BS and MS in nuclear engineering from Penn State. He also possesses an MBA and a master’s in environmental engineering from the same institution.
Time management takes practice - especially when a student is taking a standardized test like the ACT. Find out why being mindful of your time is so important with our video tip below.
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