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Mid Term Exams and Final Exams are weighted thereby counting a lot more than everything else

Mid Term Exams and Final Exams are weighted which count a lot more than any other scores they get in a class-typically 20% of a students overall grade. Starting early, a struggling student would do well to make a top grade on these weighted exams to offset some less than spectacular scores during the course of the semester and school year.

Prepare for SAT and ACT with coaching-your child’s career and Scholarships are depending on it

Are you preparing in advance for the SAT and ACT?

Your child’s college and career and Scholarships depend on it.

This is a competitive world for students to get into the colleges of their choice. Their careers and their future could hinge on a maximized SAT or ACT score.

Its not what they know. They made the grades so they know the material.  Do they know how to take a standardized test and score at their highest potential?

Practice, Practice, Practice, and Practice some more.

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Begin preparing for Finals now-its 20% of the overall grade

We get asked a lot about testing and the importance of test scores in relation to a student’s learning.

By prepping early for tests, students are reviewing material and learning it-no question. Its when students cram the night before that they don’t learn the material and get “test anxiety”.

Last minute cramming does nothing but stress the student and rarely does it help improve their scores.

Exams are weighted scores often counting 20-25% towards their overall grade in the class. Why waste an opportunity to radically improve in a class grade by waiting until the last minute to prepare for what counts the most in class? A poor test score is much harder to undo than a poor homework score.

Are you preparing in advance for Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT?

Are you preparing in advance for the SAT and ACT?

Your child’s college and career depend on it.

This is a competitive world for students to get into the colleges of their choice. Their careers and their future could hinge on a maximized SAT or ACT score.

Its not what they know. They made the grades so they know the material.  Do they know how to take a standardized test and score at their highest potential?

Practice, Practice, Practice, and Practice some more.

Final exams and end of semester testing scores are weighted

We get asked a lot about testing and the importance of test scores in relation to a student’s learning.

By prepping early for tests, students are reviewing material and learning it-no question. Its when students cram the night before that they don’t learn the material and get “test anxiety”.

Last minute cramming does nothing but stress the student and rarely does it help improve their scores.

Exams are weighted scores often counting 20-25% towards their overall grade in the class. Why waste an opportunity to radically improve in a class grade by waiting until the last minute to prepare for what counts the most in class? A poor test score is much harder to undo than a poor homework score.

make time for Foundational support and Test Prep skills

Tutoring as just homework will get you limited results at best. If you really want lasting true growth for students that will stay with the student, consider foundational support and test taking skills as part of your regular tutoring routine. Tests count more for grades than anything. Doesnt it make more sense to be prepared well for tests?

Save homework help for questions about homework, otherwise you’ll run out of time. Homework is every day

Tips for taking reading tests for comprehension

Did you know its always better to read the questions before reading the passages when taking reading tests?

This will give you more time. If you read the passage and then read the questions, you have to go back and read the passage again. Its better to know what your reading for in the way of questions or content and it saves time

Study Skills

Students need Study Skills help. They don’t teach it in the classroom, but yet rarely can a student excel without them. Some people like to teach Study Skills separately. Kids tend to forget them when they don’t use them, so apply study skills lessons to a subject. they’ll use it and get on track with regular use.

SAT and ACT Test prep for the Fall testing sessions

Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT require a different preparation approach. Did you know that the SAT still has a guessing penalty? In other words, when you miss a question, you get points deducted from your score as a penalty.
Time management is a big part of preparing for the SAT or ACT.
Some rules for taking he SAT or ACT:
If you don’t absolutely know the answer, skip it and come back to it at the end.
Don’t Christmas tree the answer sheet when your time is up, you could cost yourself a higher score. Not answering at all reduced deductions for wrong answers.
Eliminate wrong answers before determining which answer could be the correct one. There’s usually 2 right answers, but one is the most correct.
Go with your gut and don’t change answers once you decide the answer, your first answer is usually the correct one.
Check your work on the Math problems, even the wrong answer may appear as a correct one since they make it appear that one of the answers is correct if you accidentally skipped a step in the formula.

Before taking the test-Practice Practice Practice. Drill, Drill, Drill

The SAT changes in two years to be closer to the ACT in format and scoring, but in the meantime these are the rules we live under.

I hope these tips help.