August 8, 2019

Students who took the May 2019 International SAT were faced with the steepest “curve” ever for any SAT.  To illustrate how steep the conversion from number of correct answers to a score scaled on the 400-1600 range, consider these two scenarios.

In May 2019, an internat...

November 7, 2017

OK, so you’ve got a month before your scheduled SAT or ACT test and, up to this point, you’ve prepared very little.  What do you do?  

This situation isn’t ideal.  We recommend that students prepare for a few months before taking the test, but this doesn’t mean tha...

October 31, 2017

Many books on the science of learning have been recently released and they all say that most students are doing it wrong.  Make it Stick, one of these books, draws on a wealth of cognitive psychology and other research to make four important points that can benefit stu...

September 20, 2016

Acknowledge the anxiety.  Anxiety is natural and normal.  This realization will stop it from spinning out of control. “This is me being nervous.”

Greet your anxiety with positivity. Anxiety brings you energy and focus. “Thank you strong heartbeat, you’re going...

September 19, 2016

  • Success often involves learning new ways of doing things. For example, stop relying on your ear and learn to identify the grammar concept being tested

  • Initially, do not time yourself when you practice. If you don’t give yourself time to assimilate new ways of...

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