False Guarantees?

False Guarantees?

Be cautious about the integrity of score increase claims and guarantees made by the major test prep corporations. A 2009 report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that while many test-prep providers advertise average score increases of...
SAT Overhaul Undermines Intent

SAT Overhaul Undermines Intent

The College Board’s recent announcement that it will revamp its SAT has caused unnecessary panic among overachieving students and their parents. The test maker’s cause is noble and, as a tutor and education reformist, I support many of the changes. The overhaul has...
SAT / ACT in Context

SAT / ACT in Context

As a tutor, it is suicidal for me to dispel the myth that admission to an Ivy League school is a guaranteed gateway to success and happiness. Countless studies have shown that not only do some of our most accomplished professionals come from lesser known institutions,...