The PSAT

Many parents are familiar with the SAT that students take late in their high school careers and put on their college entrance application, but what about the PSAT? When does my kid need to take the PSAT? And if he or she does, what are some benefits we can get from good scores? PSAT Basic …

Reading and Literacy

The Importance of Reading and Literacy: Grim Statistics and How to Help Your Kids Let’s start with some shocking facts about reading and literacy in the U.S. according to research.  1) Between 1993 and 2003: – the average ‘prose literacy’ decreased for adults at most levels of educational attainment – the average ‘document literacy’ decreased …

What is on the SAT?

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. A quick overview of what is on the SAT test Who decides what is on the SAT exam? There is a group called the SAT Test Development Committee. Composed of college professors and high school teachers, this committee …

SAT and ACT

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. What are the differences between the SAT and ACT exams? Parents and students ask the Student-Tutor advisors and me all the time: “What is the difference between the SAT and ACT?” “When should my kid take them?“ “What is …