The New SAT Writing Section For 2016


Following is a quotation from Dave Coleman, the president of the College Board, concerning the new SAT format: Read More

What Will the New SAT in 2016 Be Like?


The College Board has revealed that the date for the new PSAT/NMSQT® is fall 2015. This means that the new version of the SAT will be revealed around spring 2016.

The new president of the College Board, Dave Coleman, is the co-author of the Common Core English/Language Arts Exams. Since becoming president, he has sought to implement changes to the SAT, especially in the Writing and Critical Reading sections. Read More

SAT vs ACT - Which One Should I Take? (Part 1)


Parents and students often wonder which test they should take. In this multi-part post, we’ll explore questions like: What are the similarities and differences between the two tests? Which test is “harder”? Will one test give me an advantage in college admissions? Read More

SAT vs ACT - Which One Should I Take? (Part 2)


In the first post, I discussed some of the differences between the SAT and ACT, and suggested you take a practice test for each. In this post, I want to talk about the SAT vs. ACT from my experience tutoring both tests. The main thing I want to say is this: Read More

No Calculator?! How to conquer the No Calculator SAT Math


If you’re anything like me, I am much more reliant on my calculator than I’d like to admit. I often do even the simplest calculations like adding whole numbers (no, not even multiple digits) using a calculator. So the idea of a NO CALCULATOR SAT Math section sounded daunting. Read More