Test prep on your mind? Everyday I get calls from students, parents, who need expert advice (not just a sales pitch) about the SAT and ACT test. It is normal to have lots of questions.
For example, what are some of the Best Books for the SAT and Best Books for the ACT? Should I take the SAT or ACT? What is a Superscore? On this website, you will find practical tips for scoring well on the SAT and ACT as well as more general tips about how the tests are used in college admissions (something few tutoring websites really delve into deeply).
Several times each week, I post articles and test taking tips about the SAT and ACT tests as well as college admissions. These blog entries are a great way to keep current with what is happening in high school test prep and college admissions. So please bookmark this page (or subscribe to my RSS feed) and let your friends and family know about TestPrepCoach.com!
Preparing for these exams does not need to be a mysterious and stressful process. Armed with excellent SAT books or ACT study materials, tips for how to prepare for these exams AND how these exams are used in the college admissions process, students (and parents) can empower themselves.
Rather than look upon the SAT and ACT as something to just "get through and get done", I encourage my students to see this college admissions and test taking process as a marathon, not a sprint. With proper instruction, emotional endurance, and lots of studying, I am consistently amazed at what my students accomplish for themselves.
Did you know that not all colleges require students to submit SAT or ACT scores to be admitted to college? If you are a strong student, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may be surprised to learn that many colleges, and really good colleges, have become "test-optional". Too many parents and students dismiss "test-optional" as a possible route to college admission. But before you do that, find out more about this growing, "student-friendly" trend in college admission.
As a test prep coach for over 20 years, I have more experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT test than most tutors out there. As a certified college counselor, I am not only an expert on test taking strategies but also on the role test scores play in the admissions process (something many, less experienced tutors do not understand). Many students can prepare themselves as long as they have good materials and some guidance, so my hope is that more students will use the resources on this website. Please share any information with friends and family!