5 Questions Students Have After the First SAT

Last weekend was the May SAT.  Many high school juniors took the SAT for the first time.  The first SAT can be an intimidating experience for students. Many juniors returned home feeling overwhelmed. Here are five of the most common questions students have after their...

How I Saved a Student 20+ Hours of Work with a 5 Minute Phone Call

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about college applications and the SAT/ACT. I hear a lot of “I read this on the internet” or “My neighbor told me a story about her friend’s daughter” and on it goes. The misinformation spreads like a game...

How Many Times Can I Take the SAT? (and Other FAQ’s)

Now is the time of year that we’re getting a lot of questions from students and parents on the SAT and ACT. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. How many times can I take the SAT or ACT? There is no maximum number of times that a...

Eliminate Negative Self Talk

The expression is you are what you eat, but I would say you are what you think holds as much truth. The idea of mindfulness and the power of thought have been everywhere lately—see here, here, and here. One of the things that I hear students doing as we work through...

5 Minutes Remaining…What Now?

For most students, the challenge of the ACT is time management more than the content of the questions. It’s a fast-paced test and difficult to address all of the questions in the allotted time. Try using a few of these tips on your next ACT: Focus on answering...