ACT and SAT Questions Answered Tonight

Which test is best for my kid and her colleges, ACT or SAT? Which test is easier to improve on? How many times should my child take it? Are some test dates easier than others? Do you have to report all scores to your colleges? What if your kid is a bad test taker? Are companies…

Free Diagnostic ACT/SAT This Saturday

Yesterday I spoke to a mom about registration for our ACT and SAT Prep tutoring and classes that start right after New Year’s.  She asked me a common question: “Should my son take both?” The answer: “No.”  Sorta. Many 11th (and some 10th) graders waste too much time preparing for both the ACT and SAT,…

Why 95% of Families Fail at College Planning

Lotta Class of 2019 Seniors on edge this week, waiting (by checking 28x per day) for Early Decision notices to come out. It’s a big deal to find out where you’e headed to college. I certainly don’t begrudge anyone for setting a goal and going after it, you-know-whats-to-the-wall. I was one of those kids too, back…

Applying for Financial Aid: Does it Hurt Chances of Admission?

Today:  One college financial aid and admissions question, two separate clients. One hailed from Queens County, NY, the other: Serbia. (I know, we have the most random business 🙂 The issue on the table:  does applying for financial aid hurt chances of admission? Specifically, should I check the “yes” box on the Common Application? I discussed this on…

Thoughts On the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

ACT/SAT Prep Small Group Classes | Inner Circle Have you heard about the lawsuit against Harvard, brought by an Asian-American who didn’t get in (and other interested parties, of course)? I admit that I’ve sorta been paying attention to it, some days more than others.  I also admit that I did find it interesting when part of…