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Should you read the whole passge?

After nearly two decades as a test prep teacher and tutor, I’ve heard a lot of conflicting advice for the SAT and ACT reading comprehension sections.  Here’s a selection of my favorites:   Look over the questions before you start to read. Just skim the passage....

What to expect from test prep

How much time to do I need to spend studying for the SAT?  How much will it help my score?   Just about every college bound high school student needs answers to those two questions.  The SAT is a completely different type of test than high school exams, and that...

Scores pending… now what??

Most students learn their SAT scores by logging on to their college board account 2 weeks after taking the test, but some log on to see the dreaded “scores pending” message.  If that happened to you, it’s understandable that you’re frustrated!  The reason your scores...

Potential Snow and Ice storm for the Lehigh Valley this weekend!

The Lehigh Valley may be hit this weekend with a storm that they are comparing to the one we had back in November, with flash freezing possible on Sunday. We ask that everyone be very careful this weekend, don't be stuck out in the snow like the "snow camel"! Make...

Answers to Thanksgiving Vocabulary Challenge

Thank you for trying our vocabulary challenge!  The answers are 1-E, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-D.  You can now impress everyone around Thanksgiving table with your superfluous vocabulary.  Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Function Question from our Newsletter

The answer is A.  Since g(x)=f(x+1), you can tell that g(-2)=f(-2+1).  -2+1 is -1, so we have to find f(-1).  You do this by plugging (-1) into 3x^2+1.  3(-1)^2+1 ends up being 3(1)+1, which is 4. Functions are algebra equations that seem to have their very own...

Vocabulary Challenge

Did you try the vocabulary challenge on our newsletter?  Here are the answers!   1.) Insipid - dull or boring 2.) Placate - calm someone down 3.) Tout - praise 4.) Wry - grim sense of humor

The August 2018 SAT Cheating Scandal

The SAT is in the news again - and it's not good news. The test given in August of 2018 was previously used, and released, in China and some other international locations. As a result, some students who took the SAT in August found they had already seen and studied...