Tens of thousands of students a year prep for the SAT & ACT through programs Mike Bergin created or organized. After over 20 years of intensive experience in the industry, he knows what works in test prep and what doesn’t. Mike founded Chariot Learning in 2009 to deliver on the promise of what truly transformative, individualized education can and should be.
When adults try to measure success, metrics vary widely, from financial wealth to professional distinction to emotional satisfaction. We usually evaluate success in children more narrowly: grades. Excellent grades imply accomplishment in school that may translate to mastery in the workplace. For better or for worse, great grades mean a lot to many of us,
Meet Martha, a motivated, overachieving high school student. Martha lives by the credo, “If it’s not perfect, it’s not done.” In college-level vocabulary terms, she is assiduous, diligent, and exacting. In short, Martha is a perfectionist. Her indefatigable commitment shows in her outstanding grades, yet she struggles time and time again on standardized tests. Why?
March 10, 2017 by Mike Bergin
The challenges the SAT and ACT pose come at us all at once. Sure, each exam is administered often throughout the academic year, but, basically, when you have room in your schedule for one, you’ll probably want to take both for more than simply logistical reasons. Some sources suggest studying for these exams sequentially, which
With winter on the wane, most students still have plenty of time before the big tests at the end of the academic year. But success later depends on what you do right now! If you need motivation to get moving towards your goals in a big way, here are some of our favorite recent inspirational
February 28, 2017 by Mike Bergin
One of the great mysteries of life, apart from why there is no other word for thesaurus, is why success in school doesn’t always translate to success on standardized tests. Not a week goes by where we don’t hear understandable confusion over the disconnect between grades and scores. Why aren’t the two linked more closely?
Over a very long career in test prep, I’ve organized a LOT of practice tests in different formats at different locations. Even today, we proctor free and low-cost practice tests across the greater Rochester area for over 1,000 students a year. Why are we so committed to making high quality practice SATs and ACTs available