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The question, if you’re looking for your best SAT & ACT scores, is never whether you are going to prep. Of course you will prepare for these influential yet eminently coachable exams. Instead, the right questions revolve around how to prep and when. If you’re reading this, you probably already recognize the best way to prep for the SAT & ACT. And you may already know the best time. For years, we’ve been preaching the perfection of summer for test preparation. The benefits to working over the summer are obvious, starting with the part about “no more teachers, no more books” and extending that sentiment to “no more coaches, no more clubs.” Even students who work, travel, or go to camp can find time to prepare. So how do you make the best of summer? 1. START The astonishingly productive Right Honourable John Lubbock famously said, “Rest is not idleness,…

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The traditional testing paradigm has high school juniors struggling to fit SATs and ACTs in at the end of the academic year, just as Spring Break, APs, finals, prom, and creeping summeritis set in. Some traditions deserve to be consigned to the trash heap of history along with bull fighting and jello salad. Instead, embrace a new way of looking at testing: juniors should test as early in the academic year as makes sense based on their goals and activities. For many juniors, that philosophy reveals September as the perfect time to take the ACT. Seniors, of course, are already lining up in droves for the September ACT. The traditionalists who took the June tests–at least the ones who didn’t plan for the July test date–have been waiting for months for another crack at the test. Testing in September presents plenty of upside with minimal risk for 12th graders. September…

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The traditional academic year spanning from around Labor Day to well past Memorial Day feels like a marathon designed to test the endurance and focus of any participant (students and teachers alike!) Today’s high schoolers juggle so many academic, extracurricular, volunteer, family, social, and even work commitments that every hour in a week becomes scheduled far in advance. Adding insult to injury, college bound teens have to carve out time during the school year to take–and hopefully also prep–for SAT and/or ACT exams that are only administered from September through June. At least, that is, until now. The College Board may not elicit much praise from the teens who feel compelled to take the organization’s array of standardized tests, but who could complain about a new August administration of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests? I consider an August SAT the best news–and best option–we’ve received in a long time,…

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bly wasn’t even thinking about how perfect summer is for test prep. But around here, our busy, motivated teens appreciate how easy preparing for the SAT & ACT can be when school is out and days are long. If a prep class is right for you, consider the rich array of options in our most expansive summer schedule yet. Not only will you find comprehensive SAT/ACT classes in Brighton, Victor, Honeoye Falls, and East Syracuse, but we even have Single-Day Study Ups in Gates!   SAT/ACT Intensive Class Get ready for the August 25 SAT and September 6 ACT! Our innovative, unified SAT/ACT Intensive Class has everything you need for success: an incredible amount of content and proven strategies combined with two full-length proctored practice tests and review sessions for just $500. Ask about discounts for early enrollment. BRIGHTON Chariot Learning, 2425 Clover St, Rochester 14618 JULY CLASS – Instructional…

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School will be coming to an end in just a few short months for most students. However, it is possible that you or your child’s teacher has recognized the need for a summer tutor. Other than helping your child academically, tutoring can, according to Oxford Learning, improve your child’s attitude toward school, encourage self-paced and self-directed learning, improve study habits, raise self-esteem and confidence, help overcome learning obstacles, and increase your child’s ability to manage their learning. Tutoring can be a very positive experience for your child as long as you understand the process and know how to choose the tutoring option that’s best for you and your child. Know the Signs Incomplete assignments, low grades, and low confidence are just a few of the signs to watch out for. Most parents have to remind their child to complete their homework or assignments, but according to Brain Balance Centers, your…

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