How to Plan and Prepare for SAT Subject Tests

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Planning and Preparing for SAT Subject Tests

Planning and Preparing for SAT Subject Tests Spring is in the air! But with all the fun that warm weather brings, it also means crunch time for end-of-year testing. Before you know it, AP Tests and final exams will be here. Along with AP tests, finals, and the SAT or ACT, you may also be… Read more »

Test Prep Tutoring Annual Report and Score Improvements

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Nine GMAT Study Tips

Dear parents, This is our tenth annual report, highlighting the results of the Marks Education Tutoring Division. We strive to give students and families the best possible personalized attention, and I am happy to report that our students continue to improve at several times the national average after tutoring.  Here are the details: final score improvements, college admission results from Counseling,… Read more »

An Ode to the Liberal Arts

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What does your PSAT score Mean. Understanding your PSAT scores

  It was an odd place to have an epiphany about the value of my liberal arts undergraduate degree: I was sitting in a large ballroom at the annual conference of my professional organization, PCACAC. Lou Hirsh, the retired Director of Admissions at the University of Delaware, accepted his award for distinguished years of service… Read more »

A Standardized Testing Guide for Counselors

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Advising the HS Class of 2019   In the second year of the redesigned SAT (and of our guide), some stability has returned to standardized testing. Counselors we surveyed had fewer doubts than last year, but questions remain. Khan Academy has set up an entirely free prep program for the SAT, which the College Board… Read more »

Countdown to Submission!

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The November 1 Early Action/Early Decision deadline is right around the corner!   Here is a checklist to help you make the most of the next two weeks, so you can submit your applications well before the deadlines — the only things you’ll have to worry about this Halloween season will be ghosts and goblins!… Read more »

Quirky Tips for Writing Your College Essay

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Get Creative Writing Your College Essay! William Faulkner wrote on the walls of his house. Gertrude Stein liked to write in parked cars. J.K. Rowling jots ideas on napkins. There are a million ways to get your creative juices flowing. When it comes to your college essay, finding a brainstorming technique that works for you… Read more »

Summer fun with the SSAT, ISEE and HSPT

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Test Prep Tutoring Bethesda, ACT, SAT, Test Prep Tutoring Washington, DC

Test Prep Tutoring Summer Tips! What comes to mind when you think of summer? I’m thinking about lazing around the pool or spending time with family at the beach. Before we dig our feet in the sand, let’s make sure our kids are ready for those standardized tests. If your child is taking the SSAT,… Read more »

Check the Facts When Taking an SAT or ACT Baseline Test

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  I have to take the SAT or ACT.  Where do I start? So, your colleges of choice are asking for SAT or ACT test scores. Taking an SAT or ACT baseline test is one of the first things you should do before applying to a college that requires SAT or ACT scores. Which baseline… Read more »

A Summer Study Plan to Prepare for the September LSAT

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preparing for the September LSAT

Preparing for the September LSAT During the Summer! Planning to spend the summer studying and preparing for the September LSAT?  Excellent!  The summer is the perfect time to study, and for most, the perfect amount of time.  For current college students, the summer can offer a lower stress time to prep.  Plan to get started… Read more »