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What Your Child Should Read to Increase Standardized Test Scores

One of the most valuable skills a student can have when she goes into the SAT/ACT is strong reading comprehension skills. In fact, we encourage parents to focus on this as early as 9th grade or even middle school to really propel their children ahead in standardized test preparation. Some of the questions in the… Continue reading

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How to Prepare for SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests are tools that the most competitive colleges use to identify students who stand out in the crowd. These schools receive a TON of applicants each year and have some pretty difficult choices to make about who is in, and who is out. Students who take SAT Subject Tests in areas they can… Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About AP Exams

Taken in May at schools around the world, AP Exams help students show their mastery of particular subjects to potential colleges. Most of the time, these are taken after completing an AP class but sometimes these classes are not offered at a particular high school. If a student is home-schooled or enrolled at a school… Continue reading

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Setting a Goal Score (And a Plan to Achieve It!)

When looking at SAT/ACT preparation options, it is important to first determine your goal score. Once you have this number, one of our advisors can help you break down a plan and timeline for achieving it. Because every situation is different, Revolution Prep academic advisors work with students to determine what they hope to accomplish… Continue reading

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$40,000+ for Increasing Your Child’s SAT Score?!

Increasing your child’s SAT score can not only mean a greater chance of getting accepted into a more competitive school, but actual money in your pocket. With hard work and enough time, a student can realistically increase his score by 200 points. This can mean more than $40,000 in scholarship money over four years! Why… Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Start AP Prep Now

Common sense will tell us that cramming just isn’t smart. If students try to overwhelm themselves with information the night before a big exam, chances are they are much more likely to forget information rather than retain information. While students should prepare wisely for the short-term, the same goes for their long-term goals. Parents and… Continue reading

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Quick start, quick climb. Riley makes a 6 point ACT increase.

“In the midst of a cross-country move and going through the college application process, we were thankful to have been referred to Revolution Prep. After several weeks of tutoring, Riley achieved a six point improvement on her ACT scores. We are thrilled with the results.” Quote from Riley’s mom, Jessica. Riley came to Revolution Prep… Continue reading

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Accepted to the school of her dreams with an essay “that works”

Joanna began working with Revolution Prep as a sophomore in high school, working to get the grades and test scores necessary to apply to the nation’s top universities. In the fall of her senior year, Joanna expressed to her academic advisor, Daniel, that she was struggling to write an essay that would help her gain… Continue reading

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First the daughter, now the son. A family of Revolutionaries.

Kim began working with Revolution Prep in the Fall of her junior year to prepare for the PSAT. After working with her tutor, Mindi, for a few months Kim earned a PSAT score that led to a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit program, placing her in the top 50,000 of over 1.5 million… Continue reading

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Think Ahead to Ease Stress

High school is a mountain, a huge mountain. And the summit is centered directly over May of your child’s junior year. Many kids suffer the summit because they were not prepared, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see from the college preparation timeline below, there is so much going on… Continue reading

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