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3 Winning Strategies for Taking the ISEE

If your child’s future includes attending a private middle school or high school, then taking the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is in their future. While there are different levels offered depending on what grade your child is applying for, the ISEE will always test the same sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics… 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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Your Child’s Spring Survival Guide

Spring semester in high school can be a trying time for students, especially sophomore and junior years. As courses get tougher, social and athletic obligations begin to pile up, and students start preparing for college admissions, it can be quite a lot! As parents, we want to help our children get through this stressful time… 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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What to do about the new Redesigned SAT

Parents of Rising High School Juniors – Did you party too hard before taking the SAT? If the answer is yes, then you are in the seeming majority.  I have had people from HS principals to Congressmen tell me the same story: how they partied the night before and took the SAT cold.  Well folks, like… Continue reading

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How Tutoring Helps Straight A Students

Through Revolution Prep, I’ve had the pleasure of helping hundreds of families plan and prepare for the SAT, ACT and academics. I’ve worked with straight-A students looking to raise their score up to a 2300+ on the SAT, and I’ve worked with students hoping to master algebra, and everyone in between. I’ve also seen the positive impact that… Continue reading

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Spring into Studying

March is here and spring has sprung! If you live in one of the many parts of the country still trudging through a Polar Vortex (or, as I wish it were, an Amy-Poehler-Vortex), warm weather may seem decades away. Before you know it, though, Grandma will no longer need to be shoveled out and it… Continue reading

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SAT Changes Are Coming

On March 5, the College Board announced a major redesign of the SAT that will be released in the spring of 2016. In a presentation from Austin, Texas, College Board President David Coleman said that the proposed changes will make the SAT more “focused, clear, useful, and open.” The College Board plans to align the… Continue reading

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Now What?

Maybe you took the January SAT and the test did not go your way. Maybe you’ve been avoiding those not-so-hot test scores from last semester because if you ignore them, they might go away. So here you are, in the midst of the spring semester, and you’re asking yourself, “Now what do I do?” Before… Continue reading

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Test-Taking: Sometimes Terrible Things Happen

I’ve been working with Revolution Prep for close to six years now, and I have heard some test-taking stories. Here are just a few of my favorites: 1) Students arrived at the testing location only to find the gates locked. There had been a miscommunication with the school, and the custodial staff was unaware that… Continue reading

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