February 24, 2020

To all hard working ACT students out there, we know that, for you, summer vacation and the ACT go together like Vikings and Packers fans.

You have our sympathies here at ATT! Your test day this July might loom darkly over your sunniest summer plans. But r...

February 1, 2020

During the first half of most high school calculus classes, teachers usually hand out some sort of chart like the one seen below:

Many students who seek calculus tutoring have a version of this chart, but they don't actually know how to use it. That's a bummer beca...

January 7, 2020

Students usually have to take a chemistry course in high school. Many students have a hard time with the course because it's often one of the first classes they take after middle school which demand higher level study skills. Making matters more difficult is the fact t...

December 9, 2019

College bound high school students need to learn good note-taking skills. Sounds simple and obvious, but it kind of means they need to know how to skillfully scramble...and this takes practice!

In other words, they need to accurately and qu...

November 26, 2019

Students usually have to take a biology course in high school. Many students have a rough time with the course because it's often one of the first classes students take after middle school which demand higher level study skills. Higher order skills are needed because t...

November 11, 2019

Many parents and students come to our office asking for tutoring sessions to build high school study skills, especially those that found future college study skills.

For obvious reasons, this is a very important topic for students who are trying to b...

October 29, 2019

To all you ACT/SAT 'test-preppers', you have a little time before December's test, if that is your next scheduled attempt. 

When you have, say, roughly a month or more of time before an exam like the ACT and SAT, it's a good opportunity to seriously build content relate...

October 15, 2019

First the news about changes to the ACT. Starting next year for September 2020's test, the ACT will allow students to retake individual sections of the exam instead of having to retake the entire test for each attempt, which is their current policy

What does this m...

September 30, 2019

What do the ACT and SAT actually test? 

The students we tutor regularly pose this question to us during their prep sessions. The short answer I try to give is that it tests nothing other than how proficient one is at taking the ACT and SAT. Instead it is closer to...

September 17, 2019

This past Saturday thousands of Minnesotan students took the September ACT. Good luck on your results!

Another ACT is barely more than a month away on October 26th. Let's take a few minutes to look at the anatomy of the reading section and lay out some important tips fo...

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