August 20, 2020

As the pandemic has continued, the ACT exam has been cancelled in certain testing locations deemed unsafe, but many students have taken it, more or less, as planned. 

An important part of most any preparatory plan is doing a full practice exam under timed cond...

July 29, 2020

Schools across the state of Minnesota are in the process of implementing distance and virtual learnings plans for the fall. While we applaud the measures districts are taking to protect the health and well-being of teacher, staff members, and students, it is also impor...

June 25, 2020


Long story short, if you have questions about taking the ACT or the SAT during the pandemic, so does most everyone. The situation can change weekly. But here are some basic takeaways you can find if you peruse the ACT and SAT's websites.


May 20, 2020

10 Ideas for Summer Tutoring Programs

1) ACT and SAT prep

2) College application assistance + college study skills

3) Finish incomplete spring courses 

4) Review concepts/skills unmastered during lockdown

5) Prep for fall courses

6) Writing/Reading skill devel...

April 21, 2020

This article caught me eye as we continue to tutor isolated kids during the coronavirus school shut down in Minnesota:

Why the Coronavirus Crisis Hits Teenagers Particularly Hard: Developmental Scientists Explain

Particularly, this statement near the end of the article:


March 23, 2020

Because of coronavirus, school systems in Minnesota and around the world are obviously facing unprecedented challenges. Parents, teachers and students have had to scramble amid the spreading pandemic in order to lessen the blow to the 2019-20 school year, which the vir...

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...

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