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...

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...

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...

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 3, 2019

We have published this top ten list below before, but it is so spot on that we feel it's worth a re-post!

And overall, remember your ACT game plan:

ENGLISH: Remember the five golden rules for grammar you learned from your ATT tutor.

MATH: Know what you know and know what...

August 5, 2019

After finishing their senior calculus class, many math students often report that, out of all their high school math courses, pre-calc was toughest.

The reasons they usually cite include:

  • It jumps around too much from one random topic to another

  • Too many weird a...

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