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Boarding School Visits – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you need to consider when you visit boarding schools with your child.

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What’s a Good SAT Score?

The straight answer is: it depends. It depends on where you want to go (or who you want to impress). According to the College Board’s table of 2013 SAT percentiles, the median SAT score for college-bound seniors was around 1500 combined. So maybe a ‘good SAT score’ is anything over that mark: you’ll be better […]

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Your Test and Your Confidence

To succeed on standardized tests, you need a certain level of confidence. This is true of most pursuits, but standardized testing is such a stressful and anxiety-producing venture that confidence in your abilities will make or break your score. Most students know the feeling of mid-test anxiety: you begin to worry about that answer that […]

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Approaching Test Day

Test day is tough, whatever the test. At least as important, though, is the time leading up to the big day. The right approach can make all the difference. 1) Take a break. Two or three days before your test date, give yourself a break and stop studying. Not only does cramming not work, but […]

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The Boarding School Interview

Check out our tips for acing your boarding school or private school interview.

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3 Resources for Online Tutoring

    Even with the one-on-one personal tutoring experience you find at Top Test Prep, students are also encouraged to do additional work at home. There are three resources we recommend when looking for extra places to keep up the studying StudyBlue – This is a great site where you can create flash cards. You […]

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Three Resources for Online Tutoring

Even with the one-on-one personal tutoring experience you find at Top Test Prep, students are also encouraged to do additional work at home. There are three resources we recommend when looking for extra places to keep up the studying. StudyBlue – This is a great site where you can create flash cards. You can create […]

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Why should you go to private school?

Thinking about boarding school can be as overwhelming as it is exciting for both student and parent. As a student, the chance to experience a parent-free campus life before college is liberating, while to a parent it seems terrifying to let their child away from home for so long to pursue such an ambitious achievement. […]

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Top Test Prep and Basecamp

Watch this video to learn more about Basecamp – a project management system that keeps Top Test Prep‘s tutors, parents and students constantly connected.

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Private Tutoring and Test Prep: a Beautiful Partnership

These days, there is no shortage of test preparation strategies out there. You can buy workbooks, practice tests and advice books, and the Internet is jam-packed with all kinds of blogs and websites filled with pointers and how-tos. With all that information out there, does private tutoring for a test like the ACT, SAT, GMAT […]

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