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How Difficult is the SAT?

You’ve heard all the horror stories about the infamous SAT from your friends and classmates, but you might still be wondering…”exactly how hard can this exam be?”  Well, if you’re working with one of Top Test Prep‘s tutors, it shouldn’t be too hard since we’ll make sure that you’re as best prepared as you can […]

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Private Tutors – what’s the big deal about them?

Here at Top Test Prep, we believe the quality of tutoring we provide our students is incomparable, due largely to the fact that our network of private tutors are highly knowledgeable in the areas they teach. Working with a private tutor is a great way to keep yourself accountable when preparing for standardized tests or […]

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How hard is the ACT exam?

The ACT exam may be formatted and scored differently from the SAT, but that does not make it any less difficult!  Read more to find out what you should take into account when getting ready for this important exam.

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Who Should I Ask For My College Recommendations?

College recommendations are opportunities for teachers to reinforce why a particular student is the best fit for the college he/she is applying to.  Therefore, students need to make sure to choose these teachers wisely.  One of Top Test Prep‘s elite tutors shares her knowledge on what to take into consideration when choosing who to ask. […]

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The ACT Writing Sample: if it’s optional, why bother taking it?

When you’re taking the ACT, the last section of the test is the “optional” writing sample. You’ve already faced four sections of multiple-choice questions, and now you have to write! Oh, and your essay won’t affect your composite score. So, why bother paying extra for the ACT Plus Writing and sitting through that last half-hour […]

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Tips and Strategies for the ACT

Some students, who have registered to take the ACT exam, make the mistake of treating the ACT like the SAT.  However, these two tests differ in format, in length and in points.  In this video, one of Top Test Prep’s tutors shares some of her tips and strategies for the ACT so students can take […]

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SAT Writing: the hardest section on the SAT?

Most students often don’t know what type of questions are on the Writing section of the SAT, and thus, they don’t adequately prepare for the questions that are included in this section.  In this video, one of Top Test Prep‘s top 1% SAT tutors shares her knowledge on how students can best prepare for the […]

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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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SSAT Online Tutors: Are They Worth It?

We get a lot of questions about online tutoring, both from parents and students. Is it effective? Is it personal? Is the software easy to use? Top Test Prep puts great effort into selecting an SSAT tutor that matches each student’s needs and expectations. Although you can try to find your own private tutors, it’s […]

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SSAT Prep – Exam Day

You’ve taken SSAT practice tests for months, worked with a tutor on your weak points, learned the tricks to acing each section, increased your confidence, and consequently, bumped up your practice test scores significantly. Now the test day has arrived and you’re starting to feel nervous. Here are some tips for taking the SSAT test […]

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