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SAT: Quick Tips for the Reading Section

It is always important to be equally prepared for all three sections of the SAT, and a lot of students make the mistake of concentrating their preparation on the Math section only.  Top Test Prep makes sure that students have a well-balanced knowledge of the materials in all three sections of the SAT.  Therefore, in […]

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Meet the SAT Subject Tests, aka SAT II’s

With the SAT coming up, students may also be contemplating about taking the SAT II‘s.  What are these exams, and how are they different from the SAT? SAT Subject Tests, also known as SAT II’s, are one-hour multiple-choice exams offered by the College Board, the same company that brought you the infamous SAT.  Each exam […]

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ACT vs SAT: which should you take?

Students often wonder which test is better suited for them when applying to college – the ACT or the SAT? What are the differences, if any, between these two tests?  Do they need to take these two tests?  These are all important questions since students’ SAT and ACT scores play a prominent part in their […]

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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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Writing a Strong SAT Essay

Here are some tips from one of our top 1% tutors on how to write a strong SAT essay:

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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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The New SAT: What to Expect

On February 26, the College Board announced that changes were coming to the SAT.  Again. The standardized test’s second overhaul in less than ten years won’t go into effect anytime soon, and no specific changes have been identified yet. As you plan your college admissions strategy, take the time to familiarize yourself with the preliminary […]

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5 New Ways to Prep for the SAT (Or Any Other Standardized Test)!

1. Listen to Music Not all music starts and ends with “Baby, baby, baby, yea.”  There are a number of bands out there with serious lyrical and storytelling chops.  Take, for instance, The Decemberists.  They blend storytelling and an impressive vocabulary to make for unique lyrics that can teach you a thing or two.  Here’s […]

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Rankings and SAT Scores in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington and Washington DC

A recent article posted by College Board and Washington Post, clearly outlined research on the average combined SAT scores of students in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington, and Washington DC . Here are detailed scores for the SAT in the DC region and rankings of the best: (1) Fairfax County – Average SAT score: 1659 (2) Montgomery […]

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Test Prep Experts: Keeping Students Motivated

There are two kinds of motivation: long term and short term. The learning team (student, tutor, educational institution, and parent) is responsible for maintaining motivation throughout the process, but the tutor-student relationship is critical in each and every level of motivating the learning process. On a day-to-day level, motivation is necessary to keep focus and […]

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