NTPA Tutor Roundtable: Reading

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NTPA Member Showcase March 2021

It has come to our attention that you, dear reader, want to learn more about test preparation and higher education, and the NTPA is excited to suggest NTPA member blog posts. Read what they have to say, get involved in the comments, and get ready to break out some new...

What Students Learn from an SAT Practice Test

In a typical first session with a high school junior studying for the SAT we discuss math. At some point we touch on linear equations, and most students remember the topic from class. They can tell me the equation of a line – in one form – and say...

Ask the NTPA Experts: What to Eat on Test Day?

This month’s sage strategies regard fueling up on test day. These are the best tips from NTPA experts in the field. What information stands out to you? Do any guarantee success—or failure? We welcome your comments below! Laura Link of Link Private Tutoring: On test...

How Do You Know If You Are Ready for College?

The attainment of a bachelor’s degree opens up a world of enduring benefits from personal growth and intellectual enrichment (1) to expanded career opportunities, job stability, and greater lifetime income (2). Plus, college can be a blast! No wonder more teens...

Effective Test Preparation: More than Tips and Tricks

“They do really well in school, so they should be ready for the test. Just need to know some tips and tricks.” Does that sound familiar to you as a parent or educator? Perhaps you’ve seen online advertisements from test prep companies guaranteeing score increases...

In the News (February 2021)

As we huddle snowbound in the North and Floridians look desperately for that long-sleeved shirt they own, let’s take this opportunity to catch up on some news.   Can Colleges Make Students Get Covid Vaccine? Here’s What Experts Say “[G]iven...

Test Optional Policies are Common Sense

Test Optional Policies were already gaining momentum in a pre-COVID world, and a growing number of colleges had removed the requirement that all applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. COVID-19 accelerated this trend, as many students were unable to sit for either test...

NTPA Member Showcase February 2021

It has come to our attention that you, dear reader, want to learn more about test preparation and higher education, and the NTPA is excited to suggest NTPA member blog posts. Read what they have to say, get involved in the comments, and get ready to break out some new...

What Makes a “Professional” Tutor?

As an industry veteran, I’ve looked through the websites of many competing tutoring companies and owner-operators. For the owner-operators, a selling point is often that other companies employ “graduate students doing tutoring as a side gig,” while the owner-operator...