NTPA Tutor Roundtable: Homework

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Do I need an SAT or ACT Tutor?

The test-prep industry in the US, of which I am a part, has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Many families may find themselves wondering if the time and energy spent preparing for college admissions tests such as the SAT and ACT is justified. That’s a valid...

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...

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...

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...