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  • Improving Computer Skills
    Improve Your IT Skills Portfolio
    Do you feel stagnant and non-productive in your present IT (information technology) job? Do you want a raise and deserve a promotion but it’s not happening? If your career is going nowhere, you need to be pro-active and demonstrate the...
  • How to develop a study timeline for the SAT/ACT
    How to develop a study timeline for the SAT/ACT
    After sitting for a standardized test, certain students wish they had studied more. Others feel as though they studied too much and placed unnecessary stress upon themselves. How, then, do you – the test-taker – decide upon the most...
  • The insidious influence of Testing and Test Prep
    The insidious influence of Testing and Test Prep
    Now that the three days of testing for the English Language Arts are mercifully over, the critique of both content and questions has begun. Not surprisingly, even though specific details are forbidden from the discussion, there are basic features...
  • Redesigned SAT for 2016
    Get a taste of the redesigned SAT
    The College Board released a few sample questions in its Test Specifications for the Redesigned SATon Wednesday, April 16. The test changes will debut in 2016. Meanwhile, the college-bound who will be taking the new version of this college...
  • A breakdown of the ISEE
    A breakdown of the ISEE
    As your child begins to face down the many challenges of gaining admission to a private school, one challenge inevitably looms above the rest: the standardized test – often, the ISEE. Students will typically take the ISEE or the SSAT;...
  • Founder of The Khan Academy Sal Khan attends the New York Times 2013 DealBook Conference in New York
    Khan Academy to help current students now as SAT is redesigned for 2016
    The Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board for free SAT test preparation, both announced Wednesday on their respective websites. The SAT will be revamped for 2016, the College Board also announced. Current high school students will be...
  • Exam prep
    7 ways to relieve test anxiety
    Testing anxiety got you down? Experts agree that traditional students feel nervous before exams. However, for some it can be a debilitating factor that affects performance.Due to the factors surrounding anxiety related to testing, some experts...
  • TASC structure
    TASC test replaces GED in New York; test prep materials available online
    When the GED Testing Service announced it would only offer computer-based tests, and it would increase the cost to $120 per text beginning in 2014, the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) selected a new testing service. Beginning this...
  • Teen studying
    Test Prep for SAT and ACT Tests
    Parents of Juniors and Seniors, help your student prepare for the SAT and ACT tests with these Seminars and Bootcamps.SAT and ACT Preparation SeminarsZAPS Learning Company will be running several more of their proven SAT and ACT preparation...
  • Chris Okumoto, founder and lead instructor Achieve Excellence Hawaii
    SAT tutor brings more than high scores to class
    Every year, thousands of students throughout Hawaiʻi partake in preparation courses for one of the most difficult and important standardized tests - theSAT, a globally recognized college admission test. Colleges use those scores to understand what...
  • Is the GRE a career speedbump for you?
    Why the GRE is hard for you
    You've earned a 3.8 grade point average and made Dean's list numerous times. You've been a whiz at your new job, earning promotion after promotion. You're smart, mature and hard working. So why is it, exactly, that you can't...
  • Last Minute Grad School Applications
    How to Prepare for the GRE FAST
    There are many reasons why someone might have to prepare for the GRE in a short time frame (two months or less). Some students are offered admission into a 3+3-style undergrad-to-graduate program with little advance notice. Others decide to...
  • Real World Engagement vs Test Prep
    Real World Engagement vs Test Prep
    I worry about generalizing from the particular, and welcome examples contradicting my premise here. But it has puzzled me for awhile that whenever we need to get something done around the place, and look for tradesfolk to offer services, estimates...
  • Karen Berlin Ishii is a terrific tutor for the ACT, SAT, Math, Reading, Verbal and Writing prep in New York City and Internationally online via Skype college application essay TOEFL
    Peer tutoring is a big win for all
    As recounted by The Wall Street Journal, Erik Kimel founded Peer2Peer tutoring when he was just a high school senior, starting with a single newspaper ad. In a few years, his business had taken off with hundreds of tutors and thousands more...
  • College Preparation
    Ten Tips to Write More Competitive College Application Essays
    With college admissions season in full swing, students nationwide are beginning to prepare their applications. While many of the academic elements like GPA, class rank and SAT score are set, one part of the application that students still exercise...