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The #1 Question Students Ask

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The number one question I see from students goes like this: “I currently have [score] on the SAT/ACT, but I need to raise it to [higher score] in the next [X months]. Is it possible? Any tips?” I’ll confess, whenever I read that question in the past, I did so with no small bit of irritation. It’s not that I …

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Why You Need to Learn How to Learn

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If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m all about precision prep and systematized studying. Most people have never learned how to learn. I’d like to say that’s okay, but it’s really not. The thing is, no one really teaches us the proper way to learn. Our teachers can teach us math facts and grammar rules and literary …

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How to Improve Your Scores with Less Time

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What if I told you that you’ve been wasting virtually all your time studying for the SAT/ACT lately? Would you hate me? What if I told you there was a way to improve your scores with LESS time? Would you want to know? Unfortunately, the vast majority of students go about studying the wrong way, simply because that’s what they’ve …

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Know Your Enemies

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You know the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I know this firsthand because when I first moved to Hollywood, I knew nobody. Hollywood?! Yep, if it weren’t for my truly selfless passion for teaching you the SAT/ACT, I could have been a famous director. Lol, just kidding. The truth is, after 400+ film job applications (with a dismal response rate …

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Good is the Enemy of Great

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It’s T-10 for the June 6th SAT (and T-17 for the June 13th ACT). Are you ready? Lately, many of you have been bombarded with APs and finals or, I don’t know, watching that tears-inducing The Flash finale (no? just me?) that you’ve relegated your SAT/ACT studies to the backburner. So with little time left, we have to edge out …