I will work with you to make sure that you have the testing plan that best suits your strengths and goals and addresses your needs, including deciding between the SAT and ACT. I will also help you to manage test anxiety, arrange any necessary testing accommodations, and take charge of your testing records.

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What if I am unsure about my testing plan?

Both the SAT and ACT now include an optional long-form analytical essay and more substantial critical reading questions. The SAT also includes a broader range of math topics through advanced algebra, and conforms to the Common Core standards. Many states (including CT) now require the SAT for high school graduation. 

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What's new with the SAT and ACT?

Students who are preparing for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests should expect to complete at least 30 minutes of exercises each night, as well as one complete self-administered practice test each week. Consistency and diligence are the keys to great results. 

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What kind of homework should I expect?
What kinds of students do you work with?

My best students are those whose grades or test scores don't yet match their ambition, and who want to build a deeper understanding of the core academic ideas and skills. I have worked with scores of valedictorians and Ivy League students as well as students with disabilities such as ADHD, executive function disorder, dyslexia, and processing deficits.

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Do I have to commit to a long-term program?

Although I am a testing and learning expert, I am not a certified college consultant. I do, however, work very closely with the best college and career consultants in the industry, and can provide confidential referrals.

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Do you do college admissions consulting?

No. All initial phone consultations are free, and you have no obligation to pay for anything beyond the individual appointments you arrange. There is no long-term obligation and no advance registration, and you can cancel any session with 48 hours' notice.