The Case for Believing in Yourself
Why Believe Anything? In the age of fake news and alternative facts, it often feels impossible to tell what is true anymore. Any belief you have can be proven wrong with contrasting evidence, and it makes us return to the question: “Why believe anything at all?” This uncertainty has even leaked into test prep. With […]
Making March Marvelous
Thinking about March usually conjures up images of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course college basketball. Likewise, while college athletes prepare themselves for March Madness, we think that students should put just as much effort into preparing for the March SAT. Just as athletes do their hardest work in the offseason leading up to […]
Late Season Applications: How to Make Colleges Woo You
College admissions decisions for the regular round are finally arriving in Baltimore — there are a number of opportunities high school seniors can seize if they are dissatisfied with their choices or discouraged by costs. In the spring months, colleges are hustling to fill empty dorm rooms and open spots in their incoming classes. Come […]
Case Study 5: The “Bad Test-Taker”
Executive Summary: Anthony was a middle of the road Park student starting at an 1120 on his diagnostic SAT. He had great grades, but his performance on the SAT didn’t seem to match. Parents were struggling to come up with an explanation, but Streamline knew exactly what to do. Challenges: From the start, Anthony came […]
Why academic coaching could be the solution for your child
Our academic coaches at Streamline Tutors work to dispel the myths our students have absorbed into their self-conscious. We don’t let our students settle with what they’ve decided about themselves and their abilities.
T minus 3 days. It’s crunch time. Saturday is test day.
The official SAT is this Saturday. Read about our tutor Anneliese’s two experiences with the SAT–one successful and one not so much. Streamline’s tutors are not just test prep robots; we understand how daunting standardized tests can be. We are here to help.
The SAT Essay isn’t required — so why bother?
Most top-tier colleges require the SAT or ACT Essay. There are exceptions — Cornell just recently made the essay optional, and UChicago considered the writing section supplemental even on the old SAT. The trouble is, most of us haven’t finalized our college lists on test day.
At Streamline, Holistic Prep is Successful Prep
Streamline emphasizes establishing where the student is coming from, and tailoring our instruction to the unique needs of the student. Streamline has a three-tiered pyramid approach to math problems on the SAT and ACT.
Tackling the Grammar Section
Streamline tutors train their students to look behind the question at the conceptual framework. This perspective is one of the core strengths that leads to successful strategy development and a confident approach to testing.
A Test Prep Plan for Juniors
Now that you’ve got your Halloween costume taken care of, it’s time to start thinking about standardized test prep.