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.
Test Prep Before School Starts
Summer is thought of by parents, students, and teachers alike as a time for rest and relaxation, free from the stresses and commitments of the academic year. However, for students entering the junior year of high school, it is also a window of opportunity to begin SAT and ACT test prep.
College Admissions Boot Camp – Stand Out Among the Competition
If you’re a parent with a rising senior applying to college in the fall, you may be looking ahead with some trepidation. With gossip swirling about the horror stories of kids with stellar GPAs and test scores not getting into their first, or for that matter, third choice , it may leave you shaking your head […]
Early Admission: A Strategic Move to Consider
Deciding whether or not to apply for early admissions can be challenging. Should you commit to a single school through Early Decision? Does early admissions really make a difference in your overall chances of being accepted? Here’s what you need to know.