The Burning House Dilemma
Imagine you’re in a burning house, what would be the few things you grab before you scram for the door? You wouldn’t be able to bring the antique china set that has been passed down through generations and, honestly, you wouldn’t even have much time to decide at all. Due to the severity of the […]
Students Don’t Read and Don’t Know Where to Start
“The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, that the ties of brotherhood may still bind the rich and the poor in harmonious relationship. The conditions of human life have not only been changed but revolutionized, within the past few hundred years. In former years there was little difference between the dwelling, […]
The University of Virginia brings back Early Decision
As the college application process insidiously approaches and students make last minute touch ups to the common application essay, it is critical to encourage students to weigh their options in order to make the most informed decision about which schools to apply to and when. While some might choose to apply to every school on […]
How will the “Adversity Score” impact college admissions?
The Varsity Blues celebrity admissions scandal that broke just a few months ago left many yearning for a so-called meritocratic admissions system. Just last week, the CollegeBoard announced their development of an “Adversity Index” that will allow colleges to view an applicant’s SAT score in the context of the socioeconomic status, crime rate, and average […]
But When Will I Ever Use This?
“Lines are stupid; I’ll never use these dumb formulas” Every teacher has heard this, and we at Streamline Tutors hear it constantly: “why do I need to know this beyond this test? I’m never going to use the formula for a line in the real world, so why learn it now?” There are multiple answers […]
Too Late to Apply for Accommodations on the SAT and ACT?
In many cases, parents don’t even realize their students have a learning difficulty. They might just assume their student is a “poor test-taker,” without realizing there’s a legitimate reason why. Learning difficulties can be hard to detect, especially when high levels of intelligence mask underlying struggles with attention or processing.
Why 4 months of tutoring for the SAT/ACT?
Some parents rush to sign up for SAT/ACT prep a month or two before the test, but the reality is that dramatic score improvements typically occur with 4 months of tutoring.
Answers to the SAT Questions on “An Exercise in Critical Reading”
Please feel free to comment on the strategies you used to figure these questions out! 1. E 2. B 3. A 4. A