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Once we agree that all tests–especially the influential and high stakes ones–should be prepared for (and they obviously should be) the next questions focus more on methods and means. Considering the wide range of test prep material out there from books to online programs to classes to tutoring, teens and their families can be understandably intimidated by the choice, especially when factors like fit, quality, cost, and interactivity come into play. I answer questions about which types of test prep are best for different students, but rarely are my answers recorded. Luckily, my Tests and the Rest partner Amy Seeley and I were recently interviewed by the unstoppable Linda Abraham. Not only has Linda, as the founder of Accepted, helped countless applicants gain admission to top medical, law, business and graduate schools over decades, she is also a leading educational podcaster. Amy and I had her on our podcast to…

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When you want to prep for a standardized test–and you should always prep–the right class can offer the optimal mix of insight, expertise, and value. Assuming you can find a class taught by proven experts that includes both curriculum instruction and practice testing and review, you should sign up… as long as group instruction makes sense for you. Just keep in mind that even the best class should be seen not as a complete package but rather as a powerful foundation for success. What does this mean? A class is a start. When you take a cooking class, you don’t instantly master cuisine just because an instructor supervised the preparation of one easy recipe. Becoming a great chef requires the same elements mastery in every field demands: practice and coaching. The right class provides essential information and techniques for success that only become yours through additional work. Over the years,…

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Have you gotten used to distance learning yet? After this global crash course in videoconferencing and remote instruction best practices, we are feeling really good about the efficacy of our online classes, tutoring, and practice tests. We’re feeling so good, in fact, that we’re adding a bevy of beautiful new programs as part of our May Seminar Series. Why a Seminar Series? Obviously, our SAT/ACT classes and tutoring programs provide comprehensive preparation for the tests. But some reading, grammar, and math topics can stand further review, especially in creative and focused ways. In addition, some topics may not fit in a general class but hold serious significance for certain students. Ultimately, we’ve designed the series for May 2020 to address the most important, impactful, and interesting topics for current, former, and new students alike: May 4 – Why Do The SAT & ACT Matter: Honest Talk for Teens (Mike Bergin)…

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To say we didn’t see the massive shift in education triggered by the global COVID crisis would be an understatement. For more than a decade, we at Chariot Learning have focused fanatically on working with students live and in-person. Sure, we’ve always been happy to tutor students across the U.S and the world at large, but home–meaning mainly greater Rochester and Syracuse–is where our hearts are… or were. Now that we’ve all been forced to learn to make the most of videoconferencing and online instructional tools, amazing new possibilities for better teaching and learning have opened up. This is exciting! When New York schools shut down in mid-March, we moved all of our classes and tutoring online. When libraries closed, we moved all of our free proctored practice tests online. When I realized how much I missed speaking to parents of high schoolers, we moved our free Parent SAT/ACT Q&A…

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The question should never be whether you will prep for the SAT or ACT. These exams are far too important and practicable to take without preparing as fully as possible. Instead, the pivotal question every high schooler must consider with his or her family is, “Do I take a prep class or get tutoring?” Unless a student has shown the rare ability to master complex subjects independently, some form of expert instruction is essential. At Chariot Learning, we know exactly how remarkably efficient and effective individualized instruction can be. We’ve focused on 1-1 instruction from our inception and will always recommend tutoring as the fastest, most convenient path to the highest score increases. However, we’ve also been exploring a variety of class concepts over the past few years. Obviously, the lower cost of classes compared to private tutoring can be very attractive. But what factors make this commitment of time…

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bly wasn’t even thinking about how perfect summer is for test prep. But around here, our busy, motivated teens appreciate how easy preparing for the SAT & ACT can be when school is out and days are long. If a prep class is right for you, consider the rich array of options in our most expansive summer schedule yet. Not only will you find comprehensive SAT/ACT classes in Brighton, Victor, Honeoye Falls, and East Syracuse, but we even have Single-Day Study Ups in Gates!   SAT/ACT Intensive Class Get ready for the August 25 SAT and September 6 ACT! Our innovative, unified SAT/ACT Intensive Class has everything you need for success: an incredible amount of content and proven strategies combined with two full-length proctored practice tests and review sessions for just $500. Ask about discounts for early enrollment. BRIGHTON Chariot Learning, 2425 Clover St, Rochester 14618 JULY CLASS – Instructional…

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