October 18, 2016
1. Michael Cerro's "For Love of ACT Science" Workbook
2. Breathing Techniques
3. A New Strategy for Reading Passages
My students’ ACT Scores have risen 8.2 points on average so far this year – equivalent to about 300 points on the 1600-scale SAT.
Last year (t...
May 2, 2016
April's ACT Writing Scores are out today, three and a half weeks after the test.
My students' scores are trickling in.
As you look yours up, keep in mind:
1. ACT Writing scores have always been strangely low.
Whereas a 95th percentile score on English...
April 21, 2016
Josh Waitzkin has been blowing my mind lately.
A former child chess prodigy, Waitzkin was the real-life inspiration for the movie Searching for Bobby Fisher.
Today he is a grown man, and lately I have been reading his fantastic book The Art of Learning: An Inner Jour...
April 10, 2016
I took the ACT yesterday, filing into a nervous classroom in South Brooklyn filled with kids half my age.
Every time I take the ACT, I learn new things about how to approach it.
Here is what I learned yesterday:
1. ACT English and Reading seem to be getting easier....
April 1, 2016
I have heard of several strategies to approach a Reading Passage:
Just read it and answer the questions!
Read the questions first, gaining a sense of what they will ask about. Then read the Passage, and then do the questions.
Read the whole Introduction,...
March 25, 2016
My most exciting breakthrough in tutoring lately has been teaching my students “Growth” versus “Judger” Mindsets.
I have been amazed at how much this has resonated with students.
Mindsets have gained popularity in the past couple decades thanks to research by Carol Dw...
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