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Hey ChatGPT, Does Test Prep Tutoring Work?

We could not resist seeing what the latest AI engine thinks about test prep based on the research.  Enjoy!

Standardized testing is an important method of assessment, particularly in the United States where the SAT and ACT exams are widely used for college admissions. The question of whether test prep helps to improve SAT and ACT scores is a highly debated topic we thought worth tackling. 

The research on the effectiveness of test preparation on SAT and ACT scores is mixed. While...

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Setting Up a Google Business Page

Setting up a Google My Business page is a simple and effective way to promote your business online. By creating a page, you can reach potential customers through Google Search and Maps, and manage your online presence across Google. Here's how to get started:

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/business/.

  2. Click on "Start now" in the top right corner.

  3. Enter your business name and address. If your business has a physical location, you can also add the phone number and website.

  4. Choose a...

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Organization Strategies for Students, Part 1: Organizing Things

 

By Robin Satty, DEd.

When it comes to organization for middle and high school students, keeping it simple is key. Some students can keep an organized set of folders, binders, and study materials for each class, and remember to bring the right materials to every class every day. Most students have not yet developed these skills by the time they reach middle or high school. Some simple tools and strategies can help them develop those skills with minimal effort on the part of the...

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Goal Setting with Students

 

By Robin Satty, Associate Director, TPAPT

Whether working one-on-one on SAT prep or an entire class on middle school science, we can help keep our students motivated and focused with a good, ambitious, achievable goal. Here are some considerations for setting goals with students, whether goals are grades, test scores, or confidence.

 

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

First and foremost, a student should be invested in their goal. Consider what a student wants, both now and in the future....

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What to do if you're a bad test taker

As a test prep tutor, I’ve worked with scores of students who describe themselves as bad test takers.  The other tutors I collaborate with have had the same experience, and we started to wonder, what does it even mean to be a bad test taker?  We listed the patterns that we saw in our struggling students and came to a surprising conclusion.  Being a bad test taker isn’t something you are – it’s something you do.

 

Actually, it might be several...

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Organization Strategies for Students, Part 2: Organizing Scheduled Time

 

By Robin Satty, EdD

This is the second in a 4-part series on organization strategies that will cover organizing things, organizing scheduled time, organizing unscheduled time, and maintaining organization systems. In the last post, we discussed organizing things. Here, we will discussed organizing scheduled time.

 

Organizing scheduled time sounds funny - why would anyone need to organize time if it’s already scheduled? Well, it’s usually not scheduled down to the...

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Organization Strategies for Students, Part 1: Organizing Things

By Robin Satty, EdD

When it comes to organization for middle and high school students, keeping it simple is key. Some students can keep an organized set of folders, binders, and study materials for each class, and remember to bring the right materials to every class every day. Most students have not yet developed these skills by the time they reach middle or high school. Some simple tools and strategies can help them develop those skills with minimal effort on the part of the students’...

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Using Grass Roots Marketing to Differentiate Your Tutoring Brand

Many tutoring programs start out with the premise "if you build it, they will come."

This approach is a great foundation for a referral based business and there is no better advertising than client referral.  In fact, many tutoring programs generate six digit revenue streams by doing little more than providing excellent service and high quality tutors.

That having been said, this type of business model inevitably tends to plateau.  That is to say, year-over-year revenue...

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Metacognition: Thinking about Thinking

By Robin Satty, Ed.D.

Metacognition is something that almost all teachers use instinctively, even without knowing its meaning. Metacognition is thinking about thinking. You can also think of it as reflection. It’s not about what they’re learning; it’s about how they’re learning.

Why metacognition?

Metacognition lets students form thoughts beyond the content they are learning. This means they’re more likely to apply it in other situations too. They’re more...

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Goal Setting with Students

By Robin Satty, Ed.D.  

Whether working one-on-one on SAT prep or an entire class on middle school science, we can help keep our students motivated and focused with a good, ambitious, achievable goal. Here are some considerations for setting goals with students, whether goals are grades, test scores, or confidence. 

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

First and foremost, a student should be invested in their goal. Consider what a student wants, both now and in the future. Many students have...

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