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Thinking Ahead to SAT/ACT Preparation (As a Sophomore)

As a test prep tutor, I work with many juniors every year, and as an academic history and English tutor, I work with many sophomores. Many of my sophomore students and their parents have heard from friends and elder siblings that junior year is hectic, so they understandably want to get started ... Read More


What the College Board’s Recent Decisions Mean for Students

On Tuesday, the College Board announced that SAT subject exams are cancelled going forward and that, effective June 2021, the SAT will no longer feature its optional essay. What does this mean? The elimination of subject tests heralds a shift to AP exams as the premier tests of specialized ... Read More


Take a free, virtually proctored SAT through AJ Tutoring!

Calling all sophomores and juniors! Now that local high schools are cancelling their January 2021 PSAT plans, AJ Tutoring is offering a free, virtually-proctored exam for sophomores and juniors to give them some exposure to the format and question types on the PSAT and SAT.  When is? ... Read More


SAT vs. ACT: The 4 Main Differences

One of the most frequently asked questions from juniors in high school and their families is whether to prepare for the SAT or the ACT. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer! The optimal path depends on the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences.  If you’d like to ... Read More

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