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Trouble with timing: Tips for the SAT/ACT Reading

By Becky Hanson Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring A ticking clock can be one of the most stressful sounds. It becomes difficult to focus on the test when you can almost hear your time running out. Before test day, make sure to prepare yourself for not only SAT/ACT content, but al

August SAT: Should you take it?

By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring Should you take the August SAT? The answer is yes…mostly. College board is offering an additional SAT test date on August 26, 2017 and you might be asking yourself

Prone to procrastination: 4 tips for getting it done

By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring You know you have to do it. You know it’s important. You know when you’re supposed to complete it. BUT you just can’t seem to start it. Whether it’s preparing for the SAT

How many times you should take the SAT/ACT

  By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring One of the most common questions students have is “How many times should I take the SAT/ACT?” This question is essential and the answer to it greatly impacts stude

Essential Checklist for Test Day

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring The morning of test day can be quite busy. It’s easy to forget to bring certain items to the testing center, so to avoid this chaos and confusion, try packing a Tes

CAUTION: Trap answers and common careless errors

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring “All of the answer choices look like they could be correct and I can’t decide on just one answer!” “I kept switching my answer, and when I finally

College Quest Advising: Resume advice from the experts

By Renée Serrano, M.Ed. and Dr. Mary Baker of College Quest Advising “What is a resume?” In general terms, a resume is a summary of your past and present experiences. It gives an overview of who you are, your unique interests and talents and how you have developed them. Th

Attention Juniors: Your fall guide is here

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring Junior year of high school is one of the busiest years. With more difficult classes, extracurriculars, and the onset of the college application process, it’s easy t

Balancing it all: How to fit test prep into your busy schedule

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring As October approaches, school work seems to be piling up. A biology test, a history paper, a Spanish quiz…the list goes on. So how can you possibly find time to pre

Simple Ways to Add Points to Your SAT & ACT Essays

  By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring You don’t need to memorize the dictionary or write a twenty-page thesis that’s ready to be published. Adding a few extra points to your essay is actually fairly si