SAT Test Tips
Oct11

SAT Test Tips

One of the most important things you can do for SAT test prep is to not sabotage your body with junk food prior to the test. This and other great tips were shared by Magoosh in Wednesday’s #CampusChat.

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SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat
Oct09

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

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Standardized Test Prep – Be prepared, not paranoid
May28

Standardized Test Prep – Be prepared, not paranoid

Make use of our test prep tips so you can feel prepared, not paranoid.

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Don’t Stress – it’s just the Night Before SATs

Parents of college-bound teens and SAT test prep counselors know all too well the challenges related to getting teens prepped for the SAT, especially when it's Friday night, the night before SATs! Author and humorist Nancy Berk shares her take on that timely (and often dreaded) event in the following video excerpt from her book–College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get Into A Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind.   Like this video? Feel free to share or repost this video on your site, on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and be sure to check out our ACT/SAT test prep 3-part guide published in conjunction with Bellcurves.  Expert tips on how to prepare for the SAT, ACT, PSAT: ALL YOU EVER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAT AND...

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What to Charge/Pay: A Lesson in Tutoring
Apr17

What to Charge/Pay: A Lesson in Tutoring

The following guest post is by Eric Clark, founder of Quincy Tutoring and Assistant Director of Academic Services at Eastern Nazarene College Tutors often ask me how much they should charge, and I find this questions quite precarious. Here are a few things that tutors need to think about before they set their price point: Socio-economic climate - Not everyone lives/tutors in an affluent town, and it is important for tutors to be aware of the socio-economic background of the people that live in the town where they are tutoring. You will find that people will not want your services if you are overpriced for the area. This may also cause people to form a bad opinion about your services. The last thing you need is to have a bad reputation in the community. To establish credibility, you may want to under price your services for the first year. I have found that people are willing to pay the extra $5-$10 after they have developed a relationship with you.  Credentials - Teaching and previous tutoring experience is also another contributing factor when you are determining your price point. Obviously you can charge more if you have more experience. Just remember to set your fees accordingly. Content Difficulty - If you tutor a difficult subject, or a speciality subject, you can probably get away with charging a little more. I would recommend that you don't charge more than $10 above the suggest tutor rate listed below. Tutoring philosophy - If the main purpose for tutoring is to help the community, the price point can be set below the industry standard. It is totally up to you! I have always charged less than the industry standard in order to provide a worthy service to my community. At Quincy, the fee structure below is what I would recommend tutors charge. The prices can be shifted up or down depending on the area in which you are tutoring. High School Student: $10 per hour  College Student: $15-$20 depending on certification Recent College Grad: $20-$25 Master's Degree (or 3+ years of experience): $30-$60 PhD: $60+ Please keep in mind there is no set standard for tutoring.  Just be aware of what the other tutors in the area are charging, and use the list above as a guideline. Our primary goal is to provide the residents of Quincy, and surrounding towns, with a comprehensive tutor network.  If you are interested in joining our tutor network, please visit us at http://quincytutoring.com/. Want a Quincy Tutoring for your community? We'd like to expand our network to your town.  Contact us to find out more information.  You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter...

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’twas the Night Before SATs as told by Nancy Berk

Parents of college-bound teens and SAT test prep counselors know all too well the challenges related to getting high school students committed to studying for the SAT. Author and humorist Nancy Berk shares her take on that timely (and often dreaded) event in the following video excerpt from her next book–College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get Into A Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind (www.nancyberk.com).   Please feel free to share or repost this video on your site, on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Click on "ShareThis" below or use the links below: Direct url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZezAlyXYzzo Embed html: <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZezAlyXYzzo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZezAlyXYzzo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> If you have not registered for the spring SATs, please click here for the 2011 ACT and SAT testing schedule. About Nancy Berk Humorist Nancy Berk is a psychologist whose blend of comedy and clinical expertise puts everyday life on the couch. Author of “Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom,” Nancy’s style has been described as “Dr. Phil meets Erma Bombeck." Other posts related to Nancy's work on SmartCollegeVisit include: Nancy Berk Explores College Tuition Sticker Shock The 5 W's of #CampusChat with Nancy Berk Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Nancy Berk, Whine At 9 About Hunter Berk Hunter Berk produced and edited "twas the night Before SATs." He will graduate from high school in spring 2011 and was recently accepted via early decision admission by NYU where he will major in Film and Television.  Hunter Berk's Good Idea College Prep for All Special Education and the iPad...

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