Posts Tagged: laura wilson

5 Tips to Keep Students Motivated: SAT and Beyond

When they’re born, you dream that one day they’ll be a great scientist, take over the family business, or become the President of the United States. When they’re four, they dream that they’ll become ballerinas, professional baseball players, or toy-store owners. By grade school the dreams morph into firefighters, policemen, doctors, and lawyers, and by… Read more »

Recent Journal Science Article Supports WilsonDailyPreps’ Methods

When it comes to painful experiences, test taking ranks right up there with root canals and stomach bugs. And that’s especially true about the anxiety-producing SATs and ACTs, major tests that truly affect a student’s future. But new evidence suggests that test taking is an important educational tool that does much more than just evaluate… Read more »

Practice Exams Make Perfect!

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect! And it’s especially true when it comes to the SAT and ACT exams. The more practice tests you take, the higher you will ultimately score. That’s why my online program, WilsonDailyPrep, asks students to tackle 6 questions per day, 5 days a week (I know how badly… Read more »

January 14th Newsletter

Tips to Rock the 2011 ACT! Here’s one New Year’s resolution you won’t want to break: Rock the 2011 ACT! You can make this resolution a reality with these four helpful tips: Science: Skip the reading blurbs and focus only on the charts and graphs in a passage. Use the questions to guide your eyes… Read more »

Starting the New Year

Why is the start of a New Year so exciting? Because it is a time of new beginnings and it is a time to make resolutions and create game plans to make these resolutions realities. This is the time to make SAT practice a reality. Resolve to complete the WilsonDailyPrep daily! Resolve to take the… Read more »

December 25th Newsletter

End Of the Year Tips As we ring out 2010, I want to share my four most popular SAT tips. (Next week I will ring in the New Year with my four most popular ACT tips.)  Please share these tips with your child to ensure great testing success in 2011!  I wish all of you… Read more »

The Lost Art of Reading

In today’s digital age of short text messages and tweets, reading is quickly becoming a lost art. Most kids struggle with both reading and understanding long passages because these skills don’t come all that naturally to them. I see this often in my dual jobs as both tutor and mom, and in both roles I’m… Read more »

Push Their Buttons!

When does 2 – 2 = 4? When a kid is stressed, the clock is ticking, and there’s only a few minutes left on the SAT. You’d be surprised by how many silly mistakes students make as they race through math problems, scribbling furiously in the margins of their test booklet. 2 – 2 =… Read more »

Change Or Perish

When it comes to writing, I’m obsessed with structure. I make sure verbs, nouns, and prepositions are all where they are supposed to be. In my business, there is a right answer and a wrong answer, college acceptance or rejection. There’s not much in between. Sometimes I find that I forget what it is like… Read more »

Set The Stage

Have you ever seen a model strut down the catwalk in a plain white tee shirt and comfy jeans? I didn’t think so. Boring outfits simply aren’t worth watching. Essay writing may not require long legs and lots of makeup, but it does benefit from the same cutting-edge “wow factor”. And the best way to… Read more »

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