To the distress of many students, vocabulary is an integral part of the SAT reading component (both sentence completion and reading comprehension questions). Therefore, studying vocabulary must become an integral part of every SAT-taker’s life. Now, I don’t know the ins and outs of my students’ lives. I don’t know when they have sports, when… Read more »
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When we think of vocabulary, we most often think of the reading component of the SAT and ACT. Yet, understanding vocabulary is just as important for acing the math section of these tests. Below are some key math vocabulary terms. Perhaps you don’t need flash cards, but you do need to practice putting these terms… Read more »
WilsonPrep’s Top Ten Study Habits
Now that students are settled into the school year and the tutoring routine, I am getting lots of questions from parents about how their children should be studying at home. Preparing for the SAT and ACT is different than preparing for school exams; therefore, students need to be ready to try new methods. However, your… Read more »
Gearing Up for Grammar!
Quick quiz: Do you know what a contraction is? Pronoun? Preposition? If your answers are no, no, and definitely not, you are in the same boat as many high school students. Most likely you learned some basic grammar in fourth grade and then quickly moved on to reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Hamlet, happily replacing grammar rules with… Read more »
SAT Test Dates and ACT Test Dates
Because the SAT test and ACT test happen only a few times a year and thankfully not on the same day, it is important to be aware of the looming registration dates, late deadlines, actual testing dates and dates when you can check your score. All of this is available at the College Board online…. Read more »
SAT tutoring featured in Westchester Magazine
Westchester Magazine interviewed Laura Wilson about her very successful tutoring service known as WilsonDailyPrep. When asked for one of her best tricks, Laura mentioned the bathroom vocabulary. Laura Wilson makes unannounced house visits to check that students are keeping a pile of vocabulary words in their bathroom for 5-minute study sessions. She reports that approximately… Read more »
SAT Tips Now On Video
SAT tips and ACT tips that you are learning from this blog and beyond are now posted as videos. Laura Wilson will explain in her own words each tip and why it is so important to follow.
SAT Prep From An Expert
Laura Wilson, founder of WilsonDailyPrep, describes her unique formula for scoring well on the SAT and ACT exams. WilsonDailyPrep focuses on teaching their students to study every day. Six questions, six minutes a day is their model for success. They even guarantee a 200 point increase for the SAT test! As a tutor for the… Read more »
SAT prep that really works!
Serious Practice for Serious Students: WilsonPrep’s Recommendations for Supplemental Study Materials Practicing for any big event is crucial for success. When practicing for a trombone recital, you practice on the trombone, not the piccolo. When practicing for a track meet, you practice sprinting and hurdles, not back flips off a diving board. Practice only makes… Read more »
Test My Brain
Test My Brain is a cool website that provides information about your own brain while providing important research data to psychologists. This site has games of all sorts that result in feedback about your memory and other brain functions. Test My Brain aims to give worthwhile content to users to continue gaining more individuals for… Read more »