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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ACT English: WEAR ONE HAT
I don’t know about you, but it is not often that I see someone walking down the street wearing two hats. Yet, metaphorically, students often wear two hats when they address the English section of the ACT. And, as we know, wearing two hats is a fashion no-no! There are two types of questions in… 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 »
How to Choose an SAT/ACT Prep Course – The RIGHT One
You have decided to enroll in an SAT/ACT Prep course and you are ready to begin… now what? How do you choose a program that is right for you? What types of programs are best? Should you do in-classroom study, online coursework or both? In my experience, students benefit from in-person coursework, coupled with online… 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 »
October 25th Newsletter
Developing Your Potty Language! 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… Read more »
Quick Tip: Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!
The key to memorization is repetition. The more you see a word, the more likely you’ll remember it. Therefore, play the VocabPrep game online for three minutes a day to increase you familiarity and memorization of 1000 top-ranked SAT words.
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 »