Matt Larriva
Mar 27, 2020

This ranges, and it’s hard to know what you mean by ‘elite’ but let’s assume you mean: independent, highly qualified, highly experienced tutors with very strong track records. According to the BBC, ‘elite tutors’, are on ‘6-figure salaries,’ so you…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 25, 2020

The College Board partnered with the Khan Academy to develop an entire suite of online SAT prep materials, which you can access for free. If you would like a more customized route for higher points or a more optimized study path,…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 24, 2020

Currently, The CollegeBoard has cancelled only the May SAT, and has promised additional testing options once the COVID19 situation has resolved itself. This is subject to change based on the spread of the virus. And, they will be subject to…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 19, 2020

I’m not sure I agree with the premise: do you have evidence that PSATs used to be very important to colleges? I’ve never been under the impression that they’re important to colleges unless you achieve National Merit status. In some…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 18, 2020

Do I have to send all of my scores to colleges that require it? I took the SAT 3 times my sophomore year and did bad. I took it 2 times my junior year and did good. Is it possible…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 17, 2020

This is an interesting question, and I’ll answer because I assume you’re asking in a hypothetical sense rather than an pragmatic sense. That is, I am not encouraging using any of these methods and strongly condemn cheating in this or…

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Kevin_O
Mar 12, 2020

The only reasons to start before freshman year would be you were targeting one of the talent-search programs for 8th-graders, which use the SAT as a qualifier.you were dead set on achieving National Merit recognition In which case additional prep…

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Kevin_O
Mar 10, 2020

Read Matthew Larriva's answer to Are ACT reading questions in chronological order? on Quora

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Kevin_O
Mar 09, 2020

What is a good amount of studying a day for the PSAT as a freshman just trying to take it as a diagnostic? Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor I like…

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Kevin_O
Feb 27, 2020

The following schools require Subject Tests from all applicants, regardless of what other standardized testing results are shared: California Institute of Technology (will not be required for kids applying in 2021)Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Puerto Rico Bayamon (applicant may take the Prueba de Aptitud Academica…

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