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Matt Larriva
Oct 01, 2021

I started Powerful Prep ten years ago, with the goal of a customized program that created the industry's best point gains. Thanks to our excellent tutors and our stellar students, we have achieved this goal.  I'm happy today to announce that we…

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ScoreLock SAT test score guarantee powerful prep
Matt Larriva
Sep 14, 2021

The confusion of the testing-optional trend has somehow made college admissions even more intense and competitive. With strong schools looking for even stronger scores, we are proud to continue our commitment to our students' success by introducing an offering guaranteed to…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 08, 2021

Powerful Prep founder, Matt Larriva, was invited to give a presentation on the test-optional trend at the 2021 TPAPT Virtual Summit, hosted by The Association of Test Preparation, Admissions, and Private Tutoring (TPAPT). In his presentation, The Faults in the…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 30, 2021

Out of all the Ivy League schools, Cornell University's acceptance rate is the highest, thus earning the reputation that it is “easy” to get into. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Cornell has proven to be an extremely…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 24, 2021

Columbia University was ranked the third best college in the United States by US News in 2021 and consistently ranks in the top 20 by others.  It is the oldest institution of higher learning in New York State and the…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 09, 2021

UNITED STATES, June 8, 2021 || Higher Ed Dive [...] Matt Larriva, founder of tutoring business Powerful Prep, in an interview rattled off these criticisms. He said it's unfair that most critiques focus on the tests. The SAT and ACT don't…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 02, 2021

College enrollment is down another 5% this year after falling 10% in 2020, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that fewer people were wanting to attend college. But look at applications (all-time highs) and admissions rates (all-time lows), and you’ll be…

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Matt Larriva
May 16, 2021

In a neck-breaking back-and-forth, the UC system has changed its stance on the SAT and ACT for the fifth time in 13 months. The UC schools will now be test-blind effective immediately. What does this mean for you? If you’re…

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Matt Larriva
May 05, 2021

When do you take the SAT? The first step in understanding when to take the SAT test is identifying a test prep schedule that works best for you. In this article, I will explain why that's the case and share…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 13, 2021

The State of the Tests: 2021  This article comes from my presentation at the College Workshop Week (a big thanks to Penny Reeves for hosting!). Consider it your ultimate guide to ACT and SAT prep. Get recommendations on whether or…

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