student solving sat pratice test 1 math no calculator
Matt Larriva
Mar 03, 2021

With the SAT test right around the corner, there's no better time to prep! In this video, Powerful Prep tutor, Lauren, walks us through the no calculator math section of the SAT Practice Test 1. Before you get started, here…

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THRIVE GLOBAL PRESS CLIPPING FEATURING MATT LARRIVA, FOUNDER OF POWERFUL PREP
Matt Larriva
Feb 26, 2021

How Deliberate Practice Leads to Success || Deliberate practice is a term that shows up in biographies of almost every elite performer, and for good reason. Deliberate practice is a method that can be used to improve performance at anything,…

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powerful prep test prep on yahoo! news
Matt Larriva
Jan 23, 2021

In January 2021, Powerful Prep founder, Matthew Larriva was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding SAT test biases. You can read the full article below, which was written by Reggie Wade and Alexis Christoforous and originally appeared on Yahoo! Finance on…

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PRESS CLIPPING FEATURING MATT LARRIVA, FOUNDER OF POWERFUL PREP
Matt Larriva
Jan 22, 2021

The Subject Tests—not to be confused with the SAT Test—are one-hour exams focused on a  Subject of the test-taker’s choosing. Topics ranged from advanced math to languages and were seen as a way for students to demonstrate their expertise in…

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student pondering if act or sat easier
Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

"I've been studying but my practice test scores are not improving…can you advise?" First, I’m sorry that’s happened to you, and I can totally understand why you’re feeling disappointed. Rest assured, there are many ways to work through your plateau…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

Students are under constant pressure, especially during their SAT and ACT tests. While some stress is helpful for focus and concentration, too much can have unexpected consequences. Review these tips to help you translate all your hard work into high…

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student taking act sat test
Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

In May of 2020, the Regents of the University of California voted to phase out the SAT and ACT test over five years. The schools will endeavor to create their own admissions test, designed to eliminate the socioeconomic bias latent…

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uc berkeley test optional
Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

Why did the University of California stop accepting and using the ACT/SAT scores for admittance? How’ll they gauge student abilities for acceptance and scholarships? How will the best universities connect with the best students? Yikes. There are a lot of…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

Is test optional really test optional? What's the catch? We are all familiar with the difference between “optional” (it makes no difference whether you do or don’t) and “optional” (technically you can choose this, but you probably shouldn’t). You have…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 19, 2021

While the school year seems like the most important part of the year, there's little you can do to stand out. You strive for a high GPA, but it's safe to assume that everyone else applying to your dream school…

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