Matt Larriva
Sep 25, 2020

In early September, the UC system was barred from using SAT and ACT scores entirely. This is not to be confused with the UC’s earlier decision to intentionally phase out the use of SAT and ACT scores over a 4-year period; nor is…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 20, 2020

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 10, 2020 - EINPresswire Matt Larriva, founder of Powerful Prep, a leading concierge tutoring firm dedicated to transparency, massive point gains and customized curriculum, recently received his millionth answer-view on Quora, a platform to ask questions and…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 17, 2020

I can’t guarantee a 1500, but I can tell you how to make sure you have the highest likelihood of the largest improvement in the time you have. Map out the material you need to learn. If you’re taking the…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 16, 2020

This question is too subjective to be useful. The other will tell you that you’re in the XXth percentile, and “not bad at all.” And, if your goal was admission to a testing-optional school, or if your goal was to…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 08, 2020

There has been no shortage of policy changes regarding the SAT and ACT tests recently. Parents and students alike have a lot of questions. A few we hear a lot are: "Does my child have to do sats and if…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 01, 2020

The 2021 College Application Season is here and colleges across the country are beginning to release their supplemental essays.  Supplemental essays are used in addition to the longer Main Essay and provide applicants with opportunities to share additional information about…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 26, 2020

By Lauren Thompson and Matt Larriva This month, millions of students will return to school, and for most of them, “school” will mean sitting in front of a computer for hours of Zoom meetings, little social interaction, and a lot…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 20, 2020

Definitely. This is something of a no-lose situation. If you try to take the test and it’s canceled, then you’re no worse off. If you take the test and do poorly, you needn’t submit your scores, because the tests were…

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student prepping for act test with tutor
Matt Larriva
Aug 19, 2020

The Question: Does it make sense to invest in an ACT tutor before the first official ACT test in Feb of junior year? Or, is it better to take the test (with individual prep through an ACT prep book), see…

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LOVE statue on UPenn Campus
Matt Larriva
Aug 18, 2020

I went to UPenn and graduated from The Wharton School. UPenn does not have the name recognition that the other schools you listed do. If you asked people to write down all the Ivy League schools, I’m fairly confident UPenn…

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