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Matt Larriva
Oct 13, 2020

This is a good question. The other people answering are misunderstanding your question to be, “am I allowed to change the order of the SAT” (the answer is no). But your question was, “can changing the order affect performance?” The…

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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
Aug 05, 2020

It totally depends on: what you mean by “good school”what your background looks like My company and I wrote a deep dive article on this topic. “Testing-optional” does not mean optional for everyone. If you are from a relatively privileged background, then…

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Kevin_O
Feb 17, 2020

What is the most important thing to do when writing an ACT and SAT essay? Is it development, mechanics, originality or something else? Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor In this…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 12, 2020

The easiest test date: is it a myth or reality? We know some tests are harder than others. Try as they might, the test makers cannot produce two identically challenging exams. Because of this, and because the pool of test…

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Kevin_O
Feb 11, 2020

The Ideal Test-Prep Schedule: When to take the SAT. Identifying the test prep schedule that works best for you when to take the SAT Mapping your optimal timeline of when to take the SAT One of the most common questions students have is…

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Kevin_O
Feb 05, 2020

The easiest section on the ACT is based on a student's individual strengths and weaknesses. However, there are some sections that are easier to prepare for. This is subjective, of course, but the English section is the most formulaic section.…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 18, 2020

People have long been curious about the former and current U.S. presidents' IQ, ACT, and SAT scores. In fact, that's likely what brought to this page. Since their introduction over 70 years ago, SAT and ACT tests have become integral…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 09, 2019

ACT Test Change Beginning in late 2020, high schoolers will be greeted by an ACT test change sure to improve their experiences: single-section tests. The ACT announced Tuesday that students who have previously taken a full-length ACT will be allowed to sit for…

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Matt Larriva
May 11, 2019

Orange County’s premier SAT prep and ACT prep is now enrolling students for the next season’s test dates. Powerful Prep is the best ACT Prep in Newport Beach, offering massive point-gains and concierge-service, Powerful Prep offers only one-on-one tutoring from…

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