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What’s with the watches?

A few years ago, we published a blog regarding an ACT pacing watch (see https://ivyed.net/a-security-blanket-that-isnt-even-soft-our-thoughts-on-the-act-pacing-watch/). At the time, there were several flaws with it:  it didn’t account for the 2015 change to the ACT essay timing (which added an additional 10 minutes) and it couldn’t be adjusted for students who have Extended Time.  Well, since [...]

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

My totally unscientific, statistically insignificant experiment…

It’s widely known that students get 200 points on each of the SAT sections just for putting their name down, so the lowest combined score a child can get is a 400.  But I’m often asked, should I just guess C if I don’t know the answer?  I conducted a fun--statistically insignificant--experiment: on a practice [...]

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

“Hot Tip: The Best ACT and SAT Test Dates!”

In the winter months leading up to the spring testing season for ACT and SAT, we are often asked if one test date is easier than another. Read our blog--it’s an oldie but goodie--by Jon, our math tutoring guru. Statistically speaking, there cannot be an “easier” test date. “Hot Tip: The Best ACT and SAT [...]

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Who are the Ivy Ed tutors?

What does it take to become an Ivy Ed tutor?  A LOT!  We pride ourselves on hiring the best and brightest so that we can serve our students well. While scores are important (tutors must score in the 99th percentile for the ACT or SAT subject they teach), we look for passion, enthusiasm, and a [...]

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Where are you headed?

What do you want to be when you grow up?   What’s your major? What do you do? From a young age, we are asked questions like these about our career and vocational goals. The truth is that in today’s world, many people consider nearly four majors before deciding on a final one and they likely [...]

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments