Our Thoughts On The ACT Pacing Watch

As students took the October administration of the ACT this week, we found ourselves answering a question which crops up every now and then….should my child buy a watch specifically designed for the ACT? Today, the unprecedented inflation of college tuition costs illustrates the degree of continued fervor surrounding the college admissions process. There is [...]

October 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Ivy Educational Services Navigates ACT Changes for You

With all the commotion regarding the Redesigned PSAT and SAT, it's easy to forget about the evolving nature of the ACT.  Several "enhancements" have slowly made their way into the test since the ACT folks in Iowa announced changes in 2013. The enhancements are not a dramatic overhaul like the Redesigned SAT: score ranges will be the same; [...]

July 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Three of the Best Places to Study For the ACT

One of the best ways to handle a stressful event is to prepare for it. Students need to study for ACTs if they want to do well and not get overwhelmed by the pressure. In order to study for ACTs as efficiently as possible, students need to go to a place with a calm, focused [...]

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Three Ways to Conquer Tough Test Anxiety

Standardized tests are stressful for most students, especially when they affect college scholarships and admissions. Considering the fact that the average SAT score is 1379 in Washington D.C., 1466 in New York, and 1511 in California, students who are already under a lot of pressure feel the need to perform as well as they can [...]

September 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Three Ways to Study More Efficiently, According to Science!

The new school year has officially kicked off, which means that high school juniors and seniors will soon be under a lot of pressure to do well on the SAT. After all, higher scores can influence college admission and scholarship decisions. As a way to measure your progress, according to College Board, the 1.6 million [...]

September 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Perspective on college admission 2014

As colleges announce their decisions at the end of March, our April Newsletter always comes out right on the heels of senior year intensity. If you are on social media, you will see thousands of posts about college admission acceptances, rejections and wait lists. There is confusion about the process, comparisons among students, and endless [...]

April 5th, 2014|0 Comments

New SAT for Class of 2017 Announced Today!

Dear Ivy Ed families, David Coleman, president of The College Board, announced a c today in a webinar. The new SAT sounds very similar to the current ACT, and it will focus more on the academic material students learn in the classroom than on trickiness. This is good for students! These changes only affect current [...]

March 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Parents: Take the SAT/ACT Challenge!

I keep a box of tissues on the table where I tutor because I listen to high school juniors and seniors who are so overwhelmed by college pressure that they begin to cry. Not just girls. Not just Ivy League aspirants. High school students are always convinced that their parents don't understand them. This time [...]

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments