Changes to the SAT

September 28th, 2015|

There has been a lot written about the new SAT. But we didn’t want to take anyone’s word for anything, and waited until we could see sample tests before we gave our thoughts on it. Here’s what we found: First, the new model looks much more like the ACT. Where the old test had three [...]

Testing, Ireland, and Brains on Low Oxygen

September 21st, 2015|

Having just spent ten days road tripping the beautiful country of Ireland, we learned first hand just how informative it is to break the habits we've learned driving in the U.S..  The first challenge is adjusting to a driver's seat on the right side of the car.  The next is to drive on the left [...]

Form First, Speed Will Follow

September 14th, 2015|

     A karate instructor told me to worry about moving with proper form, and let the speed come after. It’s true in taking tests too. There are a few of us out there who can take tests with no effort and do just fine. They’re rare.      Most of us think of a test as [...]

I Do and I Understand

September 1st, 2015|

School is back in session, and at ETP, our students are gearing up for the ISEE, SAT, and ACT.  Training for all of these tests is similar - the first part is devoted to learning the best strategies to get one's best score. But now, with the countdown closing in, we’re moving on and having our students practice [...]