Writing a Successful Essay

Many students struggle with writing a successful essay, and most of those students will procrastinate and avoid writing altogether. What’s an introduction supposed to look like? How do you organize your thoughts and ideas? If you’re struggling with structuring your essay or putting your ideas to paper, then this is the guide for you.  Writing … Continued

Proper Punctuation: A Guide

When it comes to proper punctuation use, many students resort to their friend autocorrect when writing essays or research papers. In fact, many students just don’t know how to use some punctuation marks. What’s the difference between a colon and a semicolon? How is a dash different than a hyphen? These are both age-old questions … Continued

Job Openings

We currently have tutor job openings for the following positions: No job openings at this time–please check back in the spring. We’d love for you to be a part of our team! Contact us for more information or send a resume to [email protected]. Learn more about us here.

Using the ACT and SAT for College Admissions

The ACT and SAT are a few of the most daunting obstacles a student faces during their high school career. Many students speculate the importance of the SAT and ACT in the college admissions process. Is it fair? Does it measure college readiness?  The college application process is not only a gigantic step for students … Continued

Managing time and stress on the ACT and SAT

Every student will have to take either the ACT or SAT before applying to college, and almost every student who takes these tests struggles with time management or stress at some point.   Stress and time management can hinder students who would otherwise master the test. It can be frustrating knowing that time and stress are … Continued

ACT Class Starting Soon!

Taking the ACT this upcoming Spring? Check out our group ACT Class–the perfect prep plan to take your score to new heights. Our ACT Class will take place on Sundays from now until the April ACT. Classes will be from 10:00AM to 1:15PM. Here’s what you’ll get: 9 classes, 3 hours each 2 private one-on-one tutoring … Continued

Mastering the SAT Reading Section

The SAT Reading Section consists of 52 questions that you must answer in 65 minutes–that’s one minute and 15 seconds per question. This section tests several reading skills: how well you determine words in context, how you analyze evidence, and how you interpret data and hypotheses.   But what types of passages will you see … Continued

ACT vs SAT: What’s the Difference?

ACT vs SAT Wondering which test is right for you? Although the SAT and ACT largely test the same core skills, each has its own unique flavor. When starting test prep, students often fail to incorporate test options as part of their strategy and rush to take one test over the other. One of the … Continued

Mellifluous – Word of the Day

Today’s Word of the Day is mellifluous (adjective): sweet-sounding or harmonious. Example: Her mellifluous and smooth voice calmed my nerves. Synonyms: musical, sweet-sounding, rich Antonyms: cacophonous, discordant Mellifluous comes from the latin word “mellifluus,” which means flowing like honey. “Mel” means honey, and “fluere” means to flow. Today, Mellifluous refers to sounds and sometimes flavors … Continued

Crafting a Strong Introduction Paragraph

An introduction paragraph is the foundation of an essay and the reader’s first impression of you, the writer. Without a strong introduction, your essay will fall apart. Starting your introduction isn’t always easy though–we’ve all experienced the dreaded writer’s block. Luckily, we’ve come up with some ideas to get you writing. Stop staring at a … Continued