February 22, 2019

One thing I've noticed in my time of teaching is that students tend to focus on their strengths of their field; they avoid their weak points.  It's one of the greatest mistakes you can make when it comes to learning.  When you work on your strengths, there's only so mu...

February 14, 2019

One of the most important concepts in the vocab section of standardized tests are linking words.

A linking word shows the relationship between two different parts of a sentence. By understanding the way linking words work, you can get a sense of what the missing word is...

March 5, 2018

How To Play Mind Games With Your Memory & Manipulate Your Test

As someone who has taught standardized tests for over 12 years, I’ve often seen my students struggling with means of memorization — for example, in learning new words. Through the years I’ve studied dif...

March 5, 2018

As a teacher for tests like the SAT, GMAT, and the GRE, most of the techniques I've seen recommend  learning new words from flash cards.  Know this: a plethora of mnemonic techniques exist; among the least powerful is flash cards.  A sparse vocabulary is one of the eas...

February 27, 2018

In our age of digital distraction, being able to focus while studying is important, especially for the SAT. Quality study trumps quantity study. Working smart: it's a skill surprisingly few students have.

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