How the Top High School Students Solve Tough Math Problems

By APlus on 21 February 20 Blog

Read time: 3 mins High school students who do well in math have learned effective strategies that give them the confidence to tackle the most difficult mathematical concepts. Where do they start with complex math problems? How do the top students build up the necessary confidence to feel ready for math assignments and tests? The…

Read more

3 Ways SAT Classes During the Holidays Can Lower Students’ Test Anxiety

By APlus on 20 December 19 Blog

It is common for students preparing to write the SAT to have some anxiety about the test and how to write a successful essay. Fear or anxiety often indicates that a student cares about the results of the test, which is a good sign. However, if a student feels so nervous that it blocks them…

Read more

What Makes the SAT Essay Unique and How Can SAT Courses Help You Prepare

By APlus on 8 November 19 Blog

In 2016 the SAT was revised and changes were made to the essay component.  Here are a few key details about what the essay assignment is now: Test-takers are given 50 minutes to write 650-750 words The essay is a response to a text on a general topic. No specialized knowledge is required. The test-taker…

Read more

Smart Reading Strategies You Can Practice in SAT Classes

By APlus on 23 March 18 Blog

An entire section of the SAT is devoted to testing reading ability, which means it’s important that your child spends some of their time honing their reading skills in order to get a great score. Completing practice reading comprehension questions is an important way to prepare for this portion of the SAT, but it is…

Read more

How SAT Classes Help Students Discover & Overcome Subject Weaknesses

By APlus on 9 February 18 Blog

It’s normal for students preparing for the SAT to have subjects or a particular part of a subject area that they aren’t especially strong in or fond of. Sometimes, though, a weakness might not be easily pinned down. A student might think they have a strong enough command of the material, or else have a…

Read more