At Biltmore Tutoring, we do lots of private tutoring and test prep. However, we have also had great success with our small group SAT and ACT test prep classes. This summer, we will be offering both in-person (and socially distanced) boot camps for those who prefer the classroom environment, as well as a virtual option through Zoom! We have had tremendous success with each of these two offerings. Seats fill fast, so sign your student up today!
What does that mean for your student?
Yesterday, the UNC System announced that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, that they would be changing admissions requirements after the cancellation of the SAT and ACT tests that were due to take place within the April and May timeframe. The specific changes that they announced?
Each individual university can now choose to admit students with a minimum 2.5 weighted high school GPA or a combined SAT score of 1010 or an ACT score of 19. Students are still required to submit a standardized test score with their application, unless they qualify for an exemption.
There are a few things wrong with this policy. It sounds good at first glance, right? Hey, my student can get into Chapel Hill based on GPA alone and not have to worry about SAT or ACT scores. That’s nonsense. Stacey and I have studied this for years, and we know that students who have high SAT and SAT test scores are going to be the first students evaluated.
Test scores are literally the first thing that colleges (and especially UNC) look at when an application comes in.[Read more…]
As students prepare for their summer SAT, ACT, and end-of-year AP exams – as well as work through online classwork – we are finding that they need more support and not less. So how does a student get the help they need in the time of coronavirus and social distancing?
What we’ve been doing at Biltmore Tutoring is something that we’ve done with students all over the US and in fact, the world, for many years. Tutoring online, face to face with your own private tutor, is incredibly effective.[Read more…]
The College Board announced this morning that they have cancelled the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Tests. “In response to COVID-19, we’re canceling the May 2 SAT, as well as March makeup exams. We will provide additional SAT testing opportunities as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations.”[Read more…]
As communities begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Biltmore Tutoring would like to share with you the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our students and employees. Both of those things have always been our top priority.[Read more…]