The company that administers the SAT college admissions test is replacing the so-called adversity score with a tool that will no longer reduce an applicant’s background to a single number, an idea that the College Board’s chief executive now says was a mistake.[Read more…]
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 (in fact, some of our largest score increases came from class students, and especially ones who combined a class with a few private lessons to tune up with material that they needed a little one-on-one help with).[Read more…]
Trying to understand how important demonstrated interest is for a college/university you’re considering? Where should you make your college visits? Check out our list of institutions where demonstrated interest is deemed important or very important.
Nevertheless, the list remains a great way to get a better sense for where making a college visit, taking advantage of an optional interview or completing an optional essay prompt may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission.[Read more…]
This time of year, high school students are particularly concerned with increasing their SAT/ACT scores to gain entry to their school of choice. Taking and retaking practice tests and real-life tests, they work hard to apply themselves and add points to their composite score for the highest possible outcome before they graduate. It is a common misconception, though, that a high SAT or ACT score will just gain you admission to your dream school– most students are not aware that your score could also help you achieve the scholarships you want!
Biltmore Tutoring is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mindprint, and will offer their groundbreaking cognitive test which was developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and NIH (and a 2018 Common Sense Education award winner). It takes about an hour for a student to complete the on-line assessment. The test is fun and is less of a standardized test and more of a series of fun puzzles!
The test evaluates Speed, Executive Function, Complex Reasoning, and Memory, along with ten other specific learning skills. Then, Mindprint’s educational experts create an individualized Student Profile. That document provides essential information about a student’s learning strengths and weaknesses.