Three big lies are gaining traction with families as they embark on this year’s tougher-than-ever college admission sweepstakes. Believing some of these lies will cost families money. Others can make the difference between an acceptance and a rejection.
Biltmore Tutoring’s comprehensive, one-week SAT and ACT Summer Boot Camp dates have been announced for the summer of 2016! Students will be able to work with our master’s-degree and PhD-level instructors to learn strategic and tactical approaches to both tests!
These small-group, boot-camp style classes feature a total of 25 hours of test preparation. All books and materials, along with two actual conditions tests and the resulting diagnostic (delivered outside of class time), are included in the $985 tuition.
Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids’ progress affects the children’s belief in their own potential. In this TED Talk, she discusses the power of the process, and the power of allowing children to discover the meaning of effort and difficulty. She argues that we should praise the process (strategies, focus, effort, improvement) rather than intelligence or ability. She says that creating a path into the future that creates greater persistence is more valuable than allowing students to stay within their comfort zone. She calls this the growth mindset, and believes that students can improve and grow through passion and perseverance.
Carol Dweck is a professor at Stanford and the author of Mindset, a classic work on motivation. She has also taught at Harvard and Columbia.
Through a new, strategic partnership with CPP — a company which has spent tens of thousands of hours designing, testing, and refining practice material for the ACT and the new SAT — Biltmore Tutoring is pleased to announce that Asheville-area students now have access to the ‘SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test’ and a comparison test report. The test and diagnostic are only $99 (and that amount will later be credited back to you as a registration fee when your student’s tutoring begins).
Take the New SAT if you…
#1: Panic when faced with time limits
One of the most noticeable differences between the redesigned SAT and the ACT is the amount of time per question—you have much more of it on the SAT. This doesn’t actually make the SAT easier, since its actual questions tend to be harder, but it does mean that the ACT feels like more of a time crunch than the SAT.