The New SAT

Beginning in March 2016 the format of the SAT will be changing.  In many ways it will be similar to the ACT.  Instead of many short (25 minute) sections, there will now be longer sections – one reading section of 65 minutes, a writing and language section of 35 minutes, a math, no calculator, section …

Is it fair to provide prep classes that not everyone can afford?

I did have a problem with this issue, so I began offering scholarships for my classes, both partial and full, depending on financial need. I’m sad to say that in the twenty years that I’ve offered these scholarships, only a handful of students have applied for them. About ten years ago I was hired by …

What makes a great teacher?

One time a few years back I was considering hiring teachers to expand my SAT prep business. I was thinking of what qualities I would look for and which I would emphasize if I were to train teachers. Knowledge of the subject and the ability to communicate clearly are of course important. But what came …