And for kids with a history of struggling on standardized tests, that frustration can get compounded with the pressures of junior and senior year.
What happens if that weak track record continues in spite of classes and tutoring? Will it limit the opportunities your teenager may be able to pursue? Will it discourage them enough that they conclude they're simply a "bad test-taker," and that they shouldn't bother?
We've found that it can make a huge difference for a teenager to approach standardized tests as a game of skill.
In fact, students can learn to approach any learning challenge as a game of skill that they can enjoy and master. And when they do, not only do their SATs and ACTs improve, but their performance in other academic areas does, too!
We have helped countless teenagers look at the standardized test game in a new light—as a game of skill—and helped them not only improve their scores, but become more confident in their own abilities on standardized tests, in high school, and beyond.
Whether they've "always been bad at standardized tests," or get too anxious to do their best work on important exams, or there's just one specific weakness in their skill set holding them back, we've been there to help them learn new skills and thrive.
I want to thank you for working with Matt. Not only did you help him increase his test scores, you also helped boost his confidence in himself. I found that there was improvement in his overall grades after working with you. He had the confidence to continue to challenge himself in his senior year with AP and college credit courses."
- Diana P.