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Advice for the Classes of 2022 & 2023

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on May 19, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
Hello Curvebreakers and NickTheTutor family! I am proud to say we have grown to over 100,000 strong across various media platforms and I can only attribute that to you! As we continue to grow I will continue to reach out to all of you on a daily and weekly basis through my various social media platforms. That said, I wanted to give some advice to the Class of 2022 and 2023 when it comes to

SAT, ACT, APs and More: The Current Status on Testing During the Pandemic

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on March 31, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
This will be a defining year for all of us – as Americans and global citizens. No country, no industry, and sadly no person will go unchanged in the wake of COVID-19. How we respond and what we do during this crisis matters. This is a teachable moment – for all of us. I work with students and families every day. Under normal conditions the college admissions process was already wrought with anxiety. Add a

COVID-19 Update: Impacts on the SAT, ACT & AP Exams

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on March 11, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
From The CollegeBoard (SAT) Website Students whose March SAT exam was cancelled will receive a refund and can schedule for another exam. More info here. The May SAT has also been cancelled. Make sure you’re registered for the June SAT Exam. Regarding AP Exams: Update from March 16, 2020 The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test

Why Doesn’t My SAT Score Match My Grades?

Posted by Nicholas L on February 7, 2020

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Category: SAT, Uncategorized
Guest blog post by James T. My mother didn’t trust me to dress myself until I was in sixth grade. Even now, she’ll still remind me that my outfit doesn’t “match.” I’m unsure of what she means, but her obsession that my shirt and pants follow her aesthetically-pleasing color scheme underscores our intrinsic need to establish order and harmony. I frequently encounter a similar phenomenon in standardized test prep. Come two weeks after the SAT,

What is the Best Calculator for the SAT or ACT?

Posted by Nicholas L on October 1, 2019

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By Blaise P. Episode 10, Season 34 of NBC’s hit show Saturday Night Live was, without a doubt, the most glorious moment in television history. At least, it was for me. John Malkovich — known for his roles in Bird Box (a recent Netflix horror hit) and Warm Bodies (the only dystopian rom-com I’ve ever seen) — hosted, with rapper T.I. as the musical guest. But I didn’t care for Malkovich’s designer stubble or T.I.’s