Should You Go Test-Optional?

More colleges than ever before are allowing incoming students to apply without submitting standardized test scores such as SAT or ACT. If youโ€™re unsure whether to go test-optional for your dream universities, know that youโ€™re not alone. The college admissions process can be arduous, but looking at both sides can help you decide which path is right for you. These …

How Time Management Can Improve Your Scores

One of the easiest ways to improve your standardized tests scores is to improve your time management when taking the exams. Unfortunately, managing your time is easier said than done. So many adults struggle to find a healthy balance of how they spend their time, so it’s no wonder that high school students find themselves in the same boat – …

Benefits of Taking Practice Tests

In the world of SAT and college preparation, practice exams are often looked at as just bitter medicine, a way to help students simulate the environment of high-pressure tests without the risk of failing. But some students often opt out of them due to the perception of it being less important. The fields of science and psychology tell us those …

Why Should You Still Take the SAT?

By Nicholas LaPoma, Esq. Letโ€™s be frank: studying for the SAT isnโ€™t cool. I have not yet met a high schooler whose pupils dilate at the sight of a systems of equations problem, or whose mouth waters when I bring up the grammatical similarities between a semicolon and a period, or who looks forward to months of demanding studying. So …

SAT Exam Dates 2020-2021

About the SAT The new SAT exam is more focused on what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college. The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the SAT. This means there is no more memorizing words or facts that you will never use again. …

Is The SAT Black Book Good?

Is the SAT Black Book Good? Nicholas LaPoma, Esq. AKA NickTheTutor Disclaimer: Neither I nor Curvebreakers Test Prep have any affiliation with the SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published or Mike and Patrick Barrett. I do, however, own a test prep company, and I wanted to share my informed opinion. Right now, the most popular …

Compare Our Services

A membership in the Curvebreakers Club, joining a learning team, or having a private tutoring package all come with a wide range of benefits. How are they alike and how are they different? Each of our services are briefly described below and a comparison chart follows. Curvebreakers Club This brand new offering makes our high-quality services more affordable. With rates …

Advice for the Classes of 2022 & 2023

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 …

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

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 …