6 WAYS TO INCREASE MATH CONFIDENCE

As a math tutor, I have lots of experience helping students who are struggling to increase their math confidence. I’ve found that these students decide early on that “math just isn’t my thing”, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real struggle, I think, has much more to do with a lack...

Test Tumult

Every year, juniors across the country take either the ACT or SAT test to prepare for college entrance. But which would should you take? There are differences between the two, so it is important what to expect in each. Here is a breakdown of the two tests:ACTThere is a science section to the...

Prep Course Tips from a Senior Who Knows

SAT. ACT. Those three little letters can bring up so many emotions. How can three letters hold so much power? The score you receive on these tests could set the framework for your future, and where you will go in life. Sounds scary, right? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be.Last year, I was...

Saving Scores

When students take the ACT, they have the option to send their scores to up to four colleges where they are looking at applying. This is a free option during registration for the ACT, however, you might want to hold off on sending those scores right away. Here's why:Each time a student takes the...

Math: Misery to Manageable

For most people, math was not their favorite subject in school (unless of course you are a mathematician, in which case, never mind). In fact, the Associated Press did a study in 2005 regarding adults and their view of the subject. 37% of those adults said they "hated" math while in school, and more...

Meet Your Tutors: Zach

Here at Learning Ascent, we have tutors for every subject. As we continue our series, "Meet your Tutors," we wanted to highlight one of our favorite math tutors here, Zach!Zach, our math extraordinaire! We asked Zach to tell us a little more about himself. This is what he said:1. What area of study do you...

SAT vs. ACT: Which one should I take?

For many in high school, the search for the right college can be a daunting task. What often makes it even harder is figuring out which placement test to take before ever applying for a specific school. Which test is better? ACT or SAT? Here's a look at the differences and similarities between the two tests:ACT:Questions...

ACT Math

As you go through an ACT prep course, identify problems that you probably previously got wrong on an ACT test. Want to raise your ACT score by 5 points? You only need to get 5-12 more ACT math problems correct. Based on your goals, which of those do you need to get correct?Generally, ACT...