ACT Writing Strategies

Of all the sections on the ACT, the only part that is optional is the ACT Writing section. That means you're home free, right? No reason to take it if it's not required! Not quite. While it's true that the ACT writing section is separate and optional, some colleges still require that score for admission. This...

80K Reasons For ACT Prep

So your High Schooler has some “push back” on attending an ACT Prep class? Perhaps they believe the classes will cut into their busy social calendar; that ACT prep is unnecessary because they “know it”; or that the investment in an ACT class is a waste of money. Want some reasons to pursue an ACT prep...

College Recruitment Seminar 10/15

Next College Recruitment Seminar with Aspire Soccer Consulting is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th from 7- 8pmLocation: Learning Ascent Tutoring House at 2020 Dean Street, Unit N, St Charles, IL.Please call 630-587-2795 to reserve you seat. Space limited. Did you know colleges give more Scholastic Scholarships than Athletic Scholarships? Want to know how...

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...

ACT Anticipation

The ACT is coming up within the next 24-48 hours. Your child has studied hard (or maybe not at all). It's the point of no return. What can you, as a parent, do to help them make the most of the last few days before the ACT test? Here are a few ideas:Stay Positive. Just...

Meet Your Tutors: Bethany

We are back with another round of "Meet your Tutors!" This time, we talked with Bethany, one of our English and Reading tutors here at Learning Ascent.Here's what she had to say:What area of study do you specialize in here at LA?I specialize in English, Language Arts, Reading, Writing for kindergarten to college.  I...