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: ACT There is a science section to the...

AP Awareness

If you are a junior or senior in high school, you may be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class in hopes of getting some college credit. These classes are a terrific way to get ahead in college, but not just because of the possibility of skipping a freshman level class or two. The skills...

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...

Interpreting SAT Scores

For many in the Midwest and the Fox Valley Area here in Illinois, the SAT is a new concept. Most high schools have used the ACT for years, but now that school boards are switching over to the SAT starting as early as next school year, more students are starting to jump on the...

Finals: Finish Fabulously

Finals are just around the corner for students, and before we know it, another school year will be over. This may come as a relief to some students, but before summer snoozing can begin, you have to get through finals. How can you ensure that you finish the year with a bang? Well here...

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...