Ian Siegel

For more information about how to navigate the college tract, contact director of Streamline Tutors, Ian Siegel who specializes in college counseling, test prep, and academic coaching. You can visit his website at StreamlineTutors.com, or contact him directly at Ian@StreamlineTutors.com.

Tackling the Grammar Section on the SAT


Questions on the SAT and ACT look like they’re floating in abstract space, but in fact, they are carefully constructed by test makers and educators to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the student.

The SAT Essay isn’t required — so why bother?


Do I want my SAT Saturday to be any longer than necessary? The answer is probably no. Do I want $15 and 50 minutes of my time to keep me from getting accepted at my dream school? We probably don’t even have to ask that one.

I just got my PSAT score…now what?


In October, sophomores and juniors around the country took the PSAT.

What is Academic Coaching?


Maybe your child isn’t meant to be an engineer — but a bad grade on their last precalculus test could be due to a lack of organization, not a conceptual inability.

SAT and ACT Test Prep – When Should You Start?


The process of test prep is often a subject clouded in uncertainty for many families that come into our office. Questions range from which test to take to what score to shoot for. Of course, the most pressing question that should be answered is, when should we start?

Streamline Tutors Launches The Streamline 60 Video Series


Hi there! We at Streamline Tutors are celebrating the opening of our new location in beautiful Roland Park and the launch of our new video series, The Streamline 60.

Early Admission: A Strategic Move to Consider


Deciding whether or not to apply for early admissions can be challenging. Should you commit to a single school through Early Decision?

ACT vs. SAT: Which One Should You Take?


It’s a question we hear often from our students: Should I take the ACT or SAT?

Why The New August SAT Test Date Is Awesome


For decades, the SAT has only offered testing dates during the traditional school year — October, November, December, January, March, May, and June. But starting this year, the SAT will be replacing its unpopular January test date with one in August.

Secret Weapon for Dramatically Improving SAT or ACT Scores


When we hear the term “test prep,” we often imagine students studying beefy textbooks or signing up for an SAT class that typically lasts two months.

Too Late to Apply for Accommodations on the SAT and ACT?


Prepping for the SAT/ACT is no easy task. It involves months of consistent, committed study that often requires working with an experienced tutor.

I’m not happy with my SAT score!


If you’re a junior in high school, there’s a strong chance you just received your SAT or ACT scores, both of which were released in the last two days.

Why 4 Months of Tutoring for the SAT/ACT?


Conventional wisdom says that students should take the SAT/ACT exams sometime during their junior year of high school. Parents typically pick a testing date based on this advice and then race to enroll their student in a prep class, or private tutoring sessions, four to six weeks before the test date.

But it’s not the best strategy.

Who Should Take (and prep for) SAT Subject Tests?


We all recognize the critical role that strong SAT scores play in college admissions. But what about the SAT Subject Tests?

SAT Changes Make it Harder to Know Chances as College Applicant



SAT scores came out today from the March test (the first of the redesigned SAT). Of course, juniors got a glimpse of what the new test would be like in October, when they took the redesigned PSAT. Now my students are racing to find out what their scores mean. College Board came up with an online SAT Score Converter, which can also be found on the app store.