It’s a question we hear often from our students: Should I take the ACT or SAT?
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes, the only thing worse than a kid struggling with math is a parent struggling to help their struggling kid. For both the student feeling hopeless and like they “just don’t get it” and the parent at a loss for ways to help their child make sense of baffling equations, math can trigger a lot more emotions than you would think for a subject that’s mostly made up of numbers and symbols. But for more than 35 years now, Mathnasium has been helping students not only to understand math, but to understand it in a holistic, enjoyable way—a way that makes sense to them. The result is that Mathnasium students don’t just pass math, they appreciate and enjoy it. A subject that began as a source of frustration and self-doubt becomes a source of self-confidence and passion. If it sounds far-fetched, consider this: what began as one man’s unique method of teaching kids math has now expanded to reach children all over the globe at over 500 learning centers. Mathnasium centers are on almost every continent, spreading a love of math like wildfire. And as of June 1st, you can get your child in on the action at Mathnasium Roland Park.