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Three Advantages of a Learning Analytics Based SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test

On January 24, 2012, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, SAT, by Scott Cronenweth
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In a highly competitive college admissions environment, every advantage counts – and that can include a higher standardized test score. Knowing clearly which exam could give you an edge is a key first step in the test prep process.

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SAT or ACT? Now There’s a Better Way to Choose

On January 17, 2012, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, SAT, standardized testing, Test preparation, by Scott Cronenweth
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College-bound high school students face intense pressure around preparing for standardized admissions testing – including choosing whether to take the SAT or the ACT. While it’s generally recognized that neither test is “easier” or “harder” than the other overall, their formats are different – so one might be better suited to a particular student than the other. But which?

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Learning Analytics – What Is It and How Can It Help Tutors and Teachers?

On December 6, 2011, in Assessment, online learning, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Learning analytics is becoming one of the hottest topics in higher education, mostly in theoretical/research contexts but increasingly in real-world applications. Still in its early stages, it is a rapidly expanding and diversely defined subject area that intersects with data mining, data modeling, knowledge management, business intelligence, information storage/retrieval and potentially much more.

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Awareness of Learning Disabilities in Students

On August 30, 2011, in Assessment, General, Intelligence, tips, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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As a new school year begins, now is a good time for tutors to raise their awareness of learning disabilities and how to spot them. The support and encouragement of a caring tutor can make a big difference in a child’s success.

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When It Comes to Education, Motivation Can Matter More than Wealth

On June 14, 2011, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Education, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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A recent international educational assessment shows that US academic performance has fallen to “average” relative to the sixty-five participating countries. India didn’t participate in this latest assessment, but how might their students compare? Direct observation indicates that Indian kids — even in poor parts of the country — might well come out on top.

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Tutoring Plus Learning Analytics Equals Cost-Effective SAT/ACT Test Prep

On May 24, 2011, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, SAT, standardized testing, Test preparation, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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College-bound students and their parents are well aware that high scores on the SAT or ACT are of interest not only to college admission offices, but also to financial aid and scholarship programs. As a result, American families annually spend millions of dollars on prep courses hoping to boost scores. From simple practice testing to […]

 
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Students’ Performance on Test Day

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Right now many college-bound students are in the midst of taking the SAT, ACT and other standardized “college prep” tests. As their tutor, over the past weeks and months you’ve done all you can to help them prepare. Now it’s up to them. With “the big test” just days away there’s not much more you […]

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How to Add Color to Your Tutoring Brand Using Facebook [3 Examples]

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Though it may be a cake walk to create a Facebook business page, it’s not an easy venture to make it engaging to your tutoring prospects. Fortunately you don’t need to learn how to do Facebook right all alone. There are many businesses who have paved the way before you to creating engaging and creative […]

 
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Tutor's Dilemma: Meet the Needs of the Student or Make Parents Happy?

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As I was doing my usual rounds on the internet to discover what nuggets of educational joy I should base my bi-weekly blog post on, I discovered this by Mark Sklarow, Executive Direct of the which discusses the obligations that IECs have toward the students, parents, school, college and program. In it Mark does a […]

 
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6 Must-Download iPad Apps for Tutors

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While you may lean on traditional teaching methods as the foundation of your tutoring business, the world is moving quickly in the other direction. As a tutor who is dealing with a generation of students who grew up around computers, it’s your responsibility to break through the technological clutter of their daily lives and help […]