SAT and ACT Prep: 4 Things Every Parent Should Keep in Mind

We understand that preparing for the SAT or ACT exam can be a stressful process for both students and parents. Here are three things to keep in mind when it gets tough:

1. It’s Smart to Start Preparing in the Summer

Not only is important to start thinking about the ACT and SAT early but to also take advantage of summer break when your child is out of school. The long, lazy days of summer are perfect for planning and preparing for the ACT and SAT exam.

2. Communication is the Backbone of the Test Prep Process

As a parent, you play a big role in the success of your student, so it’s important to communicate regularly and honestly. Start by discussing your expectations about the preparation process and clearly outline a plan and establish goals. Strive to find a happy medium that works for your family’s schedule and be realistic with your child.

Remember, this can be a very stressful time for your teen, so it’s important to remain calm and supportive throughout the entire test prep process.

3. Standardized Tests are Coachable

It’s true that standardized tests are coachable and adequate ACT and SAT preparation can lower your student’s anxiety levels and dramatically increase their scores. Consistency and starting test prep early are two factors that eliminate stress.

4. Consistency is Key

Consistent work, week after week, makes a big difference in how students perform on test day. Developing a rapport with your tutor will help your student learn the material and get inspired to do his or her best. That’s why we offer in-person and online tutoring to help keep even the busiest students from missing a beat.

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