STANDARDIZED TESTING: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Tifinie

SAT and ACT When colleges are looking for new students, they review applicant profiles in search of the best of the bunch to make up their student body.  Of course, the most reputable colleges usually get the cream of the crop, aiming to enroll the most talented students they can find.  The rest of the students then disperse into various universities and local colleges. Which students are the most talented?  How do colleges decide?  Colleges use various tools when evaluating eligible students.  Every student that applies will submit an application package providing crucial information about… Continue Reading

PERFECT SAT Score and Scholarship Student!

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Temi

Monta Vista High School junior Siya Digra is one of Excel Test Prep’s most recent perfect scorers, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! After a long string of ACT champions, Siya has stepped forth to take her rightful place among our SAT hall of famers. To celebrate her accomplishment, we invited her to come to our office for an interview, and as part of our getting-to-know-you process, Siya answered a few questions for us beforehand, sharing with us the process leading up to her SAT exam success. Siya began her prep journey with… Continue Reading

EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 1/4/19 – 1/10/19

Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 by Tifinie

  Best wishes to everyone beginning their second semesters!  College-entrance exam dates are just around the corner with the ACT coming up first on February 9th.  Be sure to register by next Friday, the 11th if you’re interested in taking the ACT in February – you will have two other chances to take it before the school year ends. If you don’t know which tests you should take, consult the school you are interested in applying to and see what exams they require for admission. The SAT is the traditional exam and most schools will accept… Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 12/12/18

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Tifinie

  It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while. Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.   “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  -John Wooden   John Wooden was an athlete who played as a guard for the Purdue Boilermakers’ college basketball team in Indiana between 1929 and 1932. He then moved on to be a memorable coach for 29 years at UCLA and Indiana State as he became the first person to… Continue Reading

MONDAY MATH MADNESS; 12/10/18

Published Monday, December 10, 2018 by Tifinie

  Regular practice will keep your math skills always at their best. Continue to keep your math skills strong by practicing this week’s brain buster from algebra!     What is the product of the differences between the following sets of numbers: 76 from 85; and 42 from 53?   A) 20 B) 4,234 C) 2 D) 99 E) None of the above   Stay tuned next week for the solution and a new question!     Solution for last week:  A)  2404 ¼ 37 + 6(4-1) + 110 + ½2 37 + 63 +… Continue Reading


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