5 Reasons Your Teen May Need One-On-One Test Prep

So your not sure about test preparation at all – but you have friends whose teens have been preparing since 10th grade! Should you have done the same? Now that your student is a junior, where do you begin? Are all test programs the same? (See previous blog, “10 Truths You Must Know Before Selecting a Test Prep Company”.) The most important question, however is, does my teen REALLY need one-on-one test preparation? Here are the 5 major reasons a student should prepare for the SAT/ACT in a tutorial program: You have a VERY strong student who is looking to get into one of the top tiered schools. Key strategies and mindset training will give that strong student the edge she needs to typically break 30 on the ACT and 2100 on the the SAT. (Most students in this category need very few hours of tutoring.) You would love for you teen to be the recipient of grant money. The best way to...
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How Your Teen’s Daily Diet Will Affect Their Test Performance

It's important to help your teen realize that truly, “you are what you eat” - we discussed how whole foods and nutrients are the most essential aspect of test preparation! What would happen if you put a low grade level of gas into a car that requires a high grade level? Eventually, the car's engine will be degraded. That's what happens when you feed the human body years of poor fuel – food that lacks nutrients. | The number one food that teenagers gravitate to that needs to be minimized or best avoided are soft drinks and fruit drinks. Why? They are loaded with sugar. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine! It's toxic to the mind and body. One regular soda has more sugar than should be consumed in an entire day. You pay the price for that sugar rush: The inevitable crash that follows it, prevents the brain from storing glucose – which makes it difficult to think. High fructose corn...
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