Think you’re either a good test-taker or you’re not? Wrong! While some students show a natural aptitude for standardized tests, it’s been documented time and time again that studying for the SAT or ACT does, in fact, improve scores. It follows that, if you intend to take the SAT or ACT this spring or summer, you should be preparing for that test now, or very shortly. But with the volumes of books, online tutorials, classes, and private tutoring available, it can be difficult to figure what kind of test prep is best. Enter former Tufts University and Regis College admissions officer, Kerrin Lyons.
There isn’t one type of standardized test prep that works best for everyone, so the type of test prep to choose depends on the type of learner you are and how much time and energy you are willing to put in. Some students like the flexibility of online programs, while other students prefer the personalization that one-on-one tutoring offers, and still others find being in a classroom setting to be most stimulating.