SAT and ACT Math: Ratios

Check out this video describing a useful way of thinking about SAT and ACT Math problems that deal with ratios. If you need more help studying for either test, send us an email, and we’ll hook you up with a world class ACT or SAT tutor. Our tutors are available world wide using Skype and Google Hangouts.

Reviewing the Changes to The SAT: How it's Changing, Why it's Changing, and How it Affects You

This week we’ll start a series of videos analyzing the changes to the SAT coming in 2016. First up: Reading Comprehension. You’re going to want to know exactly how the SAT is changing the reading section of the test. Studying for this section of the SAT will be changing more than any other part of the test. Stay tuned for an in depth analysis of the difference between the old SAT, and the new SAT Reading Comprehension section.

If you’d like help studying for the SAT or ACT online, drop us a line: We provide select students all over the world with world class SAT tutors and ACT tutors from top universities in the United States. Our tutors meet with our students one on one using Skype or Google Hangouts video conferencing technology. Our private SAT and ACT tutorial sessions teach students all the techniques and strategies necessary to get a top score on the SAT or ACT. We are certain that we can help your student achieve a great score on these exams, and in turn gain a competitive advantage in the college admissions process.

The Usefulness and Dangers of Online Learning

Yea, we prepare students all over the world for the SAT and ACT using Skype or Google Hangouts as a platform. Yes, we meet with our students one-on-one, online, using the latest technology. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t critical of some online learning platforms.

As an online tutoring company, we know that studying for the SAT and ACT, in fact studying for anything, with a world class instructor using free video conference technology, great materials, and a virtual chalkboard is a winning combination. But, be cautious of the “Bells and Whistles” effect that some online companies will try to sell you.

The truth is, we all love fancy, shiny new toys. It’s a basic human fascination. We’re curious by nature. But this curiosity is categorically different to the curiosity invoked by real learning.

Some online learning platforms have all the bells and whistles. They’ll wow you with shiny technology, cute technology, miracle technology that can solve your problems. But eventually students get bored with those same colorful graphics and shiny screens. Over time, the graphics appear less colorful, the screens less shiny. If the instruction isn’t top notch, students WILL lose interest. It’s a matter of time.

The truth is, real learning takes place as a student full engages in the material, not the presentation. And when students are fully engaged in learning, they don’t need bells and whistles to be excited and interested.

Technology is defined as “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.” The real magic technology is the transference of information and understanding from tutor to student. That process by which the proverbial light bulb in a student’s brain turns on. We use technology to make that moment possible. We don’t use extra technology to wow our students. We use our curriculum, and the power of our world class tutors to wow our students. We don’t need bells and whistles because we know that true learning is more fascinating than gimmicks and toys.

So, beware of tutoring companies using technology as a toy. Here at Higher Leaning, any technology we employ is a tool. We have our fun, but not with gimmicky graphics. Believe or not, our students and tutors have their fun by learning the insides and outs of the SAT and ACT- by mastering techniques and strategies that empower our students to dramatically raise their scores, and in turn gain admission in the the college or university of their dreams. If you don’t believe us, get in touch and we’ll show you how!

SAT and ACT Reading Comprehension: How to Skim Passages

There’s a right way, and many wrong ways, to approach reading comprehension on the ACT and SAT. This video shows you the first step: Learn to SKIM, not SCAN!

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Working through tough SAT and ACT Math Problems

A little advice for how to handle a confusing math question on the SAT or ACT. Hit us up on Facebook if you’d like us to make a video for your SAT or ACT question. Oh yea, and if you want all the knowledge you’ll ever need to ace the SAT and ACT, get in touch. We’ve got the best tutors in the world for both exams available anytime, anywhere on Skype and Google Hangouts. So, email us if you have questions about online tutoring for the SAT or ACT using Skype. Happy Studying!

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SAT ACT Math- Functions

Do you find functions confusing? Here is a video that explains how to deal with SAT and ACT questions that ask you to move functions up, down, left, or right.

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