Colleges that Superscore

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist It is useless to try and superscore your SAT if the colleges you are applying to do not superscore! While many schools do superscore, others only take the scores for the highest sitting. Luckily, College Board has compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that superscore, which is available… Continue reading

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Strategies for Superscoring

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist If you want to use superscoring to your advantage, there are a few strategies that can really help boost your scores. First, plan on taking the SAT multiple times. Second, leading up to each SAT, focus on a particular section. For one SAT, focus most of your preparation… Continue reading

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What is Superscoring on the SAT?

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist When colleges superscore an SAT, they take your total highest scores instead of just your combined scores on a particular day you took the SAT. For instance, say you take the SAT twice. The first time, your score is 700 Verbal, 640 Math. The second time, your score… Continue reading

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Students Interested in Pre-Medicine: How to Get Started Early

Many students interested in the pre-medical field are unsure of how to get started and what they can do in high school to prep them for the journey ahead. In this blog post, we will be discussing some ways you can get started now to make yourself a successful candidate for a future career in… Continue reading

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Tips for Boosting Test Results!

I’ve taken a lot of tests—not as many as some, thanks to my liberal arts undergraduate education, but nonetheless, standardized testing has been a feature for over half of my life. I’ve done the PSAT, SAT, several SAT subject tests, GRE, GRE subject tests, the LSAT, and public school tests whose acronyms I no longer… Continue reading

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How to Study for the SAT and ACT

The countdown to the SAT and ACT begins next week! Students need as much time as possible to practice the new SAT, which was only recently updated this year. The worst thing to do is wait until the last minute to start studying: cramming is never effective! If your child needs help studying or taking notes, we’ll provide tutors who… Continue reading

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SAT and ACT Registration Deadlines and Locations

It’s the height of summer, but test season is just around the corner. The upcoming ACT and SAT tests will be seniors’ last chance to take the tests before the early admissions deadline, so make sure you’re prepared.   The ACT will be September 10, with the registration deadline on August 5. The late registration deadline is August 19,… Continue reading

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Prepare for the New SAT

Prepare for the New SAT by Laura – Subject Matter Coach As you may or may not be aware, the SAT is changing in several major ways. First, a redesign will change the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. Next, It will include an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no… Continue reading

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SAT Tutoring

SAT Tutoring Testimonial Novastar Prep provided my son tutoring for his SAT test since last summer and now my son is going to take the test on 5/7/2011. We are very pleased and satisfied with your tutor. He is always very well prepared and organized for each session, he is always on time and follow… Continue reading

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Prepared for Success

Is your child fully prepared for success? Our tutors not only work with your student on subject specific areas, but overall learning skills such as organization and preparation. Learn with Confidence!   “The consultation process with Novastar Prep was very helpful. The education advisor listened to me and took good care of my daughter’s needs.… Continue reading

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