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SAT and ACT score calculator: estimate your score based on your perceived performance

Posted 2021-11-10

Use this nifty SAT and ACT score calculator to estimate your test score, based on your perceived performance. Keep Reading

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PSAT Score Release Dates 2021 — and how to use a VPN to get your scores one day early.

Posted 2021-11-30

PSAT scores will be released to students by the College Board on December 6th and 7th, 2021, depending on where in the US you live. However, you can use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to fool the College Board website into thinking you are in a different location, thus allowing you to view your scores on 12/6 no matter where you live. Keep Reading

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BREAKING: Class of 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist SI Cutoffs have leaked.

Posted 2021-09-16

You read them here first. Now that semifinalist letters have been sent to principals and home schoolers, the Class of 2022 statewide Selection Index cutoffs (based off junior-year PSAT or alternate-entry SAT scores) for the National Merit Scholarship competition for all 50 US states—plus US Territories, US International, and Washington, D.C. aka District of Columbia—have officially leaked. Keep Reading

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The scoring curve on the real GMAT is different from that of the GMAT Official Practice Exams.

Posted 2021-10-05

Yes, the 6 GMAT Official Practice Exams (each of which can be reset twice) are the most realistic practice exams on the market. However, the scoring of these exams is less reliable, and most test-takers will find the real GMAT to be a bit harder, especially on the high end of scores. Keep Reading

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Brian R. McElroy offers private, online instruction for students of all ages and locations. He lives with his wife, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  Mr. McElroy is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with over 20 years and 20,000 hours of professional tutoring experience, as well as a proven record of exceptional student results.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep, as well as college admissions consulting, ISEE / SSAT preparation, and essay editing for both college and grad-school applications.  He has earned perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE, and near-perfect (99th percentile) scores on the LSAT and GMAT.  As of March 2020, McElroy exclusively offers remote tutoring for students worldwide, via Skype, phone, FaceTime, Google Meetings, Zoom, and other types of online chat software.